What is Happening?
Lots happening over the June Bank Hoilday Weekend and some continuing trhought the month. If you have an event or know of something happening in the Kildare area get in touch and we can add it to our list of happenings! 🙂
Kildare Town - Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run
The Gordon Bennett annual classic car run is back in Kildare town on Sunday 5th between 2.30pm- 4.00pm an array of Gordon Bennett Classic cars will make a ‘stopover’ on the square for about a 90min.
It takes you on an historic journey across spectacular Irish countryside.
Why not join us in the beautiful Irish Midlands to help commemorate "The Race that Saved Motor Sport", it is a free event enjoyed by all who attend , suitable for all ages.
Newbridge - June Fest Newbridge
Some of the upcoming highlights from this year’s June Fest which will take place in Newbridge from June 1st to June 30th 2022.
PopUpArt Newbridge at The Riverbank Art Centre
As a result of the success of Popup Art Newbridge, its four successful art exhibitions in 2021 and the establishment of its Virtual Gallery www.popupartnewbridge.com PopUpArt Newbidge are delighted to advise that they will be popping up all over Newbridge during the month of June coinciding with the June Fest .
We are delighted to be invited back to the Riverbank where a collaboration of 20 Local Kildare Artists, of all genres, will showcase their work from June 2nd – 25th inclusive.
Monster Family Fun Day
It’s back! Join us in St. Conleth’s GAA car park for a jampacked day of games, stalls, fun fair festivities & more. Led by local volunteer groups & charities, this is your chance to give back while having a blast!
We will also be joined by CelticCon Comic Convention who will be running events in Newbridge Town Hall. Come check out the comic village, artist alley, geek market, cosplayers & so much more!
Bark in The Park (KWWSPCA)
KWWSPCA will hold a ‘Bark in the Park’ with lots of fun filled activities, sponsored walk and great entertainment for dogs and their families in the Liffey Linear Park.
This is going to be a brilliant event for dog owners, dog lovers and for anyone looking for a fun day out. We will be holding all sorts of activities throughout the day with competitions, simple dog trials, raffles and general fun for all the dogs.
The Linear Park is a perfect place to bring your picnic and enjoy the festivities in the summer sunshine.
Date And Time
05-06-2022 @ 11:00 AM to
05-06-2022 @ 04:00 PM
Bands on the Bank
Shake off the cobwebs with Vagabonds and Thieves for this fabulous afternoon of music down by the banks of the Liffey, The lads from Vagabonds and Thieves will be joined by the cream of talent from around the locality which promises to be one of the events to remember.
Special guests to be announced closer to the date.
Bring a picnic, the family and or your besties, and enjoy a delicious summer afternoon in our gorgeous park. Location The Watering Gates, Liffey Linear Park .
Date And Time
Sunday 05-06-2022 @ 03:00 PM to
Sunday 05-06-2022 @ 05:30 PM
Kildare - The 6th Irish Military Seminar
6th Irish Military Seminar
4-11 June 2022
The Irish Military Seminar returns with an exciting full programme of lectures this year in venues across the county, including Castletown House, Celbridge, Naas and Newbridge Libraries and Newbridge Town Hall, featuring renowned historians and authors, including Stella Tillyard (Aristocrats and Citizen Lord) and Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, our keynote speaker who will give a talk based on his most recent book, Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War.
"It is not the duty of the historian to lecture the people of the past... on how they should have done better. The quest should be to understand and contextualise their positions, the lights that guided them and to humanise their dilemmas and the deadly consequences of their decisions."
Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter
Castletown House - Talk ' The World Turned Upside Down'
Join us on Saturday, 4 June at 15.00 in the Long Gallery, one of the most celebrated rooms in Castletown House, for Stella Tillyard's talk on 'The World Turned Upside Down: Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the British Army, and the battle for Irish Freedom'. Bring a picnic and take some time to enjoy the grounds of Castletown. Book at www.castletown.ie, cost €10.00.
Newbridge Community Library - Talk with James Durney
Local History Series Adolf Hitler: My part in his downfall. Mickser Mahon with James Durney
Local History Series
Adolf Hitler: My part in his downfall. Mickser Mahon with James Durney
In 1941 Mickser Mahon and his boyhood friend, Jackie Sheridan, left Naas and joined the British Army in Belfast. Months later they found themselves in North Africa at the decisive Battle of El Alamein. Next up was the campaign in Italy and the horrendous Battle of Monte Cassino. When Germany finally surrendered Mickser was detailed to forcibly send back ethnic Russians who had fought for the Wehrmacht.