Car Treasure Hunt in aid of Kildare Boxing Club

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Car Treasure Hunt

Sunday, 4th January 2015

The Square, Kildare Town

12 noon, Cars leaving between 12pm and 2pm

€10.00 per entrant and €30.00 maximum per car

Suzanne Doyle would appreciate your support for the following event in aid of the Boxing Club in Kildare Town.

If you are unable to participate please promote with friends, family and Facebook. It’s a great day out for family and friends. Exercise the grey matter after Christmas with funny and taxing clues that will bring you around the highways and byways of our town.

All support welcome for this very good cause.

Thank you in advance for your support

New Irish short film seeking producer and screen writers

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ATTENTION PRODUCERS AND SCREEN WRITERS

Pádraig J. Dunne, writer and director of The Cloak, is looking for a producer and writers to collaborate on a new short film project entitled ‘Cursed’. It’s a short film in the Horror/Thriller genre and for this he needs a producer with extensive experience and a writer with experience working on screenplay and script editing.

This project is for submission to the Kildare County Council and Arts Council for funding so only people who are really serious about their craft and with sufficient experience need apply. Pádraig will be directing this project, along with composer, Padraig Meredith, Director of Photography, Alan Rogers, shooting on camera 1 Black Magic URSA, camera 2  (Panasonic GH4), Camera 3 5DMk2. They have extensive experience working on projects with large special effects components, high quality productions including green screen, large ship sinking scenes, 1930s New York street scenes, aerial photography and major musical productions. This project will be shot using only a professional cast and crew from Co. Kildare, focusing on North Kildare. The funding application is due on 6th October 2014, so the second draft and a draft budget needs to be ready for that date.

Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Route

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Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Route

Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Route

June Events at Kildare Library

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June Events at Kildare Library

All of our events are free of charge and open to everyone

For further information contact:

www.kildare.ie/library

kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie

Ph: 045 520235

facebook.com/KildareCountyLibraryService

twitter.com/kildarelibrary

 

Wi-Fi Now available in Kildare Town Library

Have a laptop, smart phone or tablet?

Kildare Town Library is pleased to announce that free wi-fi is now available in the library.

 

Art Exhibition –  Rath Studios

Tuesday 3rd June – Saturday 28th June Time – Opening hours.

Artists from Rath Studios will be returning to Kildare Town Library to exhibit their new summer collection.

Everyone welcome to view this exhibition.

No booking necessary.  Everyone welcome.

 

Carmel’s Storytime

Friday,  June  6th, 13th 20th & 27th   Time -11am

Carmel will hold a children’s storytelling session in Kildare Town Library. Suitable for 0 – 5 years. No booking necessary

Family event   – Everyone welcome.

 

Citizens Information

Friday,   June 6th   Time 10am – 12noon

Citizen’s Information Service (CIS) provides a face-to-face service to the public; giving free, impartial and confidential information relating to social services.

No booking required.

Everyone welcome.

 

‘Think Tank’ Adult Discussion Group

Friday, June 13th Time 6.30pm

Do you have an opinion and are willing to share it?

Join men and women from all walks of life who are interested in promoting good conversation and debate by interpreting world issues in the neutral, welcoming space of your local library.

New members welcome.
 

Wordsmiths Writers Group

Saturday,  June 14th Time 11am – 12.30pm

Kildare Town Library’s creative writing group will meet on Saturday June 14th at 11am – 12.30pm. New members welcome.

 

Kildare Derby Festival ‘Primary Schools Art Competition’

‘A Day at the Derby’

Children are invited to paint a picture or write an account of a memorable day at the Derby. Great prizes sponsored by The Curragh Racecourse for four outright winners and eight runners-up. Presentation of prizes will be at the Family Race Day, June 29th 2014 as part of the Dubai Irish Derby Festival. Winning entries will also appear in the race card on the day. All winners will receive tickets for Family Fun Day. Competition sponsored by Kildare Derby Festival, Curragh Racecourse and Kildare Library & Arts Service. Competition will run through Primary Schools. Closing date for entries is June 6th 2014.

 

Kildare Derby Festival

‘CHURCH OF THE OAK’

A Contribution to the history of Kildare Town

Compiled and Edited by Mario Corrigan & Ger Kelly

Tuesday June  24th  to  Saturday June 28th – Open door time

‘Church of the Oak’ was published by The Grey Abbey Conservation Project, in December 2006, The Church of the Oak was the first comprehensive contribution to the history of Kildare Town in over 50 years. It physically ran to 240 Pages with some 200 captioned photographs of over 1500 people, at numerous social, sporting and workplace events and venues. Well researched articles on a wide range of subjects were augmented by more than seventy interesting articles from the Kildare Observer and the Leinster Leader from 1880 – 1979, items that made the headlines in Kildare Town over a period of 100 years. The purpose of the book was to promote the work of the group, a subsidiary of the local history group, Cill Dara Historical Society and all proceeds went towards raising awareness of the abbey and to promote and preserve the history and heritage of the town. It paved the way for a number of well-received local history publications in the town.  As part of Kildare  Derby Festival, Kildare Town Library will run a slideshow of photos from ‘CHURCH OF THE OAK’.

Everyone welcome.

 

Kildare Derby Festival

Thursday, June 26th Time 7pm

Derby Festival Miscellany presents author Mae Leonard & singer Kelly Birmingham in Kildare Town Library.

Family event.

Everyone welcome.

 

Book clubs in Kildare Town Library

There are several book clubs in Kildare Town Library. Each club meets once a month to discuss a book they are reading. There are places available.

 

Book club 1.  ‘A Novel Bunch’  adult book club ‘A Novel Bunch’.

Wednesday,  June 4th Time 11am – 12noon.

Book club 2. Margaret’s children’s book club ‘Ham Sandwich Book Club’.

Wednesday,   June 4th Time 3.30pm – 4pm.

The Cloak on Dragons’ Den on Easter Sunday

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Producer and director of ‘The Cloak’to face the Dragons’ Den
RTÉ One at 9.30pm, Sunday, 20th April, 2014.

First up in the Den this week, we see two entrepreneurs employ some very unique and attention grabbing tactics when they deliver a theatrical pitch for their production The Cloak, an Irish musical based on the story of St. Brigid’s life. With 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, working in television, theatre and film, Padraig J. Dunne and his business partner, Anne Brain are looking for an investment of €100,000 for 10%. They arrive to the Den with members of The Cloak cast who provide an atmospheric and haunting background performance throughout their pitch. Described by Padraig as the ‘truly gritty story’ of St. Brigid’s life, The Cloak documents the pain, oppression and abuse endured by St. Brigid throughout her life. Padraig tells his potential investors that the show has been met with great enthusiasm by the public, receiving standing ovations on each night of its performance … The only question is, do they have what it takes to make the Dragons stand up and take notice?


Face the Dragons’ Den
RTÉ One at 9.30pm Sunday 20th April , 2014.

The Cloak on RTE One's Dragons' Den

The Cloak on RTE One’s Dragons’ Den

The Cloak on RTE One's Dragons' Den

The Cloak on RTE One’s Dragons’ Den

The Cloak Press Launch

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The Cloak

The Cloak

PRESS LAUNCH

CELBRIDGE MANOR HOTEL, 21ST FEBRUARY 2014

Anne and Andrew Brain – Producers

Padraig J. Dunne – Writer/Director

 

The 2014 Tour of the stage production “The Cloak” was officially launched at the Celbridge Manor Hotel on Friday the 21st February last with over 200 guests in attendance.

“The Cloak”, a truly Irish story, brings to reality the epic life journey of the legendary St. Brigid and her mother Broicseach, showcasing singing, Irish dancing, a choir, a full orchestra and film, shot on location, highlighting Ireland’s unique landscape.

The Celbridge Manor Hotel has become the official “Home of the Cloak” and as such, are thrilled to be linked to such a talented show “Simply super launch night at the Manor enjoyed by all” explained Geraldine McGilvery, on behalf of Jeffrey C Leo, Managing Director of the Celbridge Manor Hotel.

The Cloak debuted in September 2013 in Kildare Cathedral, a four night sell out season that no doubt pleased the Producers Anne Marie and Andrew Brain and Director/Writer Padraig J. Dunne who have been on a whirlwind adventure since starting this project less than a year ago.

Andrew Brain, Producer said “The launch was a resounding success, “The Cloak” worked its magic again, this is not just another stage production but a phenomenon that is gathering its own momentum, the emotion of the evening was palpable, you could feel it in the air. The extracts from the production gave the invited guests a glimpse of what is to come, as one lady said “The tingles and tears are starting all over again”.

Andrew added “We thank Jeffrey C Leo and Bernard Brogan for their support, their team must be congratulated on the presentation of the Garden Room, the service and the refreshments supplied which reflected the quality and glamour of the evening”.

The talented cast performed three snippets from the show, Irish and contempory dance performed by dancers led by Kevin Lyster (playing the role of St. Patrick). Also sharing the stage was Nicola Gainey (new to the cast singing & playing the role of Broicseach) and the four lead singers Dawn Broughan, Therese Lynch, Orla Colleton and Niamh Curley performing the stunning song The Cloak and the beautiful new song The Moment, with guest  experiencing firsthand the magic that makes this production unique.

Lisa Nagle, Musical Director explains “The music within “The Cloak” is such an important aspect of the show. It’s about creating a connection between the story of St Brigid’s cloak and the emotions behind each one of the characters. It is simply stunning!”

Padraig Meredith, Composer of the original scores of “The Cloak” soundtrack explains “The press launch was our first chance to share one of the new songs from the show called The Moment. We look forward to sharing “The Cloak” with audiences throughout Ireland” Padraig added “It was also amazing to see the launch party silenced by the emotion within Nicola Gainey’s voice”.

The talented Nichola Kavanagh dances the role of St. Brigid and has captivated the audience with her energy and grace.  “I am delighted to accept the challenge of choreographing our sequences to a new original score of music and welcome our expanding troupe of experienced dancers, stunning vocalists and hard working crew. I am excited to be involved in such an electric fusion of talent in “The Cloak” 2014”

The production combines three main elements, film, dance and song which has never been done before and is an original idea from the talented Padraig J. Dunne   “A truly international audience observed the spreading of “The Cloak” tonight.  The emotion was obvious as the cast performed The Moment”.

Padraig added “We are heading into a busy week of filming, we have hardly time to breathe, 3 months of intensive rehearsals ahead is exhausting to imagine, but the blood is up and we will embrace the challenge, to make “The Cloak” the amazing show we know it is.

Filming will commence on Saturday the 1st March in Wexford Heritage Park, Sunday the 2nd March in Rathangan Wood and Friday the 7th March in NMCI Cork

“The Cloak” 2014 Tour starts with two special performances at the Celbridge Manor Hotel on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April 2014. Seats are limited to just 200 per performance and tickets are available from hotel reception Tel: 01 6013700 or www.stbrigidscloak.com

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Andrew and Anne Brain (producers), Padraig Dunne (writer and director).

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Andrew and Anne Brain (producers), Padraig Dunne (writer and director).

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Paul and Pauline Lenehan.

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Paul and Pauline Lenehan.

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Emer and Brian Flanagan.

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Emer and Brian Flanagan.

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Dawn Bronelan, Teresa Lynch, and Tom Dunne.

Pictured at the recent press launch of The Cloak were Dawn Bronelan, Teresa Lynch, and Tom Dunne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Tour dates are as follows:

Iontas Castleblaney:

Performance:- Thursday 1st May 2014

Friday 2nd May 2014

 

TLT Drogheda:

Performance:- Saturday 10th May 2014

 

Dunamaise Theatre Portlaoise:

Performance:-Friday 16th May and Saturday the 17th May 2014

 

Mullingar Arts Centre:

Performance:- Friday 23rd May and Saturday the 24th May 2014

 

Opera House in Wexford:

Performance:- Saturday the 31st May 2014

Tickets €25.00

 

Audrey Moore,

Director of Publicity,

The Cloak

Email: audrey@fitmarketing.ie

Tel: 0877537629

www.stbrigidscloak.com

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