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The Week: Grief, Gut Health and the Big Green Knit

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.

Today we look at how one man’s been dealing with grief during the Pandemic, the amalgamation of two Kilkenny schools, how you can have better gut health, and the Big Green Knit while actor Tim Landers talks First Dates Ireland and his Carlow connection.

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.

Grief in a Pandemic

Eamonn Treacy by Edwina Grace

World Ploughing Champion Eamonn Treacy is one of Carlow’s most famous sons and we’ve spoken to him many times, usually after winning another award!

But this week we heard from the Garryhill man on a very different subject matter.

His beloved wife Ailish died last year and he spoke with our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is about this very sad time in his life and how he has been coping with great loss as part of the show’s Keep Well Campaign …

Big Green Knit

It’s all a little different this year for St Patrick’s Day but one campaign could help you ensure that you’re bedecked in the greenery of your own creation.

And it’s in aid of the Kilkenny cancer support centre Cois Nore while involving another local great, Cushendale Woollen Mills.

Our own great, Edward Hayden, has signed up and on The Saturday Show was joined by fellow Kilkennyite Evanne Ní Chuilinn and Cois Nore’s Dee Murphy to discuss the ‘Big Green Knit’ …

Tim Landers

Tim Landers was a guest this week on KCLR Lunch, chatting with our John Keane about his recent appearance on First Dates Ireland and Kingdom Laughs, Lockdown Love and more. Listen back to hear about Tim’s acting career and his connection with Carlow football …

Coláiste Abhann Rí


Coláiste Éamann Rís and St Brigid’s College, Callan by Edwina Grace

The long talked-about amalgamation of the two secondary schools in Callan is finally taking place with an opening date of September 2022 under the new name of Coláiste Abhann Rí.

To chat about the future of second-level education in the County Kilkenny town our Sue Nunn was joined on The Way It Is by the current principals of St Brigid’s College, Sally Ronayne, and Coláiste Éamann Rís, Majella Gleeon …

Gut Health

From Niall Moyna Twitter

Professor Niall Moyna, DCU and Operation Transformation joined our Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on KCLR Live to discuss preventive gut health and exercise …

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.