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

Solas Bhride attempt Word Record

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brigidsculpture1In keeping with the spirit of The Gathering,  Solas Bhride will attempt to make the Guinness Book of Records by having a very large number of people weaving St. Brigid’s crosses in the same place at the one time.

So if you want to make it you better start practicing now with the rushes! More information will be available on the Solas Bhride website www.solasbhride.ie

Julie Fenney Concert

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Julie Feeney PosterSt. Brigid’s Cathedral

Kildare Town

Sunday 15th September at 8pm

Tickets €25 available from:

Boyle’s Off Licence, Kildare Town.

Tel: 045 521214

Kildare Town Heritage Centre,

Market Square, Kildare Town.

Tel: 045 530672

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.

Box Office Opening Times

Contact 045 448327 / boxoffice@riverbank.ie

Online purchases – 24h/7 at www.riverbank.ie

Suzanne Doyle 087 9521232

Rebecca Storm In “THE CLOAK”

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facebooksquareSt. Brigids’ Cathedral, Kildare Town, Thursday the 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of September 2013 at 8pm.

“The Cloak” a newly commissioned stage-show written & directed by Irish artistic Director Pádraig J. Dunne showcases the remarkable life of St. Brigit of Kildare, which can only be described as “Spell Binding”. Pádraig J. Dunne who is known for his unique visionary techniques will include a stunning audio visual presentation as part of the production shot in beautiful locations around Ireland including Glendalough, The Curragh and Brittas Bay. “I am very excited about this project, it’s such an amazing story, it’s a privilege to have the artistic freedom to create my vision, exploring the drama and intrigue that was St. Brigids’ life. We are calling auditions for singers and dancers Ireland wide who would relish the opportunity to be part of this wonderful production, with choreography from Nicole Kavanagh and Musical Direction from Lisa Nagle, the level of talent and professionalism we expect will be phenomenal, add to this the eclectic score, dramatic dance and the on-stage presence of Rebecca Storm this production will please a huge cross section of theatre goers.”

Rebecca Storm (singing and acting the part of St. Brigids’ mother Broicsech) has captivated audiences for over 30 years establishing herself as one of the most popular leading ladies in musical theatre, playing some of the most demanding roles including Eva Peron in ‘Evita’, Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’ and numerous other quality productions said ”I am absolutely delighted to be singing the lead vocal role of Broicsech, in what will be a spectacular production. I love the music that has been chosen to tell the story of “The Cloak” and the dramatic setting of St. Brigids’ Cathedral”.

Both Padraig and Rebecca said that this is an opportunity for talented singers and dancers in Ireland to showcase their talents performing in a unique and original Irish production.

Anne Brain, Producer explained “The story of St. Brigid is a story of two remarkable women, St. Brigid and her mother Broicsech, both of whom endured extreme hardship, overcame these, did great works and went on to become an inspiration to thousands of people worldwide. With Rebecca Storm singing and acting the part of Broicsech, Pádraig J. Dunne as Director and St. Brigids’ Cathedral as the venue we have the right ingredients to present this story at the high level of professionalism it deserves!

‘the opening music cascades over the Cathedral, performed by the choir, the doors swing open and Celtic clad pirates pour through the doors of the Cathedral waving flags while others pull their ship to shore’ just one of the scenes from the stage-play “The Cloak” showcasing the life of a woman of our time Saint Brigid of Kildare incorporating the best singing and dancing talent on offer in Ireland.

Anne added “We are leaving our options open regarding our male lead, but the selection will enhance an already highly talented supporting cast, a spectacular light and a video production and music that will uplift the soul. It is our intention that “The Cloak” will evolve into one of the best stage-plays ever written and presented in Ireland, showcasing to the world the best quality talent Ireland has to offer”.

This event which is a contribution to the “Gathering” will benefit six Irish Charities with part proceeds going to Solas Bhride, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, Irish Cancer Society, Barnardos and the ISPCA.

Follow us on Facebook at “St. Brigids’ Cloak”

*Preview will take place on Wednesday the 25th of September 2013.

* Rebecca Storm, Pádraig J. Dunne and Anne Brain are all available for interview.

 

For more information contact Audrey Moore Communications and Marketing Director FIT Marketing Tel: 0877537629 E:audrey@fitmarketing.ie      www.fitmarketing.ie
For Ticket Purchase please go to www.stbrigidscloak.com or contact Anne Brain on 0873868324

 

 

RIAI Public Choice Awards 2013

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Kildare Designer Garvan de Bruir has been short listed for the RIAI Public Choice Awards 2013  for Contemplation Space, Mater Hospital. Please support him with your vote by going to this site.

www.architectureawards.ie

Break a Leg Silken Thomas Players

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Best wishes from Kildare Town Chamber of Commerce to The Silken Thomas Players who are off to compete in the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival on Friday 10th May with their production of  Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur.  The Festival starts on Thursday 2nd May.

 

 

Break a leg!

National Pride of Place – Public Meeting

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Help celebrate all that is good and unique about our town.

Kildare Town has been chosen to represent the County in the National Pride of Place competition for 2013.

There will be an information/public meeting on the 8 May at 7.30 pm in Kildare Heritage Centre (Market House), Market Square to explore how we as a community might showcase our town. All are welcome.

The competition focuses on how the community comes together to shape, change and enjoy what their local area has to offer. It can help galvanise our efforts to build an even stronger community. While it is a public meeting we would appreciate if each organisation could send even one representative.

Sometimes we cannot see the wood for the trees and we fail to appreciate how far we have come or how much is on offer. A recent comment by some UK visitors to the town (April 2013) testifies to just that, “Our first visit to Kildare was twenty years ago. [It] was in a bad state, closed and dreary. The Improvement to the town is incredible, excellent Square, easy parking, fresh and inviting. Kildare has vastly improved.”

None of the above would have been possible without the community coming together. Think of all the positive work happening through our public representatives, local sports clubs, festival committees, historic society, residents committees, tidy towns, volunteer and other agencies who are working together to move the town forward. Let us tell it to the world; we are proud of our town – 7.30 pm Wed. 8 May in Kildare Heritage Centre (Market House), Market Square.

M & C Joinery

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M & C Joinery has been in business since 1983, when it was founded by Kildare natives Paul McLoughlin and Joe Callan. Paul and Joe have over 60 years of carpentry experience between them, and are still heavily involved in all projects carried out at the Joinery today.

M & C has gradually grown from a small, local business to one that has clients across the country, and even abroad. The Joinery specialises in windows, doors, shop fronts and stables amongst other types of work.

M & C Joinery has been an employer in Kildare since it’s set-up and continues to employ a fully trained and experienced team of specialist joiners. Today, we are one of Ireland’s best respected and most trusted Joineries.

The Turf Club

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The Turf Club (and INHSC) is the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland; the organisation that for over 200 years has been responsible for the integrity and the reputation of Irish racing both in Ireland and internationally.

Founded in 1790 The Turf Club incorporates the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee (INHSC) and is thus responsible for both flat and national hunt racing in Ireland. Through the INHSC the Turf Club is also responsible for Point to Point racing. Since its foundation it has always been an All Ireland body.

www.turfclub.ie

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