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The support group for past and present carers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia will take place this afternoon (Wednesday, 26 June) between 4:00pm and 5:0pm in the Kilkenny Alzheimer Day Centre (behind the Village Inn). The support group gives carers the opportunity to share information and give support to each other.

The support group is facilitated by a clinical nurse specialist who is glad to provide information and support to carers.

For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.


The launch night of the CD single ‘Alone’ with singer Colette Cullen will take place tomorrow (Thursday) 27 June in Kytler’s Inn. Come along and join the band Quarehawks and special guests on the night. Entry is €5 with spot prizes.

All proceeds going towards Kilkenny Alzheimer Society.


The wonderful Chapterhouse Theatre Company return to Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre on Friday, 12 July with Sense & Sensibility, a novel by Jane Austin and was in fact her first published work in 1811. It was originally titled ‘A Lady’ and is a romantic fiction about 2 sisters - Marianne and Elinor Dashwood and their lives following their move to a small cottage in the south west of England between 1792 and the love and heartbreak they find.

The book has been adapted numerous times for both television and film - the most well known being the 1995 move with Emma Thompson.

Keeping the authenticity to a maximum Chapterhouse Theatre Company prides itself on producing traditional and accessible theatre in the open-air and has received critical acclaim across England and Europe in its 13 years touring history.

Every show is beautifully costumed with attention to detail and period, and features enchanting accompanied singing performed live by wonderful casts year in, year out.

Gather your friends and family, bring a picnic and watch this magnificent story under a beautiful summer sky.


Jack Lukeman returns to Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Saturday, July 13 with his new show ‘The 27 Club’. ‘The 27 Club’ is the name given by Jack in honour of remarkable group of artists who passed away at the age of 27.

The show features the work of iconic singers such as Janis Joplin, The Doors, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Jimmie Hendrix and Nirvana. All are interpreted by Jack in his own special spellbinding performance.

Throughout the show, Jack interweaves their legacy in a rip – roaring musical celebration of life. A dramatic and unforgettable show and has sold out every date on the tour, making one of the most successful shows to tour in 2012.

For more information visit Early bird tickets are available from on Monday, 27 May.


Cloghoge Montessori Summer Camp dates for 2013 are; week 1 - Tuesday, 23 July to Friday, 26 July; week 2 - Tuesday, 30 July to Friday, 2 Aug. Ages 3-5 year olds.

Activities include outdoor games and fun, treasure hunt, baking, art and craft, dance and songs. Contact: Carmel Everard 086-3769305


One ECCE place has become available for September, 2013. If your child is born between 02/02/09 to 30/06/10 and you would like to avail of this place, please contact Carmel Everard on 086-3768305.


Ballycallan Parish Funeral Catering Committee would like to thank most sincerely the family of the late John Purcell, Australia for their kind donation. The Committee will put the money to very good use in the community, ensuring the continuation of this valuable service. Signed: Ann Young, Chairperson and Miriam Purcell Secretary.


The Club did not have any winners in the first draw which was held on Tuesday, 17 June. The next Piltown Draw will take place on Tuesday, 2 July.


Attention all G.A.A. stars of the future, it’s Kilkenny Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp time of the year again. Camps are being held in nine venues regionally in Kilkenny city and county throughout the month of July. The camps are structured so that all skills of the games are covered in and fun and enjoyable environment with fully qualified GAA Coaches willing to pass on their knowledge.

We are also very fortunate that some of our Senior Inter-county Hurlers drop in to give their own special tips during the week.

The Kilkenny Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are for Primary School Children from aged 6-13 years and run Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.30pm. Children bring their own Hurling /Gaelic Football gear and packed lunch.

Check out the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp website at to book online or alternatively ring Brían at (087) 2492343 or James at (087) 3510045 for further information to find out where the camps are on, near you, in Kilkenny ,over the next few weeks. “Mól an Óige agus tiocfaidh said”.


A Basic Digital Photography course will run for 5 sessions at a cost of €30.00. Payment must be made in advance. Anyone interested should call 0567 7755660 to book a place.


Congratulations to St. Aidan’s girls on winning the Roinn B. Schools Final played in Nowlan Park on Saturday, 15 June where they defeated Muckalee on a score-line of 4-02 to 0-01

Team: Katie Brennan, Maebh Ging, Suzy Kelly, Tara Walsh, Abby O’Keeffe, Shona O’Brien, Leah Lanigan, Tara Ronan, Lucy Egan, Claire Quigley, Molly Butler, Laoise Prendiville, Helen Roberts, Ciara Wall, Katie Dunne, Rebecca O’Halloran, Cliona Teehan, Faith Delaney, Hannah Murphy, Rachel Power, Isabel Caldbeck, Sarah Harrison, Aoibhe Murphy, K. Cullen, Kate Everard, Roisín Casey, Kelly Lanigan, Margaret Maher, Reece Delaney, Coach: Helen Murphy


U14 Hurling - Monday, 17 June - Graigue-Ballycallan 0-9 / O’Loughlin Gaels 2-11. Byrne Cup - Tuesday, 18 June - Graigue-Ballycallan 1-20 / Dunnamaggin 1-14.


U14 Hurling - Thursday, 27 June - Graigue-Ballycallan vs. Erin’s Own in Tom Ryall Park at 7:30pm. Minor Hurling - Friday, 28 June - Graigue-Ballycallan vs. Emeralds in Tom Ryall Park at 7:30pm.


The Football Association of Ireland has revealed details of its 2013/14 season ticket with its lowest prices ever. The season ticket will be on sale from June 6 for €49 for children under the age of 16 anywhere in General Admission, from €124 for adults and from €299 for families (two adults and two children).

The ticket includes five senior international matches at Aviva Stadium, provides holders with the best available seats and enables supporters to make savings of up to 17% on match by match prices.

It will also provide free entry to bonus matches such as the FAI Ford Cup final in November as well as all home women’s senior and home men’s U21 matches.

In addition, the November fixture included in the package is priced as a friendly and should it become a World Cup 2014 play off, holders will make further significant savings compared to match by match prices.

For the first time, supporters wishing to obtain season tickets in the singing section on the south stand lower will be able to do so for Category C prices (€124 for the season – a 36% saving). Match by match tickets in this section remain at Category B prices.

Instalments will also available in four easy payments. Further details are available on

Welcoming the announcement, FAI Chief Executive John Delaney said, “The FAI’s 2013/14 season ticket represents great value for Irish supporters. Prices have been reduced and include great bonus offers for fans. The 2013/14 season kicks off with the match against Sweden in September and with many young and talented players coming through, it promises to be an exciting time for Irish football.”


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