Kilcullen Diary: June 2022

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The June edition of The bridge goes away with another happy new year for KCAin a report from the recent Annual General Meeting which provided an update on the many projects currently underway under the group’s umbrella, writing Brian Byrne.

The front page also features a group of pupils from Scoil Bhride commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Old Kilcullen in 1798, an annual event for them with flags, costumes and replica weapons. There is a full story inside about this visit and its importance in maintaining our sense of place.

Our sense of place in sporting terms is the stuff of the central broadcast, which features the Kilcullen U15 Girls Feile 2022 stars and their journey to qualifying for the event this year. A must read for local GAA fans.

Other stories also involve the young people of Kilcullen and its institutions, including the “Walk for Water” CPC student trek, to highlight the global problem of drinking water scarcity for many people. The call for a “Youth Space” is also headlining, and there are photos of the end-of-year show by the students of Dramatic dynamics.

In the news, we have the crisis averted in the SMS alert plan as a new committee is formed to operate it. There is more news on the gold medal of Nolansand the success of a Lions Club fundraising golf event to raise funds to provide an adapted vehicle for a local disabled person.

Of our regulars, the KWSPCA recall their next summer bazaar, Julie Felsberg asks the question what would you do ‘if Jesus came into your home?’, Billy Redmond spontaneously talks about why Ireland should join NATO, Mary Orford looks back at ‘The Rags’ past accomplishments, and Sean Lander gives us the first installment in a series about an “unsung local hero”, Peter Purcell Gilpin. At Cliona Kelliher The ‘Living Sustainably’ series looks at issues around the home this month.

There is a special two-page summary report on the deliberations of the recent Parish Synodsfood for thought on the future of the Catholic Church and which will be part of the Vatican’s deliberations for the next year or more.

The schools are all inside. Pitch & Putt club is more reliable than ever, and the Community Center highlights how it becomes much more than a sports facility.

This is The bridge again, continuing through his 52nd yearavailable at the usual locations today.

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