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The Jackpot

The Jackpot

Adrian “The Jackpot” Lewis is in town tonight (Wednesday). If you’re a darts fan, you’ll not want to miss this exhibition at Langton’s. Admission is €10 for a regular pass or you can get one of the limited number of VIP cards which cost €20 and cover a meet and greet before the event. Start time is 8pm with proceeds to St Luke’s Hospital.

Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

A coffee morning with cake sale will take place this weekend in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team. The Presbyterian Church in Kilkenny will host the event on Saturday. Start time is 10.30am, so get there early to get the best buns!

Semi-Final Sunday

With Kilkenny’s senior hurlers heading for the next stage of the All-Ireland battle, this weekend sees Semi-Final Sunday at many venues. Including Malzard’s in Stoneyford, who have organised a BBQ for the evening. The start time is set for after the game’s final whistle at about 5pm. All are welcome to mark the end of the game, however it turns out.

Pop-Up Museum

Starting this Thursday and running weekly for the month of August, Kilkenny’s set to get a pop-up museum. From 10am to 4pm each week the fun and informative mobile unit will be stationed on the Parade in the city. Entry is free and inside the tent you’ll find everything from artefacts to experts, while outside avail of the regular farmers market.

Jake Brennan

The campaign by local to have safety measures as standard in housing estates rolls on. Following the death of six-year-old Jake Brennan after being hit by a car in a city estate, his family and friends have been doing their bit to try and have speed ramps and other slow-down mechanisms installed in various areas, initially across Kilkenny and then nationwide. To help them, a benefit night in memory of Jake, will be hosted by The Brog Maker this Saturday night from 8pm with DJs, spot prizes and raffle on the night.

Book Club

Thomastown Library hosts the area’s book club meeting today (Wednesday). Under discussion is Sue Townsend’s The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year, with the gathering taking place from 2.15pm. Seemingly the choice last month, In The Forest by Edna O’Brien, divided the camp with some who could not get past the first few chapters to those who enjoyed the 
book. New members always welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

Afternoon Tea

The Fiddown Union of Parishes Church of Ireland will host an afternoon tea at The Rectory in Piltown this Saturday. The event takes place from 2.30 to 5pm and is in aid of parish funds. All are welcome and there will be a prize for the most appropriately dressed.


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