Hallowe’en Monaster-evin


Con Murphy Photography


Here’s news of another Kildare town that has put tremendous effort into Hallowe’en spooktacular celebrations – Monasterevin.



Con Murphy Photography

Their Tidy Towns committee has a decorated trail through the town. Check out Con Murphy Photography for some amazing photos of Monasterevin Trail. Well done to all involved! If you’re nearby, you should definitely make a visit.


Follow link to see the many Hallowe’en events planned for Co Kildare.


Oíche Shamhna – na spookaí i gCill Dara

11 Halloween Witches Clipart! - The Graphics FairyA visit to Kildare town to view the Halloween decorations is a must – WEIRD & WONDERFUL but SO ARTISTIC


Pat Munnelly’s three witches are absolutely amazing.

Most of the shop fronts have a terrifying display!!!!

You can get a preview by visiting Harvest Hub on Facebook but the “walkabout reality” is what you really want.

Free witch Clipart | FreeImagesOÍCHE SHAMHNA SHONA DUIT





Hi Breda,

Our season is in full swing, and our packed programme continues in the coming weeks with amazing events including CINEMA, THEATRE, COMEDY, VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC, FAMILY EVENTS and more!

We’ve put together a selection of events happening over the coming weeks – get your tickets while you still can! – as well as some exciting upcoming highlights. Visit riverbank.ie to view all of our upcoming events.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Riverbank Arts Centre Team



Scam alert – Beware of scammers pretending to be a relative asking for help 

Beware of text or WhatsApp messages appearing to be from a relative, in most cases a son or daughter, asking for help because they lost or broke their phone. It is likely to be a scam.

The messages often begin with ‘Hi Mum’ and could provide several different reasons why they are using a different phone number.

These scams are designed to trick you into handing over money or financial information to a fraudster. If you respond to these messages, the fraudster will eventually request help for some kind of emergency, such as needing a new phone or paying an urgent bill.

If you get a message like this:
1. Contact your relative through an alternative communication channel such as a phone call, video chat, or another messaging platform on a number that you always use for them.

2. Confirm their safety and ask if they indeed lost their phone. It is essential to have direct confirmation from your relative before proceeding with any assistance.
3. Take your time and do not be rushed, fraudsters are using your emotions to make you fall victim.
4. Report the account immediately to WhatsApp and An Garda Siochana.
5. Block the suspicious account to prevent further attempts at communication.

Birth of a Nation in the Riverbank



County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee presents Birth of a Nation on Thursday 9th November 2023 @ 7pm.

The Birth of a Nation concert features songs and music from the period. It was a time of significant change, which impacted the lives of people throughout the country from all walks of life, a period of rebellion, war, emigration, and political and social upheaval. A marvellous, sometimes whimsical, but often tragic journey, guaranteed to move and entertain. Featuring tenor Paul Linehan with Ann Cullen on piano and violin. Songs include: The West’s Asleep, The Minstrel Boy, Boolavogue, Danny Boy, A Nation Once Again, Oró, Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile, and The Foggy Dew. Script and narration by Mario Corrigan.

The Birth of a Nation was performed in Lexington, Kentucky in 2018 to great acclaim and in the hallowed halls of Leinster House on Culture Night 2022. This event offers a last opportunity to mark the end of the commemoration period by reflecting on what passed 100 years ago.

The evening will start with refreshments and the launch of A Nation is Born: Ireland in Colour 1923 – 1938 by Rathangan man, John O’Byrne and Michael B. Barry, followed by the concert The Birth of a Nation, as well a slideshow highlighting many of the events which have taken place throughout the Decade of Centenaries.

On the night, the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee will offer thanks to the many artists, performers, individuals and communities who have made the decade such a success in Kildare and provided a legacy of work for future generations. Please come and allow County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee to thank you as the curtain comes down on a remarkable programme of events and creativity, a programme of solemn reflection, commemoration, and celebration of this nation’s journey toward nationhood.

Running Order
7pm – Launch A Nation is Born: Ireland in Colour 1923-1938 (Foyer)
7:30pm – Birth of a Nation Concert (Auditorium)


Please note that this is a FREE EVENT  but tickets must be booked for the Concert.