April Events at Maynooth Library

Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Language Conversation Group

Tuesdays 11.00am – 12.00pm

This is an informal group for adults who would like to meet on a weekly

basis to use and practise their conversational Irish.

No booking required. All welcome.


Maynooth Creative Writing Group

Tuesday 5th & 19th April 6.15pm

A monthly meeting for writers in the Maynooth area. Beginner writers always welcome. No booking required.


Maynooth Women’s Group

Saturday 9th & 23rd April 11.00am

New members welcome.

Contact the library for further details.


Maynooth Knitting Circle

Thursday 7th April, 11.00am – 12 noon

A monthly meeting for anyone interested in knitting. Share tips and secrets of the craft in a relaxed and friendly environment. All welcome.


English Conversation Exchange

Saturday 2nd & 16th April, 11.00am – 12 noon

Practice your English in a relaxed and friendly environment. Aimed at non-native speakers. Adults only.


“A New Beginning” in the Garden (Gardening Talk with Paul Dowling, Larine Garden Centre)

Wednesday 13th April, 11.30am-12.30pm

All welcome to come along for gardening tips and advice from an expert.


Parenting Talk: ‘Parenting When Seperated’ Presented by Martina Newe from HelpMe2Parent

Wednesday, 13th April 7pm

Parenting is a tough job for parents but even tougher when you find yourself separated or divorced and trying to handle everyday parenting challenges effectively. Whether a couple split amicably or acrimoniously, they are still parents to their children and must get on with their responsibility of co-parenting in a way that helps children to cope with the new family structure and also protects them as much as possible from stress. Martina will talk about:

Recognising the issues that children experience

Protecting your child and allowing them to recognise emotions and feelings

Allowing your child to love and know both parents without feeling that they are taking sides

The importance of parental communication and what should be shared between parents

Commitment letters – some suggestion for parents.

To book your place, please contact Maynooth Community Library.


Meditation for Stress Relief Workshop (with Chris McMahon, The Treatment Room)

Thursday 21st April, 11.00am – 12noon

A workshop on various techniques that can be used to alleviate stress and anxiety. Booking essential.



Age Friendly Festival: ‘Dance Hall Days’ (with Pat Lonergan)

Friday 22nd April, 11am

Come for a stroll down memory lane, to the days of dance hall queues and Hucklebuck shoes, with a particular look at some Co. Kildare connections, in the company of Pat Lonergan, who was there and remembers it. All welcome.


World Book Day Lecture: ‘The Greatness of John McGahern’ (with Professor Frank Shovlin, University of Liverpool)

Saturday 23rd April, 2.30pm

Ten years on from his death, where stands John McGahern’s reputation in an Irish and in a wider, international context? This talk will argue that McGahern is, after Joyce, the greatest writer of prose fiction that Ireland has produced, that his novels and short stories have entered the canon of classic literature and will remain there for generations to come. Drawing from research into his archive at the National University of Ireland, Galway and into a selection of his unpublished letters, Prof Shovlin will seek to remember and reinvigorate the reputation of this beloved Irish literary great.

Professor Frank Shovlin is Head of Department at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. He is the author of The Irish Literary Periodical 1923-1958 and Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival. His study of John McGahern, Touchstones: John McGahern’s Classical Style will be published by Liverpool Universityy Press this autumn and he is editor of the Letters of John McGahern to be published by Faber and Faber. All welcome.


Digital Photography Club

Saturday 23rd April, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

A monthly meeting for digital photography enthusiasts. Share skills, tips, and experiences in a friendly environment. Novices and experts equally welcome. Please contact Maynooth Community Library to book your place.


Be Active: Mindful Walking with Hugh O’Donovan

Tuesday 26th April, 8pm

Mindful Walking is about slowing down to bring a deliberate, non-judgemental, curious focus of attention to the present moment in movement. Bringing together the concept of mindfulness along with the three paths of change for a better life – talking, meditation and movement – Mindful Walking shows us how we can better manage the internal and external distractions that clog our path to mental happiness, while also improving our physical well-being. Mindful Walking brings physical and emotional fitness together. With simple exercises on how to incorporate mindful walking into our everyday lives: from walking up the stairs to walking in the park or climbing a mountain, Mindful Walking is for everyone – seasoned walkers, city amblers or people learning to walk again after illness. There are only two rules to Mindful Walking. SHOW UP and SLOW DOWN. All welcome.


Keep Learning: Food for the Mind with Rina Whyte

Tuesday 28th April, 11am

A nutritional talk and practical smoothie demonstration by Nutritionist Rina Whyte. This talk and smoothie demo will focus on foods and nutritional information that have been proven to aid brain function and mental health.

We’ll look at the most recent information about food and mental health and you will leave with simple nutritional tips and smoothie recipes to boost and nourish you and your family’s mood, memory, concentration and mental health. All welcome.


Reel Good Film Club

Thursday 14th April, 6.45pm

We are currently discussing Brighton Rock directed by Rowan Joffe. If you would like to join please contact (01) 6285530 or emailmaynoothlib@kildarecoco.ie

Christmas Mass Times – Maynooth

12510119_s-200x300Christmas Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Main Street at the following times:

Christmas Eve:

5pm – Family Mass

7pm – Folk Group

9pm – Parish Choir (With Christmas Carols)

Christmas Day:

Masses at:

8.45am – Family Mass with Nativity Play

11.30am – Parish Choir

1pm Christmas Carols


Ladychapel Church:

Christmas Eve: 7.30pm

Christmas Day: 10am

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Manufacturing Technician Maintenance Skills course

This course is a Manufacturing Technician Maintenance Skills course, created by FIT with the support of Intel Ireland. The course will be run through the KWETB in Celbridge, due to start soon.

An information session will be held in the Lucan Spa Hotel on the 13th of November at 10.00 AM. We would like to invite people along to get more information about the course. We are also trying to encourage women toward this course to promote diversity in the workforce.

More Information: Click Here





DBWe’ve been asked to inform the people of Celbridge, Maynooth and the surrounding area that there will be an additional 67 Dublin Bus service from Celbridge to Maynooth at 8.15am Monday to Friday. Local Councillor Frank O’Rourke received numerous requests from the public to help improve this service. This will assist the commuters (including those going to Maynooth University) who use Dublin Bus each morning and have found it very difficult in recent days and weeks due to the large numbers using this service. This will give all commuters that need to use this service at this time each day certainty and comfort for their journey.

Frank is also working on increasing the service on the 67x route and we’ll keep you updated when we hear more…

You can read more on: Frank O’Rourke’s Website or Facebook

Community Healthcare Course QQI/Fetac Level 5 – Now Booking!

Older PersonFull time QQI/FETAC level 5 Major Award in Community Healthcare.
Start date: 30th November 2015.
Location: Celbridge Community Training, The Mill Community Centre, Celbridge.

Are you looking to gain qualifications to go into a caring role? Or are you looking to pursue further education opportunities? If you have said yes to either of these questions this course could be for you!

This course has been designed to provide students with an introduction to the area of Social Care which will enable them to achieve both the applied and academic skills required for further study and future employment.

Subjects Include: Human Growth & Development, Work Experience, Communications, Care Support, Understanding Special Needs, Care of the older person, Social Studies, and Personal Effectiveness.

For additional information regarding modules please see our new Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Celbridge-Community-Training-939596539433032/timeline/

Please note: All learners wishing to complete the programme will be required to receive clearance through the Garda vetting process (forms will be provided on application).

  • SOLAS training allowance available were applicable.
  • Childcare assistance available were applicable

Priority will be given to those aged between 18-35 years with an incomplete Leaving Certificate or less.
You can register you interest by emailing us at celbridgecommunitytraining@gmail.com or by calling us on 01 6288670/ 086 3670980Alternatively you can register through your local Employments Services: Maynooth 01 6290556 or Newbridge 045431372. Please quote course code: AT58S.

If you are interested in the course it is important to register as soon as possible as there are a very limited number of spaces.


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Local 21 Year Old Missing….

Dylan-CorcoranThe family of a missing 21-year-old who has not been seen for four days are “very concerned” for his whereabouts.

Dylan Corcoran was last seen at 5.30pm on Thursday evening, September 3, at Rockfield Grove in Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Dylan is described as being 6’2″ to 6’3″ in height and of slim build.

He has short dark brown hair and brown eyes.

When last seen, Dylan was wearing blue jeans and a red hoodie with runners, and was carrying a black and red rucksack.

Gardai in Leixlip along with his family are worried about the young man and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him or may have any information to contact the Gardai in Leixlip on 01 6667800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Source: Irish Mirror

OB1 Hair Salon

9025936_sWe are looking for a 1st/2nd year apprentice for our salon – OB-1 Hair – in the Glenroyal shopping centre, Maynooth.

Start – immediately

6 month trial

Full training – in-house and external courses



  €15 Blowdry – Mon, Tues, Wed (Curly €20)

20% off all colour on a Monday


Hair Stylist Required – Salon 91 Maynooth

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We have a part time position available for a qualified stylist. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years experience as a qualified hair stylist, their own clientele, the ability to work independently or as part of a team. They will be friendly with good customer skills, they must be competent in all areas of hairdressing and/or be willing to further their skill set.

If you or someone you know would like to apply, email a cv to rholen1@gmail.com