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WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 2011

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Internet love affair leads to castle romance Duchess Suite marriage is a first in 800 years

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Mountjoy Prison: In one door and out the other

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LOVE IS...FLYING FROM THE US TO WED HERE Sweethearts, John McShane Wilson and Audra Kearney, fell in love in Florida and tied the knot at Kilkenny Castle.Exclusive story and pictures » Story: P2&3

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Prison trips farce as millions of Euros wasted


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Some magic moments at Love affair leads Americans to our castle REPORTER EXCLUSIVE JIM RHATIGAN JRHATIGAN@KILKENNYRPORTER.IE

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Avilene Casey Director of Nursing at St Luke’s Hospital

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A welcome call from our strawberry neighbours

Left: Picture perfect: Colm Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrell Right: Super snapper: Jimmy Shanahan

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&KXEE\%UHQQDQ Tribute to a mother, nanny and friend ELEVEN LOCALS travelled to Dublin for the Flora Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mini Marathon. They haveddone this for the last four years since their mother passed away. They raised money for the Carlow/ Kilkenny Homecare Team and the Irish Kidney Association. Theyhad a good day and enjoyed the craic on the bus. It was great to see young and elderly doing the walk. Thanks went to all who sponsored them and also to coach driver, Sean Conroy. Well done to Pauline Condron, Teresa Fitzpatrick, Christina Dunne, Phil Cunningham, Maggie Kelly, Bernie Boyle, Carol Cunningham, Emma Dunne, Samantha Fitzpatrick, Sal Conroy and Pamela Dunne. They are looking forward to next year already! The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Comer crew took part in memory of a local mother, nanny and friend.

Out on his Eoin! CastlecomerAC athlete, Eoin Muldowney, is the Leinster Senior 200m menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s champion following the Leinster Senior Athletics Championships. He was also a ďŹ nalist in the 100m race. Meanwhile, Community School athlete, Saragh Buggy, a member of St Abbanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, is All-Ireland Senior girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triple jump champion - her 11.26m jump secured this title. GAA golfers Erinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own GAA Club golf classic is at the local golf club on Friday. Team of three:

â&#x201A;Ź120, includes barbecue. Information: Deirdre, 056-7770808.

Further education College of Further Education open night is at the Community School on June 21, 7.30pm. Possible courses: business, marketing and computers, Fetax Level 5; childrare with special needs module Fetac Level 7. Details from the school.

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Cemetery Masses Crosshill Cemetery, June 24, 7.30; Male Voice Choir; Parish Cemetery, July 1, 7.30; parish choir.

Blessing of homes Should you wish to have your home blessed, please contact Fr Ryan 056-4441262 or Fr Corcoran 056-444126 Lotto lottos GAA â&#x201A;Ź6,2000; Golf â&#x201A;Ź4,400; Vaults â&#x201A;Ź850.

Draw winners Congrats to all winners inn the parish draw held on June 3: â&#x201A;Ź1,000 Marie Brophy Mahon, Skehana; â&#x201A;Ź500 Una Brnnan, Loon; â&#x201A;Ź200 Mary Coogan, Upper Coolbawn; â&#x201A;Ź100 Martin and Ann Brennan, Hillside View.

Dance show Dancewise Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sannual dance show is at the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, from June 23 to 26 inclusive, 8pm each night and 3pm for the Sunday matinee. Tickets: 056-77-61674.

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patterns are de rigueur for men these days. He might need a bit of coaxing but he will be bang on trend!

LETS face it, with the summer we are having a warm jacket is a must. A lumberjack jacket is the ideal option as it looks like a shirt but it has the added warmth and comfort of faux shearling on the inside. This red version from New Look (€64.99) is very on trend and would make a wonderful present for a young or young at heart dad. It closes with a zip up the front and has two breast and side pockets that would be perfect for warming up chilly hands.

Charge on the go IF your dad is a big fan of his iphone, ipod or ipad but is always running out of power then the Arctic Cooling mobile usb solar charger is just the job for him.  Designed to give you power wherever you go, its built-in 4440 mWh lithium-ion battery is ideal for charging powerintensive devices such as mobile phones, MP3 and PDA. It also provides necessary voltage to the data pin which allows charging of iPhone and iPod touch. With hybrid functionality it can be charged from the sun, light or from a USB port. It comes with adapters for Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Motorola and a two year warranty. Only €10.90 from www.pixmania.ie

Get shirty DADS are never too old to wear a t-shirt with the name of their favourite band emblazoned across the front. Whether he’s into the Foo Fighters, ACDC, Louis Armstrong or Johnny Cash there are plenty of

band t-shirts to chose from. T-shirts make great Father’s Day presents because they are one thing a man can never have too many of. Get this Foo Fighters t-shirt from www. play.com for €16.49 or log on and browse their full collection that starts from as little as €6.49.

In the shade MAKE sure your dad puts everyone else in the shade with these Red Herring sunglasses (€24) from www.debenhams.ie. These green vibrant sunglasses will give him the opportunity to go retro without having to change his whole wardrobe. With clear plastic frames, colour detailing, tinted

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lenses and a ridged design to the nose he will surely be one of the coolest dads around while wearing these. The lenses are filter category 3 (dark tint, sunny use, 8% - 18%) and offer 100% UV protection. They also come in white, vintage blue, orange, yellow, red and brown.

Flower power BRING your dad’s look into summer with this floral pattern short sleeve shirt (€37) from Next. It would look great worn open over a t-shirt or buttoned up to a v at the neck. It’s the perfect summer shirt and would look equally good worn with shorts or jeans. Your father could also bring it on holidays where it would double up as a beach shirt during the day or could be worn out to dinner at night. Don’t let the floral pattern put you off as flower

Mr fix it! IF your dad is a bit of a handyman and enjoys fixing things then he would be delighted with a present of some Sugru. Sugru is an amazing substance that starts out soft and malleable but dries hard. It is designed to stick to as many other materials as possible. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass and other materials including plastics like perspex . By applying in some cases even a teeny tiny bit to things, you get to keep them for much longer and decrease your impact on the world. It can be used to fix bicycles, shoes, glasses, bags and tools and can be added to items to make them stronger. Your dad will wonder how he ever managed without it.

Available from Mahony’s Pharmacy, High Street, Kilkenny.

Re-charge RE-CHARGEABLE batteries have in the past been ‘organised man in the shed’ territory, requiring a bulky and ugly charger, and your ability to remember to charge the things. Whilst being environmentally friendly, they’ve been rather a pain to use. Now some bright spark has come up with these deeply clever, easy to use, and even cool-looking rechargeable AA batteries. There’s not a dad in the world who wouldn’t love these. Simply plug them into the USB ports on a computer to charge them up. The green tops flip open to reveal a USB plug and the ends of the batteries glow a gorgeous green as they charge. Just €16.95 from www.gadgetireland.com

Power pack IF your dad is always the first person to have every gadget that comes on the market then he will will surely be impressed with a solar powered back pack. He will be able to carry his laptop, phone, mp3 player or ipad while charging them at the same time. He could probably also fit in some clothes or a bottle of water if he is travelling a distance. The internal battery’s huge capacity supplies enough power on a full charge to charge two iPhones or four Apple iPod nanos and other devices, such as USB charging cameras and selected mobile phones. Available from http://store.apple. com/ie for €104.95.


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Shop of the week ONE of the busiest shop windows in Kilkenny has to be Darcy & Ralph on Rose Inn Street. The toy, souvenir, gift and electrical shop is packed to the gills with anything you could need for any occasion you could ever imagine. Every available space in the shop is filled to the brim with toys, cutlery, jewellery, radios, snow globes, cards, electrical items, picture frames, vases, clocks and statues. It’s almost impossible to walk out of the shop without having bought an item as there is something there to suit everyone.

Staff are also incredibly friendly so you are sure of a great conversation when you pop by. They also offer an electrical service and are Mitsubishi and Blue Diamond appliances agents for Kilkenny. Repair, installation and relocation of TV ariels and satellite dishes are a

speciality. Make sure you also check out their antiques shop on the opposite side of the street.

Theatre of the week TICKETS are now on sale for ‘Smitten’, the third and final part of Devious Theatre’s ‘In The Future When All’s Well’ residency in Kilkenny Arts Office. Described as a play that wants to be a musical, Smitten is a Kilkenny-set all singing and dancing romantic comedy. It tells the story of Claire who left Kilkenny to emigrate once the recession hit. Now she’s returned home from South America broke and looking to settle down, only to discover that the friends she left

behind are having their own troubles keeping their feet on home soil. When the mysterious Daffney Molloy returns home and starts turning everything into a musical, Claire realises that life is not the Technicolor fantasy that she projected as a teenager and no amount of song or dance is going to help that. Running at No. 76 John Street from June 26 to July 2.Tickets from DeviousTheatre.com or (056) 7794138.

Book of the week MARY McEvoy, one of Ireland’s bestloved actresses, lived for many years with undiagnosed depression. From the outside looking in, she was a successful, confident woman, making strides in her career, happy in her personal life. Yet, behind the scenes, there were times when she was so crippled with despair that the least she could do was to make it out of bed. In ‘How The Light Gets In’ Mary describes the true nightmare behind the facade, and how, since diagnosis, she has learned to cope, and deepened in wisdom through the experience.

Product of the week IT’S all about dads this week with Father’s Day just around the corner. And because boys will be boys – why not let him re-live his youth with Aldi’s helicopter (€49.99). Specially designed for both indoor and outdoor flight, the helicopter includes three channel controls and a built-in gyroscope. The ‘G-Bladez Max’ feature allows precise 360° movement and smooth hovering performance. Wannabe pilots will love the counter rotating blades which provide high levels of stability and will let dad perform some advanced flight manoeuvres within an impressive 20m control range. The helicopter is instore now.

Pub of the week SCRUFFY Duffy’s Bar, located in the picturesque town of Callan, is wellknown for serving up delicious traditional Irish food. It is a warm family-run pub and special care is given to each customer so that every visit is sure to be a memorable one. The Duffy family are renowned for their attention to detail, for providing value for money and for serving ‘probably’ the best food

in the area. In fact, people have been known to travel for miles for their Sunday lunches and for the homecooked meals seven days a week. All types of parties are catered for at Scruffy Duffy’s and their friendly staff are always on hand to help arrange your special occasion. The beer garden is spacious and partly covered so you are guaranteed to enjoy your night in comfort even if the weather lets you down. Pub-goers can also entertain themselves with pool or darts or just sit and soak up the lively atmosphere.


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IF you are looking for a delicious breakfast, lunch or cup of coffee then look no further than Yum Cafe at Danville Business Park, Kilkenny. The popular restaurant has a gorgeous interior with comfortable leather seating decked with cushions, vintage blue chairs, dark wood tables and contemporary lighting. There is also ample seating outdoors for when the weather is good.

From the minute you walk through the door you are well looked after by friendly and efficient staff who

make you feel right at home. Customers can book in advance but walk-ins are also welcome. If you are planning a party or a gathering why not give them a call and talk to them about catering or even holding the event at the restaurant where children are also most welcome. And if you enjoy what you eat there you can also take advantage of their takeaway service and bring some food home.

Exhibition of the week KILKENNY VTOS Visual Arts Practice class will display their work in the Kilkenny Arts Cafe, St Kieran’s Street, from Tuesday, June 28. Participants of the course are looking forward to unveiling the results of all the hard work they put in throughout the year. This is the second Visual Arts Practice exhibition to be held in Kilkenny and visitors are invited to call in and view the exhibition in the upstairs gallery at the cafe.VTOS provide a wide range of courses for people over 21 and who are in receipt of Social Welfare. Courses include art, ceramics, woodcarving, sculpture, cookery, IT and the Junior and Leaving Certificate.

Fundraiser of the week A TABLE quiz in aid of Ceart PatientWise and GROW will be held in Sean Byrne’s Pub, Kickham Street, Kilkenny at 8.30pm on Tuesday. Cost is €20 for table a of four or €5 per person. If you are unable to make up a team you are invited to go along and make up a team with others when you arrive. If you are not keen on quizzes but would like to meet up with friends you are also welcome just to sit and watch. Donations of spot prizes are also

welcome. This is the fourth Ceart PatientWise and GROW fundraising partnership to be held. Some of the money raised will be used to train another Master Trainer for Ceart PatientWise which will make it possible for the organisation to train tutors throughout Ireland and

support new self management projects. Check out their new website at www.ceartpatientwise.ie

Gig of the week FROM 9pm ‘till late on Friday Kyteler’s Inn, Kilkenny will celebrate the life and music of Bob Nesta Marley. Appearing live at the event will be ‘Catch A Fire’ the ultimate Bob Marley tribute band. The 11 piece multicultural reggae band hail from Jamaica, England, Poland, Uruguay, Italy, Romania and Ireland. Also playing will be ‘Soul Rebels’ who formed in Dublin last November to celebrate the legacy of the legend that is Bob Marley on the 30th anniversary of his passing.

Something for Sunday THE ultimate family day out is being held in Shankhill Castle, Paulstown this coming Sunday. Adults and children can enjoy a traditional country fair with wellie throwing competitions, yummy food, woodland walks with a twist, craft stalls, a donkey farm, a fun Father’s Day competition and croquet on the lawn. Entry fee is €5 and children under 12 go free (with a limit of three kids per adult!). Free face painting and entry into raffle

upon ticket purchase. There will also be ‘try out’ yoga sessions in the woods to get the body and spirit rejuvenated while the children can jump around on a bouncy castle! Shankill Castle is a Queen Anne house that is not only open to the public but also host numerous family events throughout the year Arts Festival Friday 5th-15th August Hallowe’en Harvest Sunday 30th October Christmas Fair Sunday 11th December.

Admission is €10 on the door. Bob Marley died in Miami on the morning of May 11, 1981, at the age of 36. A Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician he was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for Bob Marley & The Wailers. He remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

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After Dark, Matt the Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 10pm Trad Night, Cleereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9.30pm

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small part due to the immediacy of the approach of the director. Avoiding cleverly the talking heads that often turns this kind of ďŹ lm into a television report he instead only uses archive footage to dramatize Sennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. This proves absolutely riveting especially in the racing sequences where there is no place to look except at his talents and revel at his bravery. People who have absolutely no interest in checkered ďŹ&#x201A;ags or the sound of tyres being changed need not worry. This is not just for people with posters of Jeremy Clarkson on their wall. This man is a hero because he transcends this noisy waste of petrol and shows how courage and nobility can imbue even the most brutal activity with grace. It is the best sports ďŹ lm since â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Raging Bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; since it is not just for sport lovers.Audiences have been passing out with the inability to deal with the tension of this amazing ďŹ lm. Even in America where they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know one end of an exploding bottle of champagne to another people have emerged soaked in sweat and tears. Do not be put off either by the fact that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include one single shot created in a computer or star an over priced actor. There are more thrills to be gotten from one minute of this than all the other trash that passes for cinema this summer. - DARRAGH BYRNE

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