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The Week: Brain Tumours to Twin Towers Attacks

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.

Another busy week on KCLR but this time around we’re not just looking back seven days but 20 years…

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Remembering 9/11

20 years on from the fall of the Twin Towers in the September 11th terrorist attacks, survivor Richard Funchion recounts his experience of that horrific day and the painful aftermath.

2,996 people lost their lives and a further twenty-five thousand were injured when four US commercial aeroplanes were hijacked, in an attack orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

A blessing or a curse?

pic: Kilkenny County Council on twitter

Nearly €850,000 has been allocated to Carlow and Kilkenny to provide permanent outdoor dining facilities that are weather-resistant.

Kilkenny’s Market Yard gets €649,000. While Carlow is set to receive just over €190,000 for Tullow Street Upper and for the Main Street in Borris.

But not everyone’s sure it’s a good idea…

Lights, Camera: Drama


On The Saturday Show Edward Hayden caught up with actor Rob Murphy to find out about his brand new Dramatic Action Stage School which is opening in Kilkenny …

Relief for staff at St Luke’s Hospital as Covid-19 scare eases

St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny (Google Maps)
St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny (Google Maps)
St Luke’s Consultant Cardiologist Michael Conway with positive news from our local hospital as the Covid-19 scare of recent weeks has eased.
But he’s also warning that ‘malign thinkers’ are putting ordinary people in Carlow and Kilkenny at risk from Covid-19 by spreading misinformation and we all need to be careful where we’re getting our information with regard to Covid-19 and the vaccinations.

Incurable brain tumour


Jim Freeman (left) at the Kilkenny Supporters Club AGM
Jim Freeman of the Kilkenny Supporters Club has been telling The Way It Is about his health issues.

What started out as a diagnosis of stroke turned out to be a brain tumor.

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.

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