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On Wednesday November 23rd, the CBS Primary School opened its doors and welcomed parents for a very enjoyable and informative open evening that showcased a wide range of fantastic work that is taking place throughout the school. Next September the school will mark a landmark moment when it welcomes Junior Infants – boys and girls- …

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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 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 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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This article first appeared in The Kilkenny Standard in 1980 As you walk down the very narrow High Street in Kilkenny these days, near the end of the street at its junction with James Street, you can see a small stone plaque on the wall where “The Gourmet Store” currently trades. The stone plaque reads; …

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The death occurred on Monday morning of Canon Tommy Murphy. A long time cleric at St John’s parish in Kilkenny, he was a GAA legend. Tommy Murphy won two senior All Ireland medals, four Leinster, an All-Ireland minor medal and a county senior title. An iconic leader and a successful coach he was the driving …

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By: Keela Ayres Recently, The Kilkenny Observer welcomed Kilkenny student Keela Ayres as she presented a short story for our readers. As a newspaper, we attempt to cover as much news as possible on various topics. The inclusion of a young writer, such as Keela, with aspirations in that field, is something we are happy …

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In the majestic surrounds of the Connaught Park Hotel on the outskirts of the City of the Tribes last Thursday evening, Kilkenny’s only Community Radio really hit the jackpot when the Community Radio National Awards for a wide range of broadcasting excellence were being handed out to the winning Community Broadcasters. Sponsored by the Broadcasting …

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