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A practical course for young creatives interested in exploring a future in the creative industries.   Students work on projects including film, photography, graphic design, podcasting and much more as they build their skills and develop a portfolio which can be used for college applications or entry into the creative sector. Registrations are now open for …

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(Photos jbs Kilkenny) On August 21, 2022, Kilkenny County Council held a commemoration for Michael Collins. In the magnificent setting of Kilkenny’s Castle Park, almost a thousand locals and visitors alike gathered to remember and celebrate the much loved Irish Revolutionary, soldier and politician. The Kilkenny Observer watched on, as a very dignified and respectful …

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Photos by Donal Foley The outbreak of the Irish Civil War and the deaths of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith are among the main events to be commemorated in the 2022 decade of centenaries programme. The Government has announced a State commemoration will be held in remembrance “of all those who lost their lives” during …

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The Kilkenny Observer attended the theatre production of ‘Where Old Ghosts meet’ staged at the Coffee and Book store on William Street as part of Heritage week. The forty strong audience was treated to a wonderful telling of the story of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh by Kilkenny man Jimmy Rhatigan, under the direction of Geoff …

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Riots erupted when JB Synge’s Playboy of the Western World had its opening performance back in 1907. Objectors to foul language on stage, and to the taboo subject of patricide being aired in a no-holds-barred presentation lost the run of themselves and tried to suppress the play before anyone would see or hear it. There …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Ireland is one of the most expensive places to go to college in the European Union. Prospective first year students will soon know what and where they will study and depending on the University or college place that will determine how much their education will cost. College fees are never …

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BY NED EGAN Part 1 Hard to imagine a time when a young man was paid £1 {2 Euro} per week. Said week being six ten-hour days. In the old currency, this worked out at forty pence per day – or three shillings and fourpence. A pound of butter was three and sixpence – forty-two …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Urinary tract infection or UTI’s as they are commonly called can be seen in adults, both male and female. Young children can have them too. A bladder infection can lead to kidney infection if not treated. Symptoms can include an uncomfortable feeling in your lower abdomen with pressure in the groin area. …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON You know those warnings about how much longer it takes to stop on a wet road? Right: it takes double the time to pull up, never mind turn round. The Government sometimes suffers seriously from wet road syndrome, they can’t stop until it’s too late to avoid a crash. …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS One of my abiding memories of my early school days is my father picking me up outside the school gates, on his bicycle — my mother having put an old cushion on the crossbar to make my journey across the city more comfortable. We were heading right across …

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