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The excessive drinking was a cry for help with many Irish rekindling their love of home through drink, songs and tears By James Treacy Since retiring to south Kilkenny over twelve years ago, my life in the beautiful village of Kilmacow has been one of peace and tranquillity. Having spent over thirty years in the …

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– a celebration of music and poetry Renowned actor, Stephen Rea hosts Saíocht, a beautiful evening of music and poetry in St. Canice’s Cathedral on Saturday 9th April 2022. Saíocht features Ireland’s leading poet Gabriel Rosenstock and spoken word artist Felispeaks, together with acclaimed Irish traditional musicians, Louise Mulcahy, Michelle Mulcahy and Neil Martin the …

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Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce their annual call out for submissions for the twenty second issue of the very popular KILKENNY POETRY BROADSHEET. The aim of the publication is to give Kilkenny writers, born or based in Kilkenny City and County, a platform for their work. We are thrilled to have …

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All pix: Danny Lahart Kilkenny’s Business of the Year was unveiled at the Kilkenny Business Awards 2021, held this evening, Saturday 12th March, at the Conference Centre at Lyrath Estate Hotel. (The event was postponed from November due to Covid concern) Dore Optometrist Independent Opticians in Kilkenny for over 30 years. Family run, personalised service …

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Cois Nore – Kilkenny’s Cancer Support Centre – a local service for local people Cois Nore is Kilkenny’s Cancer Support centre, which provides free confidential support and both professional and voluntary services to people of all ages affected by cancer and their families to enable them to live well with their diagnosis. According to Bill …

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Cois Céim in association with The Kilkenny Saturday Walkers group, take a look at St Patrick’s Day in 1903 when James O Mara an Irish politician successfully introduced a Bill that made it an official public holiday. Up to this date St Patricks Day was celebrated on the Sunday following March 17th. Bank holidays or …

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This April 23rd a new play by Kilkenny-born Catherine Cronin comes to the Watergate Theatre. The one-woman show, Orphan Disease, opened in Zurich, Switzerland last August with the company Close Encounters Theatre (CET). Cronin has been living in Zurich for over twelve years but Kilkenny and Ireland remain close to her heart and her work. …

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Dancing queen: Sofia Khodabacksh from Bennettsbridge who was dancing in Dublin at the Leinister championships recently . Sofia won her slipjig and jig and won the preliminary championships under 13 . Sofia dances for Kilkenny Academy and her teachers are Janine English, Sarah Murphy and Evelyn White. Well done, Sofia!

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