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St. Patrick’s Festival Awards Night

The St. Patrick’s Festival Awards Night took place on Friday 18th March in the Westgrove Hotel. The winners were as follows:

Non Commercial Section
1st   5th Kildare Scouts
2nd  Clane Community Council
3rd   Prosperous Guides

Commercial Section
1st   Early Days Creche
2nd  Enquiring Minds Childcare
3rd   Centre Stage Dance Academy

Best Themed Award
Enquiring Minds Childcare

Overall Winner
Early Days Creche

Shop Window Display:
Delmer Flowers and Bob and Kates Gift Shop

Congratulations to all. Great Floats and very high standard this year.

The 2017 Theme will be announced shortly.

Our new song “A  SONG  FOR  CLANE” was written and performed by Mick Dunne (Singer/Songwriter). The CD is on sale in Bob and Kate’s Gift Shop, Clane for €4.

Kind regards,
Mary Dunne (Chairperson)

St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Congratulations to Clane’s St. Patrick’s Festival Committee who pulled off such a great week of festivities yet again, this year focused on the theme of Health and Fitness.

Clane Community Council hope you enjoyed our float which was powered by volunteers of all ages from Clane Tidy Towns, Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games, Clane Friary and Abbey Cemetery, Clane Heritage and the Abbey Community Centre. Generously sponsored by local business Power Food Technology, it demonstrated the wonderful power of the community working together.

Clane Community Councils Float about to power up Main Street

Clane Community Council’s Float about to power up Main Street

Some of the Guard of Honour for the main float!

Des Drumm (chairman) and John Power (chief engineer!) accepting the award on behalf of Clane Community Council from Lord Mayor of Clane Dessie Marron

Here’s to the “Health and Fitness” of everyone in Clane in 2016.

Happy Saint Patricks Day from all in Clane Community Council

Happy St. Patricks Day from all in Clane Community Council

Childhood Games on St. Patrick’s Day

Congratulations to Clane St. Patrick’s Festival Committee for organising a wonderful festival of events again for the people of Clane. The highlight of course was the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and we in Clane Community Council were busy in the weeks before-hand trying to score with the theme of Childhood Games.

We hope you enjoyed our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang float, and our promotion of the athletes in Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games who have done Clane so proud since the first games were held in 1973.

Clane Community Council Float St. Patrick's Day 2015

Clane Community Council Float St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Clane Community Council's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car!

Clane Community Council’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car!

We were delighted to be awarded 2nd Prize in the Non-Commercial Floats category by the parade judging panel. Time to hang up Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games costumes now, and for the aspiring young athletes of Clane to get ready for the real thing!

Celebrating Clane’s 10th St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

The Abbey - in a new light!

The Abbey – in a new light!

Clane was alive with people on Monday March 17th, all there to celebrate Clane’s 10th St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The highlight of a busy schedule of events, Main Street and beyond were lined several deep with residents and visitors enjoying the 43 or so floats that participated in the parade.

Clane Community Council and Clane Tidy Towns were delighted to be part of the occasion, with members of the community young and old all dressed up for the Big Celebration. And they did not come empty handed – a great big ‘cake’ was prepared to mark the 10th Birthday of the Parade, the 40th of the Council, the 80th of our Lord Mayor Dessie Marron, the 150th of the Alexandra Bridge over the Liffey, and many more other celebrations of the community besides.

With the newly commissioned flagpole and lighting, for the first time the Council also marked the occasion at the Abbey with a tricolour proudly flying from the tower, and the tower washed in green by night. At the invitation of Fr. Paul, we were also delighted to bathe the Church of St. Patrick and St. Brigid in warm green glow.

Congratulations to the hardworking St. Patrick’s Festival committee for organising a wonderful programme of events, and to all those that helped and supported the festival in any way.

Church of St. Patrick and St. Brigid ... with a hint of green

Church of St. Patrick and St. Brigid … with a hint of green

Proceedings come to a close on Thursday at 8pm in the Westgrove. See you there!








Sailing into 2nd Place…Together

St Patricks Parade 2013Clane Community Council was delighted to be awarded 2nd Prize for Non-Commercial Floats in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

With a hoard of Vikings returning back to Clane for the Gathering, their longship – the M.V. Clane – boasted shields featuring many aspects of Clane Community Council: Tidy Towns, The Friary, Community Games, The Abbey, Clanewatch, Heritage, and the Liffeyside Nature Park.

St Patricks Parade 2013Spreading the message that as a community “We’re all in the Same Boat”, the float invited everyone to “Let’s all Row Together”.

Well done to everyone in the parade for putting on such a good show, and our congratulations to the hard-working St. Patrick’s Festival Committee, and to everyone who supported them, for running such a fantastic programme of events.

Clane Community Council – Best Themed Float 2012!

Clane Community Council was delighted to be awarded Best Themed Float for the Clane St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2012. Featuring Oisín Aosta, Oisín Óg, Niamh and a team of warriors and volunteers from Clane Tidy Towns, the team dragged the last boulder out of Clane, revealing a beautiful village twinned with Tír na nÓg.

Despite the inclement weather there were smiles all round during the parade itself and it seemed like everyone had a great day.

A big thank you to everyone who helped put our float together, and a very well done to the St. Patrick’s Festival Committee for pulling off a fantastic 8th festival in a row.