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Celebrating 50 Years of Community!

Please join us in our celebration of 50 years of community in Clane!

The tremendous voluntary contributions to our community from teams like Clane Tidy Towns, Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games, Clane Autism Friendly Town, Heritage, and the Friary & Abbey Cemetery will all be celebrated.

This special event will also highlight outstanding individual contributions through the presentation of this year’s Claonadh Award.

Refreshments will be served…

…we hope to see you there!!!

Support for Ukraine

A very warm welcome to our new residents from Ukraine, and a sincere thank you to everyone who is working to support and host them.

Information for People from Ukraine

Information for people coming from Ukraine to County Kildare is now available online in both English and Ukrainian at https://kildarecoco.ie/SupportsforUkrainiansinKildare/.

Supporting these efforts

Please note that there are a variety of ways to support these efforts. E.g.

  • Purchasing boxes of Sow Now Sunflower seeds in Centra and SuperValu to support the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal
  • donating spare bicycles which can be collected and refurbished by https://rivercycles.com/
  • Offering vacant property or spare rooms to people arriving from Ukraine via the Irish Red Cross portal at https://registerofpledges.redcross.ie/#/

To directly support charities working locally and in Ukraine see:

The government has provided portals for both individuals and businesses to volunteer or offer their support

Please contact us with any other information that might be useful to add to this page.

Postponed: Clane Community Council Special General Meeting

We have to postpone the SGM that was scheduled for Monday March 14th at 8 pm.

We apologise for the very short notice.

Very significant differences of understanding exist between Clane Community Council and those who requested the SGM. These differences are in relation to the way in which the meeting will be managed and run. It has not been possible to resolve these differences in time for the meeting.

We hope to resolve these difficulties in order to reschedule the SGM as soon as possible.

Le Chéile December 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Best Kept Estates Awards
  • Mainham Cemetery Mass 2017
  • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society
  • Parkview News
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival 2017
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Athletic Club
  • Clane Community Council

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Le Chéile June 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Golf Club
  • I.C.A.
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Past

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Celebrate Biodiversity Week in Kildare…

Saturday May 20th marks the launch to Kildare’s biodiversity Week with free guided walks, talks organised all around the County.

For all the details download the Kildare Biodiversity Week 2017 Brochure.

Clane is hosting one of these events, a “Wild About Clane” nature walk by the Liffey. Meeting at 3pm on Saturday May 28th in the Abbeylands Shopping Centre Car Park. All are welcome – see you there!!

 

Clane Opens Its Doors!

With the Irish Open 2016 coming to the K Club, Clane is one of the localities selected by Kildare County Council to get involved in an event which will see some of the world’s finest golfers play here in Kildare, including Rory McIlroy and recent Masters winner Danny Willett. Clane has declared itself Open for the period of the Irish Open, May 19th to 22nd and is looking forward to welcoming visitors to this vibrant community with its fascinating history and buzzing array of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The centrepiece of Clane Open is the Friday night, 20th May, which will feature a FREE concert in the Main Street. It will commence at 6.45 pm with Clondalkin Youth Marching Band marching from McKennas along the Main Street to the church and followed with a concert in the Church grounds at 7pm featuring singer/songwriter Mick Dunne, acclaimed fiddler Margaret Doherty and the Angela Brien school of Dancing as well as face-painting for children. There will be music in all the pubs that night too and shops will be open late- so do come along and enjoy the hospitality of this attractive and friendly village.

On Saturday 21st May there will be a Clane History Walk, also free of charge, meeting at Manzor’s Village Inn car park at 11am, with four guides taking different topics such as Clane’s role in 1798, the little known tale of Mathilda Tone, visiting Clane’s oldest man-made object and the “Garden of the Angels” to mention just a few stories in this hour long journey into the past. Craft beer is big news at the moment and Clane’s own Kelly’s Mountain Brew will be open between 12 noon and 3pm in Clane Business Park if you want to call by and learn all about brewing!

Other events to be held during the week include a shop window competition, children’s involvement through a golf-themed colouring competition, with prizes awarded at the concert, as well as a visit to the schools by a golfing pro “ambassador” from the Open. No less than two of Clane’s own Opens will be held in Millicent Golf Club, one for Seniors on Tuesday 17th May and a general one on Wednesday 18th May.  All this adds up to a lot of reasons to include a visit to Clane in your plans for Open week!

 

 

Le Chéile September 2015 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Community Council Nominations
  • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society
  • Works undertaken by Clane Community Council in the past 42 years
  • County Community Games
  • Clane Men’s Shed
  • Parkview Residents
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Toastmasters
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • I.C.A.
  • National Community Games Finals in Swimming and Team Sports
  • The Village Green
  • The Irish Gazetteer (from Le Chéile Feb 1981)

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    Clane’s Tidy Towns campaign in full swing!

    Clane Tidy Towns Logo - 2013Clane’s Tidy Towns campaign for 2015 is now in full swing. Volunteers gather every Tuesday at 7:30pm outside the Abbey. In recent weeks the Kildare 13th Beavers, the Staff of SuperValu Clane, the pupils of Scoil Phádraig and several of the businesses on Main Street have made wonderful contributions. Would you or your organisation like to get involved? Just drop down some Tuesday you have an hour or two free or contact us at ClaneTidyTowns@gmail.com

    Tidy Towns tackling the Ballynagappagh Road with the help of SuperValu Clane

    Tidying up the Ballynagappagh Road with the help of SuperValu Clane

    13th Kildare Beavers after a big clean-up of Nancy's Lane

    13th Kildare Beavers after a big clean-up of Nancy’s Lane

    13th Kildare Beavers after litter picking the Liffey Walk

    13th Kildare Beavers after litter picking the Liffey Walk

     

     

     

     

    Le Chéile June 2015 – now available online

    The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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    This issue features updates and articles on:

    • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
    • Mainham Cemetery Committee
    • Clane Local History Group
    • Maria Dunn and the O’Neills of Clane
    • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
    • Clane Golf Club
    • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
    • The Evergreens
    • ICA
    • Clane GAA Notes
    • First Ever Athletic Meeting in Clane
    • The Principal Achievements of Tommy Conneff

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      Le Chéile May 2015 – now available online

      The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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      This issue features updates and articles on:

      • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
      • “New” Abbey Graveyard Committee completing 10 Years
      • Fr. John Sullivan S.J.
      • Clane Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
      • John Sullivan Resource Centre
      • Clane Local History Group
      • Clane Toastmasters
      • Parkview Residents Association
      • Clane Golf Club
      • The Evergreens
      • St. Patrick’s Day Festival
      • Clane Tennis News
      • What’s in a Name?
      • Clane Man Killed in First World War
      • Know Your Clane
      • Tidy Towns

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        National Clean-up in Clane 2015

        A big thanks to everyone who helped in the National Clean-Up day event held on March 21st last. The enthusiastic volunteers tackled several areas including:

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        An empty skip at the start of the day

        • The River Liffey – thanks to Clane Trout and Salmon Anglers Association
        • The old entrance to Abbeylands
        • The field beside Lidl
        • The Celbridge Road
        • Parts of Capdoo Lane
        • The Ballynagappagh Road
        • Loughanure Commons
        • Nancy’s Lane

        Between them they managed to fill a full roll-on skip of rubbish kindly hosted for us by Joe Campbell. Other trailer loads of rubbish were collected from the ditches of Clane and deposited in large skips in Rathcoffey.

        It is disappointing that this volume of rubbish is still being dumped in and around our village, but our sincere thanks to everyone who helped tackle this issue on the day, and to the Tir na Mona network for a delicious lunch and for coordinating the broader countryside clean-up in this part of County Kildare.

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        Cleaning up the Old Abbeylands Entrance

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        Cllr Padraig McEvoy with the rubbish collected from Nancy’s Lane

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        Clane Trout and Salmon Angler’s Association collected this material from the Liffey

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        Some of the rubbish collected by the end of the day

        AGM of Clane Community Council

        The 41st AGM of Clane Community Council will be held in the Abbey at 8pm this coming Monday January 19th.

        The vision of the Community Council is to achieve a shared sense of place, purpose and community in Clane.Highlights of 2014 include

        • professionally stabilising the Friary walls, allowing the fencing to be removed
        • delivering the new Heritage and Information signage
        • organising free Heritage Week, Culture Night and Christmas Light-up events
        • running Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
        • transitioning Le Chéile to online publication
        • presenting Frida Lowry with the Claonadh Award in appreciation of her valuable contributions to our community
        • receiving the Bronze medal in the National Tidy Towns competition – Clane’s first medal in over 40 years of participation.

        Pleases attend our AGM to find out more and help shape our plans and priorities. All are welcome.

        Le Chéile January 2015 – now available online

        The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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        The January issue features updates and articles on:

        • Clane Community Council
        • The Evergreens
        • Clongowes Cemetery
        • Clane Toastmasters
        • Of Tramps, Journeymen and The Gopan
        • Clane Local History Group
        • Clane Golf Club
        • Park View Residents
        • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
        • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2015
        • Clane Tennis News
        • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society

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          The Claonadh Award 2014

          Clane has in its midst some amazing people and organisations who go above and beyond in their contributions of time and energy for the good of the community.

          Throughout its history Clane Community Council has attempted to acknowledge such generosity by presenting Community Awards. Last year, in 2013, this format was reorganised a little with the launch of The Claonadh Award. The Claonadh Award is our community’s way of thanking an individual – or possibly a group – for making a particularly significant contribution to our community.

          For her tireless efforts on behalf of those in our community with intellectual disabilities, for her championing of those living with physical challenges, and for helping to improve the quality of life for all of us in Clane, the Claonadh Award 2014 has been presented to Frida Lowry.

          Over 28 years ago Maurice Shortt encouraged Frida, a new resident of Clane, to spend some time with KARE, a group that promotes inclusion for people with Intellectual Disabilities. Frida became so dedicated to this cause that she rose to board level of the organisation, and has continued to this day to tackle the needs of some of the more vulnerable in our community, through KARE, and through other complementary initiatives.

          Back in 1992 Frida founded The Hang Out Club – a social club for teenagers with an intellectual disability in the greater Clane area. With the help of people like Teresa Killick and many volunteers, it now provides a wonderful social outlet for over 25 teenage members and a similar number of helpers.

          With the establishment of Clane Access Group, Frida has also created a voice for those of us with physical challenges. Consulting closely with experts in the field, with local property owners and with Kildare County Council, Clane Access Group has helped make Clane a significantly more accessible village than it used to be. This has genuinely transformed the quality of life for many in our community. It has made it possible for more people in our community to enjoy access to the basic facilities that many of us take for granted.

          John Kennedy, Chairman of Clane Community Council, was honoured to present The Claonadh Award to Frida at the Christmas celebration held in the Abbey Community Centre on Sunday December 7th last.

          Frida Lowry being presented with the Claonadh Award 2014 by John Kennedy, Chairman, Clane Community Council

          Frida Lowry being presented with The Claonadh Award 2014 by John Kennedy, the Chairman of Clane Community Council

           

           

          Le Chéile December 2014 – now available online

          The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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          The December issue features updates and articles on:

          • A New Saint for North Kildare
          • Mainham Cemetery Committee
          • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society
          • Clane Toastmasters
          • Parish history
          • Clane Golf Club
          • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival, 2015
          • Parkview Residents Association
          • The Evergreens
          • Clane Tennis Club
          • McCracken’s Woolen Mill in Clane

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            Le Chéile November 2014 – now available online

            The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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            The November issue features updates and articles on:

            • Clane Tidy Towns Best Kept Estates and Premises Awards
            • Clane Toastmasters
            • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society – Godspell
            • Parkview Estate
            • Clane Golf Club
            • The Evergreens
            • Your dog didn’t do this
            • Clane GAA Notes
            • Clane Tennis Club
            • Clane’s Strictly Come Dancing
            • Fr John Sullivan S.J.
            • The Fr. John Sullivan Memorial Garden on the Village Green in Clane
            • Know your Townsland: Moortown by Seamus Cullen

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              Clane Tidy Towns Award Night

              Clane Tidy Towns Logo - 2013Clane Tidy Towns held their annual awards night on Friday 17th October last where the winners of their Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions – generously sponsored by Clane Project Centre – were unveiled.

              Clane Tidy Towns founding member Tony McEvoy compered the evening. John Kennedy, Chairman of Clane Community Council, congratulated the Tidy Towns team and everyone that contributed to their efforts on a wonderful year. It was a remarkable year for Clane took home its first medal in the National Tidy Towns competition, a bronze, a wonderful achievement for which everyone should be proud.

              Tony then listed some of the local businesses, organisations, clubs and individuals that had contributed to this years success. This assistance was supplemented by the great work of the residents and their residents’ associations, as visible through their efforts in the Best Kept Estate competition.

              The prizewinners were announced by Tidy Towns team member Jeanette Drumm, and presented by Ted Murray of Clane Project Centre, the generous sponsors of the competition.

              The winners of the Best Kept Estates competition 2014 are:

              Small Estates:
              1 – College Grove
              2 – Mainham Wood

              Medium Sized Estates:
              1 – Park View
              2 – Otomy Estate

              Large Estates:
              1 – Central Park & Churchfield
              2 – Abbey Park
              3 – Joint winners Alexandra Walk & Park and Brooklands

              The winner of the 2014 Clane Best Presented Premises competition is

              KARE Centre on the Celbridge Road

              A sincere thank you to all the estates that participated in the competition, and to everyone that has contributed in any way to Clane’s Tidy Towns efforts.