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It doesn’t fall to many people in a generation to be recognised by a short version of their name or a nickname. Internationally, the names JFK and Mother Teresa easily conjure up images. Nationally, the names Dev and Peig are also examples which inspire easy recall Edited and compiled by: Ger Cody In Kilkenny, similar …

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During World War II (1939-1945) 156,000 British, US and Canadian forces invaded the coast of Normandy, in Northern France. The D – Day landings, codenamed Operation Overlord, began the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe. The fighting continued until the end of August the same year. It is accepted that the invasion, one of the largest …

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A NEW study of 904 remote workers carried out by the South East Local Authorities and their Local Enterprise Offices , in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland South East Development Office, shows that 30% of people who are currently remote working are interested in developing their own business. Enterprise Ireland Regional Director in …

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THE 16 months or so of the pandemic has allowed nature breath a little easier, with so much less air pollution and less noise what with aircraft and other modes of transport curtailed. Have you ever found yourself in a meditative state. Strolling in the county-side of by the sea, listening to the calming sounds …

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Imagine the early 18th century in Ireland – 100 years before the first railways – travel was dependent on horseback or horse-drawn vehicle. The roads were unsafe. Every county had its highwaymen, outlaws, raparees, and, over the years, in many cases, the line between Robin Hood characters and villains became blurred. Here in Kilkenny we …

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A Kilkenny man, John Morton, has been announced as the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe award for best television programme. Morton, from Stephen Street in Kilkenny, is well known in his hometown both as an actor and a writer. Back in the 90’s he was part of young Irish Film makers and Dreamstuff theatre. …

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Edited and compiled by: Gerry Cody A firing party assembled on December 29, 1922 in the exercise yard of Kilkenny Military Barracks. At 8.15am, on command, a volley of shots rang out. Commandant Mooney stepped forward, examined the bodies, and confirmed that Republican volunteers John Murphy and John Phelan, members of the 5th Battalion Kilkenny Brigade …

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THE drive to create safer, more successful pregnancies is one of the top goals of modern science. While pregnancy is better understood today than ever before, with improvements in technology helping to lower the risk of negative outcomes, researchers still don’t know much about a vital part of the pregnancy process: uterine fluid. Secreted by …

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“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.” Edited and compiled by: Gerry Cody All photos: jbs photos Kilkenny These words are from the pen of poet Robert …

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OBESITY, which could have fatal consequences if one gets Covid-19, would have been a hard concept for our ancestors to understand. There was little opportunity for it to emerge. Advancements in food preservation and storage, such as processed foods and fridges, opened up an entirely new means of existence. But we have paid for those …

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