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Continuing our series on The approaches to Kilkenny City in the 18th century, The Kilkenny Observer newspaper, with the assistance of Cois Céim and The Kilkenny Saturday Walkers group, takes a look at the approach roads to Kilkenny in the 18th Century. This is part 2 of a three part series. In week 2, we …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Ballyhale will face O’Loughlin Gaels in final showdown Shamrocks 2-20 James Stephens 1-17 Semi-finals are about getting over the line, and credit to Ballyhale for showing why they are the team to beat. In a game that at times was scrappy and not as free-flowing as the watching crowd had …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Wall’s goal the difference as brave sash go down fighting O’Loughlin Gaels 1-18 Tullaroan 0-18 2016 county champions O’Loughlin Gaels will face-off against Shamrocks of Ballyhale in this year’s St Canice’s Credit Union SHC final on November 7th following a 3-point victory over Tullaroan at UPMC Nowlan Park last Sunday. …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST KETO, short for ketogenic, is a low carbohydrate, high fat diet which claims to get you losing weight quickly. According to keto experts, up to 90% of your daily calories should be made up of fat. At least in the short-term, as it is inadvisable to stick with keto for longer …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR WE work hard and try to save for a rainy day, our retirements, and other eventualities like our children’s education. We look for guidance as to the best way to save our money with as little risk as possible but feel pressed from every side According to Deloitte the taxation …

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News of the lifting of certain Covid restrictions brought reason for hope amongst many groups and individuals. Music venues in Kilkenny gave a sigh of relief as the Minister for the Arts, Catherine Martin announced the reopening of venues which will bring life back to the many venues in Kilkenny city and county. One Kilkenny …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON You know that situation where something goes wrong and you can’t fix it? I remember it happening once when I was facilitating a pre-retirement course held in a school in Cape Town. I went to the loo and found to my horror that the handbasin tap wouldn’t turn …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS The now lifting of the so many restrictions imposed on us the past 20 months is great room for cautious optimism. But the so-longed-for return to normality may, just may, not be what we imagine or would necessarily like. The changes that have occurred globally — in societies, …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Shefflin named Galway’s Top Cat After weeks of speculation surrounding the vacant Galway managers job, the announcement was made late Wednesday evening that hurling’s most decorated player, Henry Shefflin had been appointed to the role. The legendary figure had been mooted as one of the possible candidates for the position, …

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When you support anything local you are investing in your own welfare, and this is also true when you support local business. The money you spend stays within the local community. Your money goes towards paying salaries which should be re spent within the local economy. Local business pay rates which goes towards paying for …

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