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“After six weeks of fundraising the winner was announced last week of the ‘You’re a Star’ quilt, made by the members of the South Midlands Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society and raffled in aid of Teac Tom. The raffle raised a fantastic €2,870 for Teac Tom and with a further donation from The Kilkenny Observer, this …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR When Mike Wall was appointed as Kilkenny minor camogie manager in December of last year for the second time, hopes were high and the feeling was that the experienced bainisteoir could end the six-year wait for the All-Ireland minor title. Wall’s backroom team consisted of coach Damien Donohue and selectors …

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All pix: Danny Lahart After taking a year off due to the Pandemic, 2021 saw the third annual Marble City Mile with entries in from nationwide and the day was marked by glorious sunshine to welcome the event back to its home in the Nore under Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny has a long and proud tradition …

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BY Cois Céim and the Kilkenny Saturday walking group. Thanks to the recent work by Cartoon Saloon, Kilkenny has become known as the ‘Home of Film making’. Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is a five-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts …

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This month Barnstorm Theatre Company celebrate 30 years serving the people of Kilkenny In 1991 with the support of Margaret Cosgrave of Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and Barry Lynch of Ossory Youth Services Barnstorm first poked its head out. Since then: 135 productions! 3,000+ performances in local venues and in 56 venues nationwide! And …

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All images: Danny Lahart A strong finish by O’Louglin Gaels saw them overcome Dicksboro in UPMC Nolan Park on Sunday. The game started off at a lively pace and with marking being tight and time on the ball sparse, the quality of hurling to begin the game was hindered. A good ball worked well out …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR MORE than 40% of Irish workers have made no pension provision and will be entirely reliant on state supports when they retire. Statistics issued by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that people tend to leave it late to start contributing to their pension. The survey shows just six out …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST OVER the past weeks and months that I’ve been writing this column, I’ve provided bits and pieces of advice for dealing with anxiety, depression and mental wellness. Something which is rarely mentioned is the damage social media can have on how you feel mentally. Don’t get me wrong, the internet is …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON NO matter how welcome the Housing For All plan, I don’t believe that I am the only person to be alienated by the cavalier way Government view older people as a group to be conveniently pushed around to solve their problems. Is anyone in the corridors of power …

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