FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran The town is never quite the same when Kilkenny are not in the All-Ireland Final. I miss the buzz about the place. Miss the vendors flogging flags and match paraphernalia. Miss the black and amber displays in shop windows. Miss the arguments, predictions in the pub and, of course, I miss …

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THE LAST WORD By Pat Coughlan It’s fascinating to ponder how society has evolved from the days of spinning wheels to the era of digital bytes. I often reflect on how the transition from hand-crafted threads to automated textile machinery marked a turning point, ushering in what we now recognise as technological disruption. The weaving …

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Albert Einstein, was a German born theoretical physicist who is widely held as one of the most influential scientists. Best known for developing the theory of relativity, Einstein also made important contributions to quantum mechanics. However, for today, let us borrow one of his many quotes: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination …

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By: PM O’Sullivan “The smell of the bakeries was just gorgeous…” Mary Cradock is talking about Kilkenny in the mid 1970s. Settling there simultaneously felt like destiny and the lucky side of mere chance.Her production of Shirley Valentine, with Clare Gibbs in the title role, will shortly be staged in The Home Rule Club. This …

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The Gum Litter Taskforce Summer Roadshow, supported by Kilkenny County Council, arrived in Kilkenny City on Wednesday 10th of July on the Parade as part of its summer roadshow to tackle the scourge of gum litter pollution. The initiative aims to educate and engage the public on the importance of proper waste disposal and the impact …

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Photo: Dylan Vaughan Gowran Park are delighted to announce their MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre & Lyrath Estate Ladies Day which will be returning on Saturday July 27th, bigger and better than ever! With this year’s guest judge TV Fashion Stylist Marietta Doran who is returning to guest Judge at her local track. Talking about her …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Some of you will be familiar with the Fabu brand. You may have seen it on the shelf in your local store. Did you know that this is an Irish brand formulated and developed by Laura Dowling? Laura is a scientist and an award-winning pharmacist and is passionate about the healing powers …

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Soap Box City 2024 is a literary event designed for writers to share their original work in an open mic form during Kilkenny Arts Festival. Kilkenny Writers Anonymous, with the funding and backing of the Arts Office, invite writers of all genres and at all stages of their careers, to join them to read original …

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Photographs by Vicky Comerford An Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Michael McCarthy, hosted a National Commemoration Day Regional Ceremony yesterday, Sunday, July 14th, at 11:00 a.m. in the historic grounds of Kilkenny Castle. The ceremony paid tribute to all Irishmen and Irishwomen who made the ultimate sacrifice in past wars or while serving with …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS The woman at the checkout says: “It’s not great, is it?” I look at her quizzically. “For July. The weather.” I say: “Oh? Depends.” What is it, this obsession of ours, with the weather? When it’s hot, it’s “very hot, isn’t it”? And when it’s cold wet …

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