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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR 26 YEAR HISTORY WE ARE ASKING OUR CUSTOMERS NOT TO VISIT OUR STORES. Following on from announcement from An Taoiseach on Friday 27/03/2020 we are temporarily closing our doors until further notice. We appreciate some of the items we stock are a necessity and at this time when people …

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ARÁN of Barrack Street, The Arches, re-opens tomorrow, Wednesday, ‘till Saturday this week from 9.30am to 2.30pm. The local business has new safety precautions in place. It will allow one person only in the shop at a time. It has installed glass protective screen guards on all counters to keep customers and staff safe. Arán …

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By Clair Whitty ARE YOU, like me, finding it difficult to keep your hands away from your eyes? My eyes seem to be constantly itchy and I am not sure if it’s just because I have been told not to touch my face or eyes. But they are constantly itchy these days. There are a …

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By Jimmy Rhatigan WHEN IT comes to nominating heroes, as a people we are simply hopeless cases. The Kilkenny Observer asks readers to take the latter as an observation rather than a criticism. For, at a time when we have enough doom and gloom to last us for the rest of our lives, our view …

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By Clair Whitty PEOPLE are asking me what I am taking to protect myself against this virus. I am taking Echinacea, and a supplement that contains a mixture of A, D, C vitamins, Zinc, Beta Glucans, and Elderberry. I have no guarantee whether I will win the battle with this combination or not. But I …

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By Jimmy Rhatigan IT WOULDN’T happen at Aintree. And it certainly wouldn’t be tolerated at our own Gowran Park. But we now have a situation in our so-called democratic Irish politics system where the horse that finished third may be presented with the winner’s trophy. You couldn’t make it up. Behind the scenes as our …

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RETAIL SALE of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding may remain open, Government has said. Petmania Kilkenny is assuring customers that it will remain open throughout the crisis and is now offering a carry-to-car-service to help customers get …

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With the most recent announcement it looks like our doors will be closed for a little while longer. But in the meantime, if there’s something you need like your favourite foundation let us know. If it’s not available on our online store, message us directly via #Facebook or #Instagram and we’ll arrange to get it …

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By Jimmy Rhatigan KILKENNY Observer photographer Donal Foley’s superb pictures highlight the sheer brilliance and beauty of the recently opened Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge in Ballyverneen, Glenmore at the heart of South Kilkenny. The bridge connects Pink Point in Glenmore to Strokestown in Wexford and is now Ireland’s longest bridge at 887 metres. The N25 …

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