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“The Oscars came to Kilkenny for one night only on Sunday 25th April. Following strict Covid guidelines and multiple Covid tests over the weekend a skeleton operations crew from Cartoon Saloon along with the 3 nominees and their partners came together at the Rivercourt Hotel to take part in the 93rd Academy Awards. Unfortunately it wasn’t …

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Lockdown has placed restrictions on most aspects of our lives, but Barnstorm Theatre Company and Barn Owl Players continue to prove that even the most ardent of lockdowns has not put a barrier on the arts. Beginning with their successful monologue virtual production, Zoom BOP: Confinement, last September, the two companies set out to up …

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By Kilkenny Observer Reporter The HSE expects to administer up to 40,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine before the end of this month as less onerous restrictions will be applied to it compared with the over-60 rule imposed on AstraZeneca. Although the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a rider saying in …

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If you’re experiencing arthritic pain, frozen shoulder, or stiff knees you might be interested to hear about some success stories from our customers. Turmeric is the most sought-after supplement to help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, sports injury, or from over-stretched muscles. There lots of supplements to choose from. Some have black pepper/piperine to aid …

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The Fact Of The Matter PAUL HOPKINS Our seasons are a vagary onto themselves, our reaction to their sudden, often unannounced change even more vagarious: when it’s hot, it’s “too hot”, and when it rains and the winds come, our reaction is: “Sure it’s a grand country altogether, if only we had a roof over …

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AN Taisce is considering whether to appeal the High Court upholding the decision by An Bord Pleanála granting Glanbia planning permission for the construction of a cheese manufacturing plant in Belview, Co. Kilkenny. The Kilkenny plant is being promoted by the large Dutch dairy processor Royal A-ware, in partnership with Glanbia, which is to supply …

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VICKY Phelan has said she remains as positive as ever, despite an increase in pain, although the Kilkenny woman says it doesn’t look like any new tumours, nor an increase in her tumour mass, has occurred. In the US for cancer treatment but hopes to be back home by July. She said: “I have been …

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DURING the first lockdown last year sisters Annamaria (11) and Sara Ventimiglia (9) started a fundraiser in order to support WWF in their fight for the survival of endangered species. They did 30 minutes of litter picking around Callan, every day for a month. They did an amazing job that did not go unnoticed. There …

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KILKENNY student Kate Minogue (pictured) was recently presented with a Memorial Scholarship award by DCU at a virtual ceremony where 22 students received awards named in honour of 14 individuals who have played a key role in the life of DCU and in Irish society. Kate, a former student of Presentation Secondary School and a …

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SPIKE Island is commemorating 100 years since the opening of a War of Independence prison on the island, which saw over 1200 Irish rebels held for their part in Irelands fight for freedom in 1921. The ‘Imprisoning A Nation’ exhibition will include new artefacts, new prisoner diaries and new stories on information panels. Also, part …

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