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By Chris Walsh Photo by Pat Shortall I had two great loves when I was growing up in Kilkenny. Being a resident of Patrick Street, I was reared on hurling. In particular James Stephens hurling. Like many ‘Village’ supporters I followed the boys in Red and Green with passion and pride. My second love was …

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By Fr Richard Scriven At a meeting of the parishioners of St Mary’s in the Cathedral Sacristy on Sunday October 18 1857, it was calculated that the ‘organist and quire-assistants’ would probably account for an expenditure of £50 per annum, and at a subsequent gathering it was proposed by John Callanan, T.C., and seconded by …

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Community Radio Kilkenny City recently celebrated the opening of its brand new studio facilities. The upgrade includes a large all new, fully accessible digital studio, with capacity for live musicians, drama groups and large debates. The station’s Production studio has also been upgraded to digital. The official opening was performed by long time Community Radio …

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Fetch a prize worth €1,500 Irish owned pet store, Petmania is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Locally, Petmania Kilkenny is celebrating the milestone anniversary with a PAWty and PAWsome competition. The top prize is a €1500 Petmania gift card for one lucky winner to spend instore at Petmania. Petmania began as a pet section …

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Cillin Hill in Kilkenny was awash with dogs last Saturday for the ‘Kilkenny’s Next Top Madra’ top show which took place at the Red Mills Store and was sponsored by local dog food brand Leader. With lots of fun classes including ‘Quickest Sit’ and ‘Best Treat Catcher’, as well as face painting and balloon modelling …

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Photos By Pat Shortall On Wednesday evening a large gathering of neighbours and friends joined Fr Dan Carroll & Fr Joseph from St John’s parish to celebrate an outdoor community Mass on the Upper Green, in Newpark. A joint initiative by the Residents Association, and Fr Dan, the local celebration took on an international flavour …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Are you trying to live your best life but this isn’t working out for you? Maybe because you’re feeling worn out, tired, and not sleeping well? Or you’re under pressure or overwhelmed with daily life. Is your head spinning and won’t switch off? Are you feeling low in mood but don’t know …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR EVEN with a travel insurance policy, many Irish holidaymakers could be leaving themselves exposed to serious financial hardship this summer for the sake of the price of a pizza and beer on the Costa. The whole point of a holiday, is it not, is to relax and enjoy oneself, returning …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON TIME was, not so long ago, when there was a lot simmering under the surface in our lives in Ireland. There were things that weren’t right, which affected our lives; privately acknowledged but publicly ignored, issues of discrimination, social justice which were swept under the official carpet. It was …

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MARILYN Monroe is the sexiest woman ever. No argument. Those accentuated, full-pointed breasts; the sinuous figure and sensuous curves; that sexy walk with those swaying hips. The sultry look, the dreamy, come-hither eyes and kissable lips make Monroe the sexiest woman ever — bar none. That skirt-billowing scene in The Seven Year Itch was every …

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