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Words: Patrick Griffin Photos:Pat Shortall ‘Great thoughts are formed in silence’. Those words accurately capture the essence of a brand new collection of poetry and prose, ‘Much More Than Words’, launched at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny last Friday, at the beginning of Mental Health Week. The above quotation, author unknown, was reflected by Olivia O’Leary, …

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Photos: jbsphotos kilkenny St. Marys Day Care Centre is losing their much respected manager Mary Mason after seven years in the role. She brought great vitality, respect, and empathy to her role and will be fondly remembered by the clients, volunteers and committee. She was wished all the best for the future in a farewell …

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of the election to Dáil Eireann of Kilkenny man Seamus Pattison The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper takes a look at the life of Seamus Pattison. Politician, Trade Unionist, and Freeman of the city. Throughout his life, Seamus Pattison proved always to be a man of integrity and honour, upholding the …

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By Fr Richard Scriven St Mary’s Cathedral Holy Water Fonts at St Mary’s Cathedral Bassett’s Kilkenny City and County (1884) describes the two Holy Water Fonts at the entrance door: “At the main entrance are two mammoth ocean shells, the gift of Naval Surgeon Daniel J Duigan, 1877. They are mounted on blocks of polished …

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St. John’s Parish Street League Finals Photography: Danny Lahart  

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Ireland of 1968 was a much different place than the Ireland of today. It was a year when Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Terence O’Neill met for talks in Dublin: When Minister for Education Donogh O’Malley died while campaigning in County Clare and when a seat to commemorate the poet Patrick Kavanagh was unveiled beside the …

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Following reports of illegal dumping in the Cellarstown area of Kilkenny, The Kilkenny Observer travelled out to view the situation. It was not a pretty sight. The area around the environs of Cellarstown was, in the past, the first choice of many city dwellers when deciding on a stroll through the country-side. The many attractions …

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All pix: Danny Lahart The local community surrounding St. Johns Park were all invited to celebrate another milestone in the clubs development. Over the last 18 months volunteers at the city club pulled together to extend and refurbish it’s dressing rooms to accommodate increasing numbers of players and panels playing Gaelic Games there. Joined to …

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Paul Hopkins finds the many joys of one of South Africa’s most revered holiday destinations Once upon a time, by the edge of the Little Karoo desert in South Africa, by the towns of George and Oudtshoorn, on a plateau between the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south, one …

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