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The Butler Gallery Kilkenny ahead of the opening of the Irish premiere of Richard Mosse’s two video installations Incoming and Grid (Moria) which are presented by Butler Gallery during Kilkenny Arts Festival. Pictured in deep thought is Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Picture: Patrick Browne

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During World War II (1939-1945) 156,000 British, US and Canadian forces invaded the coast of Normandy, in Northern France. The D – Day landings, codenamed Operation Overlord, began the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe. The fighting continued until the end of August the same year. It is accepted that the invasion, one of the largest …

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WITH the post-lockdown emphasis on staycation, for a small country, we are really spoilt for choice, some of the most iconic sights and incredible landscapes in the world can be found right here! Ireland is full of natural wonders, friendly locals and is rich in culture and history. Experience the best holiday destinations in Ireland …

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THE Grow It Forward programme run by Kilkenny County Council Library Service has been going really well since it was launched on March 23 “This has been a hugely beneficial initiative, getting people to grow their own vegetables at home.  Through sharing with neighbours and friends, communities have all gained from the experience and will …

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BY: CLAIR WHITTY We can’t slow down the years but maybe we could slow the process of ageing? With hydrated skin, strong bones and muscles, and flexible joints. Wouldn’t that be great? Collagen can help. It’s the body’s most abundant protein after all. It’s found in skin, hair, bones, joint cartilage, and tendons. Collagen provides …

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THERE is plenty of local interest in this year’s Irish Film & Television Academy Awards. The 2021 IFTA nominations have been released, across 25 categories in Film and Drama, ahead of the virtual event which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday July 4. Kilkenny City man John Morton’s TV series Dead Still …

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IRISH international sprinter Phil Healy has been selected as a UPMC Ambassador for the next three years. Previously the sponsor of Healy as the UPMC Elite Sport Scholar for Waterford Institute of Technology, UPMC has agreed to partner with her for a further three years as a UPMC Ambassador. “The relationship between Phil Healy and …

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BY NIALL SHERRY – SPORTS EDITOR All thoughts now turn to championship opener Brian Cody took his charges to Cusack Park last Saturday in a bid to finish their Allianz League campaign unbeaten. However, a spirited and sharper performance by Clare saw the Banner County edge to a four-point win. This meant Clare’s remarkable run …

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BY NIALL SHERRY – SPORTS EDITOR Croker Final awaits against old foes Galway Kilkenny Camogs displayed tremendous spirt and resilience in defeating Tipperary, to set up a tantalizing league final clash with Galway next Sunday at headquarters. This was a clash of epic proportions, with no quarter given by either side as the game ebbed …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS I only ever saw my Father cry once. And that was when his own father died and the word came through with a messenger from the local newsagent, the only ones in the area with a phone in those days. And he sat down at the top of …

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