James Hoban – Architect of the White House Washington

Eamonn Kiely If you go out the Callan road from Kilkenny and turn right at Ballymack Cross, about a kilometre from there you will find a modern memorial in glass to James Hoban. Just a couple of hundred meters short of it is an older stone memorial on the site where his two – roomed […]

James Hoban – Architect of Callen, Co. Kilkenny

James Hoban Ken Kinsella James Hoban was born in a thatched cottage on the estate of the Earl of Desart at Cuffesgrange near Callan in 1758. He was the son of Edward Hoban and Martha Bayne, and they had four children, James, Joseph, Philip and Ann. Edward worked as a tenant farmer on the Desart […]