Old Kilkenny Review 2018

AuthorTitlepageskeywords Caitríona MooreA Neolithic Trackway in Baunmore, Co. Kilkenny5-19bog archaeology, Baunmore, Killoran, Bruckana, Bord na Mona, peatland, togher Samantha MorrisAn examination of the architectural features of tower houses in the Gowran barony20-34tower houses, architecture, Gowran, Ballyfoyle, Ballynaboley, Brady's Castle, Ballyseanmor, Clara Castle, Clifden (Rathgarvan), Dysart, Freneytown, Highrath, Kilbline, Kilfane, Neigham, Sandfordscourt, Sweetman's Castle Colm LennonThe [...]

Patrick Francis Moran

Paddy Neary (2019) Patrick Francis Moran, was the third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney and the first Cardinal appointed from Australia. The Cardinal was born in Leighlin Bridge, County Carlow on September 16th 1830, the youngest of five children to Patrick and Alicia Moran. His mother died when he was just fourteen months old by […]

Colonel Dan Bryan – Ireland’s Great Intelligence Chief

Written and read by Eamonn Kiely (2018) Military intelligence is often put forward as an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms. That is to misunderstand the study. In the military context “intelligence” means processed information. If one were to see ten soldiers going across country, it would be reasonable to assume that was a section. […]

Liber Primus Kilkenniensis

Eamonn  Kiely (2019) Liber Primus Kilkenniensis or The First Book of Kilkenny is one of the three great manuscripts of Kilkenny. The other two, The Red Book of Ormonde and The Book of Pottlerath, in The National Library of Ireland and Oxford’s Bodleian Library respectively, I have spoken about in previous talks. Liber Primus is […]

The Long March

Rosemary Barnes, 2018 Abstract. This paper is based on Mrs Ann Gibbons’ work of 2010 “Farmers on the Move: The Strategic Mobilisation of the Farming Lobby in 1960s Ireland”1. Mrs Gibbons was an active participant in the mass movement of farmers which culminated in The Long March of 1966 which highlighted farming rights and social […]

The Hawthorn and Its Significance in Celtic and Local Folklore

Nicholas Maher (2019) Many of you will be aware of the Raggedy Bush a few miles out the Kells Road. The bush in question is a Hawthorn which prompted me to research a little more about this tree of ancient roots and its place in both a historical and folklore context. Studies reveal the Hawthorn […]

How It Was Made – The Flag of The Irish Republic

Written and read by Eamonn Kiely (2018) For a few years a group of volunteers in Rothe House Kilkenny have been archiving long stored and somewhat neglected documents. As a member of the group, I was lucky to come across one in good handwriting and signed by two witnesses. It was in the form of […]

Turlough O’Carolan

Written, read and played by Anne-Karoline Distel (2018) [Audio of Planxty Irwin] Hello, my name is Anne and I’m going to tell you a bit about Turlough O’Carolan. Most of you will have heard of Planxty, the folk band of the 1970s and 1980s. I don’t know how many will know about the origin of […]