Without the support of our community and their commitment to shop locally on our farm we could not keep the farm open to the public. In return for all the support we receive we are strongly commitment to give back to our community. Here are some of the many local and national causes we have given sponsorship and support to. Over the past 10 years we have donated more than €150,000 in direct sponsorship and donations.
We have been sponsoring Juvenile Football in Round Towers G.A.A for a number of years now. This club, like so many GAA clubs all over Ireland, is an invaluable local amenity for all to share and be a part of. We are Proud to help them on an ongoing basis with their good work bringing the game of football and all that goes with team sport to so many young people in Kildare Town.
If you’re interested in getting your children involved in GAA in Kildare Town or indeed interested in donning the boots yourself check out their website: http://www.roundtowersgfc.com/
PADDY FLANAGAN, MANZER & PADDY Mc CORMACK
We have been a proud host and supporter of this race each July for the past few years. It is a truly great annual event bringing cycle clubs from all over Ireland to race here in Kildare. Held in July each year we hope for sunshine and thankfully this year Mother Nature delivered. We look forward to supporting this event again in 2017.
If you are interested in getting involved with this race in 2017 please contact Newbridge Cycle Club on their Facebook page: Newbridge-Cycling-Club.
St Brigid’s Boxing Club Kildare Town
We are pleased to support this clubs fundraising initiatives knowing the importance of such a club to the community in Kildare.
St Brigid’s Boxing Club, Kildare Town has 22 Kildare titles, 10 Leinster titles, 6 Irish titles and also we have won best club in Co. Kildare.
The club has 150 members from ages 6 years up to adults. Their biggest achievement in the club to date is Leah Roche winning the bronze in the Europeans out of 15 medals they were the only ones to take a medal home in Co. Kildare.
For news and information about their club visit them on: destinationkildaretown.ie/st-brigids-boxing-club/
SUPPORTING THE ARTS
Local Arts Community Culture Kildare (LARK) was set up over 10 years ago to showcase the talents of people from Kildare Town and surrounding areas. Over the last decade they have staged some magical shows including Annie, Hair Spray, The sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.
We have been giving support for the last three years and look forward to another great season with this year’s production ‘OLIVER’, which will be on stage in late March 2017 in the CYMS hall Kildare Town.
If you’re are interested in getting involved with LARK or indeed would like to see their show please find them on Facebook at: LARKKILDARE.
Kildare Town Derby Festival
Held in Late June each year the Derby Festival is one of the highlights of the event calendar in Kildare Town. We have been participating in the annual parade for a number of years now bringing lots of fun and colour to Kildare town. We are also delighted to support the Festival BBQ each year an important source of fund-raising for the committee, allowing the funding and continuation of events held over the week in the town.
For news and information about the 2017 celebrations visit them on Facebook at: Kildare-Town-Derby-Festival
Kildare Town Medieval Festival
Now 2 years under its belt the Kildare Town Medieval Festival is set to become an annual event here in Kildare. This year’s festival held on Sunday the 23rd of August brought over 4000 visitors to the town from near and far, a great success for tourism in the area. We are proud to have supported this event since its inception and enjoy hosting our medieval farm on the day each year.
For news and information about the 2017 festival visit them on Facebook at:
Kildare Town Medieval Festival
Annual Laurels Charity Cycle
The Laurels Charity Crew are a fundraising group based in Clondalkin, Dublin who have raised over €600,000 in the past few years mainly for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. They hold an annual cycle race to raise much need funds to purchase much needed lifesaving equipment. We are one of the main sponsors of this event which this year saw 170 cyclists make the trip from Cork to Dublin over 2 days.
For news and information about their upcoming fundraising events visit them on Facebook at: laurelscharitycrew
Kildare Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration which honours current and former cancer patients, their families and friends. It raises vital funds to support the Irish Cancer Society’s work.
At the heart of Relay for Life, teams of friends, families, neighbours and colleagues come together in groups and commit to keeping participants walking around a track/path for 24 hours. Hundreds of other activities take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere.
We are proud to support this event and the positive and hopeful group of people determined to win the fight against cancer by raising spirits and much needed funds.
For news and information about the work they do visit them on Facebook at: RelayForLifeKildare
We have long been a direct contributor to The Irish Cancer Society. We have over the last few years donated to the work of their Night Nurses who give families invaluable support and care at the most difficult times they face.
We are committed to making annual donations to this charity.
For news and information about the work they do visit their website:
KARE is an organisation in Ireland who provide support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families. Founded in 1967 they work in mid and south Kildare, east Offaly, west Wicklow and northeast Carlow to make those with intellectual disabilities a part of the larger community.
We are pleased to offer work experience placement opportunities to KARE and presently are lucky enough to have Jason working with us on an ongoing basis.
For news and information about the work they do visit them on Facebook at: KAREpage