Lyng’s Cats seeking to down the Faithful County BY NIALL SHERRY, SPORTS EDITOR Allianz National Hurling League   Kilkenny vs Offaly Sunday, 1:45pm, UPMC Nowlan Park Referee: Michael Kennedy (Tipperary) Kilkenny will look to secure a second win in this season’s Allianz hurling league when they welcome Offaly to UPMC Nowlan Park on Sunday (throw-in …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR A study was carried out recently by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), involving more than 4,500 consumers who were asked to recall incidents from the previous 12 months that had either cost them money, caused stress, or consumed their time. The purposes of the study was to measure …

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Photos by Pat Shortall Kilquan Players from Coon in North Kilkenny, know a thing or two about drama. Drama on the stage that is. To be fair, they should, as they have been producing and presenting theatrical productions for the last thirty years. This year they presented ‘Separate Beds’ by Irish Playwright Sam Creed and …

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Defeat for Cleere’s ladies, but plenty of positives for our senior camogs BY NIALL SHERRY, SPORTS EDITOR REVIEW   Very Camogie League Division 1 A UPMC Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 1-17 Referee: Gavin Donegan, Dublin Pictures: INPHO/Leah Scholes All-Ireland champions Cork emerged from UPMC Nowlan Park with maximum points after overcoming their hosts Kilkenny, …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Knowing when to quit can be a tricky issue. When it comes to retirement the decision is made for many of us. But suppose you aren’t tied by contract or regulation can you judge the right time to let go the reins or make an appropriate change?  It’s a …

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Kilkenny County Council is delighted to announce that the inaugural local authority Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 was adopted by the Elected Members of Kilkenny County Council at the Council Plenary Meeting of 19th February. The Plan sets out how Kilkenny County Council will respond to the climate crisis by improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, …

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IN NOVEMBER OF 2023, CLOGH WRITERS GROUP LAUNCHED ‘WHERE I AM’, A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND PROSE FROM ELEVEN DIFFERENT WRITERS. AS CO-ORDINATOR OF THE WRITERS GROUP JANE MEALLY SAID: “WHERE I AM” IS A PUBLICATION WHERE EACH WRITER COMMUNICATES THEIR PASSION TO THE READER.” Having attended the launch in Clogh, The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper was quite taken with not only …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY It’s time to tell you about some exciting new supplements. For bone health there’s Cleanmarine Bone Factors with essential nutrients for female bone health. If you like Magnesium Bisglycinate then One Nutrition has a new one for you to try. Cleanmarine Bone Factors is a gold standard blend of scientifically researched nutrients …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS Eighteen years after it was first mooted, the iPhone has made Apple the world’s most valuable company (with a market capitalisation of $2.9 trillion as of last week) but, in a way, that’s the least interesting thing about it. What’s more significant is that the late Steve Jobs’ iconic …

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On Wednesday 7th February local historian Paddy Neary delivered an in-depth talk on the O’ Loughlin Memorial church of St John the Evangelist to a group of enthusiasts from the Eastern Environs. The large attendance was enthralled as Paddy related how worship of St John the Evangelist began as far back as the 13th century …

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