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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR ALL PIX BY DANNY LAHART Jamie the King of the castle with final hat-trick Permanent TSB U19 B Hurling Championship Final Erins Own 3-8 Bennettsbridge 0-13 @ UPMC NOWLAN PARK, Sunday 21st November Erins Own defeated a gallant Bennettsbridge side in the curtain-raiser to the A grade final Goals win …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR ALL PIX BY DANNY LAHART Goals galore as Dicksboro claim silverware A sunny UPMC Nowlan Park was the venue last Sunday for the Permanent TSB U19 A Hurling Championship final between Dicksboro and Thomastown. Going into the game, Michael Walsh’s charges were heavily fancied to take the honours, and they …

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– son of Burnchurch, civil war hero, defender of the poor and ecclesiastical tornado (Compiled by Cois Céim and The Kilkenny Saturday Walkers Club in association with The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper) John Ireland was born 11th September 1838, in Burnchurch Co. Kilkenny. The eldest son of two and four daughters of Richard and Judith (nee …

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In 2012 Kilkenny Families in the Great War was launched in Kilkenny. The book documented the careers of nearly 3000 men and women of Kilkenny city and county who were involved in the ‘war to end all wars’. It had taken the authors seventeen years to do the research. No other Irish county has such …

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“The Swedes have a word: ‘dostadning’ which translates as ‘death cleaning’, and it is all about decluttering now, so that others are not burdened by doing it after we have died. This practice makes it easier for our loved ones later.” A striking yet simultaneously thought provoking truth that has a profound impact as you …

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A new cat is about to join the trail for the hugely successful Kilkenny Cat Walk. The special edition sculpture has been specially created for Kilkenny Yulefest and will be unveiled at The Parade on Saturday December 4th It will be on display in the window of ‘The Kilkenny Art Gallery’ at 25 Patrick Street. The new addition is a …

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Links courses in Ireland are, perhaps, some of the oldest and well-respected courses in the history of the golfing community. Travel2ireland decided to put a list together of the best five you can play on home turf 1. ROYAL COUNTY DOWN, CO DOWN ROYAK County Down Golf Club, in Newcastle, Co Down, is one of …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST ALCOHOLISM wrecks everything. It rips families apart, devastates health, ruins bank balances and ultimately, if not overcome, kills. Problems with the demon drink are as old as alcohol itself. So, most probably, are methods for beating them. In days gone by, punishments for inebriation were draconian. Drunks in medieval times were …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR THE earth did not move, there were no signs in the night sky when IORP II was put into Irish law in April this year. IORP II stands for Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision. This legislation is going to have a very significant impact on you if you are a …

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