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Dublin Samaritans Marks 24/7 Awareness Day

Dublin Samaritans announces partnership with Insomnia for its Awareness Day

Saturday, July 24th (24/7) marks the annual awareness day for Dublin Samaritans.

The date is chosen to remind people that the free phoneline, 116 123, is available 24/7, 365 days a year to those in distress, at risk of suicide or in need of an empathetic listening ear. However big or small a problem may seem, Dublin Samaritans is encouraging people who are struggling to cope, to call the freephone number any time and speak to one of its trained volunteers. You do not have to be suicidal to call. Read more

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Call for Homeowners to apply for Home Energy Upgrade Grant

A Wexford Homeowner’s Transformation Journey

A grant of up to 35 per cent is available to homeowners in Wexford, to upgrade their home energy. 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) is calling on people to act now.

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Keep Pets Safe as Temperatures Soar

As temperatures are set to soar over the weekend, Petmania offers these tips for pet owners to help care for their furry friends in the sun.

 

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Teens Geared up for Charity Cycle from Clonegal to Donegal

14-year-old friends Adam Tobin and Cillian Murphy will begin a 300km cycle from their hometown of Clonegal, Co. Carlow to Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal. The teens have taken on this challenge to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and have so far raised over €3500 on the crowdfunding page ‘Go Fund Me’, gofundme.com/f/clonegal-2-donegal-for-cancer.

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Tipp company spearheads Ireland’s e-storage market

Tipp energy company wins next round in STEPS business support programme

An Irish SME based in Tipperary, Clean Tech Renewable Energy Ltd, has received the ‘Second Voucher’ in STEPS, a coveted business support programme in the e-storage space. Clean Tech is the only Irish business in this period to receive the support, from an initial 20 SMEs based across North-West Europe.

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New Chef is ‘Secret Sauce’ for Statham’s Courtyard Dining

Statham’s is well-known across Kilkenny for serving succulent farm-to-fork meals, sweet treats, organic wines, delicious cocktails, and amazing Cloud Picker coffee. The appointment of its new Executive Chef, Ken Harker, formerly of the Michelin starred Lady Helen restaurant, has helped to elevate Statham’s menu with subtle tweaks to the food concept.

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Paws up for the Petmania Puppy Club

Specialist pet retailer launches free online resource for pup-parents

 

An Irish-owned specialist pet retailer has launched the Petmania Puppy Club, a free online resource for new pet parents. Petmania is sharing its expertise on all aspects of a puppy’s health, diet, training, and grooming with everything puppy owners need to navigate the developmental milestones in a puppy’s first year.

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Before/ After: A Kilkenny Homeowner’s Transformation Journey

 Final Call for Kilkenny Homeowners to apply for Home Energy Upgrade Grant

A grant of up to 35 per cent is available to homeowners in Kilkenny, to upgrade their home energy. 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) is calling on people to act now to ensure homes are completed by the mid – October deadline.

To ensure homeowners in the Southeast receive grant funding from this year’s scheme, they should register with 3cea as soon as possible to avail of grant support of up to 35 per cent. Those wishing to begin the journey towards a warmer and more comfortable home can fill in a simple form on https://3cea.ie/home-energy-upgrade/

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Furry Flower Girls and Dogs-of-Honour

Petmania bridalwear and ‘Dog of Honour’ pamper packages.

Hotly tipped as one of the wedding trends of 2021, dogs are about to become centre-stage at weddings taking place across Ireland this year. Whilst guest numbers remain low this summer, including a ‘Dog of Honour’ in the celebrations will make the occasion much more special.
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Knitted Together 2 Enhance Community in Kilkenny

KILKENNY County Council’s Arts Office has launched Knitted Together 2 and is calling for people throughout Kilkenny to join in the community project. Knitted Together 2 aims to foster community spirit and connection across the county, to mitigate against the effects of social isolation throughout the pandemic, whilst creating some beautiful handmade blankets to donate to local charities.

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