Issue 9- October 2000
K i l d a r e . i e NEWSLETTER
Subject: Kildare Community Network update 9
Greetings from Kildare.
Already the evenings are shortening and we are only 63 days
from Christmas. The kildare.ie 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to be linked from our site in our Best of Irish Section, you
can send your suggestion to email@example.com
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com
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
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 www.internetawards.ie)
The shortlist included ScoilNet (www.scoilnet.ie)
and Enterprise Ireland's Ecommerce Initiative Open Up (www.openup.ie).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with any suggestions or comments.
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 kildare.ie.
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
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
Send details about events, club or organisation in County Kildare to email@example.com
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.
Scoil Eoin, CBS, Athy - http://www.kildare.ie/scoileoin/
Scoil Mhuire, Rathstewart, Athy - http://www.kildare.ie/scoilmhuire/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.kildare.ie/tourism/tour/360degree.htm
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.
Archived versions (text files) of the kildare.ie Newsletter are available
online at: www.kildare.ie/newsletter
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