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The Week: Going for Gold, Dining Indoors and Catching up with Jake Carter

We're looking back at some news and show highlights on KCLR for this past week

You’re reading The Week on KCLR, highlighting some of the stories you may have missed on-air and online.

There’s plenty of Carlow and Kilkenny action in the Tokyo Olympics and we keep finding more local links.

Indoor dining made something of a return while the virus focus moved to younger people.

We hear what the KCLR Hot Topic this week was, how KCLR Live’s weekly sex therapy session had to share and what Jake Carter had to say on the Saturday Show.

As always, you can join our news team across the day, seven days a week, read the stories on and or take us with you on the KCLR app.

Olympic Hopefuls

The Olympic Games are underway and Friday saw the first outings of some of our local athletes. (More on that here).

Carlow’s Sam Watson had an early start with a couple of dressage outings then after midday the 4 x 400m mixed relay team took up the baton, Kilkenny’s Cliodhna Manning part of that squad. While she didn’t get to take to the track, Sophie Becker did. Not only did Sophie start her athletics career in Kilkenny, with St Joseph’s AC in Rosbercon, it turns out her mother is also a local lady, originally Tina Cody from Fatima Place in the City. (Turns out 800m star Nadia Power’s mother is from Kilkenny too!).

Anyhow, our Sue Nunn caught up with Tina on The Way It Is from the family home just outside New Ross …

On the same show Sue also caught up with Diarmuid Byrne, Sam Watson’s EquiRatings business partner …

Earlier in the week, Cliodhna Nolan of Leighlinbridge spoke about Ireland’s rowing bronze to Sue Nunn on The Way It Is

Sue too caught up with Cliodhna Manning’s Dad Michael Manning on The Way It Is:

And while Kilkenny College’s Paul Cuddihy was chatting with our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is about other issues, we discovered even further local links to the Irish champions in Tokyo …















Indoor dining made a return on Monday and we’ve been speaking to some of those who couldn’t wait to open their doors, some for the first time in months.

Eimear Ní Bhraonáin was joined on KCLR Live by Ricardo Cavaliere of Ristorante Rinuccini …

Then Ed Cahill of Tully’s Bar in Carlow Town spoke about a related issue that’s emerging for many businesses:

Local Covid case confirmations have been difficult to compile since the HSE’s cyber attack but fortnightly figures were unveiled this week – details here.

Talk turned too to the number of young people testing positive for the virus, the average age of those affected across the country on one day alone being 24 years.

Michael Conway Cardiologist at St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny spoke to our Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on Thursday’s KCLR Live about this & more …

While Dr Jonathan Jacob of Tyndall Clinic in Carlow outlined to our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is the role of GPs in giving vaccines to younger people …

Catching up with Jake Carter


Image from Jake Carter Twitter
Our ever busy Edward Hayden caught up with Jake Carter on The Saturday Show last weekend:

Hot Topic

Every Wednesday evening from 6pm we hand over to our younger presenting crew for Hot Topic.

The team, led by Shannon Redmond, take over the Carlow Kilkenny airwaves to share opinions, music and more.

Here’s the latest outing:

Sex Therapy

Audrey Casey – Sex Therapy Solutions

Looking to liven things up between the sheets or in your relationship in general?

Audrey Casey of Sex Therapy Solutions is a regular contributor to KCLR Live with Eimear Ní Bhraonáin.

The lastest instalment last Thursday focused on attachment styles and how they affect intimacy – listen back here:

Catch Up

There’s plenty more from across the week here on KCLR.

You’ll find our news stories here while regular key features from programmes covering a range of topics, including travel, fitness, health care, as well as repeats of our talk shows and more can be found in our Catch Up section.

Best of all, you can read and listen to everything in the KCLR app.