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Kildare > Newsletters > Issue 11 - August 2001

Issue 11 - August 2001

K i l d a r e . i e NEWSLETTER
Issue: 11
Subject: Kildare Community Network update 11
Date: 17/08/2001

Greetings from Kildare.

The website continues to grow, both in terms of visitors and page requests, and new content additions. This newsletter highlights some of the new additions to the site over the past number of months.

Should you wish to have a Kildare related site hosted on our network, just email us at
If you wish to be linked from our site in the Best of Irish Section, you can send your suggestion
Should you have a suggestion for our Kildare Links section, email us at

Ask your friends to subscribe by submitting their email address in the box provided on our front page. Enjoy!

Community and Voluntary Forum

The County Kildare Community and Voluntary Forum has been established to give individuals, clubs, associations, and neighbourhoods a voice in the future of the county.

The County Kildare Community and Voluntary Forum is a new way for individuals, as a member of a group, to have an input into plans to develop the county in the future.

Through the forum you can have a real say in the issues that matter most to you.

This website will contain information on the activities of the Forum and it includes a
newsletter, relevant reports, and details of the executive committee.

You contact the forum by email at

Report on Recent Conference:
'Towards A Co-ordinated Response To Asylum Seekers / Refugees Needs In Co. Kildare, Ireland' - Challenges and Responses

This conference took place in the Keadeen Hotel in May of this year. This site gives a detailed overview of the conference conclusions incuding a synopsis of the presentations of the main speakers -

John Mc Dermot - Refugee Information Service - Who Is A Refugee

Brendon Moran - South Western Area Health Board - Response of Health Services to needs of Asylum Seekers and Refugees

John Conlan - Kildare Community Services - Local Agencies involved on a local basis

Mags Nash & Thompson A. Streets - CANDO, Carlow - Carlow Context

Mahammed Haji - Arasi-Association Asylum seekers & Refugees in Ireland - Aims and Activities of ARASI and comments from Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Send your comments about the conference report to

Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups was formed in order to optimise the resources of local groups and foster communications, exchange ideas, and generally raise the awareness of local history groups within the county as well as improve accessibility and representation on relevant county committees and associations.

This website gives the Federation a mechanism for publishing information about the organisation and gaining feedback on its activities. It contains information and contact details for groups in the following areas -

Athy · Clane · Curragh · Donadea · Kilcock · Kilcullen · Kildare · Maynooth ·
Naas · Newbridge · Timahoe

Check out this website for more information on the federation.

Kildare Net News

Our local news service continues to grow. It is updated on a daily basis.
It covers many issues relating to kildare and is worth checking out regularly to find out
what's happening around the county.

Send your comments to the KNN Team at

Community Network Statistics

The Kildare Community Network recent statistics are its best yet, with July 2001 being its
busiest month to date.

July 2001
Page Requests: 220,318
Visits: 58,996

Jan - Jun 2001
Page Requests: 1,066,828
Visits: 314,447

The team at wish to thank you for your continued support and visits to the site.

Kildare County Council Website

Recent Additions include:
Kildare County Council Housing Strategy and Report on Public Consultation
Estimate of Expenses 2001
'The Acorn' Kildare County Council and Environment Newsletter
M4 Kinnegad-Enfield-Kilcock Motorway Scheme 2001

Besides these new additions, the site contains lots of other useful information about the council activities including Press Releases, Council Meetings, Recruitment, Publications, Forms, and Freedom of Information

Feel free to contact the web team at with any suggestions or comments.

N9 - N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Road Scheme


As part of the National Development Plan there was a proposal to construct a road, to dual carriageway / motorway standard, linking Dublin to Waterford. A subsequent study,
undertaken by the National Roads Authority, concluded that this new link would be constructed along the Central Corridor serving counties Kildare, Carlow, Laois, Kilkenny and adjacent counties.

This site will chart the progress of the project throughout its development.

The first public consultation stage has been completed. Information on Public Consultation No. 2 is now online. The Constraints Report is also now online.

Visit this site for more information on the project.

Scoil Eimhín Naofa

Scoil Eimhín Naofa is a Primary School under the trusteeship of the Mercy Sisters.
There are 282 pupils enrolled in this current year. Girls attend from Junior Infants
to Sixth Class and boys attend from Junior Infants to First Class. There are
13 Teachers which includes 1 Learning Support Teacher

Visit their new site to find out more about the school and its activities.

As always, we are happy to receive comments and suggestions for inclusion of information in both this Newsletter and in the pages of the Co. Kildare Community Network.

Archived versions (text files) of the Newsletter are available online at:

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