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Most countries tries throughout the world are seeing an increase in new Covid-19 cases as highly contagious variants continue to spread, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some of these new strains, notably the Brazil and UK ones, are already in Ireland which may account for the daily numbers being infected remain stubbornly high. …

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THE story of Kilkenny hurler Eoin Larkin was celebrated in the opening programme of Season 19 of Laochra Gael which returned toTG4 on Thursday, March 25. Hurling has been at the core of Eoin Larkin’s life since he was a boy. And the game was vital in maintaining Larkin’s bond with his father after his …

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By Fionn Davenport ittn.ie     CASSIDY Travel, appointed as an official authorised sub-agent for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, has this week launched a priority reservation programme for those looking to travel to the games, in expectation of feverish demand among travel-starved Irish fans. Fans travelling to France will be able to …

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By PAUL HOPKINS It is perhaps fitting that in the lead up to Holy Week — Christianity’s greatest celebration — Finnish astrophotographer JP Metsavainio has announced that, after 1,250 hours over the course of about 12 years, he has finished creating a single image that reveals the magnificent beauty of the entire Milky Way. Back …

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With the clocks going forward and the evenings getting brighter, it’s important to consider the time you go to bed rather than the time you wake-up. Common sense tells us that, if you’re going to bed at the same time but just waking up earlier, you will end up being tired. Instead, going to bed …

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The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper would like to thank Cois Céim, The Saturday Walkers group, and The Library of The Kilkenny Archaeological society for this information. THE Siege of Kilkenny was the isolation and capture of the fortified capital of the Irish Confederates by the New Model Army of the English Parliamentarians in March 1650 during the conquest of Ireland …

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An absolutely beautiful day for opening day of the fishing season Some beautiful fish caught and great to see the rivers so healthy. All fish caught were all returned unharmed after been caught on barbless hooks on a catch and release basis. Great friends met on the river and great to see the rivers in …

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Words: Gerry Cody Photos: Danny Lahart “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”. There is certainly a sadness amongst artist of all genres as Covid has put a horrible pause on film and theatre work. Galleries throughout the country also look on as the ‘closed until further notice’ signs hang on their front …

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FEARS are growing over a full return to schools as new figures show one in eight of all Covid-19 cases in Ireland were children and teenagers under 18 within the year of the pandemic. With primary schools set for a full return next week, experts are warning that children should be outdoors as much as …

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KILKENNY”S Cartoon Saloon have been nominated for a British Academy Film Awards (Bafta) for their animated feature Wolfwalkers (pictured). Irish stars Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar (pictured)are also among the nominees. Calm With Horses stars Algar and Keoghan are nominated in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, respectively, for their performances in the Irish …

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