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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13 hours ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

BOIL WATER NOTICE

I know a lot of people are trying to access the map but the website is down so I’ve just zoomed in to show where the area is on the map.
Blue is the area which is currently issued a boil water notice.

Updates are available on the Water Supply Updates section on its website, on Twitter @IWCare and via the customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278
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BOIL WATER NOTICE

I know a lot of people are trying to access the map but the website is down so I’ve just zoomed in to show where the area is on the map.
Blue is the area which is currently issued a boil water notice.

Updates are available on the Water Supply Updates section on its website, on Twitter @IWCare and via the customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278

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The map on this link was working for me Aidan. Might be of use. irishwater.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=56937c0ed9594e3a8d3b480571402a00

Government trying to poison off people 🤔

Can I just confirm that Clane is not affected?

3 days ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

Photo Credit to Daniel O' Neill, Landenstown looking very Autumnal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gorgeous. Looks just like Orangeville. We thought we had the monopoly on those Autumn colours!!

We’ve spent years encouraging young people to speak about their mental health.

And more importantly we have tried to support young people to seek professional supports as early as possible.

But where are the services?

❌ Kildare doesn’t have a Jigsaw project

❌ Youth counseling service not funded to meet need

❌ CAMHS do their best but the wait is significant

❌ Some GP’s disregard young people’s concerns

✅ encourages young people not to seek support
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We’ve spent years encouraging young people to speak about their mental health. 

And more importantly we have tried to support young people to seek professional supports as early as possible.

But where are the services? 

❌ Kildare doesn’t have a Jigsaw project

❌ Youth counseling service not funded to meet need

❌ CAMHS do their best but the wait is significant 

❌ Some GP’s disregard young people’s concerns

✅ encourages young people not to seek support

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Mental health is the biggest cancer in this country and the problems are only beginning to surface. The amount of homes and families being torn apart by drug and alcohol related mental health issues is an epidemic that is only starting to show itself. Ireland is in the grip of addiction and it's only just beginning to show itself. Are there any resources to cope with this problem, no! Is there any political intervention, No! Do our politicians care, No!

First word of sense I’ve ever heard from Breda O’Brien!

**Kilmeague Path Update**

I've had confirmation from the Council this morning that the tender for works on the path has been awarded, pending insurance, health and safety checks. It's proposed that the contractor will be out on site within the next two weeks.
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**Kilmeague Path Update**

Ive had confirmation from the Council this morning that the tender for works on the path has been awarded, pending insurance, health and safety checks. Its proposed that the contractor will be out on site within the next two weeks.

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Fantastic news. Thank you so much Aidan for your support over the last 9 months.

Absolutely .the health & safety issues of the path uphill & downhill in Kilmeague has been a death trap ! And also the health centre that is so badly needed for occupants young & old for Kilmeague & extended villages has been left desolated..& has attracted negative activity which causes concern for all residents of the area 😠😠

And not a bit of opposition or concern over the fact that theres a health centre there unused it was let close without any objection not in your time though Aidan I must add. Health centre more important!

A path would be there now if people hadnt over reacted to the removal of stones. Disgraceful to see old people on mobility scooters having to use the road, parents pushing buggies on the road and people pushing wheelchairs on the road. We all know how busy the that hill is with large volumes of trucks and lorries. If it's done before Christmas I'll be shocked

Its about time council sort it and hopefully they do something about that big dip where busstop is outside where post office use to be its a accident waiting to happen have to drive on opposite side of road because its so deep someone even put a cone in it the other day 😂 Also at the junction the amount of cars iv witnessed lately coming from prosperous side flying past the stop sign without even looking 😮😮😮😮😮 the stop sign is big enough people need to start reading it

Aisling Stanley

Great news for the local residents who fought this "battle of the cobbles" the elderly & young who live in these houses on the road who this affects more than anyone. Fair play hats off to you! All of the negative comments are getting very repetitive and quite frankly boring. In all the negative comments on social media platforms over the "Battle of the cobbles" not once has any of these people who think "it's an eye sore of a village, the state of that village, terrible too see people pushing wheelchairs & buggies on the road" Has anyone noticed that noone uses the flat surfaced path across the road? Do they know why? Because wear and tare over time the path has become "unsafe". Imagine that no uproar over that or the fact that their is 3 business's, (a Chinese takeaway, a bookies shop and a preschool), apartments & also a bus stop. With no pedestrian crossing to get across a very busy road. But that isn't the main focus of these people it's the fact that the residents past and present and those residents who have lived their long life fighting for their own reasons, they didn't want the front of their houses left like that, they were given less than 14 hours notice before they were rudely awoken in the early hours of the morning by diggers digging up the cobbles roughly that could of cause severe damage to the structure of their houses! There is so much more to this than the feckin cobbles! And people would know that if they opened their minds showed concern & compassion for these residents, but no. They just voice their negative opinions and are happy to do so without knowing the facts & the story. So fair play Kilmeague, to your residents & your tidy towns committee. I hope all works out for you. You deserve it.

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly, (a message from Kilmeague Tidy Towns) We would like to take a minute to thank you for your help over the last number of months. The KTT are grateful for your help & concern over numerous issues, you followed up and checked in and were a great help. We are sorry that yet again people are using your social media to share their grievances instead of actually contacting or engaging with either our committee or joining the KTT committee themselves, where they would know exactly what was happening, without making uneducated suspicions & speculations. Regards, Kilmeague Tidy Towns Committee Also just to add, the Kilmeague page is here for your concerns, if people could show respect & redirect their comments from Cllr. Aidan Farrelly page, and ask us, share your concerns we will be 100% happy to help your enquiries, concerns and problems involving our Village. We can forward on to committee members, and help you deal with all queries & problems. The Kilmeague Team

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5 days ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

I joined the board of the RCAA recently. Have to say the ambition from the group is inspiring! Exciting times ahead in Robertstown - congratulations to everyone involved in securing this funding.With Robertstown Community Amenities Association who have just been awarded LEADER funding for reconditioning and fit out of the Heritage Barge Eustace 52M. Congratulations to a fantastic group of volunteers and a great community! #LEADER #Volunteers #RuralDevelopment Robertstown, Kildare, Ireland Leinster Leader North Barrow IWAI Kildare County Council ... See MoreSee Less

I joined the board of the RCAA recently. Have to say the ambition from the group is inspiring! Exciting times ahead in Robertstown - congratulations to everyone involved in securing this funding.
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6.15am starts for youth workers are rare! Our brains usually aren’t switched on until 6.15pm 😃

So it must mean one thing!

The Kildare @ComhairleNaNog1 AGM!!!

There are consequences to the politics of @fiannafailparty / @finegael / @labour

Homeless children in hotels told not to wear their uniforms to breakfast - mothers forced to dress them twice before they head off to get two buses to school. #Cblive
#MyNameis #not1home

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