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Newspapers have been a major feature of Kilkenny life for centuries now and some of the eighteenth and nineteenth century's most important papers were produced here including Finn's Leinster Journal from 1767, The Leinster Independent from 1872, The Kilkenny Chronicle from 1813, the Kilkenny Journal from 1832, the Kilkenny Moderator from 1814, the Kilkenny Courier and Tipperary Examiner from 1858, the Kilkenny and Wexford Express from 1875, the Post from 1926, the Kilkenny Standard from 1979 and of course the Kilkenny People. Many of these newspapers are available to view on microfiche at Kilkenny County Library.

Kilkenny People First published in 1895 the Kilkenny People is a weekly paper printed in colour at the Kilkenny People Group state of the art print works at Purcellsinch. The paper has the highest readership in the southeast and the group also publishes a number of other regional titles under the managing directorship of John Kerry Keane. One of the senior journalists, Sean Keane is a son of John B.Keane the novelist and playwright. In 2001 the newspapers was sold to Scottish Holdings Ltd.

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The Kilkenny Voice

The Kilkenny Voice will celebrate its 1st Birthday on September 5th 2006. The full colour, compact newspaper has set a new standard for the provincial press in Ireland in terms of news content, design and layout. It has achieved an average weekly sales of 8,500 copies, and in excess of 30,000 readers.

The Kilkenny Voice,
4 John's Gate,
Castlecomer Rd.,

056 779 4700 (Main)
056 779 4705 (Advertising)
Fax: 056/77 94 801.
ISDN: 056/77 94 810.
email: dbutler@kilkennyvoice.ie

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