The winner of the Inaugural County Kildare Chamber Community Project of the year has been won by Naas Wild Food Festival, a project run by Naas Tidy Towns.  The announcement was made this evening  (Friday 20th October ) by Allan Shine CEO of the Chamber.  It follows a 2 week online voting campaign which had 6 finalists vying for the most public votes.  The 6 finalists were:


Naas Tidy Towns – Wild Food Festival

Clane Project Centre

Kilcullen Market Square Redevelopment Project

Kilcock Men’s Shed

Tea Lane Graveyard Conversation Group

Kildare Town Youth Café


Allan Shine said, “ We received 2733 votes which was excellent, especially as this is the first year of this award category.  The winning project received 27% of the public vote.  They will now be invited as our guests to the Kildare Business Awards on the 17th November in The K Club where they will receive a cash prize of €3,000.   The community project award is a new initiative this year for the Chamber and the award is kindly sponsored by both Kildare County Council and The Queally Group.   Shine continued by saying, “ We received 24 applications this year and this shows the level of community projects that are actively underway in the county.  The Chamber congratulate Bill Clear, the team in Naas Tidy Towns and the community project Naas Wild Food Festival.