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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17 hours ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

Look at Kildare's Percentage Tax Receipts growth!!

Probably driven by our relatively strong industry and population growth etc. but still... how can we appear to be so short changed on Government Grants & Subsidies when we have had such a massive period of growth in tax contributions? 🤔 There has got to be some rationale for this, or something I honestly just can't see...

ℹ️ VAT: was €268m, now €369m, up 37%
ℹ️ PAYE Income Tax & USC: was €323m, now €652m, up 102%
ℹ️ Self Employed Income Tax: was €44m, now €91m, up 107%
ℹ️ Corporation Tax: was €45m, now €249m, up 459%
ℹ️ Capital Gains Tax: was €18m, now €42m, up 139%

Figures are approximate but as always I invite fact checkers to please correct me where I am in error. The source of this data:

It means that Kildare has seen the biggest percentage increase in tax contributions from 2011 to 2018, in the whole country.

Sidenote: On a € basis ( pure cash amount terms) we are the third biggest tax contributing county, behind Cork and Dublin.
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1 day ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

CMDS is delighted to be presenting Charles Morey’s
adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula”. Directed by Dominic Reid, the play will take place on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September.

This will be performed in the atmospheric surroundings of The Abbey, Main Street, Clane, starting at08:00pm every night.

Light refreshments at the interval will be included in the ticket price, so be sure to avail of same in “The Transylvanian Tea Shop” …… you might just need a strong cup of tea!
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2 days ago

Cllr. Aidan Farrelly

Community spirit in action here - tag someone you think might be interested in this.🚴‍♀️🙋‍♂️Are you interested in leading free, social bike rides in your area?

Why not become an AXA Community Bike Rides Leader!

Free training is being provided to #volunteers looking to get involved.

This is a one day assessed training course delivered by Cycling Ireland.

👉 Kildare Sports Partnership are delighted to announce the next course confirmed for Kildare on Saturday 17th August (9-5.30pm) @ Irish Wheelchair Association, Clane, Co. Kildare.

For full details and to register your interest, please click

or contact Mary Corry (Development Officer – AXA Community Bike Rides)
[email protected]

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1,300 Homes between Clane, Naas and Maynooth.

We need sustainable communities. Not just homes.

Click through for the article. Thanks to @leinsleadernews

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