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‘Sing Out’ concert a sold-out success! 21st December 2022 – The Music Generation Kilkenny SING OUT concert, which took place in St Canice’s Cathedral on Monday the 19th of December, was a sold-out success. Young musicians from Music Generation Kilkenny gave a 90-minute performance of pure musical joy and sent the audience home with all …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR January’s final vs Dunloy awaits Hoban’s men AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final Shamrocks Ballyhale 1-16 Ballygunner 0-16 It goes around, it comes around. Shamrocks Ballyhale defeated reigning All-Ireland club champions Ballygunner to set-up a final clash with Ulster champions and St Thomas’s conqueror’s, Dunloy in around a …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR All photos: INPHO Down’s Clonduff too strong for James Stephens AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Camogie Championship Final Clonduff 0-12 James Stephens 1-6 There was to be no silver lining for James Stephens Camog’s as their All-Ireland Intermediate journey ended in defeat to a stronger and more experienced Clonduff side at …

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Photos jbsphotoskilkenny It was a scene to behold on Wednesday morning when an eclectic mix of people from around the world gathered at Fr. McGrath Centre. The occasion was the end of term Failte Isteach Christmas social. There was an added air of excitement about the place this year, as it was the first Christmas …

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New for Yulefest Kilkenny 2022 is an extended Christmas week programme beginning on Tuesday 20th December! Yulefest Kilkenny is delighted to host an array of local musical talent at the Yulefest Market with performances from choirs, groups and solo artists throughout Christmas week! Each day will see a variety of performances on the Bandstand featuring …

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BY NED EGAN Part 2 Now, suddenly, he shouted – “tranny off”. His order was – as it has to be on a boat – complied with: immediately. We knew he’d picked up something on the Emergency Band – he always kept one ear tuned to it. But on a day like this – who …

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In our ‘Countdown to Christmas’, The Kilkenny Observer is delighted to welcome Keela Ayres as our third contributor in our Christmas short story section. The Kilkenny Observer wish to thank all three contributors to our Christmas short story series. Enjoy By: Keela Ayres Aoibheann already knew exactly how Christmas would play out this year. Granny …

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Daniel Craig and Janelle Monáe in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Photograph: John Wilson/AP After the deserved success of his Agatha Christie homage Knives Out, it was inevitable that Rian Johnson would bring back Daniel Craig’s private eye Benoit Blanc for another starry whodunnit. Cleverly, Johnson sets the …

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“Kilkenny can lead the way in Ireland, and Ireland can lead the way in Europe”. The words of Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr David FitzGerald at the Town hall meeting recently on Kilkenny’s bid to become Ireland’s first Carbon Neutral City. Locals attended the Town hall to discuss tackling Climate Change in Kilkenny. On the night, …

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By John Fitzgerald The Norman warrior Geoffrey FitzThomas, having been caught in the company of hurlers, and playing the illegal game (The infamous Statutes of Kilkenny had banned it) was subjected to a grueling “interview” by his captors. Though willing to confess to his crime, however, FitzThomas was unable, or unwilling, to divulge the names …

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