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

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Kildare Libraries Reader in Residence Bursary

Kildare County Council Library Service, with the support of Kildare’s Creative Ireland programme, seeks to award a bursary for a Reader in Residence. This is an exciting opportunity to work with young people in Kildare Libraries in 2022. Reading  and literacy are at the heart of the public library service in Kildare.  Kildare County Council Library Service is… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Reader in Residence Bursary

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

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

General Information

Community Time Machine: A Neighbourhood Archive of Stories & Creativity

As part of the Age Friendly Ireland initiative the Neighbourhood Network in conjunction with Creative Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development are seeking communities in Kildare to take part in a neighbourhood archive project over the next few weeks. What is The Community Time Machine project? The ‘Time Machine’ is an age-friendly,… Continue reading Community Time Machine: A Neighbourhood Archive of Stories & Creativity

Behind the Books, General Information

Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Tomorrow is the day - A day of free creativity for children and young people Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational

Kildare Library Services – eServices Webshow

Take some time to learn about the e-services available to you for free through your local Kildare Library Service. Our successful classes last week taught users how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks, online classes and digital newspapers. Join us on Zoom this week to learn about our Music streaming service Freegal and or how to… Continue reading Kildare Library Services – eServices Webshow

General Information, History, Keep Well Campaign

Walking Trails in Kildare

By Catherine Mackey, Naas Community Library Now’s the time to make a plan to #KeepWell in the months ahead and especially after all those ham and turkey Christmas sandwiches. Remember there are many things that you can do that make a big difference to how you feel. Keeping active helps to protect both our physical… Continue reading Walking Trails in Kildare

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Kildare The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

Author: Dr Seamus Cullen Review by: Kevin, Local Studies Department- Newbridge For over a decade, Dublin-based publisher Four Courts Press have published the excellent Maynooth Studies in Local History series. With over 150 titles in total, this series has contributed immensely to promoting the study of local history in Ireland. It has also ensured that… Continue reading Kildare The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, General Information, History

ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

By Kildare Libraries Local Studies Dept. A new flipbook has just been added online, based on the Éamonn Ó Modhráin 'A Revolutionary Journey' exhibition that was on display in County Kildare during 2016.It includes re-productions of original documents and personal effects belonging to Éamonn Ó Modhráin, including from his time in Frongoch Internment Camp. Éamonn… Continue reading ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK