The Banim Brothers and Windgap Cottage

Paddy Neary The writers Michael and John Banim were born in Kilkenny city, Michael was born on the 5th August 1796, while John was born on the 1st April 1798. During their lifetimes the brothers collaborated in many published works (twenty-four in total), mainly about life in Kilkenny and its characters under the Collective title “Tales by […]

Dr. Robert Cane Parts 1&2

Nicholas Maher Few Kilkenny people have left such an extraordinary and distinguished impact on Kilkenny society as did Dr Robert Cane in the first half of the 19th century. We do not have any roads or bridges named after this remarkable man who in a relatively short life of 52 years was highly influential as […]