Kilkenny Marble Works

The Kilkenny Marble Works Patrick Neary The story of the Kilkenny Marble Works begins in 1730, when William Colles of Patrick Street, Kilkenny started one of the finest private industries that ever flourished in the County. The marble works was situated at Maddockstown, three miles south of Kilkenny City on the left bank of the […]

An Old Kilkenny Industry – The Merino Woollen Mill

AN OLD KILKENNY INDUSTRY – The Merino Woollen Factory Patrick Neary The Merino Woollen Factory was established by two Kilkenny men Timothy Nowlan and Thomas Shaw in 1810. The site they chose was Ennisnag close to Stonyford and beside the King’s River. This Thomas Shaw had already served an apprenticeship in Dublin and spent seven […]