Kildare’s Thoroughbred Run, off the blocks again for 2016!


The annual Thoroughbred Run will take place this year on Father’s Day, Sunday 19th June.  This fun run-or-walk, which is supported by us here at The Chamber of Commerce among many other local businesses, will start from Market Square and take a 5k route around Kildare which cuts through the beautiful Irish National Stud.

You can sign up online on the Thoroughbred Run website, by post to  9 Rathbride Abbey, Kildare Town, Co Kildare (be sure to print & complete the application form first) or in person at The Kildare Town Heritage Centre in Market Square, Kildare Town.

June Events at Kildare Library


June Events at Kildare Library

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

For further information contact:

Ph: 045 520235


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


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.

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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