Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Kilcullen Links & Listings

This is the Diary's evolving page of links to social, leisure, and business groups and entities in our area. Very much under construction but we will grow it rapidly. Email for listing.

Brannockstown A very pretty village to the east of Kilcullen with strong links to the La Touche family and a focus around the Baptist community. There's an annual Village Festival which touches on the artistic, musical and historic elements of the area.


Bridge Camphill 045 481597 A community based on close cooperation with the wider Kilcullen, very self sustaining and set in a farm and nature ambience, with their own produce sold in the Manna organic shop. A nature trail is in the process of completion.

Kilcullen Community Centre 087 9681040 A complex of mostly sports clubs, including a large high-quality main hall used for badminton and other events. Minority interests such as Weight Watchers also use the premises. There's an All Weather Pitch.

Kilcullen Community Playground A brand new and state of art Childrens Playground recently opened provides a safe and interesting area to keep toddlers entertained.

Library 045 482193 A small but well-stocked facility in one of Kilcullen's heritage buildings, the former Boys School. A computer linked to the internet is available.

The Parish Centre 045 480727 Developed in the former Girls School, this a busy facility with rooms for parish activities and events. It houses the Parish Office & Shop and is a first point of contact for local genealogical enquiries.

The Valley Park A linear riverside park developed by the community during the '70s offers a pleasant ambience and can be part of a walking circuit.

Town Hall Theatre

A Kilcullen Diary
Hitchhiker's Guide to Reality
Hot Cross Mum
Irish Car+Travel
Mariseo's House
Mariseo Musings

Abbey Memorials (Grave Stones, Inscriptions, Cleaning) 087 9887644
Albert Keenan (Digger Hire) 045 481692
Animals First (Veterinary Hospital 045 480478
Appleton Property Services (Estate Agents) 045 482759
Armelle's Kitchen (Baker & Confectioner) 045 480697
Berneys Chemists (Pharmacy) 045 481497
Berney Brothers (Saddlers & Equine accessories) 045 481228
Burkes Pharmacy 045 480450
Bradfix Ltd (carpentry contractors & building project managers) 045 480561
Brennans Hardware (Builders Suppliers) 045 481480
Cannycourt Sand & Gravel 087 2430052
Carry Out (Off Licence) 045 484837
Catherine Mulrennan (Flowers) 045 481092/086 3275688
Centra (Supermarket)
Classic Car Storage 045 481384
Collins Dental Surgery (Dentist Practice) 045 480816
Conor Williams Photography 086 8721707
Dave Clancy Floral Designs (Flowers, Cards, Presents) 045 484848
Dowling Property (Estate Agents) 045 482189
Dunlea's of Kilcullen (Motor Dealer & Service) 045 481299
Ellen's Hair Salon (Hairdresser) 045 481082
Emerald Bloodstock (Bloodstock Transport) 045 484880
Eurospar (Supermarket) 045 481214
Eye Candy (Beauty Salon) 045 480459
Fire Stop Enterprises (Fire Extinguishers sales and service) 045 481401
Fraser Filling Station (Petrol & Convenience Store) 045 440254
Frill (Ladies Boutique) 045 480444
Gerry's Cabs (Taxi) 045 482222
Ger's Fruit & Veg
Hair by Eilis (Hairdresser) 045 481871
Harristown House (Private Venue for Weddings etc) 045 483614
Headrush (Hairdresser) 045 481999
Healy Free-Fit Exhausts & Tyre Centre 045 875026
Hillcrest Cleaners
Home Instead Senior Care (045 484623
Jane Russell (Sausage Maker) 045 480100
Kenny's Kitchen (Event Catering) (087) 9944714
Kevin Noud Landscaping (Planting, Paving, Garden Shop) 087 6839232
Kilcullen Cabs (Taxi) 045 482222
Kilcullen Gates (Gates & Railings) 045 480554
King's Garden (Takeaway) 045 481018
Kitchen World 045 409020 (Local Directory) 045 832932
Liffey Barbers (Hair Salon) 085 7726713
Lift Boy Ireland (Gate Closing Systems) 045 481582
Lorcan McGeogh (Hackney)
MBB Fishing (Fishing holidays in Canada) 086 3518348
Nichola Kennedy FAOI (Optometrist) 045 484643
Nolans Butchers (Meat, Deli and Veg) 045 481229
Murphy Design & Build (Building Design, Planning & Management) 087 6857909
Murphy Surveys International (Consulting Surveyors) 045 484040
Naas Oil (Petrol Station & Home Heating Oil) 045 871771
O'Connell Insurances 045 481360
Pat Foley Photography 045 481635
Peacocke Shoe Repairs 045 481535
Perfect Images (Beauty Salon) 045 482250
PhysiotherapyWorks 045 853726
Purity Belle (Homemade candles) 0871248036
Reidy Stafford (Solicitors)
Shelly's Barber Shop (Hair Salon)
Siobhan Walsh (Counselling, Psychotherapy) 087 9214534
Steve's Daybreak (Supermarket)
The Cottonwood Tree (Haberdashery) 045 484478
The Garden Shop (Plants and Gardening Needs)
The Hair Emporium (Hairdresser) 045 484687
The Powder Room (Beauty Salon) 045 484596
The Trailer Clinic, Gilltown 045 481037
Whelan Byrne Associates (Publishing, Web & Media Design) 086 8267104/045 481090

An Tearman (Food) 045 481597 Located just south of the bridge, this is a unique and intriguing daytime only cafe and eatery operated by the Bridge Camphill Community. It is also a speciality bookshop and there is a selection of the community's crafts output available. Breakfast and lunch available.

Bardons Pub (Food) 045 482286 Owner operated traditional pub in a heritage building, offering a very high quality evening food menu Tuesday-Saturday. Self-catering accommodation attached.

Big Bites (Takeaway) 045 480435 Indian cuisine.

Cafe Coulan (Food) 045 482721 Situated right in the middle of the town's main shopping area, this is a small but pleasing cafe which offers all-day breakfasts cooked to order, and absolutely customisable to preference. Hot soups and lunches. Open on Sundays from 11 in summer. 

Fallons Cafe Bar & Restaurant (Food) 045 481063 Owner operated high quality eatery with a French theme. Lunches and dinners in the bar or separate restaurant. Functions catered for. An emphasis on locally-produced foods.

Five Star (Takeaway) Asian.
Fountain (Takeway) 045 481625 Fish and chips, pizzas, burgers and snacks.

Il Fico Piano Bar & Restaurant (Food) 045 482966 Sicilian cuisine in an upmarket ambience.

King's Garden (Takeaway) 045 481018 Chinese.
Macaris (Takeaway) 045 480537 Fish & chips, pizzas, burgers.
McTernan's Pub
O'Connell's Pub
The Stray Inn

Joeys Hideout Pub (Food) 045 482761 Centrally located pub with a wide selection of fresh-cooked food all day. Music most evenings.

The Priory Pub & Restaurant, Kilgowan (Food)  045 403355 Located a few kilometres south of Kilcullen on the old Castledermot Road, the Priory is a family-run business with a great reputation for its lunch and evening meals. Well worth a detour from the M9.

The Spout Bar 045 481289

Kilcullen Community Action Founded more than a decade ago to provide a focus for community and amenity development in the town. Its bedrock is the Tidy Towns effort, but KCA also supported and encouraged many of the recreational, social and environmental improvements which have taken place in the past decade.

KilcullenTown A group working towards building a Kilcullen 'portal' on the net to bring together the various strands of the community in an online way, using Twitter and Facebook as well as traditional websites.

Kilcullen Lions Club
Kilcullen Senior Citizens
Moanbane Park Residents Association

Dun Ailline A prehistoric gathering place related to Tara and similar. Excavations and surveys show it to have been a significant place in its time. A modern sculpture in Kilcullen itself commemorates Dun Ailinne.

Kilcullen Heritage Centre Built on the site of an original community hall built in the 1930s, the Centre has a wide-ranging collection of memorabilia and photographs which document many aspects of Kilcullen's history and families. It is part of the complex which includes the Town Hall Theatre.

New Abbey Graveyard A historic and beautifully maintained graveyard around the site of a former Abbey and what was at one time the church of Kilcullen Parish. The link here is to a project carried out in the oldest part of the graveyard by the Transition Year students of Cross & Passion College with Col Des Travers (Retd) and

Round Tower & Graveyard, Old Kilcullen The tower dates back to the 10th century and was built to provide refuge on the monastic settlement from Viking attacks. Damaged in the 1798 Rebellion, it is now only about half its original size. The original Kilcullen, into which seven roads are said to have led.

St Brigid's Well Built on the site of a spring in the Valley Park which traditionally was thought to be a holy well, it is a quiet oasis alcove which features a limestone sculpture by the late Fr Henry Flanagan OP.

The Spout Originally a short distance away, the cast-iron Spout is again connected to the spring from which it used to provide the water needs of much of the population of Kilcullen Bridge and the travellers who passed through it. It was lost when the Valley Park was built, and some years ago was found and restored in its present position by Jim Collins.

The Curragh Military Museum This museum in what is known locally as The Curragh Camp, now ’The Defence Forces Training Centre', details the history of the military base originally established by the British in the mid-1800s and handed over to the Irish State in 1922. Admission is free, and the Museum is open on Sundays through Thursdays. Phone +353 45 5342 for details.

Kilcullen Carers & Toddlers

Kilcullen Parish Youth Club

Kilcullen Scouts
No Name Club
Solas Youth Cafe

Brannockstown Village Festival A Festival which touches on the artistic, musical and historic elements of the area.

Kilcullen River Festival Organised for the end of August by a group of local businesspeople, it is a day of much fun, frolicking, music and food which attracts thousands of participants, many of whom are from outside Kilcullen.

Mac & Norman's Vintage Rally A celebration of tractors old and new, cars and motorcycles of yesteryear, and a variety of other vintage machinery. Run over the last decade by a dedicated group of local people in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Bank of Ireland 045 481217
Credit Union O45 481817
Post Office

An Tearman (WiFi Free)
Bardons (WiFi Eircom Hotspot)
Fallons Cafe Bar (WiFi Eircom Hotspot)
Library (PC Free)
O'Connells Bar (WiFi Free)
The Hideout (WiFi Free)

Drama Dynamics 087 6441504
Kilcullen Drama Group 045 481497
Kilcullen Set Dancers
Miles Music 086 2541022
Stage 2
Talented Kids Performing Arts School & Agency 045 485464
Town Hall Theatre 045 481613

Cllr Ivan Keatley
Cllr Martin Miley
Cllr Mark Wall
Deputy Martin Heydon Clinic in Bardons, third Monday of month 9-9.30pm.
Deputy Sean O Fearghaill
Deputy Jack Wall

Alone 01 6791032
Ambulance 045 866666
Berneys Chemist 045 481497
Bethany Bereavement Support 086 2668228
Childline 1800 666666
Citizens Advice Bureau 1890 777121
Fr Michael Murphy 045 481230
Garda Kilcullen 045 481212
HSE Health Centre
K-DOC 1890 599 362
Kilcullen Family Practice (Dr Kelly) 045 481818
Parish Centre 045 480727
Samaritans 1850 609090
The Medical Centre (Dr Dunne) 045 5481411
Vincent De Paul 087 1506099

Brannockstown Baptist Church
Kilcullen Parish Website
St John's Church of Ireland
St Patrick's Church of Ireland

Brannoxtown NS, Brannockstown
Scoil Bhride NS, Kilcullen
Cross & Passion College
Kildare Steiner School
St Joseph's NS, Halverstown

Kilcullen Bridge Club

Halverstown Cricket Club
Kilcullen AFC Soccer Club
Kilcullen Badminton Club
Kilcullen Bowls Club
Kilcullen Boxing Club
Kilcullen Canoe Club
Kilcullen GAA Club
Kilcullen Tennis Club

Kilcullen Trout & Salmon Anglers Association 086 0864415. Open season 1 March-30 September. Permits/day tickets from Fraser Oil, Main St; Steve's Daybreak, Convent View; or email

Old Kilcullen Coursing Club
St Bridget's Pitch & Putt Club