Saturday, November 10, 2018

November 'Bridge' on sale

The November issue of The Bridge now on sale leads with proposals that Kilcullen should twin with a similar sized town in France, writes Brian Byrne. The story details an exploratory visit by some local people to Saint Contest in Normandy.

As usual there's lots of news about happenings during the past month, and some pointers towards future events with the upcoming Kilcullen Drama Group production of 'Many Happy Returns' getting some strong exposure.

Features include an article on how charity Maintain Hope has evolved its operation to better deal with a global concern about deliberate institutionalisation of children to promote 'voluntourism', and charity founder Gerry O'Donoghue has some very reflective and strong thoughts on the matter.

There's also a thought-provoking 'Business in the Bridge' piece about how Crean's Place is promoting sustainability in its cafe and restaurant operation, which won't be the first article of this kind as there are other businesses in Kilcullen doing their own bit in this regard.

An update on the Market Square Redevelopment Project from Antoinette Buckley brings information about that initiative forward, and there will be more on it as the year turns.

A full report from the recent Woodbine Writers Panel event as part of the inaugural Irish Book Week will be of interest to both readers and writers, and in this issue there's also some examples of writing from local schoolchildren.

A spread from Kilcullen's Scouts marks what will be a regular input on the Troop's activities for The Bridge, and the 'Bee in my Bonnet' piece this month has a message for those who walk on local roads.

Regulars are here, Billy Redmond, Julie Dunlop, Sean Landers, KWWSPCA, KCA, all with topics of their own individual interests which are followed by many. Two of our local schools have their own pages as usual, as do sports clubs. 'On the Table' has a seasonal recipe for Christmas.

Still €2, and still some of the best local value in reading matter.

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