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Well it’s all over now and we’ve all arrived safely in 2011. I for one ended up arriving in the New Year unexpectedly, wasn’t me bloody watch 10 minutes slow; I was even too late to see the fireworks goin’ off on the telly. I know what you’re thinkin’, how come I wasn’t below in Pa’s letting me hair down and helping meself to all them free New Year kisses and hugs from the women like all the other bachelors. I decided to give it a miss this year. Arrah sure it’s the same aul thing year after year, you get fed up of lookin’ at the same aul faces year in, year out, it’s nice to have a few different faces to look at, at Christmas.

Architects - making their mark

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Galway prides itself on being a medieval city. Thanks to some good development during the past 30 years or so, much of our ancient city landscape has been highlighted. Yet compared to Kilkenny, we are only at the tuppence-halfpenny stakes when it comes to physical history. But one new building in particular has done more than anything else to highlight the beginning of commercial Galway, and the growth of the town. I am referring to that deceptively simple projection of a 13th century Norman hall into the public domain at Druid Lane, off Quay Street. Designed by Michael Cadden at the Office of Public Works, using clean-lined modern architecture, the archaeological site is left as it was unearthed, and is presented behind a large glass wall. Uniquely the public is offered total immersion. Not only can we view the site, but there is provision for a public walkway over the site. But more of that in a moment.

A magical day at Lá Sugradh in the park

Lá Sugradh, a free Family fun/play day took place last Saturday in THE Castle Park. Organised by Kilkenny County Childcare Committee with partners, Kilkenny Castle, OPW, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Sports and Recreation Partnership and HSE, the event was a rip roaring success according to many of the hundreds of families who attended. The event was hosted to promote outdoor fun as part of the fortnight of events to celebrate National Play Day.

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Make your St Patrick’s Day parade the best ever

The Mullingar St. Patrick’s Day parade committee would like to announce that collections for donations will begin on February 1, 2010.

Jail for drunken Ballina man who drove while disqualified

A man with a number of previous convictions—who was detected drink driving, while also being disqualified from driving—was sentenced to five months in jail in Ballina District Court on Tuesday, while the owner of the car, who let the uninsured man drive, was fined and disqualified from driving.

Mayor Noonan sees troops off to Chad

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Kilkenny soldiers lined up for duty for inspection by the Mayor of Kilkenny Malcolm Noonan at the weekend prior to their journey to Chad this week.


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