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Take-over of Kilkenny Barracks 1922

Takeover Kilkenny Military barracks – 7th Feb 1922 Eamonn Kiely It is said that the old Dublin City could be reconstructed by a reading of Ulysses. If so, Kilkenny is […]

The Dove – Elizabeth O’Neill

The Dove Peter McQuillan (11th May, 2012) Kilkenny City has, since the Middle Ages, had a reputation as a centre of theatrical performance. The late Peter Farrelly in his ‘600 […]

Thomas MacDonagh in Kilkenny

Thomas MacDonagh in Kilkenny Peter McQuillan In 1966, on the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the principal railway stations in Ireland were given the names of persons who were […]

Towns And Villages Of Barrow

The Towns & villages of the Barrow Edward J. Law (2013) In 1776 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Vallancey undertook a military survey of Ireland, which is now in the British Library. […]

Six Years in Galmoy

Six Years In Galmoy Peter McQuillan Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, of the School of Celtic Studies, in his book of this name, published in 2004, relates the story of the […]

Walkin’s Lough

Walkins Lough Edward J. Law (2012) Walkin Street in Kilkenny is said to have been named during the 16th and 17th centuries when, with the city enclosed by stout walls, […]

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 […]

William Of Munster (William Kenealy)

William Kenealy – William of Munster (1828 -1876) Kilkenny Journalist. Eamonn Kiely If Kilkenny gave Cloyne Bishop George Berkeley, one of the World’s greatest philosophers, Cloyne returned the compliment by […]