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BY CLAIR WHITTY Constipation is a common condition that can affect children and adults. Being constipated means that you are not having regular bowel movements. This can cause bloating and discomfort, or it can cause piles from over straining. While constipation is not a serious medical condition, you’ll feel far more comfortable when things move …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS Though our need to connect is innate, many of us frequently feel lonely. That sense of discomfort that results when one perceives a gap between the desire for social connection and the actual experiences of such. That’s how my psychologist friend from Magherafelt defines loneliness. Even some people …

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Part 1 Old tales of the ‘Troubles’ were grist to the mill for Moriya Phelan, who lived up the road from my house in Baurscoobe, near Dunamaggin. {I never saw her name written down – but it was pronounced Morr-eye-agh.} When I was seven or eight, she was an old woman, would have been born …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Bennettsbridge maintain perfect record as the Sash beat Ballyhale to make decider This year’s St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League Final will see Bennettsbridge face-off against Ken Coogan’s Tullaroan next week, after both sides topped their respective groups after five rounds of games. Bennettsbridge finished the group stages unbeaten, …

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When it comes to military history, you would travel a long distance to meet anyone with the knowledge of retired army man Larry Scallan. In recent weeks Larry’s Military History Walking Tours took to the streets of Kilkenny for Heritage Week. OPERATION HUMPTY DUMPTY The walking tours took patrons from the Castle entrance into the …

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We at The Kilkenny Observer were delighted to team up with TJ Reid Health & Fitness to run a competition to win a year’s free membership to their gym. Thank you to all who entered the draw, we had a huge response and a big congratulations to Claire Kealy, Redeen, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny, the lucky …

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Brian Dowling has been formally ratified for his 4th year term as Senior Manager: his record speaks for itself having won two All-Irelands in the last 3 years having narrowly missed out on one when he was a coach back in 2019. The O Loughlin Gaels clubman will keep the same backroom team that helped …

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Mayor of Kilkenny Cllr David FitzGerald has called for a 10% reduction of the Local Property Tax (LPT) in Kilkenny. Following on from the commitment that he gave during his Mayoral election speech in June, Cllr FitzGerald said “The Cost of living is affecting every business and household. We in Kilkenny both as a local …

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Congratulations to Donal Thank you to all who entered the draw to win a gift voucher sponsored by The Kilkenny Observer. Congratulation to Donal Gibbons, 86 Fatima Place, Kilkenny who won the €100.00 gift voucher for Lash Dolls Beauty, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny The gift voucher was presented to Donal by Faith, Features and …

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The Sacred Heart Hospital Carlow and the Carlow District Hospital are to the fore in the HSE’s South East Community Healthcare (SECH) services, as regards to the implementation of the national “RESIST” hand hygiene campaign. “RESIST” is the campaign branding for a number of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control initiatives under the National …

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