Dog owners facing poop bag by-law

A NEW by-law could make it an offence for dog walkers not to carry bags for their pet’s poop. At April’s meeting of the council, the issue of dog fouling was raised once again. Fine Gael’s Fergal Browne lauded the...

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Students win trip to Europe for prestigious history competition

TWO young women with a deep passion for politics will jet off to Europe to represent Ireland in a prestigious EU competition. Shauna Downy from Ballon and Ríona Nolan from Carlow town scooped the International Charlemagne Prize, a competition that...

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Sleep-out on Tullow Street raises cash for Focus Ireland

FOURTEEN people gave up their warm, comfy beds and slept on just cardboard boxes so they could raise awareness and...

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Former soccer boss Brian Kerr opens charity shop on the Hacketstown Road

FORMER Republic of Ireland football manager Brian Kerr was in Carlow town recently to officially open a new shop for...

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Slimmers raise €5,000 for charity

CARLOW’S slimmers have shed the pounds and raised thousands of euros for charity. Members of Slimming World in the county...

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Householders in the dark after series of power cuts

A SENIOR council official said he wasn’t exactly filled with confidence at an explanation that overgrown trees were responsible for...

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It’s back to the future for sharp-dressed Mods on TV

PUNKS, Goths, Mods, Skins and Rockers … sub-cultures that are still alive and kicking, decades after they developed and Carlow...

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Objectors say: ‘Develop a Camino trail’

AN opponent of the Barrow Blueway has called for the river to be marketed as a Barrow Camino following the...

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Supporters say: ‘A missed opportunity’

THE decision to refuse permission to the Barrow Blueway will go down in history as a “sadly missed opportunity for...

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Paddy’s backward drive raises €10k and a place in **Guinness Book of Records**

A RECORD breaking reverse tractor run from Carlow to Borris netted over €10,000 for good causes. Cheques were presented to...

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Tributes paid to Bernie, who retires after 42 years

ONE of the highest-ranking public servants in Carlow bowed out after more than 40 years of service to the county....

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Soccer titles for ‘town and Graigue

By Mairéad Breen EXTRA time and penalties were the order of the day in the Carlow Community Games U12 boys...

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Planning permission refused for multi-million Barrow Track project

WATERWAYS Ireland remains tight-lipped about plans for its multi-million Barrow Blueway proposal after planning permission was refused last week. While...

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Angela’s wellness website gives comfort to those who need it

A WEBSITE set up by a Bagenalstown woman to provide comfort to those in need launched last week. The Wellness...

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Lisa sheds her luscious locks and raises €3,000 for charity

A HUGELY generous gesture by a 12-year-old girl from Springhill, Killeshin has seen €1,500 raised for both St Clare’s Hospitality...

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Put a brick in the wall to raise cash for school

THE building of a new school is almost complete in the village of Stratford-on-Slaney after dilapidated prefabs were demolished and...

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Local groups fêted at awards night for St Patrick’s festival

THEY donned the green with pride and now it was their turn to take a bow, as community groups, schools...

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Friends and fans gather for launch of Deirdre’s latest book of poems

PROLIFIC local writer Deirdre Brennan gathered friends and fans together at Carlow Central Library recently for the launch of her...

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Children honoured at historical society’s annual awards night

PUPILS, parents, family and teachers attended Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society’s annual history competition awards ceremony in Carlow County Museum...

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Smiles and miles at Tullow Parkrun bash

THERE were smiles aplenty and the odd grimace as Tullow Parkrun celebrated its second birthday recently. The occasion was marked...

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