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 […]

Amhlaoibh Ó Suilleabhain or Humphrey O’Sullivan diarist

Eamonn Kiely This Callan man is seen as something of the Samuel Pepys of Ireland and the Irish language. While born in Killarney, he came to Kilkenny at nine years of age. His father was a hedge school master. Proinsias O’Drisceoil says in his notes for Oxford Dictionary of National Biography that O’Sullivan senior built […]