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Family concerned for woman (58) missing from Carlow

GARDAÍ ARE SEEKING assistance from the public in locating a 58-year-old woman who is missing from her home in Bennekerry, Carlow.

Kathleen Lawlor was last seen in Carlow town centre at about 9.50am today.

She is approximately 5’1″ in height, of slim build with grey hair ...

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Priest reverses controversial 'any Sunday in May or June' Communion plan after backlash

A CARLOW PRIEST has reversed his decision to end holding First Holy Communion ceremonies on a specific date in his parish following some backlash from parents. 

It had previously been reported yesterday by KCLR that Fr Tom Little told parents of children set to make their Communion next ...

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Man (30s) arrested after cannabis worth €235,000 seized at Carlow growhouse

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED cannabis worth an estimated €235,000 at a growhouse in Carlow today.

The growhouse was discovered on the Tullow Road area of Carlow Town.

Approximately 170 mature cannabis plants were discovered along with a significant quantity of harvested plant ...

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'Sit with a creamy pint and look at the wild mountains': The old-fashioned magic of Osborne's in Carlow

LOCATED IN THE small village of Rathanna, Co Carlow and lurking under Mount Leinster’s shadow is Osborne’s, a pub that dates back to the Victorian era and continues to be beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Like many pubs of its ilk, Osborne’s was once a jack-of-all-trades ...

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Gardaí arrest 22 people in crackdown on alleged burglary gangs

TWENTY TWO PEOPLE were arrested today in the Carlow/Kilkenny region as part of Operation Thor – a nationwide campaign targeting burglary gangs.

The arrests were made during a day-of-action in the Thomastown area today 

According to gardaí, the raids were part of Operation ...

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Gardaí arrest 18 people in Carlow; 10 people have been charged

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED 18 people in the Carlow area as part of crime-prevention measures.

The arrests were made yesterday by the Kilkenny-Carlow division as part of Operation Thor – Project Storm.

Of the 18 arrests, 16 people were detained for questioning under Section 4 of the ...

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Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in Dublin and the East

AUTUMN IS WELL and truly in the air and that can only mean one thing, Culture Night 2018 is just days away. The annual festival sees venues across the country open their doors this Friday night 21 September, for a host of free events. 

In Dublin and the east of Ireland this year’s ...

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Met Eireann confirm summer 2018 as one of hottest and driest in decades

IT WILL COME as no surprise to anyone, but Met Éireann have confirmed the summer of 2018 as one of the hottest and driest on record.

Data released by the forecaster has revealed that “absolute drought conditions” prevailed at all of its stations for 53 days between 22 May and 14 ...

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'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life

Warning: Readers may find some of the images in this article distressing.

One of the injured dogs. Source: ISPCA

A CARLOW COUPLE have been convicted of 60 offences under the Animal Health and Welfare Act, including causing or permitting animal cruelty.

Jim ...

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Have you seen Rory? Gardaí appeal for information on missing man

GARDAÍ IN CARLOW are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a missing 34-year-old man. 

Rory Gahan was last seen on Tullow Street, Carlow Town on Thursday 27 December. 

He is described as around 5’8″ in height, of slim build, with short ...

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Reprieve for Carlow village as park reopens following forced pre-Christmas closure

THERE WAS GOOD news for the small Carlow village of Tinryland this week, after it was announced that its park would reopen after being forced to close its gates last month.

A quote for an insurance premium that was quadruple the previous year’s cost had spelled trouble for those who run ...

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'It's devastating for us': Tiny Carlow village forced to close its park just before Christmas

TINRYLAND IS A small village around 5km south of Carlow town.

Locals managed to fundraise six years ago to create what has been one of its only amenities – its park. It has an astro pitch, a tennis court and a children’s playground.

This month, however, it has been forced to ...

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Teenager (16) killed in Carlow crash named locally

A TEENAGE BOY who was killed in a single-vehicle collision in Co Carlow has been named locally as Eamon Kavanagh.

The 16 year-old was fatally injured in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the car he was driving struck a wall near The Nine Stones at Mount Leinster in ...

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