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Just Transition Funding for Athy

Delighted to see that Athy has received €2,735,425 in funding from Fáilte Ireland’s EU Just Transition Regenerative Tourism and Placemaking Scheme for the redevelopment and regeneration of Emily Square in the centre of Athy. It is wonderful to see funding allocated for further development in ...

School Building Extension Projects for Kildare

I welcome the news this week that the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge and Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen school building extension projects have been given the go ahead to complete the remaining work on the preparation of tender documents. The Department of Education has issued ...

Local Enhancement Scheme 2024

Delighted to hear that various local clubs and groups are receiving funding under the Local Enhancement Programme 2024. The groups include The Curragh Family Resource Centre, Women’s Sheds around Kildare along with GAA clubs and more. Congratulations to all the successful groups! ...

Allenwood Playground Launch

Delighted to attend the official launch of the new Allenwood playground. It’s a fantastic new amenity to have in the area and such a success story for Allenwood. The new playground consists of a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), Playground Outdoor Gym and BMX Pump Track. The space allows for such ...

Reminder to check passports

Lots of people have been in touch with me in recent weeks about passport renewal applications and as the summer approaches, it’s important to ensure your passport is in date if you intend to travel. Here are the current turnaround times when applying online - 🟢First Time Online Application ➡️20 ...

Lá Fhéile Bríde – Happy St. Brigid’s Day!

Happy St. Brigid’s Day everyone! Today is a particularly special day for everyone in Kildare to celebrate Brigid of Kildare and to enjoy the wide range of activities planned across the county today to celebrate Brigid 1500. Today celebrates Ireland’s only female patron saint and we now have ...