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Family feud fine goes to poor box

A Mullingar man who pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour during a family feud incident has paid €400 to the Church of Ireland poor fund.

Conkers a-go for Freshford

The renowned annual Irish Conker Championship returns to Freshford for its 11th outing this Sunday, October 24, and the Kilkenny village promises to be a hive of activity over the weekend.

John O’Conor - poet of the piano

JOHN O’CONOR, one of the most respected and popular Irish classical musicians, and arguably this country’s leading pianist, is coming to Co Galway.

A Christian heritage lost in ivy

Last Easter Sunday, I was privileged to attend a dawn Mass, near Cong, on the Lough Corrib shore. About 300 people stood close to a blazing fire, as daybreak slowly lifted the darkness revealing the wide expanse of water, its wooded islands, and in the distance, the mountains of the Maam valley. It was perfectly silent and peaceful. Fr Ray Flaherty welcomed us with these opening words: ‘It was here many saints like Meldon, Fursey, Brendan and Feichin made their homes of peace and prayer. There are many sanctuaries scattered today in ruins along the shores of this lake, silent ruins where the soft tones of bells and the church’s solemn chant floated over the waves...’

A weekend of entertainment at the Auld Shebeen

This weekend at the Auld Shebeen, Moate there is something for everyone as they celebrate the Flower Festival in conjunction with St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Moate which takes place from Friday July 9 to Sunday July 11.

Time to move forward for the Church

Just last Friday Kilkenny made history when the Church of Ireland installed the first ever female Dean of Ossory at St Canice’s Cathedral. The Very Rev Katharine Poulton now holds the prestigious position and resides here in Kilkenny at the deanery. It was a big day for the COI community and the ceremony was fittingly prestigious.

First lady installed at St Canice’s Cathedral

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The first ever female Dean of Ossory was installed at a ceremony celebrated at St Canice’s Cathedral on Friday last.

Inter-denominational service for famine victims at MacDonagh Junction

The skeletal remains of the Great Famine (1845-50) victims which were discovered in unmarked graves during excavation work (2005) at the former Kilkenny County Council property were returned to MacDonagh Junction recently.

Get to know Galway’s county towns to visit

Athenry, one of Ireland’s hidden jewels, is medieval heritage town surrounded by five towers of the town’s ancient walls and full of picturesque ruins. One place worth having a look at is Athenry Arts and Heritage Centre which has plenty of hands-on activities to illustrate life in the old days. Children can dress up in period costume, take out a long bow and arrows, and act out a scene from medieval battle. A selection of displays and puppets help to explain the history and significance of the walled town and the buildings that will survive. The restored Norman castle, the only one of its kind in Ireland, should be your next stop. Nearby is also a beautifully preserved Dominican priory dating from 1241, and the original market cross.

Classical music and literary events for Clifden arts week

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CLASSICAL MUSIC to thrill the ears and readings from poems and novels which will stir the imagination are set to be the order of the day at the Clifden Community Arts Week which begins tomorrow.

 

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