Special thanks to Maura McAuliffe for organising our monthly flat walks. We enjoyed our first walk on Friday, 5th April from Ardclough to Hazelhatch, returning by Lyons Estate for refreshments.
Next walk Friday 3rd May, Naas to Sallins (cafe in Sallins) and return, approx. 9km in total, on good surface.  Meet Naas Harbour at 11am (former location of Naas library). Try to travel with a friend/friends to assist parking in Naas. Maura recommends: Best parking in Naas is Hedermans car park, €3 for the day. Parking near the harbour/on Main Street is 2 hours max. Otherwise multistory car park at €4:50 per day. Walk will take longer than 2 hours. Wear good, comfortable walking shoes. See you there for exercise and chat. Ella Fitzpatrick will lead this walk. 087 6984593 Please text her also for this walk if you are attending (numbers for the cafe) as Maura will be away.
Maura is setting up a WhatsApp group for the walkers.  Please forward your name and number to her if you wish to join this group  087-2389290
“KART” A reminder to forward your name to Ted Rooney 086-1545031 if you are interested in the Golf events. Thank you, Ted, for organising a great day in Athy Golf Club recently Monday 15th April. Further outings are planned for Naas etc. The RTAI Golf Classic takes place Monday 17th June in Mullingar Golf Club. We can enter two teams from our branch
Dancing continues with Brian Keyes every second Wednesday in The Town House, Naas, starting with tea/ chat at 10.00.


Kildare Branch RTAI next meeting Tuesday 18th June 2024 in Killashee Hotel, Naas. John O’Brien, General Secretary, to attend. More details nearer the date


Cill Dara Historical Society

Dr. David Caron, Editor of the Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass
on Wednesday 1 May
From Kildare Town Footprints Facebook page
Kildare Education Centre
County Kildare’s Stained Glass Heritage
The images below are from the Harry Clarke Stduios and are in Carnalway Church – provided by Dr. Caron who has been doing some extra local research ahead of his talk so we are eargerly looking forward to this talk.
Míle buíochas Mary for keeping me up to date with local events – Kildare Town Footprints is a great Facebook page to follow for what’s happening her in Kildare.


We’re making great efforts to organise some events for Kildare RTAI – Suggestions, help and support much appreciated.

Please pass the word around to sign up for blog or to contact Secretary Anne Rogan for text updates 0834298713


I’m delighted to hear that the short walks have restarted. Today (5th April) was first one –  from Ardclough (meeting at 11 oclock), along the canal to Hazelhatch, returning by Lyons Estate for coffee, about 9km.

Special thanks to Maura McAuliff for organising the walks – put the first Friday each month into your “WALKING DIARY” – venues will be notified closer to time. Hopefully we might get some pics – until then all I can offer is me completing the Camino – two beautiful sunny days then three of driving rain and sleet … but I made it!


Breda Fay on the Camino de Compostela


Forward your name and mobile number to Ted Roony 086 1545031 if you are interested in Golf outings planned for Athy, Naas and Mullingar – dates and details will be arranged later.

Mullingar 17th June Inter Branch Golf – we can enter 2 teams – Ted will have details in April.


Our summer together is in Killashee on Tuesday 18th June. General Secretary, John O’Brien will attend.


Dancing resumes after Easter Break on Wednesday 10th April and continues every second Wednesday in The Town House Naas. Cuppa to start us off at 10.00, followed by dancing, then lunch. All welcome!