Henri Clarke of Lisdowney extraction – Marshal of France

Eamonn Kiely (2019) Marshal is a military distinction conferred on certain generals by monarchs or emperor of France. Napoleon created for example twenty six such. The two closest to being Irish were MacMahon, after whom an avenue off the Arc De Triomphe is named and Henri Clarke who lived from 1765 -1818-He was marie a […]

The Market Cross in Kilkenny

Peter McQuillan Hello, I’m Peter McQuillan. The Market Cross of Kilkenny If you mention the Market Cross in Kilkenny nowadays, most people will take it as a reference to a shopping centre. But for over 400 years, the city had a real market cross, and it was a very important and imposing monument indeed in […]