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The Week: Project Connect in North Kilkenny, tributes to Carlow council engineer and more

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 back on the tributes paid to a much-loved Carlow man, we hear about Project Connect which is being piloted in North Kilkenny, reporter Shauna McHugh’s been learning how to make mince pies, there’s another Four Star Pizza Person of the Week to celebrate and a Business Box winner to reveal.

As always, you can join our news team across the day, seven days a week, read the stories on kclr96fm.com and kclrfanzone.com or take us with you on the KCLR app.

Tributes to Ger O’Brien


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The wider Carlow community was in shock following the death of a much-loved family man, sports enthusiast and county council employee Ger O’Brien. Read our news story here

Paddy Browne, President of Tullow RFC and former Director of Services with Carlow County Council, Dan McInerney joined Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on KCLR Live to pay tribute to their friend and colleague …

Project Connect

A new multiagency approach to keeping in touch with older people in our community was launched this week and is being piloted in North Kilkenny.

Our Edwina Grace was at Muckalee GAA to hear all about Project Connect and to talk to some of those involved.

Read about it and have a listen to representatives of the different organisations involved here

The Business Box

Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office partnered with Team KCLR to offer the county’s business community an opportunity to avail of a series of highly subsidised supports for marketing and promotions.

In addition, participants were also in with a chance to win The Business Box Bonus, a €4,000 advertising package from KCLR.

The Business Box is a series of PR & Marketing Support Programmes designed for Carlow SMEs to support the promotion and marketing of their business in 2020 and beyond.

Winner was announced on The Bottom Line with John Purcell on Saturday morning …


This Is How We Do It

The last 2020 episode in the KCLR Live This Is How We Do It series with reporter Shauna McHugh saw her getting a lesson in mince pie making from Anne Neary of Ryeland House Cookery

Four Star Pizza Person of the Week

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Catherine nominated her brother as this week’s Four Star Pizza Person of the Week for all the help he gave her and all the family this year, from fixing leaks to broken keys and collecting the shopping. Here is what she had to say on KCLR Lunch with John Keane …

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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.

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