Local Election Candidate for 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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It’s getting close now 😁

As we gear up for the Local Elections on May 24th - I’d love your help. We won’t be able to knock on every door or talk to everyone, but that won’t stop us from trying!

If you have an hour or two to spend with me over the coming weeks - please get in touch. Everyone is welcome. I’m excited about working for a fairer, more inclusive community; if you feel the same get in touch.

Thanks!
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It’s getting close now 😁

As we gear up for the Local Elections on May 24th - I’d love your help. We won’t be able to knock on every door or talk to everyone, but that won’t stop us from trying!

If you have an hour or two to spend with me over the coming weeks - please get in touch. Everyone is welcome. I’m excited about working for a fairer, more inclusive community; if you feel the same get in touch.

Thanks!

**Playgrounds**

I brought the youngest two to the playground in Clane today, as we do fairly often. They love it - there’s a great variety of challenges for all ages.
I’m always reminded of my time in Clane Youth Project because of the mural piece we did for the playground back in 2009.

There’s a couple of things that struck me today being in there:
1. We should ensure that excellent public amenities like the playground in Clane are catering not just for all ages, but abilities. At development stage we must ensure that we consider everyone who will want to use it.

2. There should be a space like this in all communities - somewhere for children to play, challenge themselves, and have fun. I’m aware of communities in the likes of Prosperous, Allenwood and Carbury that are at various stages of playground development - lets hope we see them come to fruition soon, and that they’re suitable for all abilities.

We can learn from each other's experience - so I'd love you to share any examples of playgrounds or their facilities which really struck you as being inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities?
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**Playgrounds**

I brought the youngest two to the playground in Clane today, as we do fairly often. They love it - there’s a great variety of challenges for all ages.
I’m always reminded of my time in Clane Youth Project because of the mural piece we did for the playground back in 2009.

There’s a couple of things that struck me today being in there:
1. We should ensure that excellent public amenities like the playground in Clane are catering not just for all ages, but abilities. At development stage we must ensure that we consider everyone who will want to use it. 

2. There should be a space like this in all communities - somewhere for children to play, challenge themselves, and have fun. I’m aware of communities in the likes of Prosperous, Allenwood and Carbury that are at various stages of playground development - lets hope we see them come to fruition soon, and that they’re suitable for all abilities.

We can learn from each others experience - so Id love you to share any examples of playgrounds or their facilities which really struck you as being  inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities?

In Derrinturn and Carbury today with Ella. She’s charging me €5 an hour for her time 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

In Derrinturn and Carbury today with Ella. She’s charging me €5 an hour for her time 😀

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Fair play to you Ella

She should charge more. Fair play to her🤗

Shes dead right😂

Smart lil lady😁

5 days ago

Aidan Farrelly Social Democrats

Well done Stephen!I was delighted to launch my campaign tonight with the rest of team Kildare. It was a great opportunity to showcase what the Social Democrats have to offer for Kildare. ... See MoreSee Less

Well done Stephen!
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