Naas Community Fete in aid of Barretstown takes place later this month

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Naas Community Fete in aid of Barretstown takes place  later this month
22:00 Thursday 12th of July 2018

The inaugural Naas Community Fete takes place on the  Main Street later this month . This celebration of Community in County Kildare is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Naas and Naas Community Policing.

The event has been born out of the Naas Garda outreach day in Barretstown Camp. This morning involves members of the emergency services and defence forces calling up to visit the campers in Barretstown. The campers get to try on uniform, climb on board and learn about all the vehicles and have a morning of fun.

This year, Rotary International Naas have come on board and now lead the event with Naas Community policing. Rotary have already ran a very successful ball to help fund this extravaganza. Rotary inaugurated and  run the “Just One Life” road safety campaign with Kildare County Council, the Gardai, Kildare Fire and Naas Hospital. This new and exciting project promises to be just as successful.

After the visit to Barretstown the team will return to Naas for 1pm on July 28, next,  where they will join with the music and fun along the Main Street. They will join some vehicles already in place and a number of stalls and activities. From craft workshops to steam engines, Naas will be a kaleidoscope of colour and activity. From Poplar Square to the Limerick Road, the town will be pedestrianised and filled with people and laughter.

There will be two stages, with the main stage at the court house and a smaller Ceili stage and pop up Gaeltacht at the Town hall.  The line up will include local musicians and talent, with a visit from the Garda Band, Newbridge Wind Ensemble and Jam Music amongst others .

The vehicles and personnel from the Defence Forces, Civil Defence, Coast Guard and Kildare Fire Service will join the Garda mounted unit, Dog unit and local Gardai and will give everyone an opportunity to see the vehicles, ask questions and take photographs.

Why not come and try the Irish Guide Dogs sensory tunnel or try your sporting skills with the FAI or Leinster Rugby? Or just listen to the music while you enjoy a burger from our BBQ. These are just a few of the many fun things planned for the day.

Any Community group or sporting organisation not already involved, who wishes to take part, can still contact Garda Gary Cogan at Naas Garda station. [email protected]

The event could not happen without the support of Kildare County Council and of course the colleagues in the sister services.

All funds collected on the day will go to Barretstown.

A number of diversions will be in place and there will be some parking restrictions but extra parking will provided and Gardai will be on duty to assist with traffic

Arrangements are in place to minimise disruption and this includes public transport.

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