FOOD FOR FRIENDS - Local celebrity chef Edward Hayden extends an open invitation to everyone to attend the launch of his third cookery book “FOOD FOR FRIENDS” at the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday 26th April at 8pm.
Edward will be joined by his good friend Catherine Leyden of TV3 and Odlum fame. Edward wishes to announce that he might reveal the ingredients of his sensational “COMMUNICATIONS STEW” on the night. I went to see Edward and the Kilcumney players in “DRINKING HABITS” at Ionad Dara in Goresbridge on Friday night last and he was sensational as were all the members of the cast in the American farce. Playing the role of a reporter, a priest , a nun and a Cardinal Edward gave a very convincing performance. But then again why should we be surprised given the gents talents. Don’t forget Springhill Hotel April 26th.
FISHING - It was with some surprise that I read in the local bulletin that the Angling club had been asked to announce that anglers should refrain from fishing off boats moored along the Quayside. Ever since the Town grew up around Duiske Abbey locals have been fishing along the quay and it is where we were all brought as children to have our fist cast. The joy of catching our first perch, roach or eel was unimaginable.
In recent years it is a beautiful sight to see parents, grandparents, uncles and relatives bringing the kids along once again to enjoy our ancient tradition. Now someone who sails into Graig, pays a mooring fee and abandons his or her boat along the Quayside want to deny us our heritage. Personally I am of the opinion that some serious questions remain to be answered. Question one can a boat owner moor a boat for an indefinite period of time or must they move after a certain period has elapsed. Are there rules and regulations regarding the mooring of boats and who enforces such rules. Is it time to reclaim our Quayside. We probably have one of the most scenic amenities in the South East and we shouldn’t allow it to be cluttered up with abandoned boats.