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By Tom Dayton Photos by Pat Shortall In 2022, I accidentally came across a theatre production by a company I had not heard of. The Company was Lake productions, a Kilkenny based group, and the show was a Jimmy Murphy play called The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. To say I was gobsmacked would …

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IN NOVEMBER OF 2023, CLOGH WRITERS GROUP LAUNCHED ‘WHERE I AM’, A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND PROSE FROM ELEVEN DIFFERENT WRITERS. AS CO-ORDINATOR OF THE WRITERS GROUP JANE MEALLY SAID: “WHERE I AM” IS A PUBLICATION WHERE EACH WRITER COMMUNICATES THEIR PASSION TO THE READER.” Having attended the launch in Clogh, The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper was quite taken with not only …

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Congratulations to Mary Healy Thank you to all who entered the draw to win a gift voucher for Connolly’s Red Mills Store sponsored by The Kilkenny Observer. The winning entry was drawn by Michael Doyle, student at Ormonde College, Kilkenny on work experience with The Kilkenny Observer. Congratulations to Mary Healy, Woodville House, Gowran, Co. …

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Last Thursday, Lake Productions took to the stage of Thomastown Concert Hall with their presentation of Hugh Leonard’s comedy ‘Da’. A full house saw groups attend from Kilkenny city, Bennetsbridge, Freshford, Thomastown , Inistioge, Coon and Ballyragget. The Kilkenny Observer was in attendance and can confirm that a great night was had by all. Our …

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The Castle Café is a new café opening on the ground floor of the Kilkenny Design Centre. Situated in the heart of Kilkenny, adjacent to the iconic Kilkenny Castle, Castle Café promises to be a haven for both locals and tourists seeking handcrafted food dishes, great coffee, pastries and more. Nestled at the forefront of …

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Aspiring young songwriters in Kilkenny are in for a treat as internationally acclaimed artist, song-writer and producer Robert Grace features in a series of song writing workshops for young people aged 14-18. Renowned for his chart-topping hits and captivating performances, Robert Grace is set to share his expertise and insights with the next generation of …

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Tickets now on sale for Marble City Music Festival. Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May in St. Mary’s Cathedral Kilkenny. Following a sell out 2023 festival, Marble City Music Festival returns for 3 spectacular concerts in Kilkenny this May 17th – 19th. Kilkenny man and world renowned violinist, Patrick Rafter teams up with some of …

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IN NOVEMBER OF 2023, CLOGH WRITERS GROUP LAUNCHED ‘WHERE I AM’, A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND PROSE FROM ELEVEN DIFFERENT WRITERS. AS CO-ORDINATOR OF THE WRITERS GROUP JANE MEALLY SAID: “WHERE I AM” IS A PUBLICATION WHERE EACH WRITER COMMUNICATES THEIR PASSION TO THE READER.” Having attended the launch in Clogh, The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper was quite taken with not only …

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Appearances by the hugely talented Lady Desart Choir as well as performances from Dancewise and the River Nore Music Academy weren’t the only notable aspects of St. Patrick’s weekend 2024 at Kilkenny’s MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. The many visitors to one of the South East’s top retail locations couldn’t miss the striking imagery of ancient …

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Carlow Little Theatre Society return to the stage this March at the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, with their production of John MacKenna’s acclaimed play, ‘Breathless’. Inspired by real events in the Midlands, ‘Breathless’ is a play about four missing women. It starts on a summer morning when four women, strangers to each other, meet on …

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