Archive for the ‘South Kilkenny’ Category

Ferrybank’s Park Will Be “Amazing”

Sean McKeown, Kilkenny County Council's Director of Planning, Economic and Environmental Services.
Construction works at 2.5-acre site now considered imminent Construction work at the long-awaited public park at Ferrybank is set to be announced by Kilkenny County Council in October, local Councillors were informed on Wednesday last. Speaking at the September meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Economic and Planning Director of Services Sean McKeown told Councillors he [...]

Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Cllr Eamon Aylward (Chair of Kilkenny County Council) chaired last Thursday night’s meeting and is pictured with Fianna Fáil Deputies John McGuinness and Bobby Aylward.
Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]

New Ross Greenway can be “regional hub”

The development of the New Ross to Waterford Greenway would restore a historic link between town and city
Brendan Keane reports THE PROPOSED Greenway route between Waterford and New Ross will form a major regional hub in terms of the overall greenway tourism infrastructure in the south east, according to a senior figure involved with the project. Director of Services with Wexford County Council, Eamonn Hore, said the new greenway, which will follow the path [...]

“Get the Cable Car up: We’ll shoot a video on it!”

Talk of a cable car running across the River Suir has enthused Propeller Palms frontman Paul Butler
utting the South Quays to non car-parking use, in addition to the installation of a cable car across the River Suir, are both ventures Propellor Palms frontman Paul Butler is hugely in favour of. Paul, whose band played to another rocking audience at the Theatre Royal on Saturday evening last, told The Munster Express that he’s [...]

Tony Power Memorial Concert

Comhaltas Óg with Lisa Knox at the Tony Power Memorial Concert.
PACKED function room in the ‘Rising Sun’ in Mullinavat was recently treated to an exceptional and diverse presentation of entertainers organised by the local Comhaltas group and held in hour of the late Tony Power of Breanor, Piltown. Tony passed away in a hunting accident some years ago. He was a talented [...]

Hogan raises Brexit & CAP at Kilkenny event

EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan.
U Commissioner Phil Hogan was glad to be home last week but his points on the effects of Brexit didn’t make for welcome news for Irish beef farmers. Prices could fall for cattle and sheep and the lack of UK money going to the EU will hit direct payments to farmers, he told a ‘Citizen’s [...]

Abbey Community College officially opens extension

Student Council
Four years of careful planning, hard work and sacrifice were acknowledged recently with the official opening of Abbey Community College’s state of the art extension which will provide 3215 square metres of additional space for both students and staff alike. This impressive addition to the college marks the latest development to a school that has offered [...]

Tidy Towns progress in Glenmore

Noeleen Fogarty pictured in Noeleen’s Village Shop.
A trip to Glenmore for a planned hour or so turned into nearly half a day as we met members of a local Tidy Towns group who have been doing much work in and around the village. Many local people got involved for this year’s Tidy Towns competition. They were last involved in [...]

Top attractions of the Iverk Show

One of the most popular attractions at almost all events in recent years is the ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady’ competition. And the Iverk Show is no different. If it is a sunny day, dress up or if it is a rainy day get the brolly and wellies out. One way or the other there are fabulous [...]

South Kilkenny groups urged to join Kilkenny Leader Partnership

Gerri Hickey and Stephen O’Brien at the opening of the renovated Piltown Creamery, the redevelopment of which was backed by Kilkenny Leader Partnership.
Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) distributed in excess of €11m in grant aid between 2009 and 2013 in the LEADER programme alone, funding almost 300 separate projects of all sizes, helping create 570 jobs and enhancing communities throughout Kilkenny, including the south of the county. In its work on social inclusion programmes and employment supports work, it [...]