The Sue Nunn Show - Archive

Week: Monday June 11th


On Monday Deirdre Power, Development Officer with Kilkenny County Childcare Committee joined us to review the newspapers. She told us about a Free Parents Seminar called ‘Snuggle Up for Reading’ which is to be held on Monday 11th June, in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, from 7 to 9.30pm.

It aims to promote the benefits of reading books aloud to babies and young children and how early exposure to language can support children to become confident and competent communicators thus preparing them well for entry into primary school

The KCCC website is :, phone 056-7752865 or email [email protected]


We also spoke to John Nolan of the Carlow Association in London.

Carlow Association London, represents and welcomes Carlovians living in London, and throughout the southeast, to its functions during the year. John says Carlow people emigrating to London should look them up- click here for a link to their website or their facebook.


On Tuesday morning Breda Bergin, Development Manager with Carlow Citizens Information Service, was on the Show telling us about  the Back to School Clothing & Footwear Scheme.

The Service is on St Joseph’s Road and you can contact the Service on 07 6 1 075130.
The Kilkenny Citizens Information is on The Parade, Kilkenny and you can contact them on 07 61 077910.
On Wednesday we visited another attraction at Carlow’s Arts Festival Eigse.We visited the Heaven’s Gate project- it’s an ambitious project by artist Brian Duggan and has involved the creation of an 1890′s mid-western barn & skating ring which is open to the public for use.Find out about all the goings on of Eigse on their facebook or website.
We spoke to local children along with children visiting Kilkenny from Chernobyl about taking part in the Children’s mini marathon in Kilkenny. The ‘Kids Mini Marathon’ will take place at Kilkenny Castle Park on Father’s Day (Sunday 17 June) at 2pm and will be followed immediately afterwards by 5k Adult Run.
You can catch up with Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group on their facebook and Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International on their website.
On Thursday we spoke to Dan McInerney, director of Transportation and Emergency Services about Bike Week 2012.

It takes place from 16 to 24 June 2012, with cycling events all over the country, organised by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups. Find out more on their website.


We also fell in love with the Thai Tims as they declared their support for Ireland in Euro 2012. The Thai schoolchildren, known as Thai Tims, have travelled the world raising funds for the Good Child Foundation in their native Thailand. It supports children with Down Syndrome into inclusive education.

They are best known for singing the songs of Celtic Football Club, whose supporters are their biggest fans, and who also donate to the Good Child Foundation. Watch them sing their hearts out for the boys in green…



And as always on a Thursday Anne Neary was in studio -this week she made Chickpea, Chilli and Coriander with Banana and Mango Salad.


We kicked off the step challenge today- it will see a team from KCLR take on Ayrfield Medical Practice in Kilkenny City to see who can move the most! All the details are on Su’s blog.


We spoke to Elaine Byrne about her new book ‘Political corruption in Ireland1922-2010’ as well as her memories of growing up in her parents pub.

Carlow woman Elaine is a lecturer in political science in Trinity College Dublin. You can catch up with Elaine on her website or follow her on twitter.