Council Services, General Information

Kildare County Council Launches Kildare Age Friendly Strategy Consultation Survey

Kildare County Council in association with Kildare’s Age Friendly County Alliance and our Older Persons Council have launched an online survey seeking the views of older people (55 years and over) living in County Kildare. The survey is part of a suite of consultations being undertaken to inform the development of the Kildare Age Friendly Strategy 2022 – 2027 and ensure that age friendly activities… Continue reading Kildare County Council Launches Kildare Age Friendly Strategy Consultation Survey

Educational, General Information

Andrea Ryan – Walk the Camino: Hints & Tips

In-person event at Leixlip library, Tuesday 31st May at 7pm -8pm Join us in Leixlip library for a talk to empower you to organise and plan your Camino Trip. Most Irish people are a bit daunted about heading over to start their Camino without each days accommodation booked. The goal of this talk is to… Continue reading Andrea Ryan – Walk the Camino: Hints & Tips

Educational, General Information

Free English Language classes to non-English-speaking adults – ESOL

Post by the Adult and Further Education Dept. of the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board The Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board are offering Free English Language classes to non-English-speaking adults - ESOL.   We would like to especially spread the word to the Ukrainian Refuges community.  We are offering Structured English language tuition for Adults to… Continue reading Free English Language classes to non-English-speaking adults – ESOL

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Kildare Library & Open Source Resources For Ukrainian Nationals

Kildare Libraries would like to welcome Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland. Here in the Kildare Library service we welcome you to our country and to our library service. Our libraries are warm, safe and inclusive spaces and are free to use by all. Please drop in to your local library and ask about joining or… Continue reading Kildare Library & Open Source Resources For Ukrainian Nationals

Educational, General Information, History

“A Sense of Our Past.” Essay/Project Competition For 5th & 6th Class Students in the Celbridge/Leixlip Municipal District

Post By: Kildare Libraries Local History Dept. On behalf of County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, we would like to welcome all of you to this short briefing about the launch of a History Competition in The Municipal District of Celbridge and Leixlip. The competition will be based on your own local history concerning the… Continue reading “A Sense of Our Past.” Essay/Project Competition For 5th & 6th Class Students in the Celbridge/Leixlip Municipal District

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, General Information

Celebrate World Book Day with Leixlip Library’s Kite Making Workshop

By Emma, Leixlip Library Thursday 3rd March 3pm (6–8-year-olds) and 4pm (8 -10-year-olds) Leixlip Library Branch To celebrate World Book Day and all our favourite bookish characters Leixlip Library are holding two free after school Go Fly Your Kite arts and crafts events where we would love some of our younger members to join us… Continue reading Celebrate World Book Day with Leixlip Library’s Kite Making Workshop

General Information

Ireland Reads Free Event Tonight

Have you got some time to Squeeze In A Read with us on February 25th 2022? Ireland Reads is an annual campaign to get the whole of Ireland Reading.Join us and take the pledge this February to squeeze in a read! It doesn’t matter how long you read for or what you read, it doesn’t matter whether you’re… Continue reading Ireland Reads Free Event Tonight

General Information

Squeeze in a Read for ‘Ireland Reads 2022’

Libraries throughout County Kildare are taking part in ‘Ireland Reads’, a campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a National Day of Reading on Friday, 25th February, where everyone will be asked to ‘squeeze in a read’ for ‘Ireland Reads’ Day. Libraries in Kildare and around the country have… Continue reading Squeeze in a Read for ‘Ireland Reads 2022’

Council Services, General Information, Library services

Welcome Change to Library Service Arrangements

Following the recent welcome announcement by An Taoiseach regarding the unwinding of COVID 19 restrictions, Kildare Library Service are pleased to announce that it is no longer necessary to book an appointment to visit Kildare Libraries for browsing, PC usage or study, with the following exceptions:Athy Library: An appointment system remains in place for study… Continue reading Welcome Change to Library Service Arrangements

General Information

St Brigid’s Day to be celebrated across Kildare

By Kildare County Council Communications Team Head & halo of St. Brigid by Harry Clarke, St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe, County Mayo Kildare County Council is delighted to be supporting the delivery of many events across the county on 1st February to commemorate the life and legacy of St Brigid, and mark Imbolc, the ancient festival of… Continue reading St Brigid’s Day to be celebrated across Kildare