Carlow News

Hacketstown will be rockin’ for three-day Elvis festival

BE prepared to be all shook up because the county’s only festival that celebrates The King is back! For the second time only, the streets of Hacketstown will be rockin’ and rollin’ when the Elvis Roots Festival takes over the...

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Carlovians in foodie heaven as Taste of Carlow comes to town

Margaret Nolan and Carmel Harmon making smoothies
Photos: Thomas Nolan
TASTEBUDS were in overdrive on the streets of Carlow last Saturday as the Taste of Carlow food festival got underway,...

Wednesday, 02/09/15 - 12:37pm Read More

Rathoe in mourning as Donal laid to rest

Donal English Hayden with a medal he won for the pole vault at the All-Ireland juvenile track and field championships in Tullamore in June of last year
“DÓNAL really lived life to the full. He was into everything,” Matt English Hayden said of his 16-year-old son, who...

Wednesday, 02/09/15 - 12:33pm Read More

National News

Irish charities demand a recall of the Dáil to deal with refugee crisis

15 Irish charities are demanding the Government recall the Dáil to deal with the refugee crisis. The aid agencies say the coalition has failed to show leadership on the issue. It is also calling for a fast-track asylum process and...

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Gardaí seize cash and vehicles in Co Louth

Gardaí in Dundalk have seized a quantity of cash and a number of vehicles following searches of two premises in...

Friday, 04/09/15 - 6:23pm Read More

PSNI investigating Kevin McGuigan murder release man without charge

A man arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast has been released without charge. A 46-year-old...

Friday, 04/09/15 - 5:29pm Read More


Bites from Electric Picnic – Day 1

Hello, my name is Anna and I’m a first time Picnicer.It’s been on my bucket list for such a long time now, but this year I finally took the plunge.So, today I packed up my tent, wellies and baby wipes...

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Sam Smith rules himself out of singing James Bond theme

Sam Smith is "definitely not" singing the Bond theme for 'Spectre'.The four-time Grammy Award winner was hotly tipped to be...

Friday, 04/09/15 - 5:34pm Read More

Friday’s TV tips

Big Brother (TV3, 9pm)Highlights of all the latest events inside the House as celebrities from the UK and USA take...

Friday, 04/09/15 - 3:06pm Read More

Carlow Sport

Five things to look forward to this weekend

Mayo overcame Donegal in the quarter-finals and face Dublin on Sunday
By Darragh Bermingham With the weekend fast approaching and sports fans eager to get their fix of some sporting action, here are five big events that cannot be missed in the next few days.   1 Dublin v Mayo Dublin...

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Proud day for Captain O’ Brien as Ireland overcome Scotland

By Kieran Murphy IT was an historic day for Tullow’s Sean O’Brien on Saturday when he captained Ireland for the...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 12:11pm Read More

McCormack looking for consistency as senior race heats up

By Kieran Murphy AFTER three series of games in the senior hurling championship, all the main front-runners recorded victories over...

Wednesday, 26/08/15 - 12:35pm Read More

National Sport

WATCH: Paul O’Connell thinks Ireland need to stick to basics to bounce back

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell wants his side to work hard at the basics in their final game before the Rugby World Cup. Ireland are in Twickenham to play England on Saturday, their last game before the tournament starts on September...

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Galway remain unchanged for Croker date with destiny

By Peter McNamaraGalway, like Kilkenny, will line-out at Croke Park on Sunday with the same 15 that began their epic...

Friday, 04/09/15 - 9:05pm Read More

Same again for Cody as Tyrrell and Richie Power return to bench

By Peter McNamaraBrian Cody has, as expected, named the same team that defeated Waterford in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final for...

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