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A full 49 hours before tickets go on sale, a teenage fan of pop group, One Direction, has started queuing for her tickets for the show in Croke Park next year. Megan Casey-McGuirk, a 15-year-old Presentation Secondary School student, had camped outside RollerCoaster Records, Kieran Street, Kilkenny, because she did not want to lose out.
“The last few times, I ran out of luck because when I got to the counter they were all sold out,” she said.
She really admitted loving all the band-members but especially, Niall.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A young Portlaoise man was treated in hospital for face and shoulder injuries following a violent assault on the Mountmellick road and later in his home.
The man was walking with two other men along the Mountmellick Road, heading towards Portlaoise Town, at 4:50 a.m. on Sunday morning, when a dark-colored car stopped with them.
“One man got into the car and he was assaulted,” Inspector Martin Harrington said.
The man was also assaulted in his home, along with his mother.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Two cars were broken into during a training session for the county team at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Thieves smashed in the windows of the vehicles on Tuesday evening, May 14.
Nothing was taken from the first vehicle but a sum of cash was stolen from the second car.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Top British historian Dan Cruickshank has drawn a link between Limerick’s magnificent Georgian architecture and the way the period inspired much of America.
Author and historian, Mr. Cruickshank, who has fronted a variety of shows focusing on historical buildings worldwide, was in Limerick to study the city’s iconic Georgian heritage.
He delivered a lecture to the Hunt Museum focusing on the need to revitalize the buildings, some of which have fallen into decay, after being invited by Elizabeth Hatz, a professor of architecture based at U.L. and in Stockholm.
Mr. Cruickshank, a European specialist on Georgian architecture, said he is amazed at how well preserved the area is.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Increasing fodder shortages, bad weather and poor ground conditions have left many local farmers struggling to feed cattle and unable to make plans for cutting silage and hay for next winter.
On Friday, May 17, tons of haylage from France arrived at Lakeland Dairies and Connacht Gold co-ops in Longford Town. Hundreds of farmers from across the county queued in the rain to avail of the cattle feed, which I.F.A. has warned is a short-term measure to help farmers who have run out of fodder altogether.
North Longford farmer, Séan Conefrey, spoke to the Leader about the difficulties facing farmers, and he also pointed to the increasing levels of depression and suicide that has now become evident in the farming community. Although Mr. Conefrey has fodder, many of his neighbors and friends do not, and he said that those that had feed were doing their best to share supplies with struggling counterparts.
[Source: Longford Leader]
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Hi Chuck, if we get rid of red, what will Carl Rove do? After all it was his idea to associate red with the Republican Party.How Christmas was in my father’s time
I don't mean to be rude but I am aghast as to why your Father walked barefoot in the middle of Winter & also such a distance as every small villag