Kilkenny Pastimes: Religious Plays

Written and read by Paddy Neary (2018) These religious or mystery plays originated in the wish of the clergy to substitute for the profane games with which the people were amused. The plays whilst giving entertainment they would also inculcate a moral lesson to the people. They were at first performed in churches and by […]

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 […]