The Red Book of Ormond

Eamonn Kiely At a meeting of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society on 13th of January 1858 Rev James Graves, founder of the Society, presented an unusual exhibit to the gathering. It was the restored Red Book of Ormond. This book is a collection of deeds and rentals relating to the property in Ireland of the Butler […]

Ormonde Silver

The Ormonde Silver Eamonn Kiely In 1967 Arthur Butler, 6th Marquess of Ormonde and 24th Earl left Kilkenny Castle to a restoration committee and ultimately to the State. At the handover he requested that no houses be built closer than one hundred yards of the entrance. This was fulfilled and thankfully no houses were built […]

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