History talks on Kilkenny Community Radio

A group of volunteers, all members of KAS, present talks about local history on KCR on Sundays. The topics are as diverse as the people chosing and presenting them. The texts are researched by the presenters themselves, often using KAS’s library at Rothe House.

Members of the group in April 2018, now working with KCR station

KAS Angela Moylan O'Reilly
Angela Moylan O’Reilly
© Pat Shortall

KAS Rosemary Barnes
Rosemary Barnes (C) Pat Shortall

KAS Eamonn Kiely
Eamonn Kiely
© Pat Shortall

KAS Pat Shortall
Pat Shortall

KAS Paddy Neary
Paddy Neary
© Pat Shortall

KAS Nicholas Maher
Nicholas Maher
© Pat Shortall

KAS Jack Lynch
Jack Lynch
© Pat Shortall
Researcher/ Speaker Title Summary
Eamonn Kiely Amhlaoibh Ó Suilleabhain or Humphrey O’Sullivan diarist
Eamonn Kiely George Berkeley (1685 – 1753)
Eamonn Kiely James Hoban architect of the White House Washington
Eamonn Kiely The Red Book of Ormonde
Eamonn Kiely Standish O’Grady and the fight of the Earls
Eamonn Kiely Dan Donnelly and the Kilkenny Connection
Jack Lynch Drink & The Irish Jack talks about the culture of alcohol consumption and the temperance movement in Ireland.
John Lynch Martin Loughlin 1833 to 1894
John Lynch William Hague 1836 to 1899  John features the architect of St. John’s Church, William Hague.
John Lynch James Stephens of Kilkenny
Nicholas Maher Dr. Robert Cane 1&2
Paddy Neary Donal McAuley Part 1 & 2  Emigration to England is the topic of this talk, using Donal McAuley’s autobiography as a source.
Paddy Neary The Banim Bros & Windgap Cottage  Paddy tells the story of the literary Brothers Banim and their relation to Kilkenny.
Paddy Neary The Capuchin Friars of Friary St  Paddy sheds light on the history of the Capuchin Friary and the Capuchin order.
Paddy Neary Fr. Albert Bibby  From Bagenalstown to Santa Inez – Paddy takes us on the life journey of Fr. Albert Bibby.
Paddy Neary Fr. Patrick Delahunty  Paddy continues his series of talks about Capuchin friars with Fr. Patrick from Aglish, Mooncoin.
Paddy Neary The Dunmore Hoard In 1999, a silver hoard was discovered in the Dunmore Caves. Paddy sheds some light unto this treasure held in the National Museum in Dublin.
Paddy Neary Thomas Moore
Paddy Neary The Kilkenny Museum Paddy talks about the predecessors of the Medieval Mile Museum and Rothe House Museum, highlighting the role of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society.
Paddy Neary John Cullen Lord of the Loc Paddy takes the listener to court, telling the story of the alleged town fool John Cullen
Paddy Neary Dr. Richard Pockcocke
Paddy Neary Edmund Ignatius Rice
Paddy Neary Prince & Dooley of Walkin Street Paddy recalls a friendship between a Protestant and a Catholic on 1798’s Walkin Street.
Paddy Neary Walkin Street Paddy takes the listener on a historical trip along Walkin Street/ Friary Street.
Paddy Neary Reputed Holy Wells Of the City of Kilkenny  Paddy points out location and history of the (holy) wells in Kilkenny.