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Prepared for The Kilkenny Observer by Cois Céim and The Saturday Walkers Club Edited and compiled by: Gerry Cody Charles Augustus Vignoles was born in Portarlington County Laois on the 25th July 1789. A fourth generation French Hugenout, his father was also a clergyman. His sister Elizabeth Anne Vignoles married George Grey and was mother …

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Teresa and Kevin Brennan with their beautiful dogs Sorcha O'Boyle and her dog Poppy na Hayden and Cathy Hyland and Rosie the dog Lindsey, Aria and Stephanie Cahill Rory and Frances and buddy Patricia Kealy Murphy Pat Hickey Keith Mooney and Christine Healy Jachinta Whearty, Chloe and Jackie Mulcahy David, Joan and Peter Dukelow Sheila ...
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The Kilkenny Archaeological Society has just released volume 71 of its journal, the Old Kilkenny Review. For enquiries, or to purchase (available at €20 incl p & p), email: reception@rothehouse.com Or write to: K.A.S., Rothe House, Parliament Street, Kilkenny. The contents include eight articles of local interest on a wide range of topics. These cover …

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KILKENNY City and county is set to become much safer for all modes of travel, whether mot0ring, cycling or walking, thanks to €4,333,000 funding from the Rural Active Travel Investment Programme. The money is for the county’s ‘Active Travel’ projects and will see a number of these projects completed in the City and County in …

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KILKENNY Tourism has welcomed the Government’s announcement that outdoor attractions can re-open at the end of the month. But their announcement has come amid concerns raised about large crowds of people gathering in the City’s Castle Park and leaving litter strewn all over the hugely popular amenity. There were also reports of littering at other …

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Fact Of The Matter PAUL HOPKINS So, as I write, the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has been given a second clean bill of health by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), emphasising that the incidence of blood clots is actually much lower than in the general population and that the vaccine is safe. Many nations outside the …

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By: Deputy Kathleen Funchion Sinn Fein TD for Kilkenny Carlow Sinn Féin is supportive of extending paid parental leave and has welcomed the Government’s commitment to finally fulfil its promises on Paid Parent’s Leave but warned there can be no further delays. I welcome that Minister O’Gorman has said that the additional Paid Parent’s Leave …

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* EMA stands by ruling on AstraZenica * A musical treat for local carehomes KILKENNY woman Vicky Phelan has said she is relieved after learning she will receive her first Covid-19 vaccine in the US in the next few days The CervicalCheck campaigner is currently undergoing cancer treatment in Maryland. Vicky’s good new came as …

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KILKENNY hurling star TJ Reid and his fiancee Niamh de Brun have helped to raise more than €10,000 for charity during their time in lockdown. Niamh came up with the idea to run a free fitness bootcamp class every week, with each one lasting for an hour. She aimed to raise €10,000 for the Milford …

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By JOHN ELLIS, Financial Advisor IT’S springtime, the days are longer the sun is shining into every nook and cranny showing up the cobwebbed corners of the house. Hence the spring clean, the deep scrub. While you are putting some elbow grease into sprucing up your home why not spend some time getting your finances …

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