Saturday, July 08, 2017

That was the week ...

Just as an idea, we're trying out a lookback at the week, in case some readers missed things, writes Brian Byrne. As your editor was out of the country for a very long weekend, we were very grateful for stories sent in by contributors.

Last weekend got off to a push by Kilcullen Tidy Towns to finish its refreshing of the bridge area, including taking paintbrushes to the top of the railings. All looking very smart.

We also got word of changes made to the Board of Management of Brannoxtown NS, following the meeting earlier in the week which resulted in the formation of a Community Liaison Group to help the school deal with a diminishing numbers crisis.

On Sunday we reported the death of Tom Lambe of St Brigid's Avenue. He was buried in St Conleth's Cemetary, Newbridge. May he rest in peace.

On Monday, Ray Kelly reported on the recent cleanup of Nicholastown by its residents, bribed to come out by the promise of ice cream! A very sociable evening, it seems.

On Tuesday we covered Jim Collins's thoughts on naming the new development soon to get underway in the field behind the Hideout.

The same day we had some details on the new preschool service, Acorns, planned to open at Brannoxtown NS in September.

Also on Tuesday, we highlighted one of a number of alerts about suspicious behaviour that came through during the week, in this instance about three young men seen at a house in Old Kilcullen.  There were also two burglaries reported in Kilcullen that day.

On Wednesday we were very happy to convey the thanks of former Kilcullen resident Anne Downey to the good wishes she received from Kilcullen people on the celebration of her 100th birthday.

There was tentative encouraging news too on the prospect of some of the recent cuts in bus services being replaced by other services, by the NTA. We're waiting for details.

Good news on Thursday of an agreement between Kilcullen Tidy Towns and Comer Properties on cooperation with the Kilcullen in Bloom and the Christmas lights projects. That sorted a situation which had threatened legal action two weeks before.

On Friday we reported on positive news from two meetings held the previous night. One related to the ongoing Brannoxtown NS situation, where much work had been done by the new Community Liaison Group.

The meeting in the Town Hall on the same evening also made for a good news story on possibilities in the redevelopment of the original market square.

An finally, also on Friday, we had worries about strangers in the Old Kilcullen area, this time about somebody who said they were 'checking broadband'.

As always, a busy week in Kilcullen.