Celbridge Access Group
would like to invite the Celbridge Business Community
to a meeting with the
Access Officer and the Local Enterprise Officer for Kildare County Council
Meeting in Green Room, Celbridge Abbey,
Friday 23rd February 10-12noon
“To ensure, that Celbridge is accessible to all members of the community. To improve transport links for the town and raise awareness of issues surrounding access in society.”
Wednesday 20th of September, 7:30pm
The CBA are holding a networking event and brewery tour in the Rye River Brewing Co on Wednesday evening the 20th of September. This event is limited to 40 people and will be on a first come first serve basis. This event was very popular last year and was booked out within 2 days.
At last years event we were informed of their plans for the brewery tour experience and this year we will have an opportunity to take this tour and sample some product afterwards while networking with other businesses.
The CBA will subsidise this event and tickets are being sold for only €5 each, plus booking fee. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. You can purchase as many tickets as you like, maybe bring some of your staff for an evening networking event. Come and join us on the evening for a fun networking event.
The Celbridge Food Festival, which was called the Taste of Celbridge last Year, will take place again this year on an even bigger scale. Last year’s event catered for 30 food stalls and had about 2,000 visitors on the evening. This year the Celbridge Food Fest will be catering for approx. 40 plus food stalls and will be holding the event in the school yard of St. Brigid’s School on the Main Street.
If you are a food business located in the Celbridge, Straffan or Ardclough area, you are welcome to take part in this years’ food festival. If you are an established food premises or you are a home baker or muffin maker this is your opportunity to showcase your products and build your client base.
Food tickets can be purchased for €1 and after last year’s superb event we can only whet the appetite.
Please note that this event is run by Celbridge Business Association (www.celbridgebusinessassociation.com) and partly funded by Kildare County Council.
Thursday the 16th of February 2017, 8pm in Celbridge Manor Hotel
With increased robberies and other such thefts happening in and around our towns the Celbridge Business Association (CBA) arranged an informative meeting on how best to prevent theft from your property at the Celbridge Manor Hotel in February. It was primarily presented for the businesses but as residents there are many things that we can do to prevent would be burglars. Suggestions by the four man team from the Kildare division included use of panic alarms, criss-crossing of CCTV, personal panic alarms and good lighting on your premises.
The vocal audience at the meeting requested more of a Garda presence on the streets of Celbridge saying that it is now the largest town in Kildare with over 22,000 people. The superintendent also suggested that we apply more pressure on our local representatives for an increased Garda
Five new Garda were announced for Celbridge Garda Station at the meeting.
Pictured are Sergeant Jack Swan, Superintendent Gerry Wall, Garda Chris Fallon and Sergeant George Doherty at Crime Prevention meeting.
Frank O’ Rourke TD with Superintendent Gerry Wall
Join us at the Business and Community Expo that will take place on the Saturday 11th June (2.00pm – 6.00pm)
We encourage you to invite family and friends to come along on the day and see all that Celbridge Enterprise Town has to offer. For more information, call into your local branch and Karen Maher, Branch Manager, can answer any questions you may have.
More info at https://events.bankofireland.com/event/celbridge/
Venue: Celbridge GAA ClubHazelhatch Rd, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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Please note the reading of the proclamation is now moved to Castletown
Gates as sadly there is a funeral in the Church Grounds. The
Proclamation will be read at 12noon. Please share
An event to facilitate people who wish to take a moment in Celbridge
to remember the 1916 Rising will take place on Easter Saturday the
26th of March at 12 Noon, at Castletown Gates
Members of the Insight Theater Group will read the proclamation
along with song and recitation from members of Celbridge Guided Tours.
To add to the occasion young and old are most welcome to attend the event dressed in period costume if they wish.
Along with the reading of the proclamation ,
the National Anthem will be sung by Rebecca Murphy. The organizers hope that several will join them, at Castletown Gates to collectively remember the events of 1916.
If you want to take a stand at this event and showcase your business to local residents, contact on Damian 087 2241025 ASAP. This event will run on 27th & 28th February from 12 noon to 6pm in The Celbridge Manor Hotel. Business will have access to set up their stand from 10.30am.
There is only space for 30 stands and 27 are fully booked. Community groups are also attending and we have a Magic Show on both days with games for kids and other entertainment to encourage residents to attend.
The event will be promoted with flyers around the town and also through social media.
We will not have any speakers on the day so this will give you the opportunity to interact with locals and sell your products or services. Special Offers are welcome!!
Our new website is now live and will enable members to find out about all that's happening within the Celbridge Business Association. There is also a new feature enabling businesses to sign up online and add their details into the database of members.
Find out more about the benefits of the new website at our event on 11th November - Details to be announced soon...
The CBA will host an open Networking Event on Tuesday 23rd September at 7.30pm Mary Foley from the Kildare LEO programme will speak about the services & courses they can provide to businesses. Garda Paul Kearney who is the Business Watch Liaison officer will speak about the Business Watch Programme. This is an open event for all local businesses so spread the word…
On 13th of March 2013, the Celbridge Business Association launched a SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN for the town, to encourage residents to spend more money with the local independent businesses in Celbridge. The first stage of the campaign consists of posters which were placed in the local shop windows. These posters had the following slogans:
· PUT YOUR MONEY WERE YOUR HOUSE IS
· LOCAL BUSINESSES – USE THEM OR LOSE THEM
· WHERE WILL YOUR €€ END UP TODAY
· MAKE A CHANGE TO YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY
Hopefully when people see these posters they will be encouraged to look at the local businesses for their needs before looking outside the town to spend their money. It is a well known fact that much of the money spent in local businesses is circulated back into the town. The reason for this is that many of the owners and staff in these independent businesses are local residents of Celbridge, and they in turn spend their wages in other local independent businesses.
If you have a business that you feel can offer advice to CBA members (e.g. Finance, Marketing, HR, IT etc.) then please contact us by email and we will try to schedule a time for you to do so.