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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Thomastown fall at final hurdle after extra time defeat Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Kilkenny Intermediate Championship Final UPMC Nowlan Park Danesfort 1-36 Thomastown 4-25(AET) The ‘Fort are back! Having suffered relegation in 2020, Danesfort will mix it with the best next season, having overcome a stubborn Thomastown side to clinch …

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October 18th 2022, Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club Co. Cavan – The SCMAI (Shopping Centre Managers Association of Ireland) officially hosted it’s eleventh Shopping Centres Ireland Conference & Expo. The conference theme chosen was “Reconnect” as the attendees had an opportunity to meet old colleagues and new entrants to the industry for the …

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On Wednesday 12 October Anne Boran spoke to packed room at the Home Rule Club, Kilkenny City, about the remarkable life of her father Nixie Boran. She began by outlining his background in the small town of Castlecomer, north County Kilkenny. The town was at the centre of the Wandesforde estate. Originally from Kirklington, North …

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All photos: Vicky Comerford “Let’s Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny” saw over 50 groups registered to participate in the 1st environmental day of action, with 600 litter pickers distributed along with 6,000 flowering bulbs to neighbourhoods across Kilkenny City. Unfavourable weather on the morning of Kilkenny Day led many groups to postponing …

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BY NED EGAN Part 1 Sunday Mass was a great time for me, back in the 40s, when I was about ten. No, I didn’t go – but lots of other people did. Including well-off farmers in our area. I had a gambling clown of a father. Aren’t all gamblers clowns? The only solution for …

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By John Fitzgerald The band’s debut appearance at Croke Park coincided with a match there involving the Kilkenny Camogie team. The girls, who scooped an All-Ireland victory, received a great morale booster from the presence of the band in Dublin. When the team returned to Kilkenny, the Camogie players formed a guard of honour with …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR It’s that time of year again when people are considering how much they can afford to put in their pension. For so many people the only benchmark is how much needs to be invested to get the maximum relief for the tax year. Unfortunately for many the view is if …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY At Natural Health Store, on the main street in Wexford we have opened a new department. It’s downstairs. We opened it in June but lots of people don’t know it’s there so I thought I would let you know more about it. Especially seeing as you might be looking for gift ideas. …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Clouds can put a damper on life can’t they? Remember the deluge they dumped on the Electric Picnic this summer? And just think of the number of times in this rainy country of ours we pray for clouds to stay away from a special event. But there is another …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS New York, New York. So good, they named it twice; the city that never sleeps; the Big Apple, Capital City of the World, the Centre of the Universe. We’ve heard it all before, of course, but to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, he who tires of New York, tires of …

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