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Recently, Community Radio Kilkenny City, premiered a specially commissioned piece by Barrie Henriques, delving into the story of the Liam Mac Carthy cup. Broadcast in thirty-minute segments, over four consecutive nights, the author followed a unique path and told the story through the eyes of the cup itself. To deliver this inventive concept, CRKC utilised …

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“We’ll give him just enough to teach him a lesson.” Thus says the Bull McCabe (Joe Murphy), evocative of recent horrific events in the Monaghan-Fermanagh border area, as an outsider William Dee (John Kavanagh) attempts to establish a business by buying and concreting a field, owned by the poor widow Maggie Butler (Geraldine Moore). Bull …

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Kilkenny school teacher Sean Hickey looks at the message from Pope Francis and asks what we as individuals can do to assist in restoring the world around us Kilkenny Military Barracks April 23rd 1922 The thirteenth day of March 2013 marked the beginning of a new Papacy, a new charism and a new journey for …

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All pix: Danny Lahart The Kilkenny Camogie board held a medal presentation for the 2020 All Ireland Champions and the 2021 National League Champions in the Springhill Court Hotel on Saturday evening last. It had been a long wait before the players and management could be honoured for their achievements. Hilda Breslin President of the …

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Words: Peter Martin Photos by jbs photos Kilkenny   There is no doubting that Kilkenny and her streets are full of history. Walkin Street falls into that category. Ask any resident from the area and they will give a glowing report of growing up on that patch. In his book on ‘St. Rioch’s’, former brewery …

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Today, in the Kilkenny Observer we take a look at the proceedings at Kilkenny Military Barracks when The Blessings of the Colours took place. We thank Cois Céim and The Saturday walkers group for their research to produce this account. Kilkenny Military Barracks April 23rd 1922 In the presence of a very large attendance of …

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Text Peter Martin Photos by Mike Kealy   There is something about ‘Comer people. Maybe it is their determination in what they do. Nothing is half done. It is a sort of ‘stickability’ they have to stay with a project until it is completed. Whether it is on a hurling field, organising the annual wellie …

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A GREAT lineup that includes The Delines, Jesse Dayton, The Hanging Stars, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Joana Serrat, Margo Cilker, His Lordship, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, The Remedy Club and Danny George Wilson are set to entertain at 23rd Kilkenny Roots Festival from Friday, April 29 until Monday, May 2. Acts come from the US, …

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