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Kilkenny Reporter

WEDNESDAY JULY 27 2011

T: 056 7795051 E: sales@kilkennyreporter.ie

Our brave local man will attend own funeral Tony looks forward to meeting his dad again

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Something special: A bank that is loved by all our people Hundreds of families save for ‘rainy days’

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PHOTO NEWS Exclusive pic: Donal Foley

MOWER MIRACLE BRINGS €50,000 WINDFALL Catherine Hayes of Dunnamaggin was so proud as she helped her parish to a place in the Guinness Book of Records » Story and more pics: P37


Kilkenny Reporter

WEDNESDAY JULY 27 2011

T: 056 7795051 E: sales@kilkennyreporter.ie


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Staff payments at risk as patients are moved from nursing home Thirty workers in limbo as residents get new accommodation AISLING HURLEY AHURLEY@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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Giving men a healthier outlook... What is a Vascular Disease? 7KH%UDLQ([DPSOHV RI&HUHEUR9DVFXODU 'LVHDVHDUH

GAA clubs to ‘scrap’ their building plans NEIGHBOURING GAA clubs, St Martin’s Hurling Club and Muckalee Football Club are to hold a scrap collection to raise funds for ongoing developments at their respective grounds. The project will run from August 2 to 13. People are being asked to bring materials to a collection point at CDS Architectural Metalwork (Stapleton’s Yard), Ballyfoyle. Collection by club members can also be arranged. For details of scrap items that are suitable please contact Lillian Holohan, 086-8097336 or Michael Brennan, 0860503946.

Thomas Coogan Library until July 29.

Art exhibition

Female Boot Camp starts on August 3, 7.15 to 8.15pm; €35 for five weeks. Contact: Elaine, 087-9539784.

The exhibition by Patrick O’Kane continues at the

Local Lottos GAA €7,100; Vaults €500; Golf €2,900.

Table quiz Table quiz, Cleere’s Bar, Parliament Street, August 4, 7.30pm, in aid of SPCA, €20 for a table of four.

SOS Kilkenny Can you offer an adult with intellectual disability a short break in your home. Further details: Kathleen Sherry, ksherry@soskilkenny.com

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Left, bank volunteers: Pauline Massey, Pat McCauley, Trish King, Marion Clifford, David Barry, Annemarie Clifford and Irene King

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REPORTER WISH LIST THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS... antique white or else you can choose your own colour. Kilkenny Radiator Cabinets also manufacture high quality radiator

conditions and offer great quality and durability for a keen price. Espadrilles offer greater comfort, practicality and style over flip flops and sandals but equal them in terms of breathability, making them the perfect summer wear for the style conscious person. Prices start from €11.99.

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Camp in style IF you love music, mud and mother nature you’re probably heading to a camp site at some point this summer. But why take shelter in some dull, conventional tent when you can recreate the ‘Summer of Love’ in the hippie-tastic VW camper van tent.  Officially licensed, this stunning fourman tent is a luxe, full-size replica of the iconic 1965 VW camper van synonymous with ‘60s counterculture. It’s so evocative you can almost hear the Mamas and the Papas singing California Dreamin’ every time you feast your eyes on its beautiful form. You’ll be the envy of the campsite!  Also available in red and yellow. Order yours for €339 from www.firebox.com

Natural looking tan ST Tropez delivers a natural looking, golden self tan. Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long

smell as well as look fantastic. This season, St Tropez have added a collection of illuminators that add gloss and shine to face, legs, arms and decollage. Unicare in Market Cross have price promotions on St Tropez Everyday and the new Illuminators for a limited time.

Kolya

cabinets, bookcases, alcove units, home offices, wardrobes and off a kitchen fitting service. Log onto www. kilkennyradiatorcabinets.ie to view their full range.

THESE stunning one-of-a-kind children’s dresses are designed and made by Miranda Groen who lives between Holland and Kilkenny. A qualified upholsterer, she works with antique and modern furniture and many different kinds of fabrics. The dresses are a mix of retro curtains, tablecloths, polka dots, stripes and ginghams and are combined with lace, embroideries, braids, coloured buttons and whatever other fun materials Miranda can get her hands on. All the dresses are made with care, love and attention and can be worn all year round as they are easy to combine with shirts, blouses, leggings or jeans. Log onto www.kolya.eu to view the full range.

Tights in a tin W7 ‘Tights in a Tin’ is the safe and convenient way to achieve perfect pins in no time at all. Spray on tights that really work! It will cover up imperfections and enhance your skin tone within seconds. With its streak free bronzing formula you will be ready to run out the door in minutes. It washes off with soap and warm water so you don’t have to stress about perfect application. It’s perfect for those last-minute occasions.Just €6 from www.likemakeuploveus.ie

Blackboard Jungle lasting colour, it achieves an even, ultra-smooth tan that lasts for up to 10 days. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Osbourne and Abbi Clancy are all fans of the product and the new Amomaguard formula has a pleasant fragrance ensuring you

KILKENNY Radiator Cabinets based in Ballyfoyle have recently started making these cute little framed corkboards and blackboards. They would be ideal for children’s bedrooms, an office or in a kitchen to pin bills, recipes and photographs to. They come with a shelf, three buttons and a heart shaped opening for easy hanging. All our corkboards and blackboards are hand-painted in

WHO wouldn’t love a pair of these Fly Jumpers! Suitable for ages 14 and above they use a spring loaded mechanism to propel you up to some staggering heights and the speedier jumping jacks among you should be able to reach speeds of up to 20mph. Fly Jumpers are also designed to give you a serious workout and should tone up your leg muscles as well as your core area. They come in two general sizes, adults and children and have a range of size options within each category depending on your weight. Log onto www. antigravityboots.co.uk for local retailers.

Espadrilles Espadrilles.ie is a new dedicated online retailer of traditional style espadrilles. They are artisan produced by hand and feature a natural jute insole, durable rubber outer-sole and 100% canvas uppers. They are produced in Spain, France and Argentina, under non-sweatshop

Specs appeal THIS Bette sunglasses case is the perfect accessory for any fashion conscious girl. Made from 100% cotton canvas it features an elegant ‘Sunset Sweetheart’ illustration on the front and vintage fabric print on the back. It’s fully lined with 100% black cotton and fastens with black elastic loop and a new or vintage button. The case measures 18cm/10.5cm and customers should be aware that the button will vary from case to case.  Available from Northern Ireland based www.occasional-elegance. com.


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Phil Hogan, Eimear Conyard, Jewellery & Goldsmithing Course Manager/ Tutor, Sorcha Ã&#x201C; Horain, winner of the Student of the Programme award and Karen Hennessy, CEO Craft Council of Ireland

Participants of the Crafts Council of Ireland Jewellery & Goldsmithing Course

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Brian Miller from Blackmill Street, Kilkenny shows off the watch he created during the course.

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Shop of the week IF you have yet to try the pretzels at ‘Stephan’s Pretzels’ in The Market Cross Shopping Centre you are in for a big treat. The delicious pretzels are baked fresh on the premises every day from top quality and healthy ingredients and come with a huge range of toppings including cinnamon sugar, poppy, sesame and salted, all for only 50c. You can also opt for double pretzels, twist in a bar, knots, pretzeldogs or Turkish roll delights that range

in price from 50c to €1. They make for tasty snack in between meals or can be bought the day before and eaten for breakfast. They are so keenly priced you could go in and ask for one of each and not feel too much out of pocket. Stephan is very friendly too so if you have never eaten a pretzel before pop into the shop for a chat and Stephen will be delighted to advise you.

Theatre of the week LEONIE is waiting for Paula, Paula is waiting for a man, Bryan is waiting to be included. But sure, we’re all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen, so you’ve come to the right place because these guys know how to fill the time better than most. A love for good dancing, good looks and a good time is what they have in common. Join them to get some of each. Ponydance are back, and this time they’re

free! With an extendible cast, some large handbags, a change of clothes and a pop-up fake tan tent, they will take you on a quest through the streets of Kilkenny to find Paula a man. This show is free but tickets are required for the Cleere’s and Set Theatre shows so get yours now from the Booking Office on High Street. They will perform eight shows over Kilkenny Arts Festival from August 5-14.

Book of the week THE Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is the most addictive series of books to come on the market in recent years. The first book is set in Panem, a capitol city surrounded by 12 districts. Each year they are forced to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in The Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all Panem to see. Survival is second nature for 16 year old Katniss who feeds her family by secretly hunting. When she steps in to take her sister’s place in The Games, she knows it may be her death sentence.

Product of the week THE Sagemcom Sixty Cordless Telephone manages to seamlessly combine modern functionality with the classic look of a telephone. In the base unit the tactile keypad surrounds a lavish LCD touchscreen – all inside a chrome dial. Displaying the time when not in use, the screen lets you easily access your phone book, messages

and phone settings. Far cooler than contemporary cordless phones the Sixty’s lightweight handset has the vintage feel of a classic telephone receiver but has a significantly larger range. The phone also includes an answering machine with recording time of up to 20 minutes. Available from www.firebox.com.

Pub of the week IF it’s a great drink in a friendly atmosphere you are after, you couldn’t do any better than O’Driscoll’s Bar and Beer Garden in Tinnahinch, Graignamanagh. The hugely popular public house has been in the O’Driscoll family for six generations. It is renowned countrywide as a pub where you can enjoy a

relaxing drink among friends. The pub is steeped in history and is well known for serving up the perfect pint. It also offers a wide variety of other options including spirits, minerals and tasty bar snacks. Its attractive beer garden is an ideal spot to while away a sunny afternoon or have a chat with fellow customers. A comfortable seat and a warm welcome awaits so why not call in and see for yourself.


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EMERALD Gardens, at 49 High Street, offers an extremely broad range of Oriental cuisine. The popular restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and has over 20 years experience in Kilkenny. It offers a full bar licence and is renowned for its efficient and reliable take-away service. Diners can enjoy an early bird menu that includes two courses for €19.50 per person, a special party menu for €32 per person

or a lunch and evening meal menu. Their well-stocked wine cellar has something to suit everyone however they are also fully licensed so customers can always for for a beer or spirit if they prefer. The decor is very glamorous so a meal out at Emerald Gardens always feels like a special occasion. And for couples or those who want a bit of privacy there are plenty of areas in the restaurant to suit!

Exhibition of the week A PANEL discussion on the position of the arts in a time of recession will be held in Kilkenny on Saturday, August 6. ‘The Arts Are A Luxury We Cannot Afford Right Now’ is the topic up for discussion. Invited speakers include poet and managing

editor of The Irish Times, Gerry Smyth; Head of Cultural Development. Temple Bar Trust, Gráinne Millar and Economist Finbar Bradley. Chairperson will be Director of MA course in Cultural Policy and Arts Management UCD, Pat Cooke. It’s a free event so all

are invited to come along and have their say. The event is being held by Kilkenny Arts Festival in association with the Carlow and Kilkenny National Campaign for the Arts. The venue is The Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street and the discussion kicks off at 11.30am.

Fundraiser of the week A FUNDRAISING event in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Home Care and Day Centre in Co Kilkenny will be held in Larkin’s of Canesbridge this coming Sunday. Tradfest will offer entertainment for all the family. Music will be played from 5pm until 10pm and there will also be a BBQ, kids entertainment, a raffle

and a DJ until close.   Admission is €15 or €25 for a family ticket. Children are free entry and teenagers are €5.  Tickets can be purchased

from Paul in Larkin’s Pub, Collette at 085 1335375 or The Allzheimer Society Day Centre c/o Care Doc, Waterford Road. Kilkenny, (056)

7771230. Dementia affects almost 44,000 people in Ireland and touches the lives of 50,000 carers and hundreds of thousands of family members. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has experienced substantial growth in recent years and is the leading organisation providing dementiaspecific services. 

Gig of the week THE Orchard Festival in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation takes place this coming Saturday. The line-up includes ‘Dressed For Radio’ from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, ‘The Ravens’ (John Travers and Paul Piggott) from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Steve O’Reilly from 6pm to 6.30pm, ‘The Classic Beatles’ from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, ‘Bailer’ from 8.30pm to 9pm and ‘The Hothouse Flowers’ from 9pm to 11.30pm. Doors open 2.30pm and

tickets, €20, are available from Rollercoster Records, Essaness Music, Khan’s Bookshop, Irishtown Post Office and Orchard House.

Food of the Week PICKLE doesn’t come much tastier than Cucumber Pickle by Thomastown-based Secret Recipe Company. With no additives or preservatives and a list of delicious ingredients that are all sourced in Ireland this pickle would be a wonderful addition to any meal. It is available from Shortis Wong, Bridies General Store, Kilkenny Design, The Good Earth, The Gourmet Store, O’Brien’s Butchers in Loughboy and Zuni in Kilkenny City, Knockdrinna Farm Shop in

Stoneyford, The Blackberry Cafe in Thomastown and Glasraí & Goodies in Gowran. The Secret Recipe Company is also offering a route to market for other people with great recipe ideas. If you have a secret recipe, and have often thought about selling it to generate extra income, get in touch, and if it’s as tasty as #1 pickle, they will offer to produce your product for sale and pay you a royalty based on sales. See http://secretrecipecompany.com/ for more details.

The Jack and Jill Foundation provide care and support for children with severe neurological development issues and offering respite to parents and families. This can be through home visits from nurses; practical tips on how to access the services a child will need; listening to what parents want for their children and making representations on their behalf; bereavement support and an online forum for parents and lobbying Government and the HSE.

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FILM Horrible Bosses Director Seth Gordon

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he trend for high concept dumb comedies with the story in the title continues unabated with ‘Horrible Bosses’. Three workers Nick(Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) are all hassled at work by their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell.) They meet a shady individual (Jamie Fox) after a few too many drinks who suggests to them a plan to escape the tyranny of their situation. However things soon go awry as their scheme begins to unravel. This is pretty shoddy stuff. It tries to reconcile the ‘Office’ style humor with the more black comedy of ‘Strangers on A Train’ and it all comes badly unstuck. We never know who we are meant to be rooting for and the tone is all over the place. The stunt casting of the players seemed to be the first consideration and then they built a movie around it. Unlike the excellent ‘Bridesmaids’ which created it’s own world this seems to lazily ride on the coat tails of the ‘Hangover’ franchise’s popularity. What is most disappointing is the aforementioned cast who are given

very little to do. Kevin Spacey is merely repeating his schtick from a much superior film ‘Swimming With Sharks’ making you wish throughout that you were watching that film instead. Colin Farrell is performing the same trick as Tom Cruise in ‘Tropic Thunder’ letting the silly wig do all the acting. Anistion is the only one of the bosses who comes out of this with any kudos playing a kinky dentist with sadistic glee. The workers themselves are of little interest and it is sad to report that Jason Batemen once again has failed to find a part worthy of his talents. The two unknowns try their best but there is only a handful of chuckles to be found in this mediocre affair. The scenario soon falls under the weight of it’s contrivance simply because the gags aren’t coming thick and fast enough. In this kind of movie if the audience has time between the laughs to recognize that the story really has nowhere to go they will grow bored very quickly. A lacklustre flick which even the most undermined office worker will not get any solace from. A better suggestion would be to watch Ricky Gervais’ original series of ‘The Office’ on DVD or better still get Mike Judge’s cult classic ‘Office Space’ which gave him the idea. In the end the only thing truly horrible about this film is the script. - DARRAGH BYRNE

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Gig Guide

with Ciara Gilbert

July 27 – August 1

Wednesday 27 Duke Special, The Set @ 8pm Movie Night, Billy Byrne’s @ 8.30pm Open Mic Night, Ryan’s @ 9pm Cheeky Dicks, Breathnach’s Travers and Joycie, Biddy Earlys

Thursday 28 Tír Na n Og, Cleere’s @ 8pm Pete Fagan and Band, Matt the Miller’s @ 10pm Trad Night, Ryan’s @ 9pm Na Fianna, Lanigan’s @ 9pm

Friday 29 Divil the Bit, Lanigan’s @ 9pm The Blues Club, Cleere’s @ 10pm Johnny Pumfrey (Jazz), Pembroke Hotel @ 8.30pm

The Wolfe Tones who will be playing on Saturday

Acoustic and Blues with Jim Byrne, Biddy Earlys

Saturday 30 The Wolfe Tones, The Set @ 8pm The Ceili Bandits, Cleere’s @ 9pm Gold Soundz, The Set @ 10pm D.J Colm , The Pumphouse @ 9.30pm Jupiter Effect, Breathnach’s

Sunday 31 The O’Dwyer Brothers, Kyteler’s Inn @ 6pm The Barflies, The Pumphouse @ 9pm Cheeky Dicks, Breathnach’s

Monday 1 The Briars, The Field @ 9pm Trad Night, The Pumphouse @ 9pm


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KILKENNY REPORTER 27 07 2011

Jim, 85, celebrates with fish â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chips JIMMY RHATIGAN JRHATIGAN@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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