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Ireland of 1968 was a much different place than the Ireland of today. It was a year when Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Terence O’Neill met for talks in Dublin: When Minister for Education Donogh O’Malley died while campaigning in County Clare and when a seat to commemorate the poet Patrick Kavanagh was unveiled beside the …

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Following reports of illegal dumping in the Cellarstown area of Kilkenny, The Kilkenny Observer travelled out to view the situation. It was not a pretty sight. The area around the environs of Cellarstown was, in the past, the first choice of many city dwellers when deciding on a stroll through the country-side. The many attractions …

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All pix: Danny Lahart The local community surrounding St. Johns Park were all invited to celebrate another milestone in the clubs development. Over the last 18 months volunteers at the city club pulled together to extend and refurbish it’s dressing rooms to accommodate increasing numbers of players and panels playing Gaelic Games there. Joined to …

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THE renowned singer Frances Black, now a senator, launched the 2021 Rise Foundation Big Dip swim challenge, which takes place on Sunday, October 10. Participants are asked to fundraise, or to make a donation to the Rise Foundation, and then take a quick dip or a leisurely swim , wherever they are in Ireland or …

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Paul Hopkins finds the many joys of one of South Africa’s most revered holiday destinations Once upon a time, by the edge of the Little Karoo desert in South Africa, by the towns of George and Oudtshoorn, on a plateau between the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south, one …

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KILKENNY’S High Street get the treatment in Old Ireland In Colour 2 is the eagerly anticipated sequel to John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley’s 2020 illustrated bestseller, which became the Irish publishing phenomenon of the year, winning the An Post Irish Book Award for Best Irish-Published Book and proving to be the most valuable single title …

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“After six weeks of fundraising the winner was announced last week of the ‘You’re a Star’ quilt, made by the members of the South Midlands Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society and raffled in aid of Teac Tom. The raffle raised a fantastic €2,870 for Teac Tom and with a further donation from The Kilkenny Observer, this …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR When Mike Wall was appointed as Kilkenny minor camogie manager in December of last year for the second time, hopes were high and the feeling was that the experienced bainisteoir could end the six-year wait for the All-Ireland minor title. Wall’s backroom team consisted of coach Damien Donohue and selectors …

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