Kilkenny News

New look website for The Kilkenny People

Kilkenny People9 months ago

New look website for The Kilkenny People

The Kilkenny People website now has a new look for its great mix of local news, sport and information. If you’re accessing the desktop version, you will notice a fresh new design.There is also a new navigation approach to help you find your way around the website. And there’s more - a new ‘What’s... Read More

Kieran Street traders meet to tackle ‘hazards’ claim

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Kieran Street traders meet to tackle ‘hazards’ claim

Business owners on Kieran Street in Kilkenny City met last Thursday to discuss how to address concerns over potential hazards and obstacles for people using the street. It emerged last week that disability and access groups had contacted the council expressing concern over the accessibility of the... Read More

Cats name under-21 side for Leinster final

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Cats name under-21 side for Leinster final

RICHIE Mulrooney has named his side to take on Wexford in the Leinster under-21 hurling final. Kilkenny are the defending champions in the province, and will be looking to secure their 23rd Leinster title when they travel to Wexford Park for the clash with their neighbours tomorrow (Wednesday).Team:... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Doherty to exhibit at Butler House

Award winning artist Maeve Doherty will exhibit again at Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny during the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August daily from 10am until 6pm. Maeve has had a busy year exhibiting as a selected artist at Greenacres Gallery. Her paintings are on show at the Beachfront Gallery.... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Pococke’s letters from abroad

On Friday night a new book on the travel correspondence of the famous Kilkenny based cleric, the 18th-century travel writer, Rev. Dr Richard Pococke, was launched at the Headquarters of the Heritage Council, in Kilkenny city. The building is the old Bishop’s Palace, for St Canice’s Cathedral, where... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Bless your graces Celine

Sometimes, a little treasure comes into your life that provides you with a minute’s respite each day from modern living. One of those rare gems was given to me last week by Kilkenny resident and County Limerick woman, Celine Mescall. Grace and Blessings from Ireland is 25 years in the “pot” and in... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

County Kilkenny commercial vacancy rate at 10.5% well below average

Kilkenny has a commercial vacancy rate of 10.5% according to the second GeoView Quarterly Commercial Premises Vacancy Rates Report published jointly by GeoDirectory and DKM Economic Consultants. The report tracks vacancy rates nationally and by county. In this issue it examined rates in five major... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

The big draw off

IDEATE is a two-day mini festival celebrating design, craft and creativity which will be held in the city on July 5 and 6. The festival will involve technology-focused talks, workshops, music, screenings and a number of exhibitions.The packed programme offers information and access to design... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Clara’s Gemma is the bachelorette

THERE were winners galore at Thursday night’s Bachelor girl of the year competition in the Set Theatre, John Street, Kilkenny. The fun event raised over €4,000 for local charities. In front of a capacity crowd, Clara girl Gemma Dowling was announced winner after a very close contest which saw seven... Read More

Battling display can deliver narrow win

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Battling display can deliver narrow win

It is just under two months since Kilkenny defeated Tipperary in Nowlan Park in the 2013 National Hurling League final. As we trekked out of the ’Park that afternoon could we ever have imagined the sides would be back at the same venue within a few weeks fighting for their championship lives? Such... Read More

Injuries won’t be offered as excuse

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Injuries won’t be offered as excuse

KILKENNY have been plagued by injuries virtually all season and up to eight players are receiving treatment for one knock or another as they approach Saturday’s blockbuster in Nowlan Park, but they must soldier on regardless. Kilkenny boss Brian Cody has experienced it all before, but no squad can... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

New support office to open

A new support office for unemployed people is to open in Kilkenny in the coming weeks. Labour TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Deputy Ann Phelan yesterday welcomed the news that the new ‘Intreo’ office will be opening in Kilkenny next month.Intreo is the new integrated employment and support service provided... Read More

Hogan & Co facing into ‘do or die’ week

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Hogan & Co facing into ‘do or die’ week

DEFEAT was a bitter pill to swallow, but Kilkenny centre-back Brian Hogan’s mind was already concentrating on the next challenge. “We need to snap out of it now and get over this defeat very quickly,” said the O’Loughlin Gaels man after Saturday’s loss to Dublin. “We’ll lick our wounds but it won’t... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Nore swim to take place on Saturday July 13

The Nore swim in aid of the Carlow-Kilkenny Home Care Team will take place on Saturday July 13 at 3pm, with registration beginning at 2pm on the day. Former Kilkenny person of the year Ian Wilson, who is also chairman of Home Care, is to brave the Nore for the swim in order to raise money to keep... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Dublin fan’s admiration for Tommy Walsh

This letter from a Dublin supporter appeared in The Irish Times on Tuesday shows how moved he was by the sportsmanship of Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh, even in defeat. Sir, – My sense of elation on Saturday night in O’Moore Park, as the Dublin hurlers defeated Kilkenny in the Leinster championship, is... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Nore swim to take place tomorrow

The Nore swim in aid of the Carlow-Kilkenny Home Care Team will take place tomorrow at 3pm, with registration beginning today at 2pm. Former Kilkenny person of the year Ian Wilson, who is also chairman of Home Care, is to brave the Nore for the swim in order to raise money to keep the organisation... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

German film crew in Inistioge as locals take part

IT was lights, camera, action in the village of Inistioge last week as a German TV crew filmed a TV series ‘Romantic Road’, based on the book by ´Dublin novelist. Cecelia Ahern. A combination of German and Irish cast and crew collaborated on the series, which is produced by Andreas Barreiss and... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Nostalgic 30 year concert celebration for St Canice’s

Patrons enjoyed an incredible night of musical excellence at the 30th Anniversary Gala Concert celebrating the foundation of St Canice’s Instrumental Music Programme. It was a showcase of current musicians in the school and of several artists who have gone on to become renowned musicians in their... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Minors aim to dig gold in Croker

Highly fancied Laois will be bidding to bridge a near 50 year gap to their last success when they play Kilkenny in the Leinster minor hurling final in Croke Park on Sunday. The Cats are by far the biggest winners in the province with 53 titles to their credit, the last registered in 2010 when they... Read More

Defeat can’t break strong spirit in side

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Defeat can’t break strong spirit in side

BEING in the losing dressing-room is not something he’s overly used to, but Eoin Larkin is confident that Kilkenny can get back to winning ways. “We stayed going right to the end,” he said. “That’s the positive we have to take from this; we never died. The spirit in this dressing-room is a strong as... Read More

Passionate home fans can be crucial 16th man

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Passionate home fans can be crucial 16th man

The Kilkenny fans could be the all important 16th man in Saturday’s make-or-break championship Qualifiers shoot-out with Tipperary in Nowlan Park. For the winners there will be the joy and hope of tomorrow in the senior hurling championship 2013. For the losers there will be nothing……until 2014.... Read More

City girls land second Feile title

Kilkenny People9 months ago

City girls land second Feile title

KILKENNY City Ladies Gaelic Football Club claimed their second Feile title in two years after they defeated Moyle Rovers in the Division 2 Feile Ladies Gaelic Football Final. The panel and mentors left Kilkenny on Thursday and reached Glenties in West Donegal that night, where they were hosted by... Read More

Athletes go the distance to bring more success to county

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Athletes go the distance to bring more success to county

IT WAS A busy weekend for Kilkenny’s track and field athletes with competitive action at both Leinster and national level to keep them going. A number of local runners also went the distance - literally - when tackling the Waterford Viking Marathon and half marathon.The All-Ireland national pairs... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

See Sense at Ballykeeffe

GIVE in to the romantic in you and visit Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre on Friday, July 12. At 8pm Chapterhouse Theatre Company perform Jane Austen’s novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’. It delves into the lives and loves of the Dashwood sistersne after they move to their new home, a sparse cottage belonging to... Read More

Kilkenny grind out victory

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Kilkenny grind out victory

IT WAS tough and tense, and at times a dour struggle, but a strong-willed Kilkenny got the job done as they displayed their battling qualities to grind out a priceless two point win (1-10 to 0-11) over resolute Clare in the second round of the All-Ireland senior camogie championship. Kilkenny would... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Harrowing medical evidence

A nurse has told the court that she has never seen a wound so extensive as that sustained by the alleged victim of an aggravated sexual assault.Nurse Eileen Joyce told the third day of the trial that she was working as night superintendent in the ICU unit at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny on... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Pensioner denies sex attack

A PENSIONER living in a town in County Kilkenny has been accused of leaving a woman with life threatening injuries which a court heard were more common in Sub-Saharan Africa when women have been raped with machetes. The 68-year-old accused has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Job creation top of chairman’s list

Tackling unemployment is top on the agenda for the newly-appointed chairperson of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Pat Dunphy. The newly-appointed chairperson told members that the council should meet with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and outline their concerns.Cllr Mary... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Jerry Dunne

One of Kilkenny’s best loved characters, Mr Jerry Dunne, Green Street, Kilkenny has passed away. The octogenarian was a fixture during the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in the city for many years. He used to bring his donkey and cart along the route, with a different theme each year. He was had a... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Blessed by the Holy Spirit

AFTER 14 years in the planning, the pupils, teachers, staff, parents and those closely connected to the School Of The Holy Spirit, Callan Road, Kilkenny gathered on Friday for the blessing of the new building, sensory garden and other fantastic facilities at the school which has over 70 special... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Home Rule Club - last surviving social club in city

A novel table quiz in the Home Rule Club, John’s Quay, Kilkenny on Thursday night was a resounding success. It was novel because there was no entry fee, no raffle and ‘all in all’ it was a very light-hearted affair.As well as many club regulars, members of Moira’s set-dancing group and several... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

The litter busters

IT is said that an army marches on its stomach and so it was last week when a batallion of vountees went into armed cobat agisnt the filth od the city - litter. Their general was none othe rthan Cllr Joe Malone aided by none other than the face of the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful committee in the city,... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Bunscoil Rice and Pres celebrate

Bunscoil McAuley Rice, Callan, enjoyed a great day on Friday celebrating the raising of their third Green Flag which was awarded to the school recently for water conservation. The primary school looked immaculate for one of the biggest days of the year. And the Presentation primary school in the... Read More

Saturday is D-day

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Saturday is D-day

EVENTS in Nowlan Park on Saturday will make or break Kilkenny’s hurling season, manager Brian Cody suggested. “The year hinges on Saturday’s match now,” Mr Cody said after the All-Ireland and National League champions were dumped out of the Leinster senior hurling championship by Dublin and into a... Read More

Crunch clash is sold out

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Crunch clash is sold out

THE meeting of two of Ireland’s fiercest hurling rivals has sent the country into a ticket frenzy. It took just over 24 hours, but Saturday’s Phase Two All-Ireland qualifier between Kilkenny and Tipperary at Nowlan Park is already a complete sell-out.“The Ticket Office at Croke Park confirmed that... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Deenside Wheelers Sportive is on Sunday

CYCLING and charity will join up when the Deenside Wheelers hold their Ladies Sportive this weekend. The Castlecomer-based Wheelers will hit the road on Sunday, tackling two different routes as they raise money for Rehab Care in Kilkenny.The ladies can choose from a 50km route which brings cyclists... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Rita’s long hug for Alesya says it all

Tears of joy, laughter and bear hugs of happiness were on view at the Aspect Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday when 43 children from Belarus arrived for a month of relaxation and recuperation thanks to the Chernobyl Children’s International Group with the parents and volunteers who take them into their... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Kilkenny to host the Leinster Feile

THE national Feile na nGael will be held in Limerick, but clubs all over Kilkenny will get a taste of the main event when the Leinster Feile will be held at venues all over the county this weekend. This is an opportunity for clubs from different counties to play against each other, with the emphasis... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Caution urged over community ‘text alert’ schemes

Local communities and neighbourhoods using text messages for ‘community alert’ purposes have been urged to use caution due to public liability fears. Margaret Quinn of Muintir na Tire addressed Kilkenny’s Joint Policing Committee on Monday, and told those present that there was an increase in groups... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Garda chief urges people to ‘cop on’ as property theft rises

Garda Chief Superintendent Mick McGarry has urged people to take more care in locking up their property, with a huge rise in thefts from cars recorded this year. “People have to cop on. Most of the thefts from cars are from those that have been left open,” he told the Joint Policing Committee.“We... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Antique fair at the Newpark Hotel

Hibernian Antique Fairs are very proud to announce their Kilkenny Antique & Art Fair in the fabulous setting of The Newpark Hotel on Sunday (July 7). Following the outstanding success of our Antique Fairs all over Ireland Hibernian Antique Fairs are delighted to bring this Fair once again to... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

GAA fixtures and results

ALL of the Kilkenny fixtures and results WednesdayDevelopment Squad Fixtures (All 6.30pm)Under-14 North Central and South are all in the new James Stephens grounds on the Kells Road.Under-15 (now divided into two squads North and South)Under-15 SouthMullinavat: (clubs Bennettsbridge: Danesfort: St.... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

City Ring Road to be completed - Hogan

Preparation work has already started on the largest single infrastructure project for many years in Kilkenny city and environs, the completion of the outer Ring Road. Envionment Minister, Phil Hogan has confirmed that the funding for the 44 million scheme is in place. This follows news that the... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Strength of panel key to tough victory

THE FORM book went out the window when Kilkenny got the better of Offaly in their Leinster under-21 semi-final, but one man wasn’t surprised. “Every result in Leinster this year - whether it’s at minor, senior or under-21 level - hasn’t gone the way it was expected to,” said Kilkenny boss Richie... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Resilient Kilkenny pass test of Faith’

Kilkenny...........................1-19 Offaly.................................1-13THE end result was exactly what the Kilkenny under-21s desired, but the Cats had to dig deep to keep their hands on their Leinster title.“We were made to work very hard for that,” said manager Richie Mulrooney in the... Read More

Our Seamus returns to where it all began

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Our Seamus returns to where it all began

It was fitting that when Seamus Pattison came to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award, it was presented to him in the building where he began his career over half a century ago. It was also appropriate that Lila Porteus, who worked there with him, was present to reunite with her old friend... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

International recognition for local arts project

A collaborative art project conceived and created in Kilkenny has received international recognition, scooping bronze at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards. ‘Sonnets for the Cradle’ is a collaboraton between two Kilkenny-based arts practitioners, Laoise O’ Brien and Lorna Donlon. A... Read More

‘I just did my duty as I saw it’ - Seamus

Kilkenny People9 months ago

‘I just did my duty as I saw it’ - Seamus

One of Kilkenny’s most well-known and respected figures was honoured last week with a lifetime achievement award for his decades of hard work, honesty, and efforts to improve other people’s lives. Seamus Pattison’s political career spanned decades, from his time as a local councillor and a... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

New face to contest next local elections

Next year’s local elections will see a fresh new face vying to represent Kilkenny City, with the announcement this week that 24-year-old Patrick McKee will throw his hat in the ring. The Fianna Fail party member, who works at Smithwicks and Sons solicitors in the city, will be the first person from... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Deputy Mayor has huge track record

Celebrations were tinged with sadness for incoming Deputy Mayor, Cllr Joe Reidy (FF) who described the night as ‘historical but sad’ as it marked the end of an era for the city. “It is a great honour to be elected Deputy Mayor and I would like to congratulate Cllr Brett on his election as Mayor.“I... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Samaritans car boot sale in Bridge Centre Sunday

Even the best charities are finding it difficult to gather funds. And The Samaritans are no different. In an effort to raise money, the Kilkenny-Carlow branch hold a car-boot sale this weekend. The Bridge Centre, opposite the Watershed, loughboy is the velue and there will be 100 car-boots full of... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Cutbacks will cost lives

Lives will be lost in Kilkenny because of the state of the ambulance service. That’s the opinion of medical personnel following a number of incidents. A woman in Carlow town may well be alive today if there was an extra ambulance on duty in Carlow town on the night she had an asthma attack.Because... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Kilkenny GAA results

ALL of the weekend’s Kilkenny GAA results Leinster SHC semi-final replayDublin 1-16, Kilkenny 0-16BGE Leinster Under-21 HC semi-finalKilkenny 1-19, Offaly 1-13J.J. Kavanagh & Sons JHLSlieverue 0-16, Windgap 2-8Mullinavat 0-16, Tullaroan 1-9St. Canice’s Credit Union Byrne Cup HLBallyhale Shamrocks... Read More

Where is he now - Liam ‘Chunkey’ O’Brien

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Where is he now - Liam ‘Chunkey’ O’Brien

Liam ‘Chunky’ O’Brien Place of birth: Assumption Place, Kilkenny.First adult competition: Won the McCalmont Cup in 1967 with Evergreen. “We beat Dean Rovers. We had a great team with lads like ‘Galtee’ (J.D. Murphy), ‘Rusty’ Scanlon, Larry Drennan, Lukey Connery, Jimmy McEvoy, Peadar Malone, Tommy... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

The God Argument The Butler lecture

The Hubert Butler Annual Lecture was established in 2007 to honour the Kilkenny writer, historian and broadcaster whose remarkable consistency of vision and clarity of mind made him unique among essayists and whose work evinced an unsurpassed moral, political and literary integrity. In recent years,... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Bringing Elvis back home

A well-known local figure has taken up a campaign to create public awareness and acknowledge the Irish roots of ‘the King of Rock and Roll’, Elvis Presley. Myles Kavanagh, from the Butts, is Kilkenny’s most well-known Elvis fan and impersonator. He is part of a national campaign that wants to erect... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Lanigan’s take on the Kiwis to have their way

THE All Blacks have formed a ruck with a Kilkenny city cente pub and its tourist attraction, The Kilkenny Way. The Kiwis are a bit “haka-ed”off with the resemblance of The Kilkenny Way logo to the All Blacks Logo. The multi-million euro New Zealand rugby franchise has set up a legal scrum with... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

The long and the Shortis of it

It was the longest day of the year and I was in the Long Gallery of Kilkenny Castle at a short but very sweet ceremony honouring one of Kilkenny’s true gentlemen, Pat Shortis. Short and sweet the occasion may have been but it is also one of the most significant events in the calendar of our city.... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

All very pleased to get a second chance

Very relieved is the only way to describe how Kilkenny supporters felt as they trekked out of Portlaoise. The Cats came mighty close to losing a tie that at one stage they seem very capable of winning. The strong wind was expected to be a factor. Dublin, though, despite playing with it in the first... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Bad run of injuries has hurt the team really badly

It was hard to fathom Kilkenny’s sharp up and down form in Portlaoise on Sunday after the players suggested they were capable of so much during a very promising performance in the opening half. At half-time, with the teams level at 0-8 each after Dublin had played with the near gale force wind, the... Read More

Portlaoise again for replay

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Portlaoise again for replay

Scorers: Kilkenny – Eoin Larkin (0-7, seven frees); Walter Walsh (1-4); Richie Hogan (0-2); T.J. Reid (0-1). Dublin – Joseph Boland (0-9, seven frees); Paul Shutte, John McCaffrey, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe, David O’Callaghan, Mark Shutte, Shane Durkin (0-1 each); Paul Ryan (0-1, free). Kilkenny... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Cats forced to dig deep to beat Offaly

KILKENNY made a successful start to the defence of their Leinster under-21 hurling title, but needed a strong second half charge to see off a valiant Offaly. Just like in the senior encounter a few weeks earlier the Cats trailed their hosts by a point (0-9 to 0-8) at half-time in Tullamore’s... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Freedom of city for Pat Shortis

A REMARKABLE man whose input into the life and civic tapestry of Kilkenny is immense was made a Freeman of the city at a special ceremony at Kilkenny Castle last Friday. Mr Shortis, who was joined by family and friends for the momentous event was greeted by Mayor of Kilkenny Seán Ó hArgáin and then... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Mayors walkers will continue to walk the walk

ONE of the highlights for Cllr Sean O hArgain after he stepped down as Mayor was the pledge of walkers in the group to continue to ‘walk the walk’. The group will meet as usual at 11am every Saturday. “Our final walk last Saturday last after 52 weeks brought a mixture of emotions for me asMayor of... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Historic event at Thosel as Mayor elected

OUTGOING Mayor of Kilkenny Sean o hArgain was praised for his energy and enthusiasm while his successor Mayor Martin Brett promised to adopt a positive outlook during his term in office. Tributes were paid to the outgoing Mayor and his deputy Cllr John Coonan and Cllrs Martin Brett and Joe Reidy... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Cats name experienced side for under-21 clash

KILKENNY will field an experienced side when they begin the defence of their Leinster under-21 hurling title. The winners of the game will face either Carlow or Wexford in the Leinster final on July 10.The game in O’Connor Park throws in at 7.30pm. Admission is E10 for adults, E5 for students and... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Portlaois replay losers face Tipp

Kilkenny 1-14 Dublin 0-17 A 72nd minute point from half-time substitute, T.J. Reid saved Kilkenny and earned them a replay with Dublin after this tense and hard fought Leinster senior hurling semi-final in Portlaois yesterday.Leinster champions, Galway, will have to wait until Saturday (7pm) for the... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Minors improve and down Leinster champs

Kilkenny 0-17 Dublin 2-7 A six point unanswered take during the third quarter, which saw them battle back from interval arrears to get 0-13 to 2-4 in front, turned the tide for Kilkenny when they dethroned champions, Dublin in the Leinster minor hurling championship in Parnell Park on Saturday.The... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Victory such cold comfort for Glen’

This junior hurling ‘A’ championship game in the highlands of Glenmore on Sunday was one of those encounters that can be filed away under any one of a number of headlines. Take your pick from weary, poor, waste of time, I wish I stayed in bed, better than Mayo versus Roscommon (barely), but hurling... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

The minor panel

The Kilkenny minor hurling panel to play Dublin is James Tyrrell, capt (James Stephens), Niall Mullins, Luke Scanlon (both James Stephens), Ciaran Breen (Barrow Rangers), Jason Stanley (Galmoy), Evan Cody, Darragh Holohan, Stephen Farrell, Kevin Kenny, Robbie Fitzpatrick (Dicksboro), Eoin Kenny... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Fennelly to head Elverys youth camp

Kilkenny youngsters are in for a treat shortly when former hurler of the year, Michael Fennelly, will head up the Elverys youth camp in the city. The Ballyhale Shamrocks player is heading up the Elverys GAA/GPA Youth Camps in Killenny that is being held in Dicksboro GAA grounds in Palmerstown from... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Locals lead the way in Leinster

KILKENNY clubs were well represented at the Leinster juvenile track and field championships, which were held at the Tullamore Harriers track over the weekend. Athletes from Castlecomer, Gowran, Thomastown, St Joseph’s, St Senan’s and Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) put in some brilliant performances at... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Time change for big Leinster tie

The starting time of the Kilkenny versus Dublin game in the Leinster senior hurling championship in Portlaois on Sunday has been changed. At a meeting of the Leinster CCC last night it was decided that in order to facilitate the possibility of extra-time in the Electric Ireland Leinster minor... Read More

Kilkenny v Dublin: Michael Fennelly set to return

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Kilkenny v Dublin: Michael Fennelly set to return

Michael Fennelly could yet make a surprise return to the Kilkenny team to play Dublin in the Leinster senior hurling championship on Sunday.The Ballyhale Shamrocks star was fully involved in training at NowlanPark last night and if there is no adverse reaction to the exertions,Fennelly will be in... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Take a break - a cycling break!

Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership in association with the office of Smarter Travel Kilkenny is opening up more opportunities for people to get actively involved in sport. The fine weather has led to an upsurge in involvement in leisure activities, and people are getting out to enjoy walks,... Read More

Kittens’ mixed start in Limerick

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Kittens’ mixed start in Limerick

The Kilkenny & District League’s under-14s have had something of a mixed start to their 2013 Kennedy Cup campaign. After two of their three group games Darren Murray’s side have won one and lost one of their games at the University of Limerick,On the back of their Plate success last year Kilkenny... Read More

Who will win the Player of the Year awards?

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Who will win the Player of the Year awards?

The league and cup titles races may be over, but individual honours are still up for grabs in the Kilkenny & District League. With the junior season now finished, the League have announced the names of the footballers listed for the Player of the Year awards. Just like at team level, competition... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

East End march to Midlands Shield glory

Ciaran Brennan was the toast of Bennettsbridge after his four-goal haul earned East End United the under-13 Midlands Shield. The Kilkenny side proved too hot for Carlow’s St Pat’s Boys to handle, beating their hosts after extra-time on Saturday.Although the game was played in blistering heat the... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

For Baker and Offaly the desire is for more action

OFFALY manager, Ollie Baker was happy but he was far from satisfied with a moral victory in Sunday’s Leinster senior hurling quarter-final against the All-Ireland champions. The challengers put four goals past the Kilkenny defence, and while that pleased the former Clare star, he wanted more, much... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Fennelly to head up 
coaching team

Kilkenny youngsters will be able to enjoy expert hurling coaching from top stars when the Elvery’s Sports Summer Camps hit the area. Former Hurler of the Year, Michael Fennelly, is an Ambassador for the Elvery’s Sports and he will lead the team working with youngsters at the Dicksboro ground,... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Clogh and Kells win in Leinster

In the Leinster intermediate inter-club handball final Clogh won by seven aces in Garyhill against Na Fianna of Dublin. On the Clogh team were William Love, Daniel Love, Andrew Hosey and Andrew Lawlor. In the Leinster junior B inter-club final, Kells beat Brian Boru, Dublin and Castlegreany, Wexford... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

The ’Park could yet host Leinster semi

Late on Saturday evening Kilkenny will known exactly who their opponents will be in the Leinster senior hurling championship semi-final. The replay of the Dublin versus Wexford quarter-final has been fixed for Parnell Park on Saturday, and the winners will get a shot at the All-Ireland and National... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Galway 
going for the final hat trick

Having received a bye to the semi-final as defending Leinste senior hurling champions, Galway will be bidding to reach the decider for the third time when they take on Laois in Portlaoise on Sunday (3.30pm). Laois have already beaten Antrim (1-16 to 0-13) and Carlow (2-18 to 0-13). Stephen Maher is... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Reid relished making return to county colours

IT WAS A testing day to make your inter-county comeback, but the smile on T.J. Reid’s face told you how he was feeling. “It’s nice to be back playing for the county,” he said. “I missed all of the League campaign so it was great to be out there. It’s the right time of the year to be hurling, with... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

The clashes date all the way back to 1898

Kilkenny and Offaly met on 43 occasions in Leinster championship hurling, 41 times at senior level. The latter figure includes the All-Ireland final meeting of 1998, which was won by Offaly, and 2000 when Brian Cody guided the county to the first success in his reign. The first meeting was all of... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Kilkenny on unbeaten run of six matches

KILKENNY are on a six match unbeaten run in competitive competition. The last time they were beaten was in the second round of the Allianz Hurling League by Tipperary.They have put a run of victories together against Waterford, Clare, Cork, Galway in the League semi-final and Tipperary in the League... Read More

No goals, but plenty of points!

Kilkenny People10 months ago

No goals, but plenty of points!

KILKENNY might have been given a tough challenge from Offaly in Tullamore on Sunday, but they had no trouble finding scores. Grabbing goals may have proven elusive for Brian Cody’s side at O’Connor Park, but picking off points was another matter.Kilkenny helped themselves to an impressive 26 points... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Cats stayed cool as Offaly turned up the heat

It may have been one of the hottest days of the year, but as far as Eoin Larkin was concerned Sunday’s battle with Offaly called for cool heads. “We knew it was going to be tough coming to Tullamore, but we were ready for that,” he said. “They got a great start with the goal but the game lasts for... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

The result meant most for Joyce

Leaking four goals is far from ideal - especially from a back’s point of view - but Kieran Joyce looked at the positives from Sunday’s result. “No back wants to concede goals,” he said in the aftermath of Kilkenny’s 0-26 to 4-9 Leinster quarter-final win over Offaly. “Of course, you’d be... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Kells Road upgrade receives major boost

Plans for the long-awaited realignment of the Kells Road in Kilkenny have taken a major step forward this week, with the announcement that funding for the project has now been secured. The Department of Transport has set aside €400,000 for the... Read More

Carlow-Kilkenny Community Intervention Team is launched

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Carlow-Kilkenny Community Intervention Team is launched

The HSE/Caredoc Carlow-Kilkenny Community Intervention Team was officially launched last Friday by Phil Hogan Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government The Community Intervention Team (CIT) is a dynamic initiative that has been welcomed by GPs, the HSE... Read More

New primary care centre opens in Callan

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

New primary care centre opens in Callan

A state of the art Primary Care Centre and Medical Centre was officially opened in Callan, last Friday by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan. Callan Primary Care Centre and Medical Centre, located on the Kilkenny Road, features... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Gold award for Lyrath and Rivercourt

Murali Dharan group executive housekeeper at both the Lyrath Estate Hotel and sister property the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, brought home Gold for both hotels at the recent IASI awards which took place on Saturday January 28 in Sligo. The (IASI) Irish Accommodation... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Concern over major spike in burglaries

Gardaí in Kilkenny have expressed concern over the rise in the number of burglaries taking place in the city and surrounding district in recent weeks. Seven break-ins in the area were reported to the Garda on Tuesday of this week alone. Organised... Read More

‘George Clooney’ coming to a theatre near you

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

‘George Clooney’ coming to a theatre near you

Local man David Glendon, now internationally recognised as the internet’s most famous George Clooney lookalike, is coming to a stage near you. The Kilkenny actor will bring his new play From the Ashes to Cleere’s Theatre at the end of this month. Mr... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

New midwives announced for St Luke’s Hospital

St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny is to be allocated 10 new midwives to address the midwife shortage, which is to arise when some 10 midwives retire at the end of the month. The news came mid-week, when there were concerns expressed that an already... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Gardaí act to tackle city retailers’ safety fears

The Kilkenny Garda has stepped up its presence in the Kieran Street area of the city, in light of the serious concerns expressed by business owners over the area’s safety. At last week’s public meeting of the Joint Policing Committee, retailers from... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Change of start point for fun run

Nicholas Dunphy from Ballycallan, in association with The Drum Youth Centre, is organising a 10km Fun Run on Sunday, February 19. Money raised from the event will go to participants’ fees in the NUIG Youth Leadership and Community Action Course which is delivered in... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Support group for the bereaved by suicide

Kilkenny Bereavement Support will commence a support group for adults bereaved by suicide starting on February 28. It will take place in Villa Maria, Talbots Inch, Freshford Road, Kilkenny at 8pm and will run for eight sessions over the next ten weeks. It will be run by... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Kilkenny signs up to Gorta’s national soup week

Restaurants across Kilkenny have already started signing up to Gorta’s National Soup Week, which will run from March 5-11 next. Restaurants taking part in Kilkenny this year include Cafe Sol, Kytelers Inn and Sol Bistro in Thomastown. During... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Get your Walking Shoes on!

Walkers pull on your boots and get walking for Rehab! Participants are needed for the annual fundraising walk by Aiden Roche which takes place in Westport, Co Mayo from May 17-19 2012. The annual walk is a highlight on the calendars of many local walkers who have... Read More

Kilkenny’s cultural organisations gather at Fáilte Ireland workshop

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Kilkenny’s cultural organisations gather at Fáilte Ireland workshop

Two of Kilkenny’s key cultural and heritage organisations, Butler Gallery and the National Craft Gallery, were among a group of cultural experts who took part in Fáilte Ireland’s Cultural Insights Initiative. The representatives from Kilkenny gathered for a workshop in... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Kilkenny Enterprise Board offers Payroll Update course

Employers should be aware that there have been a number of significant changes to the calculation of employee deductions and the Universal Social Charge (USC) as a result of the 2011 Budget as follows: USC changes: With effect from January 1, 2012 the deduction of USC... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Kilkenny students honoured in WIT sports scholarships

Kilkenny students Kieran Joyce, Michelle Quilty, and Colm Dowling were among those awarded Gold Level sports scholarships at the WIT Awards Ceremony last week. Kilkenny students also won Silver Level sports scholarships with Denise Gaule and Luke Harney getting awards.... Read More

Positivity the key for Ireland’s struggling pub industry

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Positivity the key for Ireland’s struggling pub industry

The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) provides a voice for hundreds of the nation’s pubs, and in less than four months’ time a Kilkenny man will be at its helm. Gerry Rafter, who runs the Rafter Dempsey’s pub in the city, was previously the... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Ronan tiger kidnapping case to be heard in Dublin

The case involving the kidnapping of former Kilkenny hurler Adrian Ronan and his family will now be heard in Dublin and not in Kilkenny as originally expected. This week a judge ruled that it would be ‘manifestly unjust’ for the case involving... Read More

Regional News

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Hennessy has the real McCoy

Trainer Paul Hennessy went into the Red Mills juvenile greyhound final at St James Park three handed, and it was going take an almighty effort to deny him. Aided by a track in very good condition, Tasmanic Jaxx tried to make every yard of the running. The early paced bitch blasted to the first bend... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

TIME RUNNING OUT

The revised code of conduct on mortgage arrears – the CCMA – needs to work. As Yeats once noted ‘the centre cannot hold’, and that is now: over 54,000 homeowners are in two years of arrears; 95,000 haven’t made a payment for 90 days or more, more than 46,500 under 90 days in arrears and 80,000... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Volunteer information nights

THE ISPCC in Waterford are recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles within their Advocacy Service, ChildLine listening service and also within their Fundraising Department. These Group Information meetings will take place at the ISPCC Waterford ISPCC office , Unit 4B, Cleaboy Business Park,... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Springboard to job success says JP

Another 6,000 free part-time higher education places are being made available to provide re-training opportunities for jobseekers, Fine Gael TD, John Paul Phelan, has confirmed. The third Springboard allocation announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D, includes over 100... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Galmoy children leading the way

Galmoy National School is the first school in Ireland to receive two prestigious acknowledgements from Microsoft. Youngsters and staff at the school have been lauded for the initiative they have shown in embracing new forms of technology. Microsoft Innovative School and Microsoft Partner in Learning.... Read More

Tributes paid to outgoing chairperson

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Tributes paid to outgoing chairperson

A CHAIRPERSON who worked tirelessly on the behalf of the people of the county is how Cllr Marie Fitzpatrick will be remembered. The popular Labour councillor stepped down from her role as chairperson last Friday and thanked the county manager, Joe Crockett, members of the executive, staff at county... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

‘Graig carer in plea over health cutbacks

The wife of a man left disabled by an undiagnosed MRSA infection has criticised the Government for not providing better support for carers. Eileen Roche, who is 72 years old and lives just outside Graignamanagh with her 86-year-old husband Thomas, has urged Health Minister Dr. James Reilly to... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Kilmacow were up for the battle

Kilmacow 1-11 Thomastown 0-13A more strident Kilmacow, particularly in the final quarter, got over the line ahead of gallant Thomastown in this Roinn A junior hurling championship tie in Kilmacow on Friday.Conditions - a greasy surface with incessant rain - made life difficult, including for good... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Victory to the Rower, but Bally’ men go down fighting

Rower-Inistioge 1-13 BallyhaleShamrocks 1-10A well contested South junior A hurling tie on Friday saw the Rower-Inistioge win out at Páirc na Seamróg.The evening was wet and both sides were understrength. It was a strong start by the visitors that ultimately made the difference.They had 1-2 on the... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

The ’Shock win tough contest between honest men

Carrickshock 1-11 Glenmore 0-10This was a real honest to goodness game between two sides hell bent on getting a badly needed result in the South Roinn A junior hurling championship. It was also a game where the fortunes of both depended on the value squeezed from the advantages offered by a... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Open garden for The Calcutta Project

An open garden Day in aid of the Calcutta Project will be held n Sunday from 2-6pm in Helen and Nicky Hawe’s garden just a stones-throw away from the Creamery in Windgap On the day the official opening and a cookery demonstration will be carried out by renowned chef Edward Hayden from the popular... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

The Friday night games worth a try

The possibility that the GAA might fix a senior championship game for a Friday night has been on the horizon for some time. Now we know that history will be made on Friday night next when Carlow entertains neighbours Laois in the first round of the Football Qualifiers.The reaction to the fixing of... Read More

Kilkenny People9 months ago

Comer PO robbed

Castlecomer Post Office in the centre of the town has been robbed again. Raiders used sledge hammers to break the security glass inside the building to gain access to workers and the money. The robbery occurred just after the office opened at 9.40am The last time the post office was robbed,... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Tullogher just continue on their merry way

Across the hills from Glenmore, and at the same heights above sea levels, Tullogher Rosbercon continued on their merry way in the Roinn A junior hurling championship with a well-merited victory over jaded Carrickshock in climatic distress equally as dreadful as that pertaining across the high hills.... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

’Town do oh, so well

Thomastown United were narrow but deserved winners over Ballyhale Shamrocks on Sunday at a drizzly Grennan when the junior hurling ‘A’ league swung into action. This season, there is one group of seven teams in the Southern championship. The placings after six rounds will decide the quarter-final... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

The Rower do the hurling business again

Having already annexed the county football championship and the South junior hurling ‘B’ league titles, the Rower-Inistioge went nap on Saturday when they defeated Ballinkillen (Carlow) in the South junior hurling league Roinn A in Graignamanagh. These are glory, glory days for the Rower, and with... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Fastest time Skywalker Jet is really flying

A good crowd packed St James Park on Friday for the second round heats of the Juvenile Greyhound Championship, which doubled as a benefit night for St Michael’s national school and Danesfort GAA club. The Red Mills Champion Juvenile Open 525 produced doubles for trainers Frances O’ Donnell and Paul... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

American tennis 
tournament success

Another competitive American tennis tournament was played on Friday and the good weather helped create a great atmosphere. This has been a great season to date for the game, and one good competition flows on after another. The standard of tennis was again very high. Two sections were set up with... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Borris GC

Development Classic (cont) - Long Drive: David McEvoy, Margaret Geoghegan. Nearest pin: Michael Bolger, Margaret Geoghegan. Ladies: Bernie Byrne (11), Eileen Kelly (16), Margaret Geoghegan (14) & Mary Quirke (15), 89pts. Early Bird: John Barcoe (13), Thomas Foley (16), Ted Joyce (4) & James Doyle... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Margaret wins Captain’s Prize

Margaret Rossiter won the men’s Captain Seamus McGuinness’s prize to the ladies at 
New Ross GC. Results: 
1 Margaret Rossiter (31), 71 nett; 2 Mary O’Leary (15), 69 nett; gross Mary Dowling (+1), 72; 3 Ger Mackay (13), 72 nett (last nine). OPEN -All Open Week 
competitions are open to... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Destination Derdimus for trophy hunters

Derdimus is the place to be this Saturday as several trophy-hungry teams descend on the ground looking for silverware. In a title-busting day, two cups and a league title will be decided as six schoolboys’ sides do battle for the spoils at the League’s headquarters.The action begins with an under-16... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

CAllan GC

THERE was great joy on the inter-club scene for Callan GC over the week. Paddy Donovan’s South Leinster side beat The Heath GC in Portlaoise, while the ladies Finn Trophy team saw off Courtown GC.The Jimmy Bruen team, under Richie Condon, are in action this weekend in Castlecomer, while Paul Cahin’s... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Gary is the man in top form

THE in-form Gary Owens won Sunday’s single stableford at Mountain View GC. After winning the 3T’s competition recently, Gary’s handicap has now dropped by four shots in two weeks. Results: 1 Gary Owens (17), 46pts; 2 Philip Parsons (22), 44pts; 3 George Barcoe (17), 37pts.MATCHPLAY -The first round... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Carroll clinches Gray Trophy title

THERE was a great turnout for the Peter Gray memorial trophy (CSS 70/37pts) competition, which was played at Rathdowney GC recently. The competition was sponsored by the Gray family and ended in victory for Enda Carroll, who had two points to spare over his nearest rival, Willie Ryan.Results, Gray... Read More

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Pippy has left them all talking

On Friday the Red Mills juvenile Open 525 stake got underway and there was a good crowd attended. This year’s renewal has a lot to live up to after the brilliant line up in last year’s final, a field that included Derby winner Skywalker Puma. On first impressions, few dogs stood out to that level... Read More

Early fare has not pleased, exactly

Kilkenny People10 months ago

Early fare has not pleased, exactly

The hurling and Gaelic football championships are in full flow, but some of the negative comments coming from a variety of sources are disappointing. Most of the negativity is emanating from within the GAA. One would think that one-sided games had not occurred previously, but unfortunately it... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Registration fee for septic tanks reduced to €5 for first 3 months

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan set out the Government’s proposals for the registration and inspection of septic tanks earlier this week with good news for those who intend registering their tanks on time. Minister Hogan said... Read More

Paws 4 Thought

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Paws 4 Thought

These two female wired haired terriers are being offered free to a good home. Their owner has to move away for work. They are mild mannered dogs and very good with both children and adults and it would be best if they were rehomed together as they are mother and daughter.... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Call for submissions for exhibition in March

Flash Fiction is a very short story that can be enjoyed quickly. The challenge is be to create a complete compelling story within the limited amount of 300 words. Stories should be suitable for the general public, and emailed to... Read More

Kilkenny Advertiser2 years ago

Fantastic offers available for Colaiste Cholumba

Coláiste Cholumba, an Irish summer college located in Connemara Gaeltacht, is offering a recession-busting two week course with the advantages of the three week course but at a much reduced rate of €570. Students can experience all the spraoi, spóirt, craic and ceol... Read More