Autistic kids endure horrific conditions at sub-standard Carlow school

DISTRESSED families are being left with nowhere to turn as a Graiguecullen special school cannot take extra pupils due to the poor condition of the building. Saplings Special School principal Kerrie Wickham described not being able to help these families...

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Things looking good for brave Tinryland girl (10) after three open-heart surgeries

TEN-YEAR-OLD Caitríona Purcell from Tinryland is an amazing little girl. She was born with a congenital heart disorder that has already caused her to have three open-heart surgeries as well as several other procedures. “They (the surgeons) have changed the...

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Historic treasure at risk in St Dympna’s church

ONE of Carlow’s secret historic treasures is at risk of being lost. An ornate stained-glass window of historic significance at...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 12:40pm Read More

Minister upbeat about tourism potential of Altamont House

OFFICE of Public Works minister Seán Canney saw at first hand the potential of Altamont House and Gardens on a...

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Tadgh will sing for Carlow at youth music awards in Dublin

ROCK ’n’ roll reverberated from within the walls of The Vault when this year’s Irish Youth Music Awards took place,...

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Mum of Carlow schoolboy forced to move her son to another school to escape horrific bullying

A TEN-YEAR-OLD Carlow schoolboy was subjected to such horrific bullying both physically and online that his family was forced to...

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Walsh Whiskey gets the seal of approval from pop star Katy Perry

POP princess Katy Perry decided to ‘roar’ it from the rooftops this week … she loves Writers’ Tears Whiskey, part...

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Parked cars putting lives at risk by blocking Carlow fire tender at school times

UNSCRUPULOUS drivers are blatantly parking on the forecourt of Carlow Fire Station, blocking emergency vehicles and putting lives at risk....

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Bagenalstown man flies flag for Irish food in the USA

A BAGENALSTOWN native is flying the flag for Irish food and drink in the USA. Brendan Drea from Bagenalstown, Co...

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Carlovians to the fore at county ploughing tests

MORE than 70 competitors took to the fields of Co Carlow last Sunday for the county’s annual ploughing championships. Expert...

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Hero Michael rescues toddler from freezing River Barrow

A YOUNG soldier from Carlow town jumped into the River Barrow and rescued his 18-month-old godson who had fallen in...

Wednesday, 01/02/17 - 12:37pm Read More

Developer says new shopping centre will be ‘very good’ for Co Carlow

THE new Carlow Central Shopping Centre will be “very good” for the county, according to its developer. The shopping centre...

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Green Rd school honoured for its dedication to music

CARLOW’S ‘singing school’ has been richly rewarded with a prestigious Music Rich School Award from Music Generation. And it’s only...

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Carlow town winners top Netwatch staff awards

STAFF from Carlow town swept the boards at Netwatch’s recent Employee of the Year Awards. The annual bash organised by...

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Ballon festive concert raised €3,000 for charity

The proceeds of Ballon Church Choir’s Cradle in a manger were presented to Carlow Hospice and St Clare’s Hospitality in Carlow....

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Woman in her 60s pulls off cheeky burglary in Graigue

AN elderly woman audaciously broke into a café in Graiguecullen and was captured on CCTV cameras appearing almost ghost-like in...

Wednesday, 25/01/17 - 2:55pm Read More

Carlow environmentalist Eugene retrieves golf clubs and furniture from local rivers

A SET of golf clubs, a baby’s buggy, pieces of furniture and shopping trolleys are just some of the rubbish...

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Minister Bruton opens €10m learning centre at IT Carlow

THE opening of a €10 million teaching and learning centre at IT Carlow is the latest sign that the college...

Wednesday, 25/01/17 - 3:00pm Read More

Award-winning student donates €500 to Carlow girl’s medical fund

VICTORIA Byrne, a leaving cert student who won the Carlow Lions Club young ambassador of the year competition, has just...

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Disused house in The Laurels is being used as a rubbish dump

A DISUSED house in the middle of a housing estate in Carlow town has become a rubbish dump, with dozens...

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