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Renewable Energy Camp 2011 – Kilkenny

Ireland’s first ever Renewable Energy Camp ( which will highlight business opportunities and job creation potential in the renewable energy area will take place in Kilkenny, on Friday, May 27th The free one day event is aimed at existing and start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to share their experiences, gain knowledge and put…
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Green Energy Training Programme 2011 – Kilkenny

The Green Energy Training Programme kicked off in Kilkenny on 4th May with a fully packed classroom on the Renewable Energy Systems course. The programme is being support under the Leader programme with Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency facilitating the running of the courses. No better time for these courses to be run with the governments…
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Craft – is it worth it?

      Kilkenny Design Centre Shop - Part of the Legacy Kilkenny Design Workshops and all that 2011 is the Year of Craft in Ireland.  This blog is prompted by a request by a post-gradulate student for an interview on the place of craft in the enterprise base of Kilkenny.  Obviously the sector has a…
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Forestry Thinning Demonstration in Dunnamaggin

Kilkenny Leader Partnership (KLP) along with the Kilkenny Forestry Producer Group, Teagasc and Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency, including support from the Regional BioEnergy Business Development (RBBD) project ( organised another successful thinning demonstration on Wednesday 9th March in Dunnamaggin in County Kilkenny. There were over 40 forestry owners from around the county in attendance at…
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It’s time we talked about broadband

[caption id="attachment_139" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="NBS map of Kilkenny"][/caption] National broadband coverage!  What does that mean?  KLP doesn’t know, but it doubts that we are anywhere near that Shangri-La yet.  It’s always been likely that urban areas would be the first to benefit from improved broadband capacity.  They offer a critical mass of users in a…
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Snow, Rural Development & NIRSA

The weather is a constant topic of discussion in Ireland. It never seems to be a source of wonder to us when it is capricious. Of course we’re not talking hurricanes or seven-year droughts here but anything out of the ordinary – even a fairly regular phenomenon, brings consternation. Snow in particular appears to drive…
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‘Rising Tide’ lifting Kilkenny and the Dunbrody?

[caption id="attachment_75" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="The Dundrody gets her 'sick planking' replaced"][/caption] Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) had a visit last week from some of its Welsh partners in the Interreg ‘Rising Tide’ project. Rising Tide is a project led by Milford Haven Port Authority and MITEC School of Boatbuilding & Marine Engineering both in Pembrokeshire in…
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Computers & Communities

Further to the presentation made by Keith Bohanna in relation to recent developments in Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.) in particular to the various social Network sites and how they are used. This was a very interesting presentation and highlighted how fast the ICT world is moving. Much of the discussion following this presentation concentrated on…
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‘Savour’ & ‘Conker’- Festivals on the Up!

[caption id="attachment_62" align="alignleft" width="225"] Grace Kearney and Danny Webster duel at the Freshford Conker Festival[/caption] I’ve just got back from a Sunday attending two festivals supported by our company Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP). Savour Kilkenny Food Festival and Freshford’s 11th Irish Conker Festival are at either end of the size and ambition scales. Savour is…
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