Wednesday, March 04, 2015

TY students rehearsing 'Grease'

The TY students of CPC are now rehearsing full time for their presentation next week of 'Grease', writes Brian Byrne.

The production is under the direction of Phionagh Gibson, and when the Diary took a short visit to the rehearsals yesterday, everything was swinging.

We'll be going back before the event, which runs 10 through 12 March. But for the moment, put the date on your calendar, and call the College to see if there are any tickets left. The annual TY production is invariably a sellout.

More pictures here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Parish Lotto Draw results

The numbers drawn in the Kilcullen & Gormanstown Parish Lotto held on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 were 1, 8, 23 and 28. There was no Jackpot winner, and next week's main prize will be €9,600.

The winners of the €50 Open Draw were Daniel O’Sullivan (Promoter Trish Byrne), Gerry Tynan (Angela Tynan) and Ronan Murray (Vivian Clarke).

The winners of the Promoters Draw were Nora Hogan and Ger Kelly and the winner of the draw for those in the Parish Centre on the night was Martina Clifford.

The Parish thanks all those who continue to support the Lotto.

It's Cecil Day Lewis competition time

It’s that time of year for students from Primary and Secondary schools in County Kildare to start writing their short stories and poetry to enter into the Annual Cecil Day Lewis Literary
Awards Competition

The competition consists of students entering under the various sections — Short Story & Poetry Students can submit one entry under each section if they wish.

The competition celebrates the connection between the celebrated poet and the South Kildare area. Cecil Day Lewis was Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 1951-1956. A talented and humorous man, he wrote in 'An Italian Visit', parodies on poets ranging from Hardy to Dylan Thomas. His autobiography was published in 1960 and in 1966, he was awarded Poet Laureate.

Trophies, book tokens and certificates are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. Highly Commended certificates are also awarded. Closing date for entry is no later than Friday 27 March 2015.

Get on yer bike (if necessary) to the Bus Campaign meeting

A reminder for an important meeting this week for everybody in Kilcullen who uses the diminishing bus services through the town, writes Brian Byrne.

It takes place in the Assembly Hall in Athy Community College, on Thursday at 8pm.

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, will attend the meeting, and all local public representatives are expected to support local concerns about recent and planned cuts by both private and state operators on the route.

The issue has already been brought to the Dail by the intervention of local TDs, but only a strong showing of concern will nudge those with responsibility to do anything.

The organisers are a joint committee of bus action groups, including the Athy, Castlecomer and N9/Castledermot groups.

River Cafe Stella & Dot this morning

A Stella & Dot Morning will be held in The River Cafe today Tuesday, 3 March, writes Brian Byrne.

Organised by Siobhan Popplewell, the event takes place between 9.30am-12 noon.

An amazing collection of jewellery and accessories is promised. All welcome. www.stelladot.ie/siobhanpopplewell for more information.