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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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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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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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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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Get ready for a night of creativity at the 24 Hour Theatre Takeover! Kicking off at 8pm on Friday, 19th July, at the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny. This fantastic event features the most talented writers, directors, and actors from Kilkenny, Carlow, and Waterford, who will each independently create original short plays—all within just 24 hours! …

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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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Photos by Pat Shortall A recent production of ‘Showstoppers’ at Kilkenny’s Watergate theatre received great praise from Kilkenny audiences. It was presented by ‘Dancewise’ who are based in Kilkenny and Castlecomer. This energetic and talented group were founded in 1998 and it would appear that the same enthusiasm, vim and energy is still as strong …

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By Geoff Rose When in 1988 Liverpool playwright Willy Russell sat down to write Shirley Valentine, which Lake Productions will stage in the Barnstorm space at the Home Rule Club from July 24 to 27th, the playwright was tapping into the oldest form of storytelling in the world of theatre, the one woman/man solo performance. …

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Newpark Residents Association held their annual community Field Day on the upper green recently. Officially opened by Mayor Joe Malone, the large gathering of neighbours and friends enjoyed an eclectic mix of activities catering for the young and the young at heart. Musical entertainment throughout the afternoon was provided by ‘The Buddies’, and the Ukrainian …

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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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