Archive for the ‘South Kilkenny’ Category

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 [...]

Decade-old Boundary Survey Worth Revisiting

Waterford and Kilkenny clash in next Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final at a time when North Waterford/South Kilkenny boundary is once again up for discussion
decade ago, a majority of South Kilkenny residents surveyed in the area identified by the potential boundary change then proposed by Waterford City Council favoured such a realignment. That unexpected conclusion was recalled by John Gilsenan of Inistioge-based Market Dynamics, just days before Waterford and Kilkenny clash ash in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final at [...]

Fr Brian Griffin receives warm welcome in Slieverue

Fr Brian Griffin pictured with his nephews.
ollowing his ordination, Fr Brian Griffin of Milepost, son of Michael and Maureen, came to Slieverue on June 29th where he was met by local parishioners, family and friends. Following a liturgical reception, which saw Dr Bríd Lynch presenting Fr Brian with a Chasuble on behalf of the parishioners of Slieverue, Fr Griffin also celebrated his [...]

Details of the 2015 Iverk Show prize list announced

Overhead view of Iverk show 2014
he 2015 prize schedule is packed full of classes and competitions and is probably the biggest ever. There is something in it for everyone. “It is a great pleasure for me to launch this prize schedule,” said new chairman Robert Dowley. “With a total prize fund of almost €80,000 the show continues to grow from year [...]

Great turn out for Mullinavat mission

John Woods and Michael Delahunty on their way the mission service in Mullinavat.
ean Maher reports THE Vincentians order gave a week long mission in the churches of St Beacon and St. Pauls in Mullinavat and Bigwood recently. The two churches saw great attendances for morning and evening church events. The Vincentians can trace their origins in Ireland back to 1638, when a small group of Irish men fl ed to France to escape the persecution of Catholics and joined Vincent de Paul, [...]

Kilmacow Soccer Club

Under 14 – Carrick 0  Kilmacow 6 . This was a wonderful performance from the team. Right from the off the boys took control and never let the home side into it. Carrick is never an easy venue to secure points. On this occasion we deserved the victory. Kevin Conneely was immense in this match [...]

Slieverue Parents Association

There will be a fundraising night in aid of Slieverue NS on Friday 4th April at 8pm in the parish hall Slieverue. An evening which will feature local artists “Strange Fruit” and guests covering a range of music from traditional to folk, jazz and bluegrass as well as original material. It promises to be a [...]

Clean Up

As part of the national spring clean initiative there will be a Glenmore Parish pick up of roadside material over the next week. It is hoped that parishioners will give just one hour of their time and efforts to rid the highways and byways of the parish of discarded items. The hope is that the [...]

Speeding on Roads

Local Councillor Eamon Aylward, Mullinavat based Kilkenny County Councillor, has expressed his concern at the level of speeding on local and regional roads in South Kilkenny. While these roads currently have a speed limit of 80kph the vast majority of them are not suitable for this speed. The issue of speeding is particularly a [...]