Finnoula Lynch (2020) A High Cross monument sits aloft a boreen, on eastern slopes, looking down upon the M9 motorway between the townlands of Carrickshock and Rockhall. Sculptured with an interlaced Celtic limestone cross, designed and executed by Pat Molloy of Callan, and unveiled by Rev. E.A. Foran of New Ross, it stands six metres […]
During lockdown 2020, Paddy researched how the Spanish flu affected Ireland and Kilkenny a hundred years earlier.
Jack Lynch (2020)
Nicholas Maher looks into the history of adoption and fostering in Ireland and especially Maiden Hall as a fostering home.
Learn how Henry VIII’s laws against the Irish fashion actually tell us what people wore in Ireland.
Ned Kennedy talks about the history of Freshford after 1111.
Ned Kennedy talks about the early history of Freshford and some related placenames.
Eamonn Kiely (2020) O’Callaghan’s History of the Irish Brigades deals with among others some of the famous Kilkenny families. Two of these were the Graces and Shortalls, names still synonymous with Kilkenny. The Shortalls were a distinguished Norman family who have a townsland named after them – Shortallstown. The remains of several of their castles […]
Rosemary Barnes (2020)