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National Water Safety Awareness Week June 14th -June 20th

By |2021-06-18T14:33:28+01:00June 18th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place from June 14th – June 20th 2021. During the week, Water Safety Ireland’s national campaign will communicate important water safety messages to the Irish public. The central theme for this year is ‘Better Safe, Than Sorry’ – reminding us all to take necessary care when on, near or in water. Further details can be found at www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/  

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REGISTER NOW FOR KILKENNY PPN VIRTUAL PLENARY JUNE 15th 2021

By |2021-06-04T14:46:13+01:00June 4th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

Hopefully this will be the last online Plenary that Kilkenny PPN will have. We are very eager to have an opportunity to meet and greet once again and get back to being back on the ground with you again. Until then, we will continue to work with you and on your behalf to ensure that your voice is heard at policy level. Kilkenny PPN has continued to work and deliver upon its objectives albeit differently than before. We will be hosting our Plenary online on Tuesday 15th of June from [...]

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DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURAL REVIEW OF THE PPN’s NOW OPEN – Online Survey

By |2021-06-04T13:23:54+01:00June 4th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) are interested in getting your views on Public Participation Networks (PPNs). PPNs were first set up six years ago. They are now operational in all counties in Ireland and have over 18,000 groups with over 1.5 million members registered with them. The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has appointed Mazars consultants to carry out an independent structural review of the PPNs to guide their future development and ensure that the structures in place allow for effective representation of their communities [...]

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Creating a Vision for Community Well Being for Kilkenny

By |2021-05-24T18:17:34+01:00May 24th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

Let's work together to develop a Vision for Community Well being for Kilkenny. What is a Vision for Community Well being? Developing a Vision for Community Well being means thinking about what we have and what we need to help Kilkenny to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours. Our well being is affected by many things; the economy, the environment, community services and more. As part of a national initiative, the PPN has been tasked by Government [...]

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Register Now for Kilkenny PPN “Check-In” Online Plenary For Thursday 26th November 

By |2021-01-10T22:03:00+00:00November 20th, 2020|COVID-19 Resources & Information, Events|

Register Now for Kilkenny PPN "Check-In" Online Plenary For Thursday 26th November  6.30pm-8pm As you know, we are all forced to do our jobs differently during this difficult time. This year, Kilkenny PPN will host their Plenary online.   In years past, it was a wonderful opportunity for our members to get together, have a meal and learn from each others experience. This year, has been challenging in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially for the Community and Voluntary sector. Funding avenues have been channeled in other directions, monies are [...]

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Heritage Week 17th – 25th August 2019

By |2019-08-14T14:24:13+01:00August 14th, 2019|Events, News|

Things to Do for Heritage Week in County Kilkenny - 17th – 25th August 2019 The theme of this year's National Heritage Week, which runs from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August, is "Pastimes, Past Times". From Callan to Coon, and Gowran to Kells, there are events taking place throughout Kilkenny, and most events are free. Build a round Tower Sketch in the Gallery Dig for archaeology Photograph the City Experience threshing Meet the Gardener Research your family tree Learn to juggle Visit the Barracks Museum Hike a hill Heritage [...]

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Taking Care of Business: Free advice and information for businesses in the Midlands

By |2019-07-15T10:37:33+01:00July 15th, 2019|Events, News|

When:  2nd October - 2nd October 2019 Where:  Sheraton Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath More than 25 State bodies and services will be available to offer free expert advice and information to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Taking Care of Business is a free one-stop-shop event taking place on Wednesday, October 2, in the Sheraton Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone. The event runs from 8.15am to 1.30pm. Register, free of charge, now at www.takingcareofbusiness.ie. This Government of Ireland initiative is organised by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in conjunction with the [...]

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Kilkenny Tidy Towns Forum

By |2019-07-12T13:57:52+01:00July 12th, 2019|Events, News, Public interest|

Kilkenny Tidy Towns Forum Kilkenny County Council will hold the second Tidy Towns Forum for 2019 on Thursday 25th July at 6.30 p.m. in B.o.I Workbench, Bank of Ireland, Parliament Street, Kilkenny. Representatives from existing and newly formed Tidy Towns Groups are invited to attend.  The forum will include guest speakers followed by open floor discussions between participants.  The Forum is also an opportunity for Tidy Towns Groups to engage with each other.   R.S.V.P to or contact 056-7794470 by Friday 19th July, 2019. Kilkenny County Council looks forward [...]

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Biorefinery Glas: Farm Bioeconomy Demonstration Day

By |2019-07-02T14:35:28+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Events, Public interest|

On Thursday 11th July 2019, the Biorefinery Glas EIPAgri Operational Group in collaboration with Teagasc will host a free small-scale biorefinery field demonstration event at Shinagh farm in Bandon, Ireland. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the 2014- 2020 Rural Development Programme, Biorefinery Glas is among the worlds first small-scale biorefinery demonstration projects and and is working with Carbery farmers to demonstrate an opportunity for farmer diversification into the circular bioeconomy. Over a twoyear period the project will use a multi-product biorefinery to improve protein [...]

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Coach Outing to Fethard

By |2019-07-02T13:20:41+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Events|

  Kilkenny Archaeological Society has organised a coach outing to Fethard and area, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 13th July from 9.30am -7pm. The coach departs Dean Street at 10am. Cost: €50 includes morning tea, lunch and all admissions/tours. Booking required. Further details http://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/

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