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It will be back to the Eighties and right up to the moment as some of Ireland’s longest standing trad acts and some of the newest, rising stars make up the headline acts for this year’s 10-year anniversary running of Kilkenny Tradfest. Among the royalty of Irish trad and folk are Stockton’s Wing, Scullion and local heroes Reel to …

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The board of Nore Vision – Nore River Catchment Trust is delighted to announce the launch of its new website www.norevision.ie on Tuesday 21st February 2023. The new site is part of a project funded by Kilkenny Leader Partnership and the TOMAR Trust. Designer Bill Hollingsworth, OystercatcherTF was appointed to develop a new logo, website …

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REVIEW BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Gearoid Dunne stars in challenge event Dillon Quirke Foundation Hurling Challenge FBD Semple Stadium Kilkenny 4-20 Tipperary 0-25 The result was nowhere near as important as the cause in FBD Semple Stadium last weekend as Tipperary and Kilkenny locked horns again, this time in aid of the the Dillon …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Dowling will demand more in Galway clash Very Camogie League Division 1A TEG Cusack Park, Ennis Clare 2-7 Kilkenny 0-11 All-Ireland champions Kilkenny will host reigning league champions Galway tomorrow, knowing that they will need to up their game following a surprising first round loss to Clare last weekend. As …

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Congratulations to Maura Hughes Thank you to all who entered the draw to win a voucher sponsored by The Kilkenny Observer. Congratulations to Maura Hughes, Bennettsbridge Road, Kilkenny who won the €200 voucher for Nolan’s of Ardnore The gift voucher was presented to Maura by Faith O’Neill, Features and Advertising Consultant with The Kilkenny Observer.

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By John Fitzgerald PART THREE Gus Carey remembered the terrible Sunday evening when his world was turned upside down by the flood. He was a child in 1947…scampering about the house, daydreaming about famous hurlers, when he became aware of the watery Blitzkrieg that the skies had launched on Kilkenny. He wondered why his parents …

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BY NED EGAN Part 6 Now the two girls sit in their chilly bedroom. Molly is planning a departure – a permanent one. The pussycat, MeeMee, has to come along: the single-minded small sister Babsie has negotiated that. But “no more livestock, and total obedience” is the price she has had to pay. But she’d …

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All photos by Kieran Harnett Sarah Cass from Castlekelly was crowned Best Dressed Lady at the Red Mills Race Day at Gowran Park this Saturday. Guest judge, presenter and nutritional coach, Nathalie Lennon had a tough job choosing from all of the stylish entries, and Sarah beat off the competition to win the top prize …

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Returning Weather is the latest work from Dublin born, multi-award-winning vocalist and songwriter Christine Tobin. Celebrated for her versatility and nonconformist musical spirit, Returning Weather imaginatively weaves song, spoken word and a stellar group of musicians from diverse disciplines together, creating a multi-dimensional sound-world which blends influences from folk, 20th-century art song and jazz. While …

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FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran In Britain staff are phoning their bosses to say they won’t be in work because they’ve been kidnapped by aliens! I swear. At least that’s what it said on the front page of one of the tabloids last week: ‘Can’t Get to Work Chief Ss I’ve Been Abducted by ALIENS!’ And …

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