Kilcock is Open for Business – KBA Launches Promotional Video

The Kilcock Business Association has commissioned the first in a series of promotional videos showcasing Kilcock as a vibrant and growing community. With our rapidly growing population Kilcock is just the sort of place where you might want to setup or expand a business!

In the video a variety of local business owners talk about why they chose Kilcock to start their new business. Members also talk about how KBA has helped them establish a larger network of customers and business contacts. Barry Prendergast, Treasurer of the KBA:

KBA has in excess of a 100 members from all different types of businesses, from retail to within the town to every type of tradesperson to every kind of business.

Maria Mallon of Studio M spoke about why she joined the KBA:

When I setup Studio M a couple of years ago I thought it was really important to get involved with the Kilcock Business Association mainly because I think everyone needs help initially when they setup in a small town. Yes I know a lot of local people but new businesses come in all the time and they don’t necessarily. So I think it’s important because it’s a network of people there to help you when you don’t have all the answers all the time.

Why Choose Kilcock?

Our investigations into approved planing permission applications indicate a conservative estimate of a 41% increase of the population of Kilcock over the next few years. The establishment of larger businesses such as Aldi, Tesco, SuperValu and Costa in recent years reflect the positive growth potential of our town – not to mention the reinvestment in existing, family fun businesses and the development of new restaurants, services and other small businesses. Kilcock is open for business!

Kyle Delavari opened the doors to his new business venture Fitness Journey Kilcock in January this year and had this to say in the video:

I chose Kilcock for a number of reasons… I’ve lived here the last 5 years and have always been fond of the community. It’s great to get involved in the town as there’s a lot of great businesses…”

The KBA would like to thank all the businesses involved in the video for taking the time to help us make this video. They include: Rye River Cafe, Config.ie, Vivify Multimedia, Fitness Journey Kilcock, Studio M, John Ryan Butchers,   Especially we would like to to thank Stephen for his hard work the production.

The video was shot and produced by Stephen McDonagh of Vivify Multimedia along with the help and support of the Kilcock Business Association.

Cardiac Defibrillators in the Kilcock

The KBA would like to inform all its readers of the locations of Cardiac Defibrillators in the Kilcock area.
 
  • North Kildare Club, The Maws – Club opening times only
  • Kilcock Church, Church Street – Church opening times only
  • Dental Surgery, Courtown bridge – 24hrs availability
  • Kilcock GAA Club, Royal Meadows – Club opening times only
  • Kilcock Credit Union, The Square – Office times only
  • Musgraves Distribution, High road – Opening times awaiting confirmation
  • Kilcock Primary Healthcare, The Bawnouges – To be installed in the coming months.

De-Fib & CPR Training

The KBA will shortly announce a free training session in using the Defibrillators and include basic CPR.  Please subscribe to our newsletter or Like our Facebook to stay informed about our the training session.

Free Defibrillator & CPR Training to be provided to members by the KBA

Primary Care Centre Set for Opening in March 2018

The new Primary Care Centre in Kilcock is due to be officially opened in March 2018. Construction on the state of the art health facility started in June 2016.

A statement issued on Emmet Stagg’s website on the 3rd of February 2018:

Emmet Stagg has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that the construction of the Kilcock Primary Care Centre has been completed and that the Building has been handed over to the HSE.

Mr. Stagg stated that services will commence from the Primary Care Centre next week on a phased basis.

Services to be provided by the Kilcock Primary Care Centre

  • GP Out of Hours Service
  • Public Health and Community Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work – Primary Care
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Home Help
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health Day Hospital Services
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietician Services
  • Psychology and Counselling Services.

 

Bus Eireann Provides Additional Services for Kilcock

Local Fianna Fail TD, Frank O’Rourke, has been informed that Bus Eireann will provide additional services for Kilcock Bus commuters, on Route 115, in late March early April. Deputy O’Rourke has campaigned for this improved service over the last year.

From Frank O’Rourke:

The core Bus Eireann frequency to/from Kilcock will increase to every 30mins throughout the day with lower frequencies after 7pm. We have seen the numbers using public transport from Kilcock increasing in recent years.”

The implementation date is now planned for late March.”

Increased bus services is more good public transport news for Kilcock and it follows the very welcome reduction in our Irish Rail fares when Kilcock was included in the “Short Hop Zone” last year. Kilcock is also looking forward the Park and Ride facility which is due to be completed in 2018.

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Turning on the Christmas Lights

It was a wonderful evening full of Christmas festive spirits when the Christmas lights were turned on in The Square and along the Royal Canal – not forgetting our big and beautiful Christmas Tree and nativity scene. The big switch on took place at 6.45pm and we are so happy to have the SUSO Gospel Choir singing for the big crowd of locals that turned up for the event!

New Lights

This year the KBA have invested in new lights along the harbour as last year they were vandalised, so maybe as a community we could come together to keep an eye on the lights and report anything suspicious as it takes a huge chunk from the overall budget to replace lights.

Once again a huge thank you to all of the local businesses that have once again contributed to lighting up Kilcock this Christmas! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The KBA