Lifetime achievement award for Arboretum owner Rachel Doyle

RACHEL Doyle, owner of the Arboretum garden centre in Leighlinbridge, has just been presented with a lifetime achievement gong in recognition of her 40 years in business at this year’s Retail Excellence awards ceremony in Killarney. It’s only the third...

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Controversial plan for Tullow could be fatal for local businesses

A €1.5 MILLION plan to enhance public safety at Tullow’s iconic bridge has been labelled a death knell for local business, a plan certain to plunge the town into traffic gridlock. The proposal will see pedestrian walkways installed at the...

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Darren wins Lions ambassador award

TEN young people who are outstanding in the amount of volunteering and fundraising work they do were shortlisted in the...

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Tullow runners raised €11,000 for charities

AFTER months of sweat, tears and sore feet, it all finally paid off for eight long-distance runners from Tullow when...

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Carlow has longest wait for driving test

DRIVING test applicants in Carlow are being forced to wait an incredible six months to sit their driving test –...

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Patrick (91) is Carlow Carer of Year

A BALLON man who lovingly cared for his late wife who had suffered illness was named as this year’s Carlow...

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Jobs boost as Netwatch seeks ten new recruits

CARLOW-based company Netwatch has this week announced ten new positions at its research and development department, Netwatch Visual Labs. The...

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Most Carlovians are enjoying good health

OVERALL, Carlovians appear to be a healthy lot, with 86% of the county’s population stating that their health was either...

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‘Tullow is turning into a drive-thru’

TULLOW town centre will end up as a “drive-thru like a McDonald’s” because its main public car park closed on...

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IT students tell Carlow’s story

THREE students from IT Carlow have won a competition to sing the praises of Carlow as a place to live...

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Avril’s book chronicles 138 years of Haddens in the drapery trade  

IN 2012, Avril Hogan from Carlow heard former employees of Clerys department store reminisce on radio about their years in...

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Leighlinbridge group takes runner-up spot at Barrow awards

THE efforts of local communities and businesses to improve and promote the River Barrow were recognised at the recent Barrow...

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Pensioner terrorised in his own home

A PENSIONER in his 90s was last week terrified and robbed after three men broke into his isolated cottage and...

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Husband and wife team win a coveted Michelin award

THE culinary skills of a Carlow chef and her husband have proved to be a winning combination by scooping an...

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Four golds for Walsh’s at Irish whiskey awards

WALSH Whiskey Distillery took home an impressive medal haul at the Irish Whiskey Awards last week, winning a total of...

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Foróige girls presented with leadership awards

TWO young people from Carlow graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life programme recently at a ceremony in the National University...

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Sky’s the limit for landscape artist Cathy

A YOUNG Carlow artist has struck the art world lottery after she selected from an incredible 10,000 entries across Europe...

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Vandals smash window at new hospice building

“IF this is Carlow’s welcome for the hospice … well, what do you do?” said a devastated Ann Byrne, as...

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Record numbers expected for Charlie Curran run in January

ONE of the main events on the Carlow running calendar returns in January, when up to 800 runners and walkers...

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Neighbourhood Watch communities honoured at first-ever awards night

CILLÍN Hill, the venue just outside Kilkenny city, was a sea of blue recently when Garda Chief Superintendent Dominic Hayes...

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