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World War 1 Centenary Events in Athy

September 2014 until Fri 3rd Oct 2014


Creative Writing Evening Classes in Naas

Commences Wed 24th Sept 2014 for 8 weeks


Athy's Tidy Towns Success

Increased points again - Well done!


St. Michael's Church Athy - Jubilee Celebrations

29th September - 3rd October


First Champion of Mondello to be Crowned

At Leinster Trophy races on September 21st

Previous News...

05/09/2014 First Champion of Mondello to be Crowned

04/09/2014 Tickets for Monster Energy Jap-Fest go on sale

02/09/2014 Marshall Neill the big Adelaide Masters Winner

02/09/2014 Community Grants and Festival Grants Schemes

01/09/2014 Athy's Niamh Boyce on RTE Radio 1

01/09/2014 Kickstart Programme: Connecting People to Employers

01/09/2014 Free Training in Social Media Marketing

01/09/2014 Community Development & Leadership Course

28/08/2014 Adelaide Masters Series back at Mondello Park

28/08/2014 World Class Racing and Spectacular Entertainment

26/08/2014 Blackmud Assault Free Taster Session

26/08/2014 Bats on the Barrow

21/08/2014 John Oxx Launches Curragh Thoroughbred Trail

20/08/2014 The Irish High Cross Exhibition, Castledermot

20/08/2014 Explore The River Barrow

19/08/2014 Irish Champions Weekend Trials at the Curragh

18/08/2014 Gay and Kathleen Byrne to be Honoured at Curragh

18/08/2014 Tower of Allen Opens for Heritage Week

15/08/2014 Heritage Week 2014

15/08/2014 Plain Speakers Open Night

14/08/2014 Nationwide Cookery Challenge - Enter Today!

12/08/2014 Adelaide Masters Series Returns to Mondello Park

07/08/2014 Tidy Towns Heroes Competition


23/07/2014 Calling all Artisans And Traders!

23/07/2014 Local Property Tax - Have your say!

22/07/2014 Sprocket Rocket Training

17/07/2014 11 fillies to line up in Darley Irish Oaks

17/07/2014 Free IT Training

15/07/2014 Athy Celebrating Wedding Jubilees

11/07/2014 Best Shops in Ireland 2014

10/07/2014 Wet and Wild Nature Summer Camp

08/07/2014 Vee Fans get ready for the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival

07/07/2014 Athy Bluegrass Festival Returns

06/07/2014 Charity IWA Table Quiz in Athy

06/07/2014 Pampering Evening in Athy

03/07/2014 Primary Care Centre Planning Gets Approval for Kilcock

02/07/2014 Curragh Stage Defence Forces Race Day on Irish Oaks Wee

02/07/2014 BMW Renews Partnership with Mondello Park for 2014

02/07/2014 Golf Taster Sessions

30/06/2014 Naas's Donal is Irish Ambassador for European Peace Wal

27/06/2014 Australia and Kingston Hill set for rematch in Saturday

27/06/2014 Mini Rugby Update - Athy

25/06/2014 Combining a Passion for Sport and Wildlife at the Bog o

25/06/2014 GLOBAL WARFARE - Irish Drift Championships

24/06/2014 Free Code of Ethics Course

24/06/2014 Newbridge Silverware to Sponsor Pretty Polly Stakes

20/06/2014 Junior Summer Camps Galore

20/06/2014 Australia on target for Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

19/06/2014 Carole Nash Classic Live set for busiest ever event

18/06/2014 Athy Properties at Dublin Auction

18/06/2014 Kildare Environment Grants Deadline

16/06/2014 New Athy Cathaoirleach Elected

13/06/2014 Irish High Cross Exhibition in Castledermot this Summer

13/06/2014 British trainers target Paddy Power Scurry on Irish Der

12/06/2014 Free Rail Trips for Community, Voluntary and Charity Gr

11/06/2014 Host A Spanish Student In Your Home

11/06/2014 New Athy Municipal District - First Meeting

10/06/2014 Adelaide Masters Series makes long awaited return

10/06/2014 ATHY'S BIG CLEAN UP

09/06/2014 Environmental Grants for Local Projects

06/06/2014 Abrakebabra Formula Ford Festival this weekend

06/06/2014 Summer Reading Buzz

04/06/2014 Impressive Formula Ford line-up for Vivion Daly Trophy

03/06/2014 Competition For Innovative New Businesses

03/06/2014 Quality line-up for TRM Silver Stakes, Curragh on Sunda

28/05/2014 Irish Derby Ball Launched in aid of Jack and Jill Found

28/05/2014 Tri Athy Triathlon Returns- Saturday, 31st May

27/05/2014 Local Govt Changes in Athy - 1st June, 2014

27/05/2014 Historic Indianapolis Racer to run at Carole Nash Class

26/05/2014 Kildare Integration Strategy Public Meetings

23/05/2014 12 declared for Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas

23/05/2014 HR Dept Co. Kildare and South Dublin celebrates first y

22/05/2014 Kingman faces 13 rivals in Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guine

21/05/2014 Cancelled Motorcycle Race Meeting replaced with July da

20/05/2014 Over 100 new homes in Athy... Bird Boxes

20/05/2014 Carole Nash Classic Show to highlight Irish Motoring He

20/05/2014 Star studded line up for Guineas Spring Racing Festival

19/05/2014 Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy Launched by Mondello

13/05/2014 Athy Southern Distributor Road Update

05/05/2014 Athy's Chewing Gum Removal Project

02/05/2014 New Community Tourism Initiative to Reach Out to Diaspo

01/05/2014 Magician the Star Attraction at the Curragh, Bank Holid

01/05/2014 Dragon Boat Regatta Taster Session


30/04/2014 Local & European Elections - 23rd May 2014

29/04/2014 Kildare Teenager Makes Competitive Return to Racing

29/04/2014 Kildare Launch of the 'Letters of 1916'

25/04/2014 Athy Jobs Boost - Investment Aid to Business

22/04/2014 Irish Drift Championship to headline Mondello Modified

16/04/2014 Trad Athy & Dragon Boat Regatta

15/04/2014 Kildare Local Community Development Committee

10/04/2014 Adult Drama for Fun!

08/04/2014 Custom Cut to defend his crown at Curragh this Sunday

07/04/2014 Naas Tidy Town Appeal

02/04/2014 British Superstock challengers renew Rivalry at Adelaid

31/03/2014 Athy's Spring Clean 2014

28/03/2014 BE Racing to Race at Adelaide Masters Opener

28/03/2014 Nutrition & Weight Loss Classes in Newbridge

28/03/2014 Celebrating 114 Years of Local Government

27/03/2014 Intel Invests $5billion preparing for latest technology

21/03/2014 National Championship Motorcycle Racing

20/03/2014 APCOA To Trial New Badge Technology In Kildare

20/03/2014 Double Adelaide Masters Champion on Comeback Trail

20/03/2014 County Kildare Community Text Alert Evening

20/03/2014 GAIN to sponsor Railway Stakes at The Curragh

19/03/2014 Murtagh eyes big prizes at the Curragh

19/03/2014 Planning for Kildare Integration Strategy

18/03/2014 The Curragh Set For 2014 Season

18/03/2014 Polish Drift King to Star at Mondello Modified Live

18/03/2014 Entries Invited for Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards

13/03/2014 Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Athy...

12/03/2014 Patch Tyre Equipment continue to support growing Saloon

11/03/2014 Champion of Mondello debut to Headline Season Opener

09/03/2014 Athy's Endurance Events Return...

07/03/2014 Byrne chooses MSS Kawasaki for Championship assault

05/03/2014 Meet Calamity Jane and all the folks of Deadwood

05/03/2014 'Champion of Mondello' brings back Formula Ford

28/02/2014 Advance plans for Athy's St. Patrick's Day Parade

27/02/2014 MV Agusta set to race in Adelaide Masters Series

26/02/2014 Comer Group to Sponsor Irish St Leger

22/02/2014 ONE (Ex Servicemen) New Branch in Athy

20/02/2014 Athy Tidy Towns AGM - Fri. 21st Feb.

15/02/2014 Lourdes Pilgrimage - 26th June to 1st July

14/02/2014 Songwriting, Performance & Music Workshop, Mar 29-30

13/02/2014 Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2014

05/02/2014 Alzheimer Carers Support Group Meeting

03/02/2014 Exciting Volunteer Mentoring Opportunities

03/02/2014 Mondello Park Team, expanding for new season

31/01/2014 Mondello Competition to find new Saloon Racing Star

27/01/2014 Curragh Racing Brochure 2014

23/01/2014 Community & Residents Grants 2014

23/01/2014 Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards 2014

22/01/2014 Local Food and Community Garden Project in Celbridge

15/01/2014 Adelaide Masters Series Riders Forum and Prizegiving

14/01/2014 Mondello Park launches Platinum Track Day Club

13/01/2014 Philosophy course starting February 2014

09/01/2014 Occupational First Aid (3 day course)

08/01/2014 Tai Chi Classes in Maynooth

07/01/2014 Kildare Toastmasters Open Evening

07/01/2014 Mondello Car Track Day Sunday Jan 12th

06/01/2014 Athy's St. Patrick's Day Parade 2014

02/01/2014 Adelaide Masters Series set to continue into 2014

02/01/2014 Spring Wedding Showcase Evening - 2nd Feb 2014

31/12/2013 Mondello Park Announces New Corporate Partner

30/12/2013 Athy's Calendar of Festivals & Events 2014

16/12/2013 Free Christmas Parking in Car Parks

12/12/2013 Civic Reception - Athy Camogie Club and Bridge United L

11/12/2013 Joint Town Council/ Tidy Towns Awards Presentation

25/11/2013 Christmas Streets & Treats for all in Athy

14/11/2013 Athy Pilot TV Drama - Film Recording

12/11/2013 Niamh Boyce Nominated for Irish Book Award

05/11/2013 Nominations open for the 1st Shackleton Award

24/10/2013 Countdown to Kildare 'Person of The Year' Awards

21/10/2013 Associazone Giancarlo Siani Representatives Visit Athy

18/10/2013 White Goods Collection

14/10/2013 Golf Lessons at Athy Golf Club

12/10/2013 Minister launches Athy exhibition

10/10/2013 Public Meeting Tues 15th

08/10/2013 'Enterprise Start' Comes to Athy

07/10/2013 Celebrating 'World Mental Health Day'

07/10/2013 Athy's Dave Henshaw Shortlisted for 'Person of The Year

20/09/2013 Athy's Culture Night/ Weekend

15/09/2013 Athy Environmental Improvement Grants - Local Agenda 21

09/09/2013 Success in Tidy Towns Competition welcomed

01/09/2013 1500 Euro Shopping Spree Promotion

29/08/2013 Back to Business in Athy

27/08/2013 Evening Class Enrolment - Autumn Schedule

27/08/2013 Clancy's featured in new documentary - October 4

22/08/2013 Athy Waterways - Enhancing the potential together...

09/08/2013 South Africa Day Celebrations- Sat, Aug 10

06/08/2013 Free Career Skills Programme

31/07/2013 Community Addiction Studies Course

25/07/2013 Athy 'Business Watch' Text Alert

24/07/2013 Athy JPC Annual Meeting Postponed

22/07/2013 Adios Amigos to our Spanish Students

13/07/2013 Saatchi Gallery shows Athy artist's work

12/07/2013 The Gathering Competition - 4 x E2,500 Prizes

11/07/2013 Athy Festivals Continue from this Friday

10/07/2013 Volunteers Needed In Athy

08/07/2013 Athy Skate Park - Meeting Lane - Public Consultation

07/07/2013 Bluegrass Festival & Stone Mad Ultra This Weekend

03/07/2013 Celebrating Athy's Biodiversity

02/07/2013 Camp Co Co - Ballylinan

27/06/2013 Outdoor Tourism Cycling Taster Session

25/06/2013 Stone Mad Ultra - 13/14 July

21/06/2013 Athy Museum MSPI Interim Accreditation

20/06/2013 Taster Sessions in Outdoor Activities

18/06/2013 Summer Solstice Walk

17/06/2013 Town Twinning Visitors

14/06/2013 Athy Heritage Centre-Museum forthcoming events

13/06/2013 Bienvenue - Grandvilliers Visitors

12/06/2013 Missing dog - Erin

10/06/2013 Kildare County Show This Sunday

04/06/2013 Next Dance Please! 12th & 13th June

27/05/2013 Tri Athy VII Returns this Saturday, 1st June

17/05/2013 Chamber of Commerce Amalgamation Meeting

15/05/2013 Swim Athy & Tri Athy Triathlon Return

09/05/2013 Athy Train Station Shortlisted for Award

07/05/2013 Taster Sessions for Outdoor Activities

29/04/2013 Athy will shine for May Bank Holiday Weekend

22/04/2013 Residents Association Grant Scheme 2013

21/04/2013 Athy Church of Ireland Summer Holiday Club

21/04/2013 Parenting Children Course

04/04/2013 Bank Holiday Weekend in Athy

03/04/2013 Athy Spring Clean 2013

26/03/2013 Award for Athy Town AFC

23/03/2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade Winners

21/03/2013 Athy Camogie Fun Run


01/03/2013 Athy's Gathering Launch

01/03/2013 Charity Bingo in Athy

06/02/2013 BBC's Great Railway Journeys visit Athy

28/01/2013 Advance plans for St. Patrick's Day Parade

22/01/2013 River Barrow on RTE 1 this Monday 28th

06/01/2013 Horse Carriage for Sale

27/12/2012 Spring into a new course at Athy College!

21/12/2012 Friends of Athy Heritage Centre-Museum Christmas Raffle

30/11/2012 Christmas Streets & Treats for all in Athy ...

27/11/2012 New Members Wanted for Athy Arts Sub-committee

26/11/2012 Unique Photographic Display in Athy

23/11/2012 Big Switch 2012 - Dec 1st

19/11/2012 Bill Clinton Presents Awards to Kildare VEC Students

30/10/2012 The Gathering 2013

25/10/2012 Andrew Rudd Celebrity Chef heads up Athy Food Festival

25/10/2012 President Higgins Marks Irish Conribution to Antarctic

22/10/2012 The Gathering

18/10/2012 Free Social Media Training

18/10/2012 Joint Policing Committee Annual Meeting

17/10/2012 Halloween Food Festival

16/10/2012 Community Arts for Children

08/10/2012 Mens Health Night

04/10/2012 Athy Community Mens Shed 1st Anniversary

03/10/2012 Arts & Crafts Lessons Available


01/10/2012 Shackleton Autumn School Launch

28/09/2012 Free Places Offered on a Variety of Outdoor Activities

27/09/2012 North Kildare Chamber Network Lunch

25/09/2012 Circus Gerbola in Athy - Oct 3-4

18/09/2012 Dave Delaney at the Heritage Centre

18/09/2012 Tidy Towns Judging in Progress

18/09/2012 Athy Town Promoters Group Meeting This Friday

11/09/2012 Athy Business & Enterprise Training

10/09/2012 Autumn Business Training Courses by Enterprise Board Lt


30/08/2012 The Sound Orgy


21/08/2012 JACK L - Fri 24th Aug

21/08/2012 Athy Business & Enterprise Training, Autumn 2012

14/08/2012 Athy College Adult Education - Autumn 2012

09/08/2012 Creative Well Workshops in Athy



05/07/2012 Local Band Release Free Debut E.P.

04/07/2012 Athy Taster Session Timetable

27/06/2012 Athy Family Fun Sport Taster Sessions 2012

01/06/2012 Athy Network Morning Launch a Great Success

24/05/2012 North Kildare Chamber announces bi-weekly networking mo

23/05/2012 Changes to Athy Planning Office

21/05/2012 Volunteers wanted for Ballintubbert Gardens

16/05/2012 River Barrow Clean-Up - Sat 19th May

15/05/2012 Athy Pool Closure - Sat 9th of June

11/05/2012 Kildare County Show presents Local Heroes 2012

10/05/2012 Pilates starting in Athy - May 17th

09/05/2012 Print Exhibition: Re-imagining Athy

30/04/2012 Birthday Parties Available from K-Leisure

30/04/2012 Project Development Officer Required for 3 Year Contrac

19/04/2012 Kildare County Show set for June 17

17/04/2012 Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards Competition 2012

16/04/2012 Dragon Boat Regatta - Sun 6th May

16/04/2012 Athy Promoters Meeting

16/04/2012 TRAD WEEK ATHY

11/04/2012 Athy Town Promoters Group Next Meeting 23rd April

02/04/2012 Athy St. Patrick's Day Parade Awards Evening

28/03/2012 Athy Lions Club Gala Night - 8th March 2012

05/03/2012 Final Preparations for Athy Parade

01/03/2012 AGM of Athy Chamber of Commerce

27/02/2012 Athy Lions Recycle for Sight

31/01/2012 Calling Athy Businesses: Improve Your Service

18/01/2012 WINSENT Training Opportunities Available

09/01/2012 Athy Promoters Group - Meeting Jan 12th

09/01/2012 Owner Pledges to Re-open Carlton Abbey

05/01/2012 Daly welcomes response from HSE about St Vincent's Hosp

09/12/2011 Guinness Guitarist takes on Xmas Charts for Little Luke

08/12/2011 Christmas Bailout - Charity Xmas Single from Kildare TV

28/11/2011 Agency Information Event in Athy - 30th Nov

28/11/2011 Now Online: The Kildare Observer 1880 - 1935

17/11/2011 HSE Cut Bed Numbers In St Vincent's Hospital, Athy

05/10/2011 Help a Lucky Couple Win the Wedding of Their Dreams

03/10/2011 Athy Joint Policing Committee Annual Meeting

29/09/2011 75,000 extra funding for small businesses in Kildare

27/09/2011 Irish Classes in Athy - Beginning 4th October

26/09/2011 Schedule Announced For 2011 Shackleton Autumn School