Paddy Neary (2020) This locality was selected for a residence by one of the ancient Kings of Ossory and was long continued by his successors long before the Anglo Norman invasion. According to Canon Carrigan, the royal residence was situated in the Moat; the Pigeon Park was famous for its Aonachs when the Irish Kings […]
Ned Kennedy talks about the history of Freshford after 1111.
Written and read by Eamonn Kiely (2019) This man ruled Ireland for thirty nine years on behalf of the British King. He was successively Earl Marquess and Duke. He was Lord Lieutenant and Viceroy. He served under four Stuart kings. During the Commonwealth rule of Oliver Cromwell he exiled on the Continent with King Charles […]
Cromwell In Callan Peter McQuillan When Oliver Cromwell came to Callan in 1650 the town was quite a large place, as Joe Kennedy, Hon. Secretary of Callan Heritage, points out in the ‘Old Kilkenny Review, 1984.’ It was one of the principal towns of the Ormond domain, a walled town with 8 castles, with its […]