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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Tyrone’s Damian Casey gone too soon The hurling world was shocked to the core last weekend, with the news of the passing of Tyrone’s greatest ever hurler, Damian Casey. The 29-year-old Dungannon man died while in Spain, where the gifted stick man was due to attend a friend’s wedding. Tyrone …

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Photos by Edward Coady Friday June 10 was a special day for the parish and parishioners of St Canice’s in the heart of Kilkenny city. A thanksgiving mass for the golden jubilee of Fr Jim Murphy was held and a packed church joined in the celebrations for the much loved priest. Joined by many of …

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Photos: Ignatius O’Neill Part one The recently launched book ‘Coláiste Éamann Rís’ is 400 pages of the history and times of the CBS School in Callan, county Kilkenny. It celebrates 154 years and tells the story of the school from the early days and those who passed through the gates. One contributor to the book …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST School’s over for the summer. Kids will be at home for three months and, if you’re a parent, your anxiety levels are probably soaring over how to keep them occupied for 12 weeks or so. Kids get it good in this country! Take a short trip over the Irish Sea, and …

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What a difference a few weeks can make. On May 25, The Kilkenny Observer attended the Fr McGrath Centre for the ‘Fáilte Isteach’ certificates presentation. The event was a joyous occasion and the room was bursting with energy, laughter and pride. Fast forward four weeks and the atmosphere has changed dramatically. From being a centre …

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BY NED EGAN PART 3 “This seemed to annoy him, and he just said, in a sarcastic old tone: ‘Well Dan, we obviously have very different ideas about the value of your daughter.’” “I stood up then, and told him straight out that ‘my daughter is of the greatest value to me, and that I’d …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Do you want to save on your monthly mortgage repayments? Want to lock in a rate before the proposed European Central Bank (ECB) announcement of the first of a series of predicted interest rate increases? Many mortgage holders who have a good credit history can make some serious savings over …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Hair loss and thinning hair can be distressing and is a fairly common complaint. In my experience, stress, thyroid issues, peri- menopause, and nutritional deficiencies can cause it. I would suggest that you get your bloods done to rule out hormonal and thyroid issues. If you take supplements that contain biotin, a …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Was Adam a Madam and Eve a Steve? These days you might begin to wonder about the Garden of Eden story where God created man and woman, given some of the issues raised by gender fluidity. Gender is a social construct. We are conditioned to behave in ways that …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS If proof were needed that the pandemic is behind us, or that at least we are learning to live with the rogue microbe, it’s that that institution among institutions, the revered Music Festival, is back with a bang and a guitar riff or two. Thirteen of them on …

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