100th Anniversary calendar launch The official launch of the Kilkenny Civil War Calendar will take place in the Club House Hotel on Tuesday 29th November at 8 p.m. The calendar will be launched by renowned Kilkenny historian Jim Maher with a presentation by calendar author Jim Hayes. The launch is free and open to the …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Shamrocks out to end Naas run AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Sunday, 1:15pm Naas vs Shamrocks Ballyhale Croke Park will stage a double-header on Suday, as the AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship reaches the final four stage. First up at headquarters will be the clash …

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What began as an idea for a hobby, received recognition for their great achievements across the many and varied sectors since its formation in 2014. They subsequently gained Charity Status in 2018, but on Saturday night at the Gala event in Lyrate Estate hotel when Twilight Community Group were named Kilkenny Business Award winners for …

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By Peadar Dunphy EARLIER this year, Sheila Ryan met me at The Pembroke hotel on Patrick Street. As I was catching a bus to Dublin I explained that I had thirty minutes or so to hear her story about her work in Tanzania and her charity ‘Kilimanjaro Direct.’ Two hours later, I was still sat …

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1922 marks the year of the completion of the ex-servicemen’s cottages in Skeagh & Minnauns, built under Scheme 20 by the Irish Sailors & Soldiers Land Trust. To mark this centenary, a plaque will be unveiled outside cottage 22 in Skeagh at 2pm on Sunday 27th November 2022. All are welcome Please note this will …

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The Fionn Mac Cumhaill Players are currently on tour with the Martin Mac Donagh classic play ‘The Lonesome West’ . Following two successful performances to date, they are coming to The Concert Hall in Thomastown this weekend The Lonesome West features the persistently arguing brothers Coleman and Valene, whose father has just died in a …

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BY NED EGAN Part 2 “What am I in for, Ned?” he exclaimed, almost in shock – “I’m in here ‘cause I’m a bloody thief, that’s why, just like all these other chancers!” So Shelton was not, after all, a hot spot on the Amnesty books; nor need we fear recruiting teams from Maynooth making …

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Kilkenny’s Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) programme based at Danville Business Park continues to expand with new classrooms and courses added for the New Year. Since the early 2000s, BTEI Kilkenny has been offering a second chance to study for local people who left school with few or no formal qualifications. Its programme of free, …

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By John Cleere The death of Eoin Mac Donald, lover of the arts, shocked the city, as people agreed that Kilkenny had lost a legend. Former classmate and friend John Cleere pays tribute to Eoin “A pint of fizzy orange please.” It’s an hour before doors open, but Eoin has arrived and has taken up …

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By John Fitzgerald The sideline activities at the Beer Festival are worth a mention too. The Queen of the Land competition attracted hundreds of women, each of them put forward by committees of adoring townspeople, villagers, or the occupants of obscure country lanes, woodlands, and hillsides around the county. With their sixties hairstyles and dresses, …

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