WATCH: Ballot boxes opened at the Lyrath Estate for the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency

And here we go...

The ballot boxes have been opened and the papers are being sorted. 

Read also: Click here to keep up to date with the election count events as they happen on the Kilkenny People live blog

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