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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Na Seamróga out to stop Crokes bid for glory AIB Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship Final Shamrocks Ballyhale vs Kimacud Crokes Sunday December 4th, Croke Park, Dublin SHERRY SAYS…. FINAL PREVIEW It’s back to Croker for Shamrocks Ballyhale and their faithful supporters this Sunday, as the Kilkenny champions go in …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Naas challenge helps Ballyhale bloom AIB Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final Shamrocks Ballyhale 3-22 Naas 1-6 Shamrocks Ballyhale weathered the Naas storm and came through a tricky semi-final encounter to secure a provincial final berth where they will face-off against Dublin champions Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday. During the opening …

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By Sam Dunleavey There is something unique and special about public markets. People worldwide can’t resist a good nosey around the open air market. And Kilkenny is no different. A bustling city with three different markets open each weekend, including a Christmas one at the parade in the city centre. My journey to Kilkenny was …

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People turned up in their thousands to mark the start of Kilkenny’s festive season This Saturday, 26th November saw the commencement of Yulefest Kilkenny with the arrival of Santa Claus to the Marble City by boat and the switching on of the Christmas Lights on the Parade! Revellers turned up in their thousands to welcome …

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Castlecomer Discovery Park presents two fun and educational activities at Yulefest Kilkenny. Located on the Mayor’s Walk at the Parade the Discovery Park Marquee will be open at weekends and throughout Christmas Week. ‘Fossil Fun; Creatures of the Past’ is a family-friendly accessible palaeontology session for the public, making the most of our wonderful fossil …

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Castlecomer Credit Union relaunches with new current account, debit card, and a suite of insurance products. Despite its modest population of 9,000, the hard working and hard saving people of Castlecomer have built a hugely successful financial co-op. Starting from scratch in 1967, Castlecomer Credit Union has grown into an asset with a value of …

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Iconic images of Hurling and Camogie players are currently on display in a photographic exhibition in the Pembroke Hotel celebrating special moments in Kilkenny sporting history. The exhibition featuring images by Inpho sports photographers will be launched at a special event on Thursday 8th December in the Pembroke Hotel. Cathaoirleach Cllr. Pat Fitzpatrick invites you …

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BY NED EGAN In Irish legend Leprechauns bury pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, but since a rainbow can only be seen at a distance, the gold is forever illusive – and elusive. In Greek and Roman mythology, Iris – the Goddess of the Rainbow – was one of the messengers of …

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On Wednesday November 23rd, the CBS Primary School opened its doors and welcomed parents for a very enjoyable and informative open evening that showcased a wide range of fantastic work that is taking place throughout the school. Next September the school will mark a landmark moment when it welcomes Junior Infants – boys and girls- …

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By John Fitzgerald The Beer Festival dancer whose performance I described last week told admirers that he only did his Cossack act when he had passed a certain threshold in the course of a given night’s drinking. His exact words, rightly deemed inapt for publication in a local newspaper, were “I dance like f…when I’m …

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