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Non Non Principal Private Residence advice for Kilkenny house owners

Kilkenny County Council has advised that making contact with their offices or the Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR) Bureau by e-mail before the deadline can freeze any additional penalties that might otherwise come into effect on September 1.

Dame Alice sitting pretty at Kells Priory in Kilkenny

Kevin T Fennelly’s stunning sculpture overlooking Kells village and the Priory has been wowing visitors and locals since it was put in place last week.

Protestors removed from Green’s Bridge after losing key vote at council with costs soaring on project

At 6 am this morning (Thursday) Kilkenny County Council, with the assistance of An Garda Siochana, cleared and secured the site at Greens Bridge which has been the base for protesters against the bridge currently under construction as part of the Central Access Scheme.

Election fever hit Iverk Show on Saturday as crowds thronged Piltown

The weather certainly played its part to help make the 188th Iverk show one of the best ever. The sun shone on the showgrounds in Piltown and the atmosphere was relaxed for the record crowd with lots to see and do making the show the final family hurrah before going back to school.

Former Mayor of Kilkenny John Bolger dies

The death has occurred of Mr John Bolger, a former Mayor of Kilkenny city.

Pedestrian underbridge to open in October

Work on a pedestrian underbridge linking the two sides of the Linear Park in Kilkenny is underway and will be completed by the end of October.

Song of the Sea to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

‘Song of the Sea’, the new animated feature film from Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon will have its world premiere at the internationally-renowned Toronto Film Festival next month.

Motion to suspend work on CAS bridge defeated

A motion calling for work to be suspended on the controversial Central Access Scheme bridge was heavily defeated at a meeting of Kilkenny County Council this afternoon.

Hard to swallow

I so wish I could talk to the birds. Wish I could talk to the swallows that come and nest in the beams that criss-cross a garage to the side of our house. The swallows, have been coming here for years but, and this is why I’d love to be able to converse with them, our house has changed considerably over the years. First and foremost – there’s a lot more footfall now, thanks to an extension to our family, as in four children, and also, and this is a major problem, we’ve installed one of these automatic lights that comes on when someone walks by at night, not least one of those four aforementioned children. Or cats on the prowl. Or dogs. Or myself meandering in after a night in the local.

When Harry met Elvis... Will wizard visit?

It was a case of when Harry met Elvis.