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The news from Ukraine everyday reminds us of the bloody and harrowing tales that go hand in hand with war As the years go by, and the world becomes smaller, stories of present day fighting is beamed into our homes on a regular and painful basis. When the ‘Kilkenny great war memorial committee’ unveiled the …

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(Photos by Pat Shortall) On Father’s day, Sunday June 19, The Kilkenny Observer attended the annual ‘Newpark community fun day’. Officially opened by newly elected mayor Cllr. David Fitzgerald, it was a day that saw a community come together and enjoy a good catch up, where fun and laughter was the call of the day. …

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The recently launched book ‘Coláiste Éamann Rís’ is 400 pages of the history and times of the CBS School in Callan, county Kilkenny. It celebrates 154 years and tells the story of the school from the early days and those who passed through the gates. One contributor to the book is Callan man Barrie Henriques. …

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Photos by Edward Coady Friday June 10 was a special day for the parish and parishioners of St Canice’s in the heart of Kilkenny city. A thanksgiving mass for the golden jubilee of Fr Jim Murphy was held and a packed church joined in the celebrations for the much loved priest. Joined by many of …

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Photos: Ignatius O’Neill Part one The recently launched book ‘Coláiste Éamann Rís’ is 400 pages of the history and times of the CBS School in Callan, county Kilkenny. It celebrates 154 years and tells the story of the school from the early days and those who passed through the gates. One contributor to the book …

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What a difference a few weeks can make. On May 25, The Kilkenny Observer attended the Fr McGrath Centre for the ‘Fáilte Isteach’ certificates presentation. The event was a joyous occasion and the room was bursting with energy, laughter and pride. Fast forward four weeks and the atmosphere has changed dramatically. From being a centre …

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In this, the second week, The Kilkenny Observer looks at the life Of Lieutenant Colonel James Frederick Plunkett, born into a Kilkenny military family, and who was to see war at first hand in many parts of the world Life in the trenches Plunkett’s indefatigable efforts throughout this grim period earned him the further reward …

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Castlecomer in county Kilkenny is the venue for a forthcoming talk on a memorial being built in Leadville, Colorado At 10,200 Feet in Elevation, Leadville is the highest town in North America. It’s also the site of the largest and most politically important Irish immigrant communities in the Rocky Mountain West, consisting of approximately 20% …

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This week in The Kilkenny Observer, Cois Céim in association with The Saturday Walkers Group, takes a look at the life and times of one of Kilkenny’s well-known characters from Walkin Street by the name of Bryan Reilly In the 1830s there lived in Walkin Street a man named Bryan Reilly. He occupied the house …

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A selection of photos taken at the recent showing of “Business Class”, a short film recently filmed and edited by the Young Irish Film Makers Local Training Initiative Multimedia course. The script was written entirely by the Acquired Brain Injury Group Kilkenny and facilitated by artist Gillian Grattan. The initiative was overseen and funded by …

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