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Kilkenny Rotary’s ‘Bikes for Africa’ appeal is a huge success

A campaign to bring the unused and unwanted bicycles of Kilkenny to Africa, where they can transform lives, is a huge success.

Just three weeks after the launch of the Kilkenny Rotary appeal more than 150 bikes have been donated.

The overwhelmingly positive response has delighted all ...

2019-01-15 14:25 open_in_new
Commemorations of the Great War, celebrations of food and fashion

Kilkenny confirmed its place as the Foodie National Destination over the bank holiday weekend that heralded in November, with the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival.

The city was thronged for a magical weekend of food and fun!

Abbie Hearne and Tara Maher at the Young Food ...

2019-01-03 10:31 open_in_new
December in Kilkenny - Investment, legendary musicians and a TV focus on ‘Christmas in Kilkenny’

December started with good news on the economic front for the county.

News of two major summer concert along with a multi-million euro capital injection, was music to the ears of Kilkenny business.

The Motown Mamas at Erin’s Own Lip Sync PICTURE: PAT MOORE

Plans were ...

2019-01-03 10:31 open_in_new
September in Kilkenny - Foodie Destination of the Year, Tidy Towns medals, All Ireland heartbreak

Summer came to an end but the fun and games for Kilkenny continued, in September, with the camogie team’s valiant efforts in Croke Park.

Despite a one-point loss they ladies got a hero’s welcome back to Kilkenny.

It was a good month for the secondary schools in Kilkenny. A €7 ...

2019-01-02 10:22 open_in_new
October in Kilkenny - Bridge House blaze, city bike scheme, bridge naming and some sad farewells

Kilkenny led the way for the country, in October, when it was revealed that 185 social homes would be delivered in the county this year.

Progress for the county continued with the setting up of a ‘working group’ to explore the possibility of a city bike scheme for Kilkenny, similar to ...

2019-01-02 10:22 open_in_new
New Year Resolutions and Auld Lang Syne

It’s that time of year again, folks, time to take stock of time, time to look back at what we’ve achieved (if anything) and time to look forward to the glorious prospects ahead (if any).

Time to wish each other a happy new year and sing in alcohol induced strains, with arms flailing ...

2018-12-30 02:34 open_in_new
It will be mild today with a little sunshine in Co. Kilkenny

There will be a good deal of cloud at first today but brightening up through the course of the day with some sunshine breaking through.

Apart from some patchy rain or drizzle it will stay dry. According to Met Eireann highest temperatures will be of 7 to 12 degrees, mildest on south ...

2018-12-28 12:46 open_in_new
Christmas Dinner for the Homeless in Kilkenny

A voluntary team made up of clergy and army personnel from the city and environs are doing their bit to make Christmas easier for those who are less well of or are living on their own.

Christmas Day Dinner outreach team will provide Christmas dinners for 40 homeless people on Christmas Day ...

2018-12-21 15:47 open_in_new
Santa Claus - My Kilkenny Life

What’s your idea of a perfect day, or perfect weekend out in Kilkenny?

Well at the moment, I am enjoying spending a lot of time in Kilkenny, especially in the Discovery Park where I am overseeing some of the top elves as they prepare for Christmas. I did a little bit of sleigh training ...

2018-12-21 09:47 open_in_new