Standish O’Grady, one time Editor of the Moderator

Eamonn Kiely (2020) I have spoken to you before about O’Grady in the context of his role as editor of the local paper The Moderator and his championing o f Lady Desert’s people the Cuffes in a clash with the Ormonds, I titled it The Fight of the Earls. He spent only a couple of […]

Thomas Moore

Paddy Neary Thomas Moore was born at 12 Aungier Street in Dublin on 28th May 1779. His father came from Kerry, while his mother Anastasia Codd came from Wexford. He had two younger sisters. From an early age Moore showed an interest in music and other performing arts. Sometimes he appeared in musical plays and […]

George Berkeley (1685 – 1753)

Eamonn Kiely It is likely that George Berkeley is the best known Kilkennyman ever. None other that I am aware of, has had a city called after him. Accepted among the top ten philosophers ever he was born at Dysart Castle near Thomastown. At ten years of age in 1695 he is in Kilkenny College, […]