URGENT MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY MARY: “It has come to my attention that some members did not receive the text about the Xmas meeting My sincere apologies for this I can assure you all that they WERE sent however our phone wasn’t working properly.
So we have acquired a new phone with the same number 083 4298713

Meeting is in Killashee Hotel Naas on Wed 6th Dec
Tea and coffee 10.30am
Meeting 11.00am
Lunch 12.30 pm
Cost of lunch €20
Please text by 6pm tomorrow Sunday 3rd if you intend staying for lunch
Many Thanks
Mary Kennedy

PS from Breda Fay: guess where I am?? Hope I’m not snowed in 



We are aware of a scam text message purporting to come from GOV.IE requesting that customers enrol to receive their electricity credit. Please be aware that this is a fraudulent message looking for customers to give their information so that it can be used by fraudsters to access bank or credit card accounts. Please do not respond or click on any links in this message or any other messages you may receive without checking its authenticity. Thanks.

Pole walking or Activator Pole Programme

This has nothing to do with travelling to Arctic or Antarctic Polar regions. Nor has it anything to do with Pole Dancing.  But it is tremendous fun. Funded by Kildare Sports Partnership, there are groups “Pole walking” all round the county.

Today I attended the Naas Group for the first time. They meet every Thursday in Sports Centre, Caragh Road: 10am for experienced walkers and 11am for beginners and improvers.

Here’s the official blurb: Activator walking explores how activator poles can promote aerobics fitness, mobility, strength, and balance for people with different abilities and fitness levels. The poles are suited for all levels and abilities.

Activator pole sessions are held regularly around County Kildare to provide opportunities to get active regardless of age or abilities.

Activator pole walking can improve or help maintain your aerobic fitness, mobility, strength and balance. It is also a great opportunity to maintain good mental health & socialise with your peers.

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 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.