Tag Archives: Kildare

This morning.

Spotted on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Ciara tweetz:

New occupation on Pearse Street appears to have gone up last night #TakeBacktheCity #occupypearsestreet



This afternoon.

In Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Via Thomas Strong


St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge

RTE reports:

Kildare-Mayo set for Newbridge at 7pm on Saturday, RTÉ understands.

Kildare and the GAA have been locked in a stand-off since Monday afternoon when the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) scheduled their round-three qualifier tie with Mayo as part of a double-header with Cavan and Tyrone at Headquarters [Croke Park].

Kildare insisted that the home advantage the draw provided them had been taken away without their consent and Lilywhites [Kildare] boss Cian O’Neill told RTÉ Sport Monday night that his players would not be anywhere but Newbridge on Saturday night.

For their part, the GAA had maintained that St Conleth’s Park [in Newbridge] would not be the venue as it holds only 8,500 and they are anticipating a crowd of 18,000 to 20,000.



Kildare-Mayo set for Newbridge at 7pm on Saturday (RTE)

Related: ‘We’ll be in St Conleth’s Park’: Kildare adamant it’s Newbridge or nowhere for Mayo qualifier (Irish Examiner)


This afternoon.

Newbridge, County Kildare.

Members of the Irish Army Cadet help out a motorist while public has been warned to say indoors from 4pm today until 12 noon tomorrow as Storm Emma meets the so-called ‘Beast from the East’.

The National Emergency Coordination Group said its decision was made because of the “serious and life-threatening conditions” which may be posed by the extreme weather.

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews



The section of the new Royal Canal Greenway from Maynooth to Kilcock in County Kildare is now open for public use.

Eventually it is expected the Greenway will run from Dublin to Galway.

Transport minister Shane Ross said:

“This provides a timely opportunity for people to walk or cycle off any excess calories incurred during the festive season.”


From top Gerry Robinson and Jean Wilson and her son Bobby; Irene Crolly and Darina Clavin.

Kildare section of Royal Canal greenway open (Paula Campbell, Leinster Leader)

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews



At Millerstown, Kilcock, on the border of counties Kildare and Meath.

Ken writes:

“We told them it was on a floodplain but they ignored us. We pointed out that the site was listed as such on the Government website floodmaps.ie and they said sure we’ll make them put in a tank.

“Meath County Council have a lot of questions to answer. €500,000 for a five-bed and situated near two rivers and a canal. Free swimming pool on rainy days.”


Yesterday: Soft Day

This afternoon.

Frilly Keane writes:

Staying outside the lines is how it’s done here in Naas [County Kildare]


This afternoon

Willie The Kid writes:

This is how we do it in Ennis [County Clare]….

Spotted in Kilcock, Co. Kildare.

Niall writes:

“Not sure whether they are warning the otters or the motorists…”

Earlier: Signs You May Not Have Seen Before

Have you taken a picture of a sign that you believe people may not have seen before? Why not send it to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marking your entry ‘Signs You May Not Have Seen Before’


From top: Newbridge train station; the Short Hop Zone

When is a commuter town not a commuter town?

When the Dart says so.

Patricia Callinan writes:

The Labour Party in Kildare is running a petition seeking fair train fares for Newbridge commuters.

It currently costs €3.56 to travel from Heuston to Sallins.

It costs almost 4 times more (€15.05) to go the final 7 minutes to Newbridge – a very expensive 7 minutes of travel.

The reason: Newbridge is not in the official ‘Short Hop Zone’ (the Dublin area rail network) despite clearly being a commuter town in the Dublin area


Sign petition here

Pic: Leinster Leader/ Irish Rail


My Tribe Your TribeGarden Song

What you may need to know…

01. Kildare alt-rockers My Tribe Your Tribe have just released new single Garden Song this past week, ahead of an upcoming 4-track EP this May.

02. The trio had a busy 2015, with festival appearances all over the country, including Other Voices, Electric Picnic’s Body & Soul stage, Hard Working Class Heroes, and others.

03. Garden Song is a move into more indie/alt-inflected territory, following a 2015 of synth-informed singles. It’s also a tad bit more of a mover than big, sweeping pop tunes like Ghost With You.

04. They’re playing the Sin É in Dubland tomorrow night in a free show, ahead of a run of single-launch shows around the country: Thursday March 3 at Monroe’s in Galway; Saturday March 12 at the Village Pump in Rathangan, Co. Kildare; and Sunday, March 13 at the Crane Lane Theatre in Cork.

Verdict:  Slowly demonstrating an ever-increasing range of influences and reference points, My Tribe Your Tribe are ones to watch for fans of the greater indie-&-alternative oeuvre.

My Tribe Your Tribe


The Milfield Manor estate, Newbridge , Co Kildare.

Emergency services fight a fire in Millfield Manor in Newbridge in County Kildare which engulfed a number of houses this afternoon. A 39-year-old man has been detained at Newbridge Garda Station

Man arrested after six houses damaged in Newbridge fire (RTÉ)

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)