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Come and join us for free creative activities for young people across the county. On Saturday, 15th June 2024, young people are invited to dive into 36 imaginative activities spread across the beautiful County of Kilkenny. Cruinniú na nÓg is a celebration of youthful creativity, offering a platform for children and young people to engage …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR There has been a significant rise in utility arrears among households and businesses according to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). The CRU is Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator and its latest figures highlight a troubling increase in the number of consumers struggling to pay their energy bills, …

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Seán Kelly visits Danesfort GAA,  John Lockes GAA, Windgap GAA and Tearooms and officially opens Callan’s new Heritage Trail at St. Mary’s Abbey on Green Street in Callan Town on Friday night last. The Heritage Trail was a project proposed by Cllr Joe Lyons and backed by Kilkenny County Council, Leader and partners Callan Heritage …

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300 years of brewing celebrated in multi sensorial masterclass Photos by Dylan Vaughan Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is broadening its visitor appeal with a new Masters of Ale Experience which includes a sensorial tasting masterclass, a perfect pint pouring tutorial and an unforgettable journey back in time where participants learn about the prominent role the Smithwick …

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Retailers encouraged to get involved Retailers in Kilkenny have joined forces with Kilkenny County Council to promote the Kilkenny Retail Experience over the summer months. The co-ordinated media campaign will tell the story of the quality and variety of the retail offering in Kilkenny to reinforce what Kilkenny has to offer. The campaign aims to …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS The relentless treadmill that is the ever-evolving world of newspapers, by its nature, commands a lot of team work, as do indeed a lot of trades and industries. With 50 years in this game under my belt and the free travel pass well worn into the fabric …

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PART 1 BY JOHN FITZGERALD Last week I concluded the story of what happened to Jim Bolger of Callan when the Tans snatched him from Tom Nolans’s bus and drove him to the dreaded Woodstock House outside Inistioge…Tan HQ. Many other men and women equally felt the oppressor’s wrath in those dark days. The Tans took a special interest in …

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National Biodiversity Week got into full swing last Friday and in Kilkenny there’s been lots of event including bat walks, pollinator gardening library talks, a dusk bird chorus, a citizen science water quality assessment of the river Breagagh and a moth trap and release event and there’s lots more happening over the weekend in Kilkenny. …

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Stress is misunderstood – it is normal and healthy but can cause problems By Paul Bolger. Chartered Physiotherapist at Nano Physiotherapy, Kilkenny (www.nanophysio.ie). Stress is a perfectly healthy part of being alive. In fact, without a strong stress response, we wouldn’t be alive today to complain about all the stress in our lives! Stress & Survival …

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While it is true that there have been many forms of drag, both private and public, since earliest times, as a form of modern entertainment drag in recent years has developed into a phenomenon which is now a world-wide multi-million pound entertainment industry in itself. And it is about to show itself in all its …

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