After School Activities

We’ll try to keep this page regularly updated with after school activities around Kilcock and Maynooth. Please email us if you have any information regarding other activities that we can add to the list. I have also published the names of some attractions worth a visit around North Kildare (January 2016).

Please confirm with relevant contact number,  the times and venues of activities.

Clonfert Pet Farm

Clonfert, Maynooth

Tel: 01 6285422    Mobile: 087 2309712


Guided tours and hands-on farming fun. Historical location. Safe and secure for all ages. The road to Clonfert Pet farm is on the original Pale boundary.

We cater for : Birthday Parties; Toddler Days; Groups of all sizes.


Donadea Forest Park


Tel: 045 869151    Mobile: 087 9524048


Managed by Coillte, the Irish Forestry Service, the park was the home of the Anglo-Norman Aylmer family who occupied the castle (now in ruins) from 1550 to 1935. The castle, church, walled garden, ice-house and lake are set in over 250 hectares of parkland. Nature trails, walks and a café make it a superb amenity for a family day out. The forest park also contains the 9/11 Memorial.


Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Lullymore, Rathangan

Tel: 045 870238    Fax: 045 870238    Mobile: 086 3241219


Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is a day-visitor attraction located on a mineral island in the Bog of Allen in Rathangan County Kildare-a perfect setting for exploring Irish heritage and the natural environment.

The Park consists of beautiful gardens, woodland walks and historical exhibitions including The County Exhibition for the 1798 Rebellion. Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is also the venue for family fun with a large adventure play area, train trips, crazy golf, the funky forest indoor play centre and the pet farm with the famous Falabella horses-this great combination of fun and learning make Lullymore a “must-see” when visiting Kildare.

Facilities include:

  • cafe which seats 300 people
  • Car and bus parking
  • Woodland walks
  • Bio-diversity Peatland trail
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessibility in most are

Maynooth Castle


Tel: 01 6286744


Maynooth Castle, the stronghold of the Earls of Kildare, is a heritage site now open to the public, and is run by Dúchas/Dept. of the Environment, Heritage & Local Govt

Guided tours are available throughout the day. Includes an exhibition on the history of the Castle and the Fitzgerald family



Homework Club- Scoil Choca Naofa

2.40 – 3.40 Monday to Thursday

For children from 3rd to 6th classes

Contact: Ms Mahon


Time: 6.30 – 7pm
Location: Running Track, Kilcock
Contact: Carmel Kelly 087 237 9760

Ballet Classes age 3+ to adult

Time: From 3.15pm
Location: Main Hall in Scoil Choca Naofa
Contact: McDermott Ballet School. Contact is Trisha McDermott: 086 1960226

Kilcock CCE (Comhaltas Ceoilteoirí Éireann)

Various classes for most instruments

Time: 6.30 onwards
Location: Scoil Dara
Contact: Millie (guitar) 086-1780700



Art Club

Time: 2.40 – 3.40

Location: Ms. Carr’s Room

Contact: Ms. Carr

Church Children’s/Youth Choir (For Sat Eve Mass)

Rehearsal days and venue will be announced

Irish Dancing

Scanlon School of Dancing – St Coca’s hall

Tues 3.30-4.30 & 6 – 7

Contact 01 6287908


Time: Tuesday about 6.30pm in Scoil Choca for Under 10’s I think

But check it out! 

Training for the older girls is in GAA
Contact: 0872944363 Jim Kenehan

Canoe Polo

Time: TBC
Location: The Canal, Kilcock
Contact: Trish or Bernie on 087 756 0636



Time: 5-7pm

Location: Scoil Uí Riada
Contact: Pat on 087 6678 540

Ballet 3+ to adult

Time: From 3.15pm
Location: Main Hall in Scoil Choca Naofa
Contact: McDermott Ballet School. Contact is Trisha McDermott: 086 1960226



French Club

Time: 2.40 – 3.40

Location: Ms. Tierney & Mr. Bracken’s Room

Contact: Ms. Tierney & Ms. Conboy

Drama Club

Time: 2.40 – 3.40

Location: Ms. Smith & Ms. Field’s Room

Contact: Ms. Smith & Ms. Field


Time: 2.40 – 3.40

Location: The Hall or the field (Weather Dependent)

Contact: Mr. Bracken

Girls Gaelic Football

Under 10s & under 13s 

Time: 6pm
Location: GAA, Kilcock
Contact: Val on 087 138 3049 (u/10s) and Sheena Byrne on 087 661 2005(u/13s)



Men, Women, Boys, Girls from 5 years

Time: Friday from 6.30
Location: Scoil Uí Riada
Contact: Patrick White, 0868275075 also at




Children’s Church Choir

Practice 5.30 in Parish Church before 6pm Mass

Horse Riding

Time: Various Times
Location: Blackberry Stables, Laragh
Contact: Vinnie on 086 877 8541



Kilcock Basketball Academy

for 6-10 years olds

Scoil Dara Gym 10am – 11am

phone 0879580980 for more details

North Kildare Hockey

Junior Sessions for boys and girls age 5+

Time: 11am – 12pm

Location: North Kildare Rugby Club
Contact: Barbara on 086 9583 944


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