The Hackett Family of Patrick St Kilkenny

Eamonn Kiely (2019) If the Banim brothers are Kilkenny’s most famous men of literature of the 19th century, the Hackett family are arguably  its most distinguished in that field of the 20th century. But the Hackett family added medicine, politics and religion to their contribution. There were nine in the family. They lived where the […]

Fr. Albert Bibby

Paddy Neary Thomas Bibby was born on the 24th October 1877, in Bagenalstown Co. Carlow. His family were proprietors of a woollen mill at Greensbridge, and operated two drapery businesses in Kilkenny City. One in Parliament street opposite the Watergate Theatre, the second in High Street nowadays the Enable Ireland shop located at the lane […]

John Cullen Lord of the Lough

John Cullen Lord of the Lough John Cullen was one of the characters who lived in the Walkin Street area, and was said to have been fairly well educated. His parents were of a comfortable position in life. In a drunken fit he enlisted in the local regiment of the Army, and some years later […]