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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Lyng’s first league action sees Cats Belfast bound Allianz Hurling League Division 1 B Sherry Says League Preview Antrim vs Kilkenny Corrigan Park, 2pm Saturday 4th February 2023 The ‘warm-up’ is over. The real season starts tomorrow for Derek Lyng and his Kilkenny panel, as they head north to face …

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A terrific turnout on Sunday morning last when over 60 volunteers turned out at Coolagh Church car park to rid the country roadsides of unsightly rubbish, including bottles, cans, fast food leftovers, children’s nappies, tyres, etc. This was the first Spring Cleanup in the County. The enthusiastic locals cleaned the roadsides from Callan Bypass to …

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Keogh’s pub in Callan was packed to the rafters last Friday for the launch of The Beekeeper and the River, a collection of short stories by Dr. Joe Kearney, who returned in triumph to his native town for the event. The launch was followed by a marathon series of trips down memory lane and a …

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Theatre goers in Thomastown are in for a real treat. The Tommy Marron play The Real Mc Coy is on its wway to the concert hall and the proverbial ‘laugh a minute’ is guaranteed. Laois Open Door Theatre is a Portlaoise based drama group who have been entertaining local audiences for over 20 years. They …

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It’s the most romantic day of the year, make it unforgettable with a gift that she will love. THE approach of Valentine’s Day can be nerve-racking for the jewellery-gifting novice. If you think it’s time you bestow a special Valentine’s Day jewellery gift upon your sweetheart, it probably is. Giving that first special piece of …

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Nothing says romance like whisking your partner away on a last-minute short break. Reconnect and reignite the spark between you both this Valentines… IF your mantra is “there are never enough hours in the day” then you probably don’t have much time to relax, and even less time to pamper yourself. So many couples are …

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All images: Amanda Burke Goffs Thyestes Day 2023 gave us some more great stories in racing none more so than our all-conquering local trainer WP Mullins recording his record breaking 9th Thyestes Cup with the brilliant “Carefully Selected” being announced the winner after a photo finish was required to split the front two home. This …

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Celebrating 10 years of sponsorship at the Thyestes Race Day at Gowran Park All images: Amanda Burke

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MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre Kilkenny, in collaboration with KCLR, are delighted to announce their new community initiative for local musicians of Kilkenny and Carlow: Music on the Mall. Event Organiser Dominique Dumecz from MacDonagh Junction, together with John Keane from KCLR, have devised a playlist of local artists’ music which will be played over the …

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BY NED EGAN Part 3 It’s a different way round with a bauhoc like Paudhaun: no right father would give his daughter – never mind a dowry – to such a wretch. So he has to pay. A dowry paid to get a girl into that smelly den – to cook and skivvy for that …

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