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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Cork win by 4 to secure final berth Allianz National Hurling League Semi-Final Cork 1-27 (30) Kilkenny 2-20 (26) Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork Cork stunned Kilkenny with a second-half comeback on Leeside last Saturday night, as they advanced to their first league final since 2015 with a 4-point win over …

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By Pat Shortall It is a natural human instinct to love hearing good news, unless of course there is begrudgery lurking. The story of the Passion and Death of Christ Jesus is anything but good news! In what is often titled “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, we must patiently wait until The Resurrection, to learn …

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WEEK SEVEN Kilkenny is home to the most famous cats in the world. For over two hundred years, people everywhere have heard of the fierce Kilkenny Cats. They are part of our history; part of our DNA. They reflect Kilkenny in all its glorious past, its developing present and exciting future. In week seven, local …

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Wednesday 23rd March saw tragedy unfold in the lives of two elderly brothers in Jenkinstown, six miles outside Kilkenny City when a fire broke out in their family home, completely destroying the residence and all its contents. The fire also took the life of one of the brothers, Oliver Brennan, who was not able to …

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Cois Nore – Kilkenny’s Cancer Support Centre is a local service for local people. Centre Manager, Mary Dolan told The Kilkenny Observer “Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre offers a range of practical, emotional and therapeutic supports to people with a diagnosis of cancer and to their families including children and young people. Our main objective …

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The Queen of Country and Irish, Margo, is commencing her nationwide tour at the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny on Tuesday 5th of April. This will be MARGO’s first concert since 2019, and her legion of fans are delighted to see her back on stage after a three year absence due to the pandemic. Margo had …

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Kilkenny City Vocational School fundraised and donated €600.00 to the Climb with Charlie fund. The cheque was presented by Kilkenny Vocational School to Joey Holden, captain of the 2015 All-Ireland title winning season on behalf of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House. Thanks to the board of management, Chairperson, Deirdre Cullen, teachers, …

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The Kilkenny Observer takes a trip down memory lane with the Butts Community Centre Photo credits: Community hall project; Mike Kealy; Pat Shortall A question? What community in Kilkenny boasts the most All Ireland titles? It’s an interesting question and would deserve to be included as a tiebreaker in a pub quiz. One obvious answer …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST Easter (noun); annual festival when children, and some adults, gorge on sweet things. Also, the part of the Christian year commemorating Jesus of Nazareth’s crucifixion and resurrection. However, for the young, and youthful at heart, it means chocolate. Yes, limiting sugar is important for health. Yet, at this point in the …

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