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 […]

Walter Butler – Traitor or Hero

Walter Butler – Traitor or Hero Eamonn Kiely In a book of essays of the late Melo Lenox – Conyngham called A Life in Postcards one chapter deals with the above named Paulstown born Walter Butler. He comes down through history as having led the group that assassinated Albrecht von Wallenstein at Cheb in the […]