Kilkenny People
The Kilkenny People is a local paper circulated in County Kilkenny
County Kilkenny
County Kilkenny is a county in Ireland. It is part of the South-East Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the city of Kilkenny. The territory of the county was the core part of the ancient Irish Kingdom of Osraige which in turn was the core of the Diocese of...

, Ireland
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. James Joyce
James Joyce
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century...

 referred to this paper in his Ulysses
Ulysses (novel)
Ulysses is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. One of the most important works of Modernist literature,...


Popular in Kilkenny City and County, it competes with the Kilkenny Voice and "The Munster Express" in the south of the county. The Kilkenny People is published on Wednesdays every week and is owned by Kilkenny People Ltd, a holding company of Johnston Press
Johnston Press
Johnston Press plc is a newspaper publishing company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. Its flagship titles are The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post; it also operates many other newspapers around the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. It is the second-largest publisher...

. The paper is printed in three sections, dealing with news, property and sport. Originally set up as a newspaper for supporters of Charles Stewart Parnell, it survived and prospered while others folded and closed.

The paper is edited by Brian Keyes. Previous editors include Tom Molloy, Sean Hurley and John Kerry Keane.

Today, it is the biggest selling newspaper in the South East of the country and the fourth biggest selling provincial paper in Ireland.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper had an average weekly circulation
Newspaper circulation
A newspaper's circulation is the number of copies it distributes on an average day. Circulation is one of the principal factors used to set advertising rates. Circulation is not always the same as copies sold, often called paid circulation, since some newspapers are distributed without cost to the...

of 17,578 for the first six months of 2006.

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