Kildare Town Christmas Lights

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Watch this space for exciting news about the switching on of Kildare Town’s Christmas Lights. Coming soon.

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.

Winner of Facebook Giveaway for Cunningham’s

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We had a huge response to our Facebook giveaway for dinner for two in Cunningham’s Bar & Kitchen in Kildare. Big thanks to everyone who liked and shared. The lucky winner for this month is Vivienne Gilmartin. Well done Vivienne. Please contact anne@fitmarketing.ie to claim your voucher. Keep an eye on destinationkildaretown.ie for our next giveaway coming soon.

Public launch of Online clothing store

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Online Clothing Store Launch Night

There will be fashion, food, fun, music and on-site beauty specialists at the CMWS Hall on October 25th for the public launch of a new online clothing store from Kildare girl, Donna Hall. This promises to be a great event.

Winners of our Curragh Racecourse Irish Champions Weekend Facebook giveaway

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Thanks to everyone who liked and shared our fantastic giveaway on Facebook for the Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Racecourse. The 5 lucky winners have been drawn, and so our congratulations go to: Sinead Cronin, Laura Culleton, Annette Nettie Hassett, Owen Byrne, and Suzanne Kavanagh. Please send an email to: anne@fitmarketing.ie to organise your tickets as soon as possible. Happy racing!

Irish Champions Weekend Racing at the Curragh Racecourse

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World Class racing and spectacular entertainment set for Irish Champions Weekend

Irish Champions Weekend Sunday, September 14th at the Curragh, a unique racing event which sees two racecourses joining forces to stage the highest concentration of Flat racing ever seen in Ireland. A total prize-fund of €3.73m has attracted many of the best racehorses from around the world. It will be an amazing sporting and social event combining history, spectacle, glamour, excitement and prestige. The Weekend will be action packed with the focus on showcasing Ireland as a world centre of excellence for horse racing and breeding.

Sunday 14th September at the Curragh will feature three Group one races, including the 100th running of the Irish St Leger. Victoria Smurfit, Ambassador to Irish Champions Weekend, will have an extra interest in the Irish St. Leger Legends presentation to honour the 100th running of the iconic race this year. Owned by her uncle, Dr Michael Smurfit, the career of Vintage Crop who died earlier this year will be marked as the greatest ever Irish St. Leger winner.
In addition there will be an exciting variety of entertainment throughout the day.
The Curragh Thoroughbred Trail, sponsored by Dublin Coach, will take place during the morning of 14th, September, offering the opportunity to visit some of the top trainers and have a unique chance to see behind the scenes. Johnny Murtagh, Dessie Hughes, Michael Halford, John Oxx and Paul Deegan are some of the leading trainers taking part, while the world famous Irish National Stud, Kildangan Stud and the Racing Academy and Centre for Education are some of the other locations which can be visited.
Places for the Trails will be limited and should be reserved by booking on line at www.curragh.ie. All proceeds from the Thoroughbred Trail will be donated to horse racing charities.
Kildare Village will offer the winner of the best dressed/style award a 3k shopping spree and Palmerstown House Estate, sponsor of the Irish St Leger, will give the winner a VIP stay for the winner and 19 friends in their magnificent manor house. The five fashion finalists from the Curragh’s style competition will be entered into a draw to drive away in a brand new Jaguar XF, which will be theirs to drive for one year. The multi-award winning Jaguar XF combines sports car performance with outstanding luxury saloon comfort. The draw will take place after the feature race at the Curragh on Sunday, September 14th.
Throughout the afternoon the attractions will include a Parade of Champions featuring four Champion Hurdlers – Hurricane Fly, Jezki, Binocular and Hardy Eustace, while Quevega and the legendary Moscow Flyer will also be part of the parade. The Moyglare Stud Kids Zone will provide a variety of exciting free entertainment throughout the day for younger race goers with shows featuring well known Disney and Star Wars characters, while a performance by the world renowned Celtic Tenors will bring the raceday to a spectacular close.
The Curragh is delighted to welcome charity partner, Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Light it Up Gold fund raising initiative at the races on 14th – to create awareness for Childhood cancer. This campaign will see buildings and famous landmarks throughout Ireland Light Up Gold during September, International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September 2013 saw buildings across the country shine gold for childhood cancer including Belfast City Hall, the O2, the Mansion House, Trim Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship and many more. Childhood Cancer Foundation is working to improve the services for children and families affected by childhood cancer.

As many as 20,000 visitors are expected to attend both racecourses over the weekend with many thousands due to visit from the UK and overseas. Tickets can be purchased from the Irish Champions Weekend website with weekend tickets priced at €30 – http://irishchampionsweekend.ie/ICW/Tickets/. Follow Irish Champions Weekend on Twitter @IrishChampsWknd and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/irishchampionsweekend


Dunmurry Springs Golf Club
Its the Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh Racecourse, so why not get in a round of Golf as well at Dunmurry Springs Golf Club www.dunmurrysprings.ie

Special Offer for Irish Champions Weekend
18 holes of golf and lunch
Friday 12th September €30.00 per person
Saturday 13th September, €40.00 per person
Conditions apply: Offer is available for the Irish Champions Weekend only.

Facebook Giveaway Winners

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Congratulations to Lisa O’Brien and Julie Field, the winners of this month’s Facebook giveaway for passes to the Irish National Stud. Please send us an email with your address to: destinationkildare@outlook.com

New competition coming soon.

Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Route

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Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Route

Gordon Bennett Vintage Car Route

Facebook Competition Winner

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Congratulations to Jackie Denver, the winner of our gift voucher for Harte’s Bar & Grill. Please send us an email to anne@fitmarketing.ie to claim your prize.

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

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