Talking Points

Talking Points: Thursday 21 May

In Local News …

Disgust over vandalism in two local beauty spots.  A new initiative which aims to have older voices heard will be launched in Carlow.  And Carlow & Kilkenny prepare to vote on two referendums and the local by-election.

In National News …

Petitions are to be handed into Irish Water today asking how many people have paid bills.  Secondary school executives to vote on Junior Cert reform.

In Sport …

The line-up for the Senior Football League Division 1 for Carlow is known – we’ve the details of that & more across the day.


Live Local Love Local …

The top five in each county have been chosen and you can now vote for your favourite up to 7pm this evening for Category 3: After Sales Service.  You can vote once by text to 083-306-96-96 and/or via web here

TV Fun …

Another chance to go into tomorrow’s draw for a Samsung 40” LED Smart TV on KCLR Breakfast thanks to eVision, Eircom’s TV service which has over 80 TV channels including Sky Sports 1-5, BT Sports, Sky Movies, all the regular Irish and UK channels and lots of kids channels to choose from.  Join John Walsh & Edwina Grace for today’s qualifying question & more 7-10am.

Talk Time

John Masterson brings you KCLR Live 10am-12noon.  Today with more on the Marriage Referendum, station Head of News & Sport Stephen Byrne will tell of his visit to David Letterman’s Late Show (which ended last night), Health Check looks at urinary incontinence while Anne Neary will have more cooking to tantalise your tastebuds.  Meanwhile, you can listen back to previous shows here

Career Choices

If you looking for a job, we have just the thing for you!  KCLR is holding a Careers and Opportunities Fair in the Rivercourt Hotel on Thursday 4th June from 10am to 7pm.  Some of the biggest companies in Carlow Kilkenny will be there, so make the date in your diary for the Careers and Opportunities Fair on June 4th


John Keane and Team KCLR will broadcast KCLR Lunch from the bridal suite of the Newpark Hotel from 12-3pm.

Afternoon Delight

On Thursday’s KCLR Afternoons it’s Day 4 of the #MyGAAHero competition with a chance to win a €100 Supervalu voucher with thanks to the supermarket chain & the GAA Football All Ireland championship.  There’s the usual mix of great music in the afternoon plus all the latest traffic info. So tune in from 3-6pm.

Where To Go …

Lots of movie options and theatrical events locally – details here.

Later on KCLR …

Our news team presents The Way It Is from 6pm with a look back at the day’s headlines.  Matt O’Keeffe has the Glanbia Farm Show from 7pm.  Ken McGuire has all the big movies at the local cinemas for this weekend with some great music on The Frequency from 8pm, including this one from Poltergeist.

Then join John Purcell from 10pm for Distant Noises.

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