Eileen Lanigan retired from Kilkenny Fire & Rescue Service administration section on Saturday 29th June after over 41 years of service. She began her career in April 1983 as a telephone operator in Kilkenny City Fire Station.   Capt. Hugh Corrigan was the Chief Fire Officer at this time.  She was responsible for answering all emergency …

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Kilkenny County Council and the Creative Ireland team proudly acknowledge the outstanding efforts of all the groups who participated in this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2024: A Free Day of Creativity for Young People. Held on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, this vibrant event, part of the Creative Ireland Programme, engaged over 1,534 young people and …

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Mayor Andrew McGuinness who recently visited Nowlan Park to chat with the under-16 Kilkenny Gaelic footballers on the occasion of the centenary year of James Nowlan’s death, who was a former GAA President and Alderman on Kilkenny County Council. He shared with the young men encouraging words to continuously improve themselves as individuals on and …

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While an exact ‘cause’ is difficult to find, there are plenty of things that increase our risk of osteoarthritis By Paul Bolger. Chartered Physiotherapist at Nano Physiotherapy, Kilkenny (www.nanophysio.ie). I don’t want to get overly philosophical here, but in life there is never truly one ‘cause’ of anything. Nothing is truly independent, nothing stands alone, separate …

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National Play Day 2024 organised by Kilkenny County Council Community section in conjunction with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth was held on Saturday 13th July, 2024. The event was hosted by Kilkenny County Council and OPW took place between 11am and 1pm in Kilkenny Castle Park. Thanks to all the families …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR In their recent 2024 Annual Review, the Climate Change Advisory Council has laid out detailed observations and recommendations aimed at transforming the ‘Built Environment Sector’. This sector includes all residential, commercial, and public buildings which continues to be a significant contributor to emissions, primarily due to fossil fuels use for …

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…the Huntington peace visit to Kilkenny BY JOHN FITZGERALD We’ve all heard or read about the depredation wrought in Ireland by Oliver Cromwell when he led his Roundhead army on a bloody re-conquest of the country. But in 2002 a little publicized “peace mission” to Kilkenny from the tyrant’s birthplace sought to heal the old wounds and attempted, …

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Kilkenny County Council is once again seeking proposals from local businesses, community groups, event organisers, collaborators and individuals to develop projects that will support the growth and diversity of the night time economy in Kilkenny City. This call will focus on events that will take place in September, October & November. The first round of the …

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THE KILKENNY INVOLVEMENT CENTRE AND RECOVERY COLLEGE SOUTH EAST HAVE PRODUCED A WONDERFUL ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY AND PROSE. ‘WHITE TWINE AND OLD SUITCASES’ COMPRISES OF 128 PAGES AND 60 AUTHORS AND IS COMPLEMENTED BY SOME WONDERFUL PHOTOS AND ARTWORK BY TASK CAMERA CLUB. IT IS PRINTED BY MODERN PRINTERS. IT IS DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED READING FOR …

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BY NIALL SHERRY, SPORTS EDITOR SPORTSEDITOR@KILKENNYOBSERVER.IE Next weekend two teams will run out at Croke Park to contest this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final. The participants involved in the 2024 decider are Cork and Clare, an all-Munster affair after the finalists got the better of Limerick and Kilkenny respectively. The punters across the island …

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