By Liam de Lása Aistear Teangan na gCat N’FHEADAR éinne, conas mar a thitfidh scéal an ghalair COVID-19 amach sna seachtainí agus míonna atá amach romhainn. Ní chuimhin liomsa go pearsanta am chomh cinniúnch, imeaglach riamh i mo shaol agus ní chuirfinn an milleán ar aon duine agaibh as dearmad a dhéanamh go bhfuil ‘Seachtain …

On St Patrick’s Day local parishes were asked at 11am to ring church bells as a call to prayer to end the Corona Pandemic. Pictured in St Patrick’s Church, Clara ringing the bell for all parishioners in our Ossory Diocese, our country, and our world, asking St Patrick to help us is Fr Willie Purcell. …

A POSITIVE within a negative was how Kilkenny Observer Editor Jimmy Rhatigan described our nation’s battle with an invisible but potentially lethal enemy called Coronavirus. He said there was no doubt we were living in uncertain and dangerous times but that we should not envelop ourselves in doom and gloom. Speaking to KCLR journalist Eimear …

By John Lucey NOVEMBER 11 is Remembrance Day when those who died in the Great War that ended in 1918, are commemorated. The month is anniversary of Armistice and also the death of Private (Sapper) Ryan of Kilkenny. Richard Ryan was born on November 8, 1885 and died two days before his 33rd birthday, November …

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 …