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Kildare > Newsletters > Issue 9 - October 2000

Issue 9- October 2000

K i l d a r e . i e NEWSLETTER
Issue 9
Subject: Kildare Community Network update 9
Date: 23/10/2000

Greetings from Kildare.

Already the evenings are shortening and we are only 63 days from Christmas. The website has lots of new additions, with more to be added over the coming months.

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

The Network reached 2000 visits one day last month. Our audience is still growing at an increased rate. This e-mail newsletter will keep you informed of developments on the County Kildare Community Network.

Ask your friends to subscribe. Enjoy!

Naas UDC

The Kildare Community Network in conjunction with Naas Urban District Council has developed a comprehensive website outlining their activities and allowing individuals to contact the UDC directly.

Naas UDC online is updated weekly with information on monthly meetings, planning lists, press releases and publications. The site also includes application forms, UDC member details, contact numbers and information relating to planning, environment, housing, roads and water & sewerage.

Naas UDC can be contacted directly by email at

Kildare & Offaly Waterways

Check out this beautiful site for more information on the Grand Canal and Barrow Line. The objectives of this organisation include increasing awareness of the Grand Canal and the Barrow Line as public amenities, and promoting the concept of regeneration of the canal corridor. The site includes a tour of the Grand Canal in Offaly and Kildare.

If you would like further information or wish to discuss projects in your area, get in touch.

Naas Parish

Naas is a fast expanding town, and it can be difficult for newcomers to make new friends, to establish themselves and integrate into the community. Via this Website Naas Parish aims to let visitors know what's available in their Parish and offers you an opportunity to join in activities which will enable you to settle in.

If you would like your group or club to be included on this site, let them know by emailing

Community Network Statistics

Ranking high on the lists of all major search engines when looking for 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.

Page Requests: Monthly - 128,000, Average Daily - 4,300
Visits: Monthly - 41,000, Average Daily - 1,400

Kildare County Council Website

Internet Award Shortlisting
Kildare County Council's website was shortlisted for a Web Ireland Internet Award as Best Public Sector Website (see

The shortlist included ScoilNet ( and Enterprise Ireland's Ecommerce Initiative Open Up ( ScoilNet went on to win the award, but the Kildare County Council's website is now recognised as one of the best local authority sites in the country.

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

New Design
The Council's website has a new look and navigation system. The site was developed and designed in-house and is the most comprehensive site on the Community Network. Any feedback is appreciated.

Aontas Ógra Online

The longest running youth club in Ireland has moved its website to Information on the site includes Members Stuff, a Photo Gallery, A History of Aontas Ógra, and contact details. For more information on their activities, get in touch.

Herbert Lodge Heritage Centre

Herbert Lodge Arts Centre, situated on the Curragh Plains, was opened in September 1991. It promotes the cultural ethos of the area (The Curragh and the County of Kildare) and a love of music.

It has already become a centre for development of culture within its own catchment area. It introduces pupils to music through a variety of disciplines, orchestral music, choral music, theory, musicianship and instrumental music.

It's a focal point for creative activity.
Visit their site for more information.

Kildare County Developmemt Board

The CDBs, local government, local development, social partners (including the community/voluntary sector) and the relevant State agencies active at local level will work together for the area's economic, social and cultural development and success.

The Kildare County Development Board held its first meeting on the 28th March 2000. Their first major task is to create the Strategy for Economic, Social and Cultural Development for the county. The strategy will have a 10 year vision but will be broken into manageable 3 - 5 year targets.

Pay them a visit and email them your views on the initiative.


The aim of the KidZONE website is to provide information on local amenities and activities of interest to parents and pre-teenage children.

The KidZONE website will also contain features for parents and competitions for children. Kidzone will contain an events diary and links to other useful websites.

Send details about events, club or organisation in County Kildare to

Millicent Church

The beautiful church of St Michael & All Angels stands in the townland of Millicent, about a mile outside the village of Clane. And this wonderful website captures the church in all of its wondrous beauty.

The site includes the historical background to the church itself, The Lytch Gate, The Clock, The Rectory, a monthly diary, information about the parish, and gallery of images. Visit them at the address above.

Schools Online
Scoil Eoin, CBS, Athy -
Scoil Mhuire, Rathstewart, Athy -

Some schools that have recently moved their sites to our Network.

An Education portal is currently being put together to help meet the educational needs of organisations and individuals in Kildare focusing on local initiatives. If you have any ideas on what would be useful to include about Education in Kildare, just email us at

Naas Youth Parliament

They are a non-profit, non-partisan organisation aimed at targeting the needs of the Youth in Naas. Any issues young people feel strong about or any ideas they may have can be voiced through the parliament.

The parliaments is allowed pass legislation that is applicable to the youth thus giving them an interest in politics and a means by which they can have their say in issues that effect them.

360 Degree Photographs of Kildare

A unique look at some of Kildare's splendid locations including Kildare Cathedral, Naas Town Centre, and Robertstown Village. Over the coming months more locations will be added and if you have an idea for a location, let us know.

Interesting Kildare Links

These Kildare related sites have been launched in the last few months.

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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