Clane

Aidan is a Youth and Community Development Worker, and a resident in Prosperous, having grown up in Clane.

Aidan is a Team Leader with Kildare Youth Services, and opened the first Youth Project in Clane in 2008. Since then he has worked in many communities throughout Kildare including Naas, Celbridge, Allenwood, Prosperous, Rathangan and others. Current Chairperson of the Prosperous Youth Club, and former Vice-Chairperson of the local Community Association, Aidan has developed a thorough understanding of the lived experience across communities throughout his constituency.

Aidan has also worked as a local media correspondent for the communities of Clane, Prosperous/Caragh and Allen/Coill Dubh –providing further opportunities to listen to, learn from and support the work of countless social and community groups throughout North Kildare.


Aidan is married with three children, and it’s his experience of having a young family in North Kildare that has encouraged him to seek change, with issues such as childcare, access to education and lack of affordable housing contributing to his commitment to a fairer, more equal society.

A recent graduate of Maynooth University with a MSOCSC in Community and Youth Work, Aidan studied at undergraduate level in Carlow College with a BA in Applied Social Studies.

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22 hours ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

This is infuriating - how many sports clubs are getting broken in to and machinery / goods stolen, broken, ransacked.
Clubs like this depend on volunteers.
Communities rely on them.
It only stops when we report everything, and stop the demand for stolen goods.
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This is infuriating - how many sports clubs are getting broken in to and machinery / goods stolen, broken, ransacked.
Clubs like this depend on volunteers.
Communities rely on them.
It only stops when we report everything, and stop the demand for stolen goods.

Heading to Maynooth University in September?

Here’s some bus services from Kildare Local Link with stops in: Carbury, Derrinturn, Coill Dubh, Robertstown, Ballyteague, Allenwood, Dags Cross, Prosperous, Rathcoffey, Kilcock Train Station.

Link to timetable here: www.locallink.ie/media/1599/local-link-kildare-south-dublin-a5-booklet-for-web.pdf
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Heading to Maynooth University in September?Here’s some bus services from Kildare Local Link with stops in: Carbury, Derrinturn, Coill Dubh, Robertstown, Ballyteague, Allenwood, Dags Cross, Prosperous, Rathcoffey, Kilcock Train Station.Link to timetable here: https://www.locallink.ie/media/1599/local-link-kildare-south-dublin-a5-booklet-for-web.pdf

Average rent in Kildare is €1,341. Highest ever national rent.

A quick search on Daft.ie tells me the average rental prices:
Clane: €1,299 (8 Properties)
Prosperous (NO Properties)
Allenwood: (NO Properties)
Derrinturn: €1,300 (1 Property)
Carbury: €1,100 (1 Property)
Kilmeague: €1,350 (1 Property)
Johnstownbridge: (NO Properties)
Coill Dubh: (NO Properties)

Daft.ie may not be completely conclusive - but it paints a worrying picture. 11 properties to rent from Clane to Carbury, and everywhere in between.
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Average rent in Kildare is €1,341. Highest ever national rent.A quick search on Daft.ie tells me the average rental prices:
Clane: €1,299 (8 Properties)
Prosperous (NO Properties)
Allenwood: (NO Properties)
Derrinturn: €1,300 (1 Property)
Carbury: €1,100 (1 Property)
Kilmeague: €1,350 (1 Property)
Johnstownbridge: (NO Properties)
Coill Dubh: (NO Properties)Daft.ie may not be completely conclusive - but it paints a worrying picture. 11 properties to rent from Clane to Carbury, and everywhere in between.

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We have been to many open viewings in these areas the last few months. And the queues are just ridiculous. I am ready and waiting with a deposit, to move into a house but people are offering more money than we can afford!! Landlords won't even give a second glance for Hap Tenants. It is so frustrating

Incredible prices how are any family expected to get on their feet 😔

Do not forget the deposit and some landlords requesting on top of a deposit a further month or twos rent in advance. The housing crisis will NEVER be resolved by Greed! A worrying time for upcoming generations, im afraid i will never own my own house. Neither will my son. Even doubtful that in years to come if i were to be blessed with grandchildren if they will ve able to afford to buy a house.Change needs to happen. And fast.

It’s an absolute joke and then they hold open viewings for a couple of hours with 50 or more couples all trying to look and give it to the couple that pay the most.

It’s awful! I don’t know how they expect people to be able to afford them 😞

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Very happy to see Cllr @orourke_darren table a motion on ending Direct Provision in neighboring Meath County Council, mentioning the recent passing of our motion in Kildare.
This is how change happens. Which Council is next?

Ordered this @ManUtd jersey for my 8 year olds birthday from the online store.
@awbissaka have you had a name change or something?? 😂😂

Average rent in Kildare is €1,341. Highest ever national rent.

A quick search on https://t.co/ALgniX6VsN tells me the average rental prices:
Clane: €1,299 (8 Properties)
Prosperous (NO Properties)
Allenwood: (NO Properties)
Derrinturn: €1,300 (1)
Carbury: €1,100 (1)

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