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Traffic Calming

Posted on Sunday 18 November 2007

Posted for and on behalf of the Abbeyfields Residents Committee.

Now that the cold weather and shorter days are among us, I feel it is time to step up our request to the council for much better traffic calming and control in the village of Clonard. We as residents are all responsible to keep approaching the council time and time again until our demands are met.

God forbid there is an accident which might involve any of us or our children and as we are aware that most accidents on routes like ours end up with a fatality!

We need speed ramps through the village, a pedestrian crossing at the school and a lollipop man to help the children across the road at school times.

It is no use thinking that someone else might do all the running around to get this done; it is that attitude which has led to nothing being done. We need to get together as a community and help each other at all times, this will make our village of Clonard a much safer and sought after place to stay.   

Vijay Gangarh
Mobile available on request from info [AT] Clonard [DOT] org.

jwt @ 8:21 pm
Filed under: Clonard and Abbeyfields
Clonard Neighbourhood Watch Launch

Posted on Sunday 18 November 2007

Posted for and on behalf of the treasurer of Clonard Neighbourhood Watch.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents who turned up for the launch, it was a complete success. Thanks also to the local businesses for their gifts which were raffled off on the day, the proceeds of which together with your kind donations raised 530.00 Euro.

A special thanks to Josie Donlan who arranged the refreshments, DK alarms who set up a stall and gave important advice on home security, Councillor Billy Carey and Councillor Seamus Murray for their support, the Clonard Community Council for the purchase of the NHW signs and also to the Gardai for their assistance and support.

List of local businesses who donated gifts are as follows;

The Abbey Inn
Coynes Cycles
Gildea’s Chemist
J&L Surveys Ltd
Kinnegad Chemist
Phoenix Kinnegad
Premier Breweries
Scanlons Pub

Once again many thanks. 
Vijay Gangarh

Mobile available on request from info [AT] Clonard [DOT] org. 

jwt @ 8:14 pm
Filed under: Clonard
30,000 individual visits to clonard.org!

Posted on Tuesday 13 November 2007

Hmmm, maybe I had better get back in the saddle and update this site more often. Since December 2005 this site has had 30,000 individual visitors and over 100,000 visits.

 Any contributions are welcome you can email news or events to info [AT] clonard [DOT] org.

jwt @ 12:06 am
Filed under: Clonard
Clonard Neighbourhood Watch Launch

Posted on Monday 12 November 2007

 A neighbourhood watch scheme is in the process of being setup and launched in Clonard.

 The launch date is Saturday 17th November 2007 at 3:00pm.

 Location is St. Finians Hall Clonard and all are welcome.


There will be raffle at the launch with prizes (to be announced) and refreshments available.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for the Clonard Neighbourhood Watch mailing list. News, bulletins and information will be circulated on the mailing list and we are looking at complimenting this with a text service.

If you are interested please feel free to attend or drop an email to nbhwatch [AT] clonard [DOT] org.

jwt @ 11:58 pm
Filed under: Clonard
Is this site still live?

Posted on Saturday 11 November 2006

Yes and no :)


Yes it is still live, the email addresses xxxxnospam@clonard.org are still valid and used by clonard residents but the site itself hasn’t been updated for a while.


So we are looking for someone or somepeople who would be interested in taking over the site. The domain name is registered for 10 years, the domain webspace will be provided free of charge, the domain web addresses will still be administered but the actual site itself e.g. the pages you are viewing now are in desperate need of an editor/author/webmaster.


So if you feel up to the challenge or know of someone looking to get into blogging/web authoring and is based in Clonard or is related to Clonard in some way drop us a line at

 i n f o AT c l o n a r d . o r g

jwt @ 4:36 pm
Filed under: Clonard
The end of a stormy day in Clonard

Posted on Monday 31 July 2006

Evening after storms in Clonard

jwt @ 12:52 am
Filed under: Clonard
Marie Grimes formerly of Abbeyfields

Posted on Saturday 29 July 2006

It is with great sadness that we learnt today of the death of Marie Grimes formerly  of Abbeyfields Clonard Co. Meath.

Marie had moved to Abbeyfields with Bill to retire and was well liked and respected in the community. Marie was killed in a car collision with a truck on Thursday in Batterstown.

 From the obituary in the Irish Times

GRIMES (née Kavanagh) (Cloneylogan, Kildalkey, Co. Meath and formerly East Wall and Beaumont) - July 27, 2006, following a tragic accident, Marie, loving wife of Billy and precious Mam of Louise, Alison, Tamasine and Nicole and loving Grandmother of Lee and Ben; deeply regretted by her loving family, brother Martin, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, relatives and a close circle of family friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at her residence from tomorrow (Sunday). Removal on Monday morning to St Dympna’s Church, Kildalkey for 11 o’clock Mass. Burial afterwards in local cemetery.

“You will be with us always in our
thoughts and hearts.
We love you”.
Date: Thursday, 27 July 2006
Published: Saturday, 29 July 2006

jwt @ 9:14 pm
Filed under: Clonard
Speed checks in Clonard at long last

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2006

At long last the local Garda traffic corp payed a visit to Clonard on Friday evening, Monday morning and Monday evening. Apparently at one point on Monday morning they had cars queued up beside the community center as on officer nabbed speeders and the other gave tickets. So many speeders in fact that in many cases people weren’t caught because the first Garda had to stop doing the speed check to issue tickets and clear the backlog.
 Hopefully they’ll keep it up for a while until Clonard becomes recognised as a speed trap area and the traffic slows down. Including the 04 cement truck I have seen twice enter the village doing 100kph and not a sign of a brake light as he approaches the national school. This same truck was observed two weeks ago with the rear tyres smoking as he swung past a mother trying to get her children into a car seat at school closing time.

jwt @ 3:24 pm
Filed under: Clonard

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