Rachel is among the business elite for prestigious EY awards

WHAT about breakfast in the House of Lords, lunch at the Irish Embassy and dinner in Kensington Palace? That’s exactly the kind of day that business woman Rachel Doyle, owner of Ireland’s premier garden centre The Arboretum in Leighlinbridge, had...

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Family rev up support for the hospital that saved their baby’s life

A LOCAL family is raising funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin after their baby son received lifesaving treatment after taking suddenly ill. It was every parent’s nightmare when two-week old Darragh Driver from Shillelagh, was raced to Crumlin hospital...

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Alexander’s over the moon after winning Carlow’s first-ever busking contest

A 19-YEAR-OLD student who must have music coursing through his veins has just won the first-ever busking competition run by...

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Pres College to combat teen suicide

A CARLOW school is among the first in Ireland to implement a new mental health programme – Headstrong, in association...

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Work on €3m Wetherspoons pub to begin in Carlow next month

PUB giant JD Wetherspoon is to start development work on its long-awaited pub in Carlow next month. The former Traders Bar, Tullow Street...

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Special Olympians honoured at town hall reception

CARLOW Special Olympics athletes were lauded at a special event in the town hall recently. Carlow County Council held a...

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Spanish students sample life in Carlow during three-week stay

MORE than 30 students from Spain immersed themselves into everyday life in Carlow by spending three weeks in local schools....

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Carlow gets the nod to host 2019 ploughing championships … finally

IT’S official – Carlow will host the 2019 National Ploughing Championships at a site in Ballintrane, Fenagh. NPA managing director...

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Shauna joins A-list celebs as one of Ireland’s top women under 30

CARLOW Rose of Tralee Shauna Ray Lacey was last week named as one of the 30 most important women under...

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Bagenalstown gets its first public defib

POTENTIALLY life-saving equipment has been launched this week in Bagenalstown in the shape of the town’s first public defibrillator. The...

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Mick and Frank raise €9,000 in 2,000km endurance cycle

TWO local cyclists completed one of the world’s toughest endurance races, finishing first in their category and raising over €9,000...

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Beekeepers buzzing after sweet summer

CARLOVIANS weren’t the only ones to savour the long summer, with the local bee population also thriving. Beekeepers in Carlow...

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Creative kids take centre stage at prize-giving night

CREATIVE talent was in abundance at this year’s Tullow Show and last week the youngsters who created this vista of...

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Maths whiz Clíodhna wins €20k scholarship for third-level studies

A CARLOW mathematics whiz has totted up an impressed €20,000 by winning a Naughton Foundation scholarship. Clíodhna Ní Shé was...

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Cash bonanza for towns and villages

NINE Co Carlow projects will share just over €786,000 under the National Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced this week....

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FAILED BY THE SYSTEM

A 46-YEAR-OLD woman tragically set herself on fire outside Carlow Garda Station on Sunday morning just hours after she absconded...

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Parish priest rows back on Communion plan as harmony prevails

A PARISH priest who attempted to reform how First Holy Communion sacrament was celebrated in his parish has issued a...

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Taoiseach confident that IT Carlow will be university in 2019

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar expressed his confidence that IT Carlow will become a technical university in 2019. Speaking to The Nationalist during...

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Carlow MABS has one of shortest waiting times

OVER its 25 years, Carlow MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) has worked with over 9,000 clients presenting with a...

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Field day in Nurney raised €6k for school

ONE of the longest-running field days in the county made its return recently. The Nurney field day, which raises funds...

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