8 - May 2000
K i l d a r e . i e NEWSLETTER
Subject: Kildare Community Network update 8
Greetings from Kildare.
The warm weather and the scent of holidays are in the air. This is the
time of year when we all head for the beaches of Ireland and even though
Kildare has no beaches there is lots of surfing to do.
Our foreign subscribers can join us too on our cybertrips
as we surf right to the heart of Kildare and its diverse range of websites.
Access to The Net in Kildare is expanding at top speed. More and more
organisations and individuals are using the net and publishing to the
We at the Kildare Community Network aim to include and highlight as many
of these sites as possible. Send us yours!
This e-mail newsletter is to inform you of developments on the County
Kildare Community Network.
Kildare Tourist Guide
The Kildare Community Network has developed the most comprehensive and
dynamic tourist guide and listings for the county of Kildare - www.kildare.ie/tourism.
The site contains detailed information on tourism in Kildare and it is
subdivided into the following 10 main sections: About Kildare, Heritage,
How To Get Here, Food & Drink, Accommodation, Events, Attractions, Useful
Information, Things To Do, Towns & Villages.
The Kildare Tourist Guide provides potential visitors to Kildare and Ireland
with detailed information on where to stay, what to do, where to eat,
and much more besides.
The Kildare Tourist Guide is updated many times each week, and it is the
natural gateway into County Kildare on the web. The site was designed
and developed by the staff of the Kildare Community Network with assistance
from KELT and Kildare Fáilte.
Ranking high on the lists of all major search engines when looking for
tourist information on the county, The Kildare Community Network is winning
new visitors daily.
Each month tens of thousands of pages are requested and visitors return
again and again to find out more about County Kildare.
Monthly - 125,000
Average Daily - 4,100
Monthly - 42,000
Average Daily - 1,450
Kildare County Council Website
Kildare County Council's website has been active for approximately a year
and a half now. Information on the site is constantly improving. Information
- Weekly press releases
- Current job vacancies
- including adverts, conditions, and application forms.
- Councillors Section
- Personal page for each councillor
- Application forms section
- Contact Numbers
- Publications Sections which includes documents such as Traveller Accommodation
Programme & Environment Impact Assessment-Heath Mayfield Motorway
- Services -this includes a wide range of information on the various services
of the Council
The Council's website is one of the most accessed sites on kildare.ie.
Monthly Page Requests: 19,070
Monthly Visits: 4,500
The Council's website is currently being re-designed, using as much database
driven information as possible. In view of this re-design it is hoped
to provide an even better service to the public via the internet.
Starfish Swimming Club & North Star Club.
Swimming therapy for people with disabilities.
The aims of the Starfish Club include teaching water-happiness, pool-safety
and swimming to all people with a disability, emphasizing ability and
mutual encouragement, allowing swimmers and helpers to grow in knowledge
and skill, and building a club with a unity of purpose, good company and
The Club also gives people with a disability the opportunity to take part
in an activity in water, and link up with and help other similar clubs
and form new clubs wherever there is a need.
All work is voluntary and people do what they can. Whatever they can give/do
is appreciated and there is no pressure to do more. The club is for all
ages and for most types of disability.
Water only reacts to two factors: density and shape. Because it is so
much denser than air, it helps to ease pain, is a gentle and effective
medium for physical exercise and by slowing up the normal rhythms of movement
in air, it can help ease stress.
Check out this beautiful site for more information.
Leixlip Virtual Town & Leixlip Town Commission http://kildare.ie/Leixlip/
The Leixlip Town Commissioners launched their website in April. Leixlip
Town Commission is Ireland's youngest local authority (founded in 1988)
and Leixlip is one of the fastest growing towns in Ireland. It is the
home of Guinness, Intel, Hewlett Packard, salmon fishing, only 17 kms
from Dublin on the main route to the west of Ireland. To find out more
about this town and its activities (including the Leixlip Festival 1 -
5th June) pay them a visit.
Kildare Archaeological Society
The Kildare Community Network has designed and hosts the web site of Kildare's
Archaeological Society, which was founded in 1891and whose stated aim
is "the promotion of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and objects
of interest in the county and surrounding districts."
The site includes information on the Society's Journals, a programme of
events, the Council and its Officers and how to join. Well worth a visit
for those interested in the protection and preservation of County Kildare's
rich archaeological heritage.
Yet another town is now online in Kildare. Monasterevin has its own website
on the Kildare Community Network. The site is designed and maintained
by the people on the Monasterevin Newsletter Project. The Project is co-sponsored
by the Community Council and FAS.
Local groups, Clubs, Societies, Businesses, Schools etc. are encouraged
to get in touch and become part of Monasterevin On Line. People both at
home and abroad can now keep in touch with life in Monasterevin. Photographs
will become a feature of the site as it grows.
Check it out now and be sure to get in touch with them if you have links
with the town of Monasterevin.
- Kildare Links http://www.kildare.ie/BestofIrish/
- Best of Irish
As your gateway to Kildare, a new links section for Kildare websites has
recently been added. This contains links in the following categories:
Arts & Entertainment, Business, Community, Education, Heritage, Services,
Sports, and Tourism. If you wish to have your site or any site that relates
to Kildare added, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Best of Irish section contains links to some of the best websites
in Ireland. And don't forget you can search the web from the kildare.ie
front page using Webcrawler, Excite, Lycos, Yahoo, Alta Vista and Magellan
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.
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