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By Eoin Everard Physiotherapy THERE’S nothing more frustrating than a bad night’s sleep. Next day its coffee and trying to feel good. There are simple things you can do to help you have more energy for sport, work and life. 1. Proactive How many people do you hear complaining of tiredness day-to-day? A lot, but …

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By Jimmy Rhatigan IT MAY never nudge its sister off the world stage but early aficionados of the comparatively young craze called Footgolf are happy that it will find its niche. The game is already quite popular here. The first local club to be formed is Kilkenny Pococke Footgolf and the home course and main …

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BLAS 2020 finalists shortlisted from Kilkenny across a range of categories are Callan Bacon, Natures Oils & Sauces and The Fig Tree Restaurant T&H Clarke Ltd on High Street. After the initial first round of judging, the top scoring products from a number of categories went through a second round of tasting, in Dingle and …

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By Clair Whitty I GET asked this quite a lot. There are a number of reasons why you could be tired or fatigued and knowing the cause will help you find the best solution. Taking a look at what you eat is the place to start. Without a healthy diet you won’t have the nutrients, …

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By Ger Cody FROM THE time Adam was running naked in Eden, the world has experienced pandemics and plagues. So if you thought that our Covid crisis was a new phenomenon, consider this list of pestilences that spread the fear of the Almighty across the world: The Spanish Flu (1918), HIV pandemic (1981), Smallpox (Yugoslavia …

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by Jimmy Rhatigan IF YOU got a box in the mouth every time you passed a bully’s home would you put up with that savage treatment for the rest of your days? We doubt it? We are sure that any man or woman being abused so abysmally would eventually react with a clout that would …

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by Jimmy Rhatigan ARGUABLY, our world war against the killer Coronavirus is one of mankind’s greatest challenges since Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, a contradiction often referred to as Paradise. It would appear that the politicians of the world in tandem with their medical mates have all guns …

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THE CALLAN Heritage Society has just published a new book. It is titled Memoir of an Irish Pauper. It is a unique book. It is the only known first-hand account written by an inmate of an Irish Workhouse. This is hard to believe considering that well over a million people passed through Irish Workhouses between …

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By Jimmy Rhatigan IS THERE a town or perhaps even a city in Ireland that can boast more or indeed as many famous people as the market town of Callan? We doubt it. Any proposed forensic research may prove otherwise, but at The Kilkenny Observer it is our belief that the native place of a …

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By Paddy Neary THE ANCIENT Parish Church of St John’s stood probably in the grounds of the old cemetery on the Dublin Road. St Stephen was recognised as the patron of this church in the 18th century. From 1800 on the church was always referred to as St John’s. In the Bishop’s visitation book for …

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