The Kilkenny Woodworkers

THE KILKENNY WOODWORKERS PADDY NEARY In April 1905 a public meeting was held at the Tholsel for the presentation of prizes to successful pupils from the new Technical School. After […]

1812 Overture at Kilkenny Castle

1812 Overture at Kilkenny Castle Eamonn Kiely Tchaikovsky’s music , accompanied for the first time in Ireland by artillery fire, was featured for the opening of Arts Week on 23rd […]

Abraham Colles

Abraham Colles, Surgeon Eamonn Kiely If you have occasion to drop in on any of those fine medical men in Patrick Street Kilkenny you will notice the name of their […]

An Interesting Person – Francis Walter Doheny

AN INTERESTING PERSON, FRANCIS WALTER DOHENY Peter McQuillan The Old Kilkenny Review, published each year by Kilkenny Achaeological Society, is a great source of interesting articles on places and people, […]

Kilkenny August 1914

KILKENNY IN AUGUST 1914 Patrick Neary The last week of July 1914, the local papers were reporting that there was nothing in the air but War and rumours of War. […]

Ballooning in Kilkenny

Ballooning in Kilkenny Edward J Law (2015) The crowds which assemble in Kilkenny’s Castle Park whenever it is the venue for the launch of gaily-coloured hot-air balloons, show the strong […]

Ballycallan Romance

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Bassett’s Guide

This is Ken Kinsella talking about Bassett’s Kilkenny Guide and Directory. Bassett’s Kilkenny Guide and Directory, published in 1884, provides an interesting commentary on life in the late 19th century. […]

Denis Doyle from Cuffesgrange

Dennis Doyle From Cuffesgrange Peter McQuillan My story to-day is about a remarkable man from Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny who emigrated to North America in the great wave of migration which […]