Elaine’s gruelling cycle raises vital funds for Indian students

IT took her a gruelling six hours, but Elaine Jones cycled over 75 kilometres in a sponsored fundraising event on Sunday so that young people in India can go to college. The Rathvilly native only started training for the East...

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Margaret wins prestigious Miss Macra 2019 crown

“I WAS in shock … there may have even been a few tears down my face,” smiled a jubilant Margaret Byrne, who was thrilled to be crowned the 2019 International Miss Macra. Margaret (21) from Clonmore, Co Carlow was announced...

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Council shortlisted for awards

CARLOW Co Council has this week been shortlisted for three awards in the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019. The...

Friday, 16/08/19 - 3:11pm Read More

Parkrun volunteers have their fingers on the pulse alright!

VOLUNTEERS at Carlow Parkrun were recently presented with Heart Saver training certificates. Eleven volunteers from the weekly Parkrun received certificates...

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Ten-year-old Mia gets terrific reception at comic con in Dublin

ALIENS, superheroes, freaks and geeks were the order of the day at the weekend, when the Dublin Convention Centre hosted...

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O’Hara’s stout wins at ‘Oscars’ of food world

A CARLOW-based brewing company has struck gold at the prestigious international 2019 Great Taste Awards for its O’Shea’s Stout. Carlow...

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‘Tractor freak’ Seamus revs into action with over 5,000 online views

“I’D fill you with diesel; I’d definitely change our oil.” Never has tractor maintenance sounded so sensual. A video created...

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Farmers picket meat factories as beef prices hit the floor

HUNDREDS of Carlow beef farmers pushed to breaking point joined pickets at meat factories in Hacketstown and Bunclody last week....

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Tinahely Show attracts a record numbers of entries and visitors

THE 84th Tinahely Agricultural Show was a great success this year, attracting record numbers of attendees and entries to the...

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Rag week raised €8,600

A WEEK OF mischief, mayhem, great craic and a few sore heads also had a generous side for the students...

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From the Big Apple to wee Daniel: how Carlow’s Róisín became Mary

“I WAS so shocked. I’d spent the whole week with this bunch of brilliant girls who were all so accomplished...

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Full ‘house’ at St Fiacc’s skittles tournament

THERE was a busy day’s activity for the recent annual skittles tournament at St Fiacc’s House, with teams representing residents,...

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Martina retires from Garda after 37 years on the force

AFTER 37 years, Garda Martina Kennedy has decided to retire from the force and her colleagues from Baltinglass Garda Station...

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Jack Russells were the stars of the show at pet adoption day

LEASHES and heartstrings were pulled in equal measure at Petmania in Carlow when Ash Animal Rescue held one of its...

Tuesday, 13/08/19 - 10:58am Read More

Roll-out of high-speed broadband gets one step closer for rural dwellers

ROLL-OUT of high-speed broadband to more than 7,000 premises in Carlow moved one step closer as the government announced that...

Sunday, 11/08/19 - 3:49pm Read More

Tender sought for community hub

AN ambitious community hub for the Tullow Road got one step closer with a tender being sought for a designer. Carlow...

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Giving it a spin for fibromyalgia sufferers

THE super-fit people from Supreme Fitness gym in Carlow town did a sponsored spin in Fairgreen Shopping Centre to raise...

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Burglary in Ballymurphy, Borris

GARDAÍ in Borris are investigating the burglary of a house in the Ballymurphy area of Borris, Carlow. The break-in occurred...

Saturday, 10/08/19 - 5:27pm Read More

Carlow firms set to go Dutch in search for business opportunities

AN innovative programme has been launched to offer Carlow companies an opportunity to develop business in The Netherlands amid continued...

Saturday, 10/08/19 - 2:44pm Read More

Fergal elected chair of museum board

CLLR Fergal Browne has been elected as chairman of the County Carlow Museum board until the AGM in December. The...

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