A big thanks to all who attended this successful event in St Patricks Church grounds. Estimated 2000 people attended to try the delicious delights of the local restaurants. A great community event with a lovely atmosphere and plenty of variety of food on offer. The weather held off and there was an amazing turn out of people down to try out the local food products. The guinness based food competition had plenty of entries from food and local amateur bakers alike.
Special thanks to Fr. Paul for supporting the Celbridge Food Fest event. It was important that this event was held in the heart of the village and the church grounds was the ideal location. This was one of the contributory factors for the success of the event.
Well done again to all involved.
Photos above courtesy of Garry Bermingham (Liffey Champion)
Photo courtesy of CelbridgeOnline.ie
The 2014 Calendar was produced and distributed to 5000 residents/businesses in the town. The Calendar features photos of Celbridge and things related to Celbridge. All CBA members are featured in the Calendar for FREE.
We have recently launched our Shop Local Poster Campaign to encourage local residents & visitors to the town to SHOP LOCAL. This campaign has posters displayed in shops & businesses throughout the town with 4 slogans -
1. Put Your Money Where Your House Is
2. Where Will Your € End Up Today -
3. Local Businesses -
4. Make A Change To Your Local Economy
Feedback so far has been very good with a number of people commenting that The CBA is everywhere -
A 2013 Calendar was produced and distributed to residents/businesses in the town. The Calendar features fab photos of Celbridge and things related to Celbridge. All CBA members are featured in the Calendar for FREE. The Calendar was very well received by all who received a copy and a great way for businesses to promote to local residents. Another success story for the Celbridge Business Association!
UPDATE 4/5/12 - Following discussions with the council, Cllr. Frank O’Rourke confirms that with effect from 10th May, the machines will accept money in advance of 10am and after 4pm to allow for payment in advance. For example if you put in 2 hours parking at 9am, you will have 2 hours from 10am - until 12noon. Parking is still FREE all day Saturday!
Car Parking Charges will only apply between the hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. By April 14th, machines around the town will be re-programmed to only accept coins within these hours. By end April/first week in May, all signage and road markings will be amended. The current arrangements will remain in place until April 2013 after which they will be reviewed.
Celbridge Business Association have been represented at a meeting with the chairman of Failte Kildare. This meeting was arranged to ensure that Failte Kildare are aware of and promoting all of the amenities available in Celbridge.
We have also attended a meeting with the OPW in relation to how Celbridge Business Association can work with Castletown House to attract more tourists to the town and therby generate business in Celbridge.