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Funding Opportunities for Heritage Projects

Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland are putting together a programme of events as part the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022. 
Funding is now available for individuals and organisations who wish to develop a community/cultural/ Heritage project/event.


Athy - County Kildare - October 2017

THE First World War diaries of a leading Co. Kildare industrialist have been published by his grandson.
Eric Rigby-Jones founded his company, Irish Ropes, in the disused British cavalry barracks in Newbridge in 1933. 


LAST year's day-long Rose experience in Kildare was so successful, the county will double the hospitality in 2017 and welcome the International Roses for two-days next August, before the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

On launching a public information campaign for the Department of Social Protection’s Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance on Monday 3rd Jul 2017 Employment and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, T.D. called on parents to apply now for the payment which has been increased by 25% this year. 


Exciting summer programme courses going on this summer.


Our SUMMER CAMPS are back again to add flavour to the SUMMER!


The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby weekend is finally upon us, and Dubai Duty Free have officially announced the deserved winners of the Best Dressed Window competition. Now in its third year, entrants went bigger and better, and with much difficulty, Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Dubai Duty Free, chose the Kildare based winners.


Ticket sales for Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day on Saturday 1st July have now reached the capacity of 6,000 and no tickets are available for purchase. The race day is strictly a ticket only event. Tickets still available for Friday & Sunday of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.


A resource for professional Practice in conjunction with Kildare County Council Arts Service. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Tuesday, August 1st 2017 at 12noon

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Kildare County Council is launching an online survey to get feedback on its website from the residents of Kildare.


Visual artist Paul Flynn will be teaching a ten-week art class starting on Monday 16 October in Brannockstown.

Kildare County Council offices are closed today 16 October.


Time to get creative! Oil Painting, Watercolour, Drawing with pencil, charcoal and ink.

Did you know, 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted?
Get your child's car seat checked for FREE.


Rip to the Rescue! is a dark sci-fi comedy written by Cian McGarrigle (Burning Wishes, Red Rock, Nowhere Fast), directed by Paudie Baggott and produced by Sarah Barr (Them’s The Breaks). The project is funded by the Kildare County Council through their Short Grass Film Award.

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