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BY MICHAEL O’LEARY With the summer season now in full swing and the overall improved summer type weather over the past few weeks, plenty of clubs and groups throughout the county will organize a fundraising night out at Kilkenny Greyhound Track. This coming Sunday night May 26th, Young Irelands Gowran will host their annual Dog …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Are you feeling nervous or stressed about your exams? It is normal to feel a bit nervous, anxious, or panicky. It’s not a problem unless it’s affecting your sleep, concentration, or cognitive ability. Here are some tips to help you deal with stress/anxiety so you can perform your best. Take time to …

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Kilkenny and Carlow ETB’s Further Education and Training Learner Voice Forum March 2024 Kilkenny and Carlow ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service held their Learner Voice Forum in the Springhill Hotel last month, and it was a resounding success for the local education and training provider. In attendance was over 100 learners from a …

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Small, consistent changes can result in healthier levels of inflammation By Paul Bolger. Chartered Physiotherapist at Nano Physiotherapy, Kilkenny (www.nanophysio.ie). The inflammatory state of the body is important for health – particularly in the long-run. As you have read in my previous articles, a healthy baseline level of inflammation in the body significantly reduces the risk …

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Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) members, Paddy & Claire Hickey, are planning to walk over 200km from Dungarvan to their home town of Enfield this July to raise awareness about the neuromuscular condition, Bethlem myopathy, and raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. The walk is inspired by Paddy and Claire’s son Ollie, who was given the …

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Live gig series for young people 2024 If you are a young emerging Kilkenny musician, singer songwriter or in a band, Kilkenny Arts Office is inviting you to apply to be a part of ‘In Bloom, Future Sounds of Kilkenny’. July is set to be an electrifying month for the city’s music scene with the launch …

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The sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and it’s the perfect time to spruce up your garden. Mark your calendars for the Rothe House Annual Plant Sale, happening on Saturday, May 25th from 11am to 4pm. This popular event is a fantastic opportunity to find unique and beautiful plants for your home and …

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Fundraiser Mega Draw hopes to raise €10,000 to support 200 counselling sessions. Network Ireland Kilkenny has announced the launch of its online Mega Draw in aid of Teac Tom, its chosen charity partner for 2024. Teac Tom provides mental health support and suicide intervention services across Kilkenny and Laois. The top prize includes an overnight stay at the …

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PART 3 BY JOHN FITZGERALD Following the Friary Street ambush, the Tans stopped Tom Nolan’s bus which was returning to Callan from Kilkenny. Jim Bolger of Callan (formerly from Castlecomer) was aboard. He’d been taking driving lessons from Tom Nolan as he intended to drive a lorry and a threshing set for the Co-op in Callan. Unfortunately for him, he was wearing …

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Pop-up Mountain Bike track at County Hall, a joint initiative from Kilkenny County Council and Cycling Ireland

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