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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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All pix: Danny Lahart After taking a year off due to the Pandemic, 2021 saw the third annual Marble City Mile with entries in from nationwide and the day was marked by glorious sunshine to welcome the event back to its home in the Nore under Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny has a long and proud tradition …

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BY Cois Céim and the Kilkenny Saturday walking group. Thanks to the recent work by Cartoon Saloon, Kilkenny has become known as the ‘Home of Film making’. Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is a five-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts …

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This month Barnstorm Theatre Company celebrate 30 years serving the people of Kilkenny In 1991 with the support of Margaret Cosgrave of Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and Barry Lynch of Ossory Youth Services Barnstorm first poked its head out. Since then: 135 productions! 3,000+ performances in local venues and in 56 venues nationwide! And …

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Bishop Nulty confirms 400 Kilkenny Children in Mass Ceremony at Nowlan Park All pix: Danny Lahart It had all the appearances of an ordinary Thursday night on the Hebron road in Kilkenny. G.A.A. stewards lined the gates at the entrance to ‘Árdán de Grás’ stand at Nowlan Park. One would be forgiven in thinking that …

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Bishop Nulty confirms 400 Kilkenny Children in Mass Ceremony at Nowlan Park on Thursday, September 9th All pix: Danny Lahart

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Ireland’s premier women’s stage race All pix: Danny Lahart

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The Gargan family have been involved in stone carving in Kilkenny for many generations. Compiled by Gerry Cody It is possible that the founding member of the firm learned the art of stone carving at the famous Colles Mills at Maddoxtown about 1800. The family lived in Flood Street, later renamed Parnell street. Examples of …

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By Cois Céim in association with The Saturday Walkers Group The lighting of our city streets, which we take for granted, is a fairly recent phenomenon. For centuries after the founding of Kilkenny city, the only light available to people who braved the streets and laneways after nightfall would have been the light they provided …

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