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June Fest Short Story Competition – Writing Tips

Today we launch our Short Story Competition with Author Orla McAlinden! For full details on how to enter check out this link June Fest member, Pat O’ Mahony, will be on Kfm ( today at 2.30pm talking about how you can take part in the competition. He will also be giving out tips for anyone unsure about how to go about writing and engaging…

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June Fest Short Story Competition 2020

Here’s Your Chance to Write a Short Story!! As part of Newbridge June Fest’s online festival, acclaimed author of The Accidental Wife, Full of Grace and The Flight of the Wren, Orla McAlinden, will judge a short story writing competition launched today. According to Orla:  Everyone has a story to tell; everyone is a potential writer. Yet most never tell the stories that could have given…

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St. Mark’s Annual June Fest Duck Race 2020

St. Mark’s Annual June Fest Duck Race 2020 took place behind closed doors last Saturday in aid of Hoped Charity & The Bridge Camphill Community. We were thrilled to hear that the incredible staff in St Mark’s Special School received permission from An Garda Síochána to hold a private duck race along the River Liffey. They scaled the numbers back to 250 of the their…

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June Fest Kids Quiz

June Fest Kids Quiz 7.00pm, Saturday 27th June CALLING ALL 8 – 14 YEAR OLDS! June Fest Quiz this Saturday – ONLINE (45 mins duration) To enter go to and enter the code 437668 Prizes to be won for The Art N Hobby Shop, GameStop and Sundae Scoops! Rounds will include books, TV, Film, games and general knowledge. For more info please see our…

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Newbridge Swifts Survey Walk with Wild Kildare

Wild Kildare will be hosting a walk this Thursday 18th June 2020 at 8.00pm to help with this years Newbridge Swift Survey. Meeting at entrance to Whitewater Shopping Centre (no equipment needed). Social distancing rules will be in place and we advise all participants to wear masks, gloves and use hand sanitiser. Swfits: Every year we welcome back Swifts to many towns in Ireland. They…

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June Fest Presents Lockdown Chats #1 with CelticCon

June Fest Presents Lockdown Chats #1 with CelticCon June Fest Newbridge presents Lockdown Chats Live through Zoom Webinar – 8.00 pm, 17 June 2020. Also available on June Fest’s Facebook and YouTube platforms. ZOOM LINK – The first chat in the series, in association with CelticCon Midlands Comic Convention, will see author, Mario Corrigan, and illustrator, Dave Butler, discussing their collaboration in the publication of…

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June Fest Presents Mix & Fairbanks Live Stream

Delighted to announce Kildare duo, Mix & Fairbanks will be live streaming from a secret location this Friday as part of June Fest Online. As festival season has been cancelled, we are bringing you the next best thing. Tune in this Friday at 8pm, turn the music up and get into festival mode from the safety and comfort of your own home! Big thanks to…

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June Fest 2020

Today would have marked the start of June Fest 2020 with our annual Family Fun Day. We look forward to the days when we can celebrate our community together again. Community is something that we champion all year round but for the month of June we like to shine a light on the great groups and individuals that make our community so special. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions and continued support with June Fest Online. Hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the glorious weather we are having. ☺️☀️
– June Fest Committee