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Unauthorised gas connection found at Carlow property

GAS Networks Ireland has said it welcomes the verdict in a case relating to an unauthorised gas connection at an address on Sleaty Street, Carlow Town. Ms Suzanne Dreelan was convicted at Carlow District Court under Section 15 of the Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995, on Friday, October 7, 2021, on charges of unlawful interference with a gas meter. The court heard that Gas

Networks Ireland had carried out an investigation at the property in June 2021 and found an unauthorised gas connection at the property. Ms Dreelan did not appear in court on October 7, 2021, but Judge Geraldine Carthy proceeded given that Ms Dreelan had been successfully served with the summons. Judge Carthy, having heard the evidence from Gas Networks Ireland, convicted

and fined Ms Dreelan a total of €1,500 under section 15(2), 15(3) and 15(6) of the Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 as amended by Section 5 of the Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012. Gas Networks Ireland’s Networks Safety Manager, Owen Wilson, said: “This verdict sends out an important message to the public that meter tampering is a serious crime with potentially

deadly consequences. Fraud is a very serious issue, but far more serious is the risk to life that meter tampering poses to the perpetrator and to people nearby. We are working to end unlawful interference with gas meters and the dangers associated with this activity.” Gas meter tampering is a criminal offence with possible fines of up to €5,000 and prison sentences of up to six months for those found guilty.

Irish rugby legend Rob Kearney at the launch of Children’s Health Foundation’s ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ 2021 which takes place on December 10. Pic: Andres Poveda


School extension approved

A SUBSTANTIAL extension to Presentation College, Carlow has been approved and will now proceed to tender stage. Fianna Fail’s Jennifer Murnane O’Connor, TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, welcomed the announcement, which will see the construction of three additional classrooms, a large science lab and a universal-access bathroom. “I am delighted to announce that a substantial extension to Presentation College has been pushed through to the tender phase of the project,” she said. “This project will involve the construction of three new classrooms, a large science lab and a universal-access bathroom. “I’d like to thank the Department of Education for this update and I will be keeping in contact with them to ensure the project continues as a matter of priority.” The Carlow deputy added: “It is so important that our school children have the very best facilities and access to the best education we can provide for them. This extension project will offer both these things to students of Presentation College, Carlow.”

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Chilli named Carlow Puppy of the Year 2021

WHILE this year’s Puppy of the Year award went to Sligo, the proud owners of this little pup, called, Chilli, were left beaming to be voted as Carlow Puppy of the Year, in the annual competition by Petmania. The Sligo puppy beat off competition from over 1,500 other puppies to be crowned Puppy of the Year for 2021 by Petmania Ireland. The Great Dane puppy, born in May of this year, won the hearts of the judges because of his unique back story. Named Orca, his owner Jo Gurney helps rescue whales, dolphins and seals - which was the inspiration for his name - and Orca plays a key role in helping Jo carrying out the day-to-day work. “We had an overwhelming entry this year with over 1,500 much-loved puppies entering our Puppy of the Year,” Emily Miller of Petmania Ireland said. “Orca is training to be a rescue dog and her proud pet parent Jo says that Orca is already making great strides at this young age.”

Holiday? Don’t bank on it

THE long hoped-for plan for a new bank holiday to thank frontline workers may just be a ‘one-off’ event rather than an annual day off work, it has emerged. There is increasing consensus around Monday January 31st as the bank holiday to tie in with St Brigid’s Day, which falls on Tuesday, February 1. However, there is some resistance, especially from employer groups, to introducing a permanent new bank holiday, while concerns have also been raised over whether the country will still be dealing with the threat of the virus next February. It is thought that some consideration has also been given to making St Patrick’s Day a fourday weekend. St Patrick’s Day events have been cancelled for the last two years in a row due to the pandemic. The Government has been working with unions and employer groups in devising a way to reward frontline workers for the role they played in the pandemic. Businesses have raised concerns about the cost of a permanent new bank holiday to employers still struggling after the pandemic.

Gardai call off search of woodlands for missing women

THE decision by gardaí to begin a major search operation to locate the remains of Deirdre Jacob on the Wicklow-Kildare border sadly proved fruitless, as “nothing of evidential value” was found. The last confirmed sighting of Deirdre was of her walking alone on the country road in the direction of her home, about 1.5km outside Newbridge, at 3pm on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28, 1998. The wooded area is also just 10 minutes’ away from where JoJo Dullard went missing in November, 1995 and where “unusual activity” was reported on the evening Deirdre Jacob was last seen on July 28, 1998. Deirdre and JoJo were among a group known as ‘Ireland’s Missing Women’ – eight of them – all of whom vanished in the Leinster area between 1993 and 1998. The decision to search woodland at Brewel East on the Wicklow/Kildare border became the most significant development yet in the Jacob’s case, which gardaí upgraded to murder in 2018. It was based on new information received following a yearlong cold case review. The case of JoJo was also up-

graded to murder earlier this year. The 21-year-old went missing from Moone in Co Kildare in 1995. The events have refocused the spotlight on the man who has become Ireland’s most feared sexual predator, Larry Murphy, who the media dubbed the Beast of Baltinglass. Murphy, who was officially elevated to prime suspect in the 2018 case review, has been a person of interest in the Deirdre Jacob investigation since 2000. The family man from Baltinglass first came to attention after the horrific abduction, multiple rape and attempted murder of a young Carlow woman. Gardai have suspected Murphy randomly selected his victim when he spotted her on a street in Carlow town, where he was renovating a house at the time. Cold case detectives believe that Ms Jacob and Ms Dullard fell victim to their killer in similar circumstances. Murphy is currently living in the UK and has refused to cooperate with gardaí, who travelled to meet him in London three years ago.

34 people without a home in Carlow

THERE are “deep concerns” over the rise in the number of people who are homeless, after the number jumped to 8,475 nationwide in September, with 34 people now officially without a home in County Carlow. Since the start of the year, the numbers for Carlow have tended to remain in the earlyto-mid 30s, but the figure dipped in May and June to 28 and 29 people respectively. Data shows the number of

people homeless in August was 8,212, an increase of 263 in a month. Focus Ireland CEO, Pat Dennigan, said: “During 2020, incredible work was achieved during the pandemic to keep the most vulnerable protected. “We are now deeply concerned that the figures are heading in the wrong direction, undoing the major progress that was made last year,” he added.

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Warning to parents over cannabis jellies THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned parents to be extremely vigilant to the dangers of jelly sweets containing the psychoactive cannabis component known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It comes after a number of children were hospitalised after accidently eating the sweets this year, with six under the age of 10 treated in an eight-week period alone recently. There is growing availability in Ireland of food products, in particular jelly sweets, that contain significant amounts of the illicit narcotic drug. And the FSAI had concerns in advance of the Halloween festivities, when children, teenagers — and adults — will be celebrating and where there is an increased risk of unwittingly consuming these types of products. The jellies are intentionally packaged to resemble popular brands of jellies. Cannabis edibles are illegal food products containing THC and come in many forms, but

‘Cannabis Jellies’ seized by Gardai primarily jelly sweets. THC is a controlled substance in Ireland with a zero tolerance under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977. Furthermore, in food, THC is considered a contaminant, with no permitted threshold in EU or Irish food law. Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI said the accidental consumption of edible cannabis products by

children is extremely worrying: “We know adults and/or teenagers are ordering these illegal products from online or other illegal sources for their own personal use. “However, they often have no understanding of the real health dangers of these products and are careless or reckless in putting young children’s health at risk by allowing them access

to these products. “We are working closely with other Government agencies [...] to detect and stop the import of these illegal food products into Ireland. “We welcome any information from the public in the national effort to curb the availability of these illegal products and to protect our children and young people.”

Nightclubs face €2,500 fines for breach of rules NIGHTCLUBS and venues face fines of up to €2,500 under new regulations which have just come into force. Under the new rules, tickets must be purchased at least one hour in advance and contain names and phone numbers to facilitate contact tracing, while patrons should be advised their details will be held for 28 days. Under the regulations, ticket resale or exchange is not allowed but tickets can be cancelled and then re-allocated by the nightclub manager. As is required across the hospitality sector, Covid certs and IDs are required for entry. People must also maintain one-metre social distancing in the queue for the bar in nightclubs and at live events under the new guidelines. Tickets must also contain personal details to allow for “robust contact tracing”. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar acknowledged that there will be “teething problems”

Bus Services to increase by 25% in rural areas THE National Transport Authority (NTA) is proposing an overall increase of approximately 25% in rural bus services as part of the fiveyear Connecting Ireland plan, including Wicklow. The plan, which was published recently, is a major national public transport initiative developed by the NTA with the aim of increasing public transport connectivity, particularly for people living outside our major cities and towns. The plan aligns with the current national policy framework including the Rural Development Policy 20212025, Project Ireland 2040 and the Climate Action Plan. Connecting Ireland proposes to expand the public transport network in rural areas and to increase service levels. As a result: • 70% of people in rural Ireland will have access to public transport service that provides at least three return trips daily to the nearby town. (This compares to the current figure

of 53%.) • Over 100 rural villages will benefit from frequent public transport service (at least three return trips daily) for the first time • Over 100 rural areas will benefit from a regular service, at least three return trips daily to their county town for the first time • There will be over 60 new connections to regional cities from surrounding areas. • Improved mobility options for those in remote areas with the provision of Demand Responsive and other innovative transport services. Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said: “This Connecting Ireland plan will significantly increase both the number of routes and the frequency of existing services right across the country. “Hundreds of rural villages and areas will for the first time will be served by a viable public transport link,” adding that “this plan represents a step-change in delivering good quality public transport in rural Ireland.”

with the new system and that the new rules would be kept under “constant review”. Mr Varadkar said the Government would continue to engage with the sector, but defended the restrictions, saying they have to be put in place to “keep people safe”. Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin rejected suggestions that the industry had been treated unfairly, saying the virus was to blame for the restrictions that were in place. He said nobody had been treated like dirt in relation to the reopening of the nightclub sector and said some representative groups, such as the Licensed Vintners Association, needed to moderate their language. Mr Martin described some of the reaction to the Government’s proposals as “over the top”, especially when the numbers of new Covid cases, hospitalisations and those in ICUs have been rising alarmingly over the last few weeks.

Six in 10 of us will get the flu jab

AS we all prepare for another battle as flu season approaches, research from LloydsPharmacy has given an insight into the change in behaviour by consumers when it comes to health and wellbeing. Six in 10 adults claim they are more likely to get the flu vaccine this year because of the pandemic. And some 57% of participants in a recent survey in the region were found to have recently made changes to their life to help make their health more of a priority this year. These include eating healthier, with over half (55%) spending more time outdoors and the addition of daily vitamin supplements (59%) were the key contributing factors to feeling better overall. Vitamins and supplements can help you to ensure you are getting all you need to ensure you stay healthy. While Vitamin C is a go-to, Vitamin D is also vital for protection from colds and flu and building a strong immune system.

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It’s heresy, I know ... but do we need dads in maternity wards?


was present for the birth of my third daughter but banned from the ward when the first two were born. At the time of the first birth, the ban seemed perfectly normal to both me and my wife. Men, if they wished to be on the hospital premises at all, were confined to the waiting room. Men were banned but smoking was not. A common meme (a word that didn’t exist back then) of cartoons and television comedy saw good news relayed to the expectant father who would produce a packet of cigars and hand them around to the other men in the room. I wonder did that ever really happen? I don’t remember it, but I do recall a time when fathers-in-waiting were more likely to be found in the pub next door than in the hospital. In The Snapper, Jimmy Rabbitte tells his pregnant daugh-

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ter, Sharon, where he was when his many children were born. “When your mammy was havin’ Jimmy I was in work. An’ when she was havin’ you I was in me mother’s. When she had Leslie, I was inside, in town, in Con-

ways (a pub near The Rotunda) ... for Darren I was - I can’t remember. The twins, I was in the Hikers (his local).” Jimmy’s aware that “nowadays the husbands are there with the women”. “That’s much better,” he says. But he is relieved when Sharon turns down his offer to be there for the birth of his grandchild. By the time my second daughter was born, a few hospitals were allowing men to stay in the maternity ward, but the head nurse at The Coombe was having none of it. “You’ve caused enough trouble,” she laughed, with a glance at Dympna’s bump. “You’d only get in the way.” In truth, like Jimmy Rabbitte, I was a bit relieved. And so, I think, was Dympna. I’m not sure exactly when all this changed, but If you are older than 40, and were born in an Irish hospital, it is unlikely that your father was there at the

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time. Your grandfather was almost certainly not present for the birth of his children. Your great grandfather would have been more likely to witness the event, since home births were common in his day, although even in his own house he would probably have been excluded from the birthing room. These memories have been brought to mind by the anger at pandemic rules which banned partners from maternity wards and the consternation over suggestions that some hospitals may re-impose the ban because of rising Covid figures. I hope that doesn’t happen. Like Jimmy Rabbitte, I think the modern way is much better. And I realise that the ban caused particular problems for women with pregnancy complications. Nevertheless, there seems to be a disproportionate fuss over possibly reverting to a rule

which society once took for granted and under which millions of children were happily born in Ireland and many other places. We have become a country with a high sense of entitlement and a short memory. I hear people say they are ‘homeless’ because they have to live with their parents. Living with parents used to be normal for people at the start of married life, while they saved for a home of their own or waited for a place on the council list. The prospect of achieving a house by either route was, admittedly, greater than at present. But they knew it was something they had to wait for and did not consider themselves homeless because they were living with ma and da. I hear university students complain about high rents or having to travel long distances, which means they miss out on the social side of college.

That wasn’t a problem when I left school in the late 1960s. But, there again, further education didn’t give most of us any problem at all, because it wasn’t an option. Numbers in third level have increased six-fold since 1965 and in 2019 Ireland became the EU member state with the highest proportion of school-leavers progressing to higher education. That does not make high rents any easier to pay or missing out on student social life any more fun. But a little bit of perspective would do no harm. We are lucky to live in a prosperous, liberal, democratic country that tries to look after its citizens. I don’t want to turn back the clock on health care, education or anything else, pretty much. But it would be nice to sometimes hear a bit of old-fashioned gratitude.

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The Living Dead!

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with Justin Ivory

Depending on when and in which paper you are reading this in, Halloween is either just about to happen, or has just happened. Whatever the case we are not referring to flesh eating zombies or blood-sucking vampires, we are talking about leaves of all things! Through their death and decay leaves provide vibrancy and life to the world in a myriad of ways. With the wonderfully warm, mild, and sunny autumn we have been having there are still plenty of leaves on the trees and what a riot of amazing colour they have been painting. Yellows, reds and golden browns of many shades and intensities. In autumn leaves stop producing chlorophyll the pigment that gives them their green colour, revealing other pigments (xanthophylls and carotenes) that have been present all along but masked by the green chlorophyll. Xanthophylls are yellow and carotenes orange/red. Warm dry, sunny days followed by cool, frost-free nights lead to further chemical reactions that produce anthocyanins which are scarlet or purple. When the leaves finally die and fall to the ground, they become a vital life support for many other creatures and organisms. Leaf litter contains eggs, pupae, and caterpillars of many species of moth and butterfly. When leaves form piles, they provide shelter and food that help protect and sustain many creatures through the winter months. If the leaves are dry, then a hedgehog may make a hibernaculum in them. If they are damp, then frogs and newts may hibernate there. Many invertebrates, including millipedes, woodlice, earwigs, and beetles will shelter in leaves and may even lay eggs there. They in turn provide a food source to may birds such as blackbirds, robins, and thrushes. Earthworms and microbes break the leaves down to a mulch that feeds our soil. So this autumn and winter give yourself a rest and leave the leaves.

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the harder they fall Cinemas Nationwide

THIS is a fascinating social history, from living and inherited memory, of the period surrounding Irish Independence and the Civil War, written by journalist Valerie Cox, author of Growing Up With Ireland. In a similar vein, a wonderful compendium of stories and memories are told by Ireland’s oldest citizens; from Galwayman Michael Feerick, who rode his white horse through the streets of Dunmore, shouting ‘blackguards’ at the Black and Tans. We meet the two Mollys, Dublin street traders and runners for Michael Collins, who sewed bullets into the hems of their long skirts.

FOUR new contestants are added to the lineup as they all battle it out against one another in a bid to make it to the grand final. Watched closely by host Nicky Byrne and Nadine Coyle, former NSYNC member Joey Fatone, and Samantha Mumba, viewers were left slightly bamboozled at the format for this new show: singers have to impress the panl, the audience and each other. Let’s hope that as time goes on, people will buy into it, God knows all these singing, dancing talent programmes are a drain on the taxpayers’ money!

THIS is a must-see for fans of revenge westerns. When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track his down and . . . well, it is a revenge western. Those riding with him include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left hand men, Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler). Rufus Buck has his own gang of badasses, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose.

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Independence Memories Valerie Cox Piles of leaves provide shelter and food for many creatures (Photo Justin Ivory)

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self-help of the week

AriesClarify communications. Rest and review the data before making a decision. Find efficiencies and ways to save. TaurusCheck orders for changes. Handle financial obligations and keep up the momentum with income, sales and marketing. GeminiPersonal dreams could seem distant. Consider what you want and take simple steps in that direction. Teach as you learn. CancerGet productives. You can accomplish more than expected. Don’t waste money, time or energy. Conserve resources and rest. LeoWork together to avoid coming unstuck. Communicate with team members who can see your blind spots.

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Quo Vadis, Aida? Netflix

Waterford Distillery has launched Biodynamic: Luna, the world’s first biodynamic whiskey, described as ‘uber-organic’. The whiskey, which is the vision of CEO Mark Reynier, has been in development for several years and is the first to be made with solely biodynamic barley. It is the second instalment in Waterford Whisky’s Arcadian series, which showcases the flavours produced by forgotten ways of historic farming and rare barely varieties. It don’t come cheap . . . but good things never do! The new whiskey retails at a smooth €90.

THIS Oscar-nominated drama tells the story of the events leading up to the Srebrenica massacre, in which 8,372 Bosnian Muslims were killed. It focuses on one UN worker who was caught between trying to protect her family, herself, and helping people in need. The film is as horrific as it is relevant: up until the actual killing starts, people are constantly being assured that everything is under control and that there is no reason to panic. It stops at depicting any of the acts that were committed that day but it is an unforgiving portryal nonetheless.

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ECO IDEA of the week

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VirgoImagine your next destination and indulge a fantasy. Research options before committing. You’re learning valuable new tricks. LibraDon’t invest time or money in a half-baked plan. Nurture existing plans, accounts and manage financial priorities accordingly. ScorpioWait for a better time to discuss dreams. Manage shared financial obligations and paperwork. Take care of practical business. Sagittarius-

Make sure you know what’s required before agreeing to a request. Choose privacy over publicity. Remain open to shifting circumstances. CapricornWatch your step. Get answers to your health or physical performance questions. Follow expert advice.

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WELL who’d have thunk it?! Irish country music star Daniel O’Donnell is celebrating after his latest album has become a top five chart hit in the UK. O’Donnell, looking like a Beach Boy, shot into the UK Album Chart at number 4 behind Coldplay, The Beatles and Adele after its release. The Donegal crooner, who is currently on tour in the UK, released the 15-track album on October 15 ahead of his milestone 60th birthday on December 12. So, you can knock him all you like, the boy has done well.

PRIMARY school children are being urged to sign up to support a nationwide campaign aiming to plant tens of thousands of trees in a single day. Schools that support the initiative will receive a native Irish tree sapling per classroom, and get the chance to support communities across sub-Saharan Africa, who are seeking to plant 100,000 trees. Pictured: Pupils Amber Heneghan, Nicole Connolly and Sienna Heneghan at the site of Ireland’s oldest tree, at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

WATERFORD’s Supermac’s is appealing to its customers to support overseas development agency, Trócaire, in rolling out lifesaving Covid-19 vaccines to vulnerable communities in Somalia, East Africa. The family food group is asking customers in to donate in store to ensure communities in Somalia are protected. Over the years Supermac’s and its generous customers in Waterford and all over Ireland have contributed an incredible €500,000 plus to support Trócaire’s work. Please keep an eye in store for ways to donate.

AquariusRomantic fantasies dissolve under harsh lighting. Illusions fall away. Once you see how things are, the path to follow becomes clear. PiscesYou can see exactly what doesn’t work. Make domestic repairs and upgrades. Clean and scrub. Organize drawers and cabinets. Clear cobwebs and brighten your space.

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New university for South East is confirmed

The South East, and specifically Ca rlow, will have a new university on May 1, 2022, it has been confirmed. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Science and Innovation Simon Harris announced the Technological University is to be established in the 2021/2022 academic year. The application for the designation was made jointly on April 30, 2021 on behalf of the Institute of Technology Carlow and Waterford Institute of Technology (known as the TUSEI consortium) under the Technological Universities Act 2018. “This is a really exciting day for higher education in the South East region, signalling the establishment next year of a multi-campus university presence across the region,” Minister Harris said. “After years of debate, the establishment of this new technological university will become a reality next

year, and the South East can look forward to it increasing higher education access, driving enhanced regional development and increasing opportunities for students, staff, business and enterprise, and local communities across Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. “We will continue to invest in this new university with new campuses in Wexford and Waterford. The footprint of this TU will be felt right across the region. Students graduating in the current academic year will be the first to do so in the region with locally sourced university qualifications.” The department will shortly be inviting expressions of interest for the roles of chairperson and two external members of what should become the first governing body of the new TU. President of IT Carlow, Dr Patricia Mulcahy commented, “We thank Minister Harris for this announcement. Our

new university has strong foundations developed over five decades and we look forward to the new national and international opportunities that lie ahead for us as a unitary multi-campus university. “With this exciting step forward, we will be better positioned to leverage these opportunities for the benefit of the people and regions we serve; to meet the challenges that we face as a region and country; to drive social and economic transformation; and ultimately to deliver on the ambitious expectations of our stakeholders.” Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD said: “This is really excellent news for the South-East. I t will make it easier for the IDA to secure foreign direct investment for the region and is sure to become an incubator for new Irish businesses which will become major employers in their own right.”

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We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news this month in years gone by

Freemans Jrn 02/10/1827

Irish Ind 04/10/1949

Evening Press 17/10/1979

Irish Ind 31/10/1931

Irish Press 29/10/1966

Irish Press 07/10/1938

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Provision co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union. Kilkenny and Carlow ETB is an equal opportunities employer.

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Term Contract – posts which Aonpanel created forschool the filling of other theirmay way be toFixed and from as well as providing a safe, may arise. 37 hours per week approx. secure and happy environment for them to travel in.

Closing Date:Youthreach Monday, 8 November (12 noon). (Kilkenny - Ref No:2021 2021OCT156)

Further details and application forms available from Late applications will not be accepted.


(Leaving Cert English, LCA modules and Literacy support)

(Leaving Cert English, LCA modules and Literacy support)

ELECTRICAL (Kilkenny Youthreach - Ref No: 2021OCT156)

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Closing Date: Monday, 8 November 2021 (12 noon).

Youthreach Kilkenny is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2021-2027 Kilkenny and Carlow ETB is an equal opportunities employer. Provision co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

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Youthreach Kilkenny is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2021-2027

Investing in your future

Co-funded by the

European Social Fund


Investing in your future

European Union

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Investing in your future

Co-funded by the

European Social Fund


European Social Fund

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB is an equal opportunities employer.

Adult Education Evening Classes in Kilkenny and Carlow

Provision co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

Autumn 2021

ORMONDE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION Classes beginning 8th November 2021 Digital Photography Zumba Public Speaking & Confidence Building “Getting Connected & Staying Connected” An Introduction to IT & Social Media Class Times: Monday 7pm to 9pm for six weeks


Ceramics The Traditional Christmas Cake (Making and Decorating) Painting/Watercolours Class Times: Tuesday 7pm to 9pm for six weeks

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AONTAS EORPACH Co-funded by the


European Union Investing in your future European Social Fund

COLÁISTE POBAIL OSRAÍ, KILKENNY Classes beginning 8th November 2021

(€70) (€70) (€70)

Classes: Class Times: Enrolment: Contact:


Ranganna Gaeilge, Conversational Irish, Comhrá do dhaoine fásta. Monday 7.30pm – 9pm €50 for six weeks. Monday 1st November 2021 7 – 8pm in the school. (056) 7764557 or email:

COLÁISTE MHUIRE, JOHNSTOWN, KILKENNY Class beginning 11th November 2021

(€70) (€70) (€70)

Material Costs (€10)

ORMONDE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION/ KILKENNY CITY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL “Drab to Fab” Dressmaking-Upcycle your existing wardrobe Calligraphy Christmas Wreath Making & Centre Pieces Interior Design Woodturning QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting (13 weeks x2.5hrs)

(€70) (€70) (€70) (€70) (€70) Material Costs (€30) (€175) Examination Fees Additional Class Times: Tuesday 7pm to 9pm for six weeks (unless otherwise indicated) No enrolment evening for Kilkenny City vocational School/Ormonde College of Further Education. Contact: or 087 7781288 for queries/payment of fees.

Painting – Introduction to Drawing Portraiture & Landscapes Interior Design Circuit exercise Class – Bodyweight & Lightweights Knitting, Crocheting, Learning to use a sowing machine Extra material costs for painting and knitting to be covered by learner. Class Times: Thursday 7pm – 9pm for six weeks. Enrolment: Wednesday 3rd November 2021 7 – 8pm in the school. Contact: or 087 9057118.

(€70) (€70) (€70) (€70)

COLÁISTE EOIN, HACKETSTOWN, CARLOW Class beginning 8th November 2021

Badminton (7pm-8pm) (€50) Art/Drawing (€70) Conversational Irish (7pm – 8pm) (€50) Class Times: Monday 7pm – 9pm for six weeks (unless otherwise indicated). Enrolment: Monday 1st November 2021 7pm – 9pm. Contact: or 059 6471198.

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board website KILKENNY ADULT GUIDANCE SERVICE


An information and guidance service is available for adults wishing to return to education. Further information from: Co. Kilkenny Adult Guidance Service, Lower New Street, Kilkenny. Telephone: (056) 7764448 email:

An information and guidance service is available for adults wishing to return to education. Further information from: Co.Carlow Adult Guidance Service, 1a Meadow Court, Burrin Street, Carlow. Telephone: (059) 9133123 email:

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