Family Fun Day Charities & Groups

Able Bodies Physiotherapy
June Fest are delighted to welcome Able Bodies Physiotherapy in Linear Park, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022 in Linear Park at 10am.

Join Chartered Physiotherapists Leah & Meabhdh from Able Bodies Physiotherapy for a fun Pilates class. Stretch and strengthen your body in the fabulous surroundings of the Liffey Linear Park. 

“Pilates in the Park” Bank Holiday Monday 6th in Linear Park at 10am

The class will be suitable for all fitness abilities. So don’t be shy, come and give Pilates a try! An hour of fresh air, nature, and exercise. Please take your own mat if you have one. (If you don’t, that’s ok- we will have some spares)

Balance Bodies Holistic Centre
June Fest are delighted to welcome Balanced Bodies Holistic Centre, who are participating in our June Fest Celebrations in Linear Park on Sunday 5th June 2022.

Suma Holistic Therapies: Suma Holistic Therapies is a holistic therapy clinic offering Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Massage. Sumas therapist Susanne offers an effective gentle approach to recreating balance and health. Susanne’s work is truly holistic, highly intuitive, and authentic. Find Susanne on

Balanced Bodies Holistic Centre is a beautiful centre in the heart of Newbridge focused on wellbeing and healing. Balanced Bodies new owners Mark Archbold and Susanne Mauritz currently offer a wide range of Therapies, classes, and workshops together with their team. These include Biomagnetic Therapy, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Counselling, Mind coaching, Yoga, Pilates, Relax Kids classes, Sound Healing, Barre, Women’s Healing Circles and more. For more information, please visit

The Dining Room – Newbridge
June Fest are delighted to welcome The Dining Room, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022. The Dining Room will be highlighting the problems around food poverty in our local community. The dining room is not just about food, but at June fest we will have a dining area, a kitchen, and outdoor games area. 

There will be treats for sale in the kitchen. The dining area will be laid for dinner showing the types of food we supply on a weekly basis, be sure to check out the picture frames! Corn hole games will be set up in the outdoor area, providing some fun, highlighted hearted entertainment and prizes to be won. A raffle is being organized, and garda permission is being sought. Once we have permission, we will be able to announce prizes and where tickets can be purchased. Donation buckets will be in place, but we will not be taking food donations on the day.

 Hope D
June Fest are delighted to welcome HOPE (D), who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022.

HOPE(D) is a non-profit Charity that is directly involved with supporting people in Co Kildare who may be experiencing any of life’s crisis.  Initially setup in 2003 to provide support to those bereaved by suicide, our focus now is to intervene early in a clients’ Mental health journey, before a current crisis becomes more advanced. By intervening early, we reduce the loss of life to suicide. We provide professional support to people experiencing stress, anxiety, or those who may find themselves ‘in depression,’ brought on by major changes within their personal, work, or social relationships.

Connecting with our youth, adults & elderly, we support people from 13 years upwards, we do our utmost to provide much needed Psychotherapy services within our local Community & surrounding town-lands.

As a charity in existence for 17 years, we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation, and do not currently receive any government funding or assistance.  We exist on your generosity – please follow the DONATE button above, if you wish to find out how you can HELP US to HELP OTHERS. If you would like to find out more about what we do, please connect with us through our many ‘social media’ links, through email, or telephone 087 1513535 or 1800 855534 for further support & advice.

June Fest are delighted to welcome KWWSPCA, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022.

The KWWSPCA was founded in 1940 (initially as the Kildare SPCA) to help prevent and deal with cases of animal cruelty. Run solely by volunteers, the Society is devoted to the rescue, care, and re-homing of animals throughout Kildare and West Wicklow. The KWWSPCA has no paid employees and is solely run by volunteers. In 2021 just over 250 dogs had come into the care of the KWWSPCA and most of these were rehomed. We also rehomed over 260 cats, most of these being kittens. Rabbits, budgies, guinea pigs and other small pets came through our care during 2021. 

We cover our running costs by holding regular fundraisers and receiving donations. A very important part of the KWWSPCA is our charity shop, Noah’s Ark which is located on Cutlery Road, Newbridge. The shop generates important funds for us which allows us to run our Animal Shelter in Athgarvan.

Noah’s Ark has a great reputation for having really good quality clothes and we appreciate the great support that we receive from the people of Newbridge. If you haven’t visited the shop before you should drop in. It is a lovely place run by a great team of friendly volunteers.

Newbridge Cancer Support Group
June Fest are delighted to welcome Newbridge Cancer Support, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022.

Newbridge Cancer support group are hosting the Guess the Name of the Teddy and How Many Sweets in the Jar old style field day events. We have also got hold of a Buzz Off! Game so you can test ‘how steady is your hand’ for a price of course!! And what field day is complete without the Raffle – prizes include a hand crocheted throw, and some very nice bottles so don’t forget the 6th June and show the youngsters how good an old-style Field Day can be. We welcome and support people and families touched by cancer. We meet every Wednesday morning from 11.00 am in Ryston Sports & Social Club with a qualified therapist. Email:

Newbridge Drama Group
June Fest are delighted to welcome Newbridge Drama Group, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022. 

Long established ndg (Newbridge Drama Group) is an amateur group. Every year we aim to put on two shows in the Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge, one in May and another in November. You don’t have to be on stage to be involved. Help is always needed backstage, with sound and lighting, etc. To keep up to date with news and upcoming auditions and shows please like our Facebook Page: Our email address is:

 Newbridge Family Resource Centre (NFRC)

June Fest are delighted to welcome Newbridge Family Resource Centre, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022. Newbridge Family Resource Centre have been working with the local community since 1984. Our Vision: “To create a better life for individuals, families and communities in Newbridge”
Friday 3rd June 2022 – Town Hall Launch of Newbridge Family Resource Centre Strategic Plan 2022 to 2027. An opportunity for all to be involved in the development of community in Newbridge. Please register with our reception on 045 438173 or
Sunday 4th June 2022 – Georges Street Singing for Wellbeing will perform @ 3pm. Join in the fun while out and about in Newbridge.
Monday 5th June 2022 – St Conleth’s GAA Car Park Family Funday, NFRC will be there with cakes and fun activities for all of the community and families to get involved.

Newbridge Rugby Football Club

June Fest are delighted to welcome Newbridge RFC, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022. Founded in 1996 | Nicknamed “The Bridge” | Based in Rosetown, Athgarvan. Newbridge RFC was formed after the amalgamation of neighbouring clubs, Curragh RFC, and Old Kilcullen RFC, in June 1996. Through the 1990s, both of these clubs had struggled with recruiting players and new members and for financial support. They each required a new start.

Initial exploratory discussions started in May 1995, but these had fizzled out by August of that year. More serious discussions were resumed in November 1995 with the two clubs being represented by four executive members each: A trial merger of two years was initially agreed. The new club was called Newbridge RFC. The club’s first President was Pierce McCorley, Chairman was Bill Perrin and Captain was Martin Donnelly. At the end of this period further separate AGMs were held of the former clubs and after much debate the merger was finalised with a number of conditions that remained in place for the next five years. In an attempt to keep alive, the heritage of the former clubs the name of the club was agreed as Newbridge Curragh Old Kilcullen RFC. Then from season 2003/2004 the new club reverted to its original name of Newbridge RFC.

A decision was taken during 2000 to focus the club’s activities at Rosetown, a site and clubhouse it totally owned, letting the Ministry of Defence take back the Green Road, which the Curragh had use of on a lease basis. However, as the Curragh had funded the building of the clubhouse, compensation for its loss was obtained for the new club. In addition, with permission, Newbridge still have access to the Green Road facilities.

 Relax Kids Coach

June Fest are delighted to welcome Relax Kids, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022. My name is Lynne Byrne, and I am a Relax Kids Coach based in Dublin and Kildare.  I have been running these classes for the past three years in schools, in the community and most recently online. Relax Kids is a program which teaches children strategies for managing their emotional well-being. A normal class uses the following 7 step approach:
Movement – Play – Stretch – Feel – Breathe – Believe – Relax

Join me on the family fun day where I will be demonstrating some of the props we use in class.  I will have some of the Relax Kids products which can be purchased or ordered on the day.  I will also have an arts and crafts section where children can do a free mindful art activity.  Also, be in with a chance to win a mindful hamper on the day all proceeds of the raffle will go to Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.  If you are interested in discussing this with me or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0872442820 or email

South Kildare Photography Club

June Fest are delighted to welcome South Kildare Photography Club, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022.

Are you interested in photography as a hobby? South Kildare Photography Club are delighted to welcome you at our stand. Feel free to have a look at some of our member’s images and take part in our little photo puzzle or treat yourself to one of our raffle tickets

If you would like to find out more about the basics of photography, shooting techniques or equipment, feel free to chat to one of our members at the stall and we will answer your questions as best we can.

South Kildare Photography Club aims to promote photography, photographic achievement, and skills, in a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere.

 The Kildare Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland

June Fest are delighted to welcome Kildare Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, who are participating in our Monster Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th June 2022.

Kildare Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland was Founded 1985 by a group of courageous and forward-thinking parents. We now support over 235 members and their families across Kildare/West Wicklow. KDSI a voluntary organisation under the umbrella of Down Syndrome Ireland.

Supports offered by Kildare Branch: Parentlink, Early Development Groups, Speech and Language Therapy for all age groups, Information Workshops and Social Activities.  KDSI have Adult Programs too with Literacy for Living in Naas and two horticulture sites, An Garraí Beag Sallins and An Garraí Beag Donadea.

If you would like to do a fundraiser for our branch, please contact us on

We are delighted to be part of this year’s June Fest and send good wishes to all for a great day.

If you would like more information on our branch or activities, contact our secretary at