By Jimmy Rhatigan BEN FOLEY has his own tale to bark to whoever cares to listen to his woes on our ‘flu pandemic. He is gentle, gregarious, gorgeous too depending on his mood. You could get a wag of his tail, a playful whimper or a perk of his ears but regardless of how he …

By Jimmy Rhatigan IT JUST didn’t feel right. Yet there was something special about sitting on one’s tod in UPMC Nowlan Park, a state of the art stadium with a capacity of 26,000. It was a delight to admire the picture postcard county ground, its billiard table-like green surface, the meticulously clean surrounding stands and …

CALLAN HAS a wonderful group of 40 volunteers ready to help the vulnerable in the community. Please make contact if you or someone you know needs help with shopping, medication collection or any other urgent items and the group will deliver to your door. The team can be contacted via Facebook on Visit Callan.ie or …

IN THE interest of the health and wellbeing of our loyal readers, advertisers and friends we have decided not to publish The Kilkenny Observer until we are assured by health experts that there is no further threat to our people from the Coronavirus. We do not take this decision lightly but we value the dedication …