News

   Our current fitness classes for October.

Monday Nights:     Drama Dynamics (for Junior/teenager) in the Connolly Room to join contact Evelyn at 5pm                                             on www.dramadynamics.com to book.
           Intermediate Pilates  (Adults)  in the Connolly Room  with Yvonne Kelly at 8pm contact                                                    yvonnepilatesyoga@gmail.com to book. 
                                          Larrie Birds Basketball (Junior/Teenager) in the Main Hall at 8pm.
                                         
Alan Pike Soccer Skills Academy is hosting an over 35's on Kilcullen All Weather Pitch
                                          at 9pm.
      
                                                    
Tuesday Nights:   Pilates with Yvonne Kelly at 7-8.50pm contact yvonnepilatesyoga@gmail.com to book
          Line Dancing with Fidelma Brannigan at 8pm contact fidelma.bran@gmail.com to book.
           Larrie Birds Basketball (Junior/Teenager) in the Main Hall at 6pm.
                                    Social Basketball with Helen to play contact 086 3670387 at 8pm in the Main Sports Hall.
                                     Kilcullen Badminton Club at 9pm in the Main Hall to play contact Enda on 087 9681040
                                        

Wednesday Nights:  Dance Republic (Junior) at 4.30pm in the Connolly Room, log on to facebook page for info.
          
Belly Dancing
 with Mandy McLoughlin at 8pm contact mandy.mcloughlin@yahoo.com to                                                 book.
        
  IKMF Krav Maga with Jason Smith at 6pm contact Jason on jasonsmithtm1@gmail.com or 
          on 087 3652814.
          
KCELL Badminton academy (Junior/Teen) in the Main Hall at 5pm.
          
Larrie Birds Basketball (Junior/Teenager) in the Main Hall at 7pm.  

Thursday Nights:  
Drama Dynamics (for Junior/teenager) in the Connolly Room to join contact Evelyn at 5pm                                             on www.dramadynamics.com to book.  
          Pound Fit (Adults) in Connolly Room at 7pm to join contact Julianne at
                                       julesfitpro@gmail.com
             Larrie Birds Basketball (Junior/Teenager) in the Main Hall at 6pm.
                                      
Kilcullen Badminton Club at 9pm in the Main Hall to play contact Enda on 087 9681040

Friday Nights: 
  Alan Pike Soccer Skills Academy (Junior/Teenager) 3.30pm in the Main Sports Hall email Alan
          soccerskillsacademy@hotmail.com to join.

          
Larrie Birds Basketball (Junior/Teenager) in the Main Hall at 5.30pm.
          
Taekwon-Do (All ages)  from 6-9pm The Connolly Room, contact John to join by email to
          john.ktkd@gmail.com
          
Kildare Gliders Basketball (Junior Teenager) in the Main Sports Hall at 8pm.
          

Saturday:         
NEW: Dance Tones Ballroom M & S (junior/Teenager) in the Connolly Room from 10-3pm
          contact Breda  on 086 8315468 for information.
          
Kilcullen Juvenile Badminton Club 10am in the Main Sports Hall 10am, to join contact
          Karen at secretary.kilcullenjnr@badminton.com

            Talented Kids Performing Arts 3pm in the Connolly room and Main Hall contact
          Maureen at 087 2480348 or log on to talentedkidsireland.com
         
   Kildare Gliders Basketball (Junior Teenager) in the Main Sports Hall at 7pm.

Sunday:      
Kildare Gliders Basketball (Junior Teenager) in the Main Sports Hall at 12pm.     
     

Our Main Sports hall and 8 a side All Weather Pitch are available for rent for sport and children's parties, just contact Enda on 087 9681040 for weekend bookings, or log on to openplay.ie for bookings.


        
        

             

About Us

Kilcullen Community Centre is a sports and recreational centre built by the community of Kilcullen in 1982. It comprises an all-weather pitch, sports hall and meeting rooms. Over the years other buildings have been added including St. Brigid's Pitch & Putt Club, Kilcullen Scouts, Kilcullen AFC and Kilcullen Boxing Club. The centre is also home to The Elms Montessori School, Kilcullen Area Community Employment Scheme Offices and Kildare Badminton Association.

KCC became a Limited Company on 25th January 1988 with company number 128371.  It has charitable status with charity number 11600.

Directors

Ronan Murphy (Chairperson) 087 257 3538, Darragh Fitzgerald (Treasurer), Cathy Phelan (Secretary), 
Barry Magee, Liz Maloney, Jimmy Cahill and Sarah Walshe
RCN number 20032470

History

In 1979 Kilcullen Community Council applied for and was awarded a Government grant of £106,000 towards the building of a Sports Complex. Kilcullen was one of sixteen towns in Ireland to be granted over £100,000 and one of only five towns to accept it. The site and remaining costs had to be funded locally. 
Sr Joan CPC

Site Donated by CPC Nuns

The CPC order of Nuns kindly donated two acres of land for this project. A lease on the lands was signed for 1000 years.

Local Funding

The balance of £214,000 was financed by a BOI loan and by community donations and fundraisers by the KCC, chaired by May Connolly.  The Ball Alley trustees (Thomas Berney snr, Pat Lynch, Andrew Maloney, Jim Berney and Tommy Wallace) donated £10,000 from the sale of a property on Lower Main Street. Jim Collins, Frank Nugent, Jerry Kelly, Brian Keyes, Tom Carter, Joe Corrigan and Pat Dunlea were other notable donors.
Interest rates in the early 1980's were often over 17% per annum. Ireland was in a recession and money was scarce. The debt owned on the BOI loan rose to over £280,000, an unmanageable amount. Despite local fundraising efforts, the KCC Finance Committee struggled to repay even the interest on the loan. In 1983 KCC chairperson Mary Connolly died suddenly and some months later the Finance Committee decided to disband. Some years later Pat Dunlea successfully brokered a deal with the bank for £20,000 as full and final settlement of the debt. Pat personally loaned the Community £15,000 towards this settlement. In 1988 a Limited Company with Charitable status was formed. Since then the centre has been run by a Manager and a Voluntary Board of Directors.

Opening Day

The  centre was officially opened on 2nd May 1982 by Kildare politician and Minister for Defence Mr Paddy Power TD.

In December 2002 a 6400 square metre all weather pitch was installed. In 2018 the pitch was upgraded to a new full size 5G pitch.