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JUST a limited lifting of Level 5 restrictions is expected when the Government announces its decisions, which come into effect on Easter Monday. On the advice of NPHET, it is understood there will merely be a tweaking of the current regulations, with no end in sight for pubs and hairdressers or other non essential retailers. …

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A UNIQUE collaboration between three local businesses marks the eagerly-awaited release of a new Kilkenny-produced whiskey. Ballykeefe Distillery, Ireland’s first eco-friendly family farm distillery, has launched its first pot still Irish whiskey. The distillery, which was built in 2016 and began production in 2017, has released for sale 350 bottles at Cask Strength and 700 …

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Fact Of The Matter PAUL HOPKINS You know the scenario. You phone someone to check if all is good and they unload for a full 30 minutes and never once ask how you are. Or the moment when you realise someone in your life is mostly take and no give; who constantly asks favours of …

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INLAND Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a ‘Why I love to fish’ video competition as part of Go Fishing Week, 2021. IFI is asking people in Kilkenny and nationwide to submit a short video of their fishing adventures and to tell them what fishing means to them. Entries are welcome from individuals or groups, fishing clubs, youth clubs, …

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THE Irish animated film Wolfwalkers has been nominated for an Oscar as best animated feature for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards. Wolfwalkers was created by Kilkenny animation studio Cartoon Saloon. This is the fourth time that the studio has been nominated in this category and the movie is up against Onward, Over the Moon, A …

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By: Sinéad Blanchfield Music Development Officer, Music Generation Kilkenny   E: sinead.blanchfield@ kilkennycarlowetb.ie   Music Generation Kilkenny is forging forward in 2021 with a great line-up of programmes and events across schools and the community in Kilkenny City and County The mission of Music Generation is to transform the lives of children and young people by giving …

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KILKENNY native Kieran Conroy has been appointed Nestlé Country Manager for Ireland. Mr Conroy assumes responsibility for Nestlé Ireland’s operations and its comprehensive portfolio of products. The Trinity College graduate has more than20 years’ experience in the consumer goods and pharma sectors and has held a variety of senior management and leadership roles in Nestlé UK …

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Most countries tries throughout the world are seeing an increase in new Covid-19 cases as highly contagious variants continue to spread, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some of these new strains, notably the Brazil and UK ones, are already in Ireland which may account for the daily numbers being infected remain stubbornly high. …

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THE story of Kilkenny hurler Eoin Larkin was celebrated in the opening programme of Season 19 of Laochra Gael which returned toTG4 on Thursday, March 25. Hurling has been at the core of Eoin Larkin’s life since he was a boy. And the game was vital in maintaining Larkin’s bond with his father after his …

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By Fionn Davenport ittn.ie     CASSIDY Travel, appointed as an official authorised sub-agent for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, has this week launched a priority reservation programme for those looking to travel to the games, in expectation of feverish demand among travel-starved Irish fans. Fans travelling to France will be able to …

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