Newsletter: A Year in Review (December 2017)


In December 2017, we published the first of our quarterly newsletters. This aims to inform businesses and groups in the town about what has happened over the last quarter and update on important developments that may effect them or their business. To view the newsletter, please click the link below. We will release Issue 2 in March 2018, please be sure to contact us if you have anything for inclusion.

Kildare Chamber of Commerce A Year in Review final

Kildare Town is Officially the Cleanest in Ireland.


In January this year, Kildare Town won the award of Ireland’s cleanest town by the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group.

The last time we entered, many years ago we placed 16th so this award is a true testament to the work that is tirelessly being done in Kildare to keep the town clean.

The Tidy Towns group in Kildare along with members of Kildare County Council do a Trojan job keeping our town looking beautiful along with the help of many other people in our community.

Kildare Town Wins Merit Award @ Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Competition


At an awards ceremony in Roscommon Town yesterday evening, 7th December , Kildare Town won a merit award from Bank of Ireland for our entry to the Enterprise Town Competition.  This is a great honour, as just 6 merits were given out from 20 towns entries in four different counties.

In November this year, Solas Bhride hosted a presentation organised by the Kildare Chamber of Commerce to three judges from Bank of Ireland for the new initiative, Enterprise Town. The event was a real success and a true testament to the wider Kildare Town community. On the day, and on very short notice, many different business and community groups were represented and for their participation and very hard work, the Chamber would like to thank the following community groups, clubs, businesses and their representatives, you know who you are!

  • Des Scahill, our presenter for the day
  • Amanda McDermott & the team at Bank of Ireland
  • Tadgh McDonnell, Director of Services for the Area, Kildare County Council
  • Paul Lenehen, Chairman, Kildare Chamber
  • Kildare County Council
  • Kildare Farm Foods
  • Hartes of Kildare
  • The Silken Thomas
  • Gibney’s Garden Preserves
  • NMA Meats
  • De Bruir Leather Craftsmen
  • Agape Cafe
  • Candella
  • Natalie Collins
  • Emma Hollindrake
  • The Curragh Racecourse
  • Kildare Village
  • St. Brigid’s Cathedral
  • Kildare Town Heritage Centre
  • Kildare Castle
  • The Hive Youth Club
  • Kildare Medical Centre
  • RACE
  • The Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • Kildare Lions Club
  • Ex-Servicemen Group
  • St. Brigid’s Boxing Club
  • Cill Dara RFC
  • Round Towers GFC
  • Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages.

Three County Kildare pubs make the Michelin Guide.


guidpub3110_620_427_100Three pubs in Kildare are recommended in the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2016.

The Ballymore Inn, in Ballymore Eustace, Fallon’s, Kilcullen and Harte’s of Kildare Town are all included in the prestigious guide.

The guide includes 32 different pubs that are spread across 15 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland. With only Cork, Clare and Down getting more recommendations that Kildare, it is a great achievement and shows the talent in Kildare. Well done to all involved!

Sources: The Irish Times / Kildare Now

Car Treasure Hunt in aid of Kildare Boxing Club


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

Facebook Giveaway Winners


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:

New competition coming soon.

Congratulations to Suzanne Doyle


We would like to congratulate Suzanne Doyle on her election win last weekend. Well done Suzanne!

Facebook Competition Winner


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

The Cloak on Dragons’ Den on Easter Sunday


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

What is there to do in Kildare Town for young people?


Kildare Town Football Club Public Meeting

Wednesday 9th April at 7.15pm upstairs Silken Thomas

We’ve heard it too many times – “there are not enough things to do for young people in our town.” Kildare Town Football Club have asked me to let you know that they are holding a public meeting at 7.15pm, upstairs in the Silken Thomas, on Wednesday, 9th of April. With everyone’s support, they are considering an information day out at their grounds on derby day for all organisations that are involved with youths to give them a chance to display their services, activities, club etc. This is super way for the community to come together and let the young people know what’s there for them in Kildare Town. Please pass this on to as many contacts involved with young people in Kildare Town or to new services out there also. All welcome on the night.

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