Break Up Of Robber Gang

The breaking-up of a robber gang Edward Law (2015) Early in May, 1749, some 260 years ago, the Earl of Carrick of Ballylinch, near Thomastown received information that Bolger the […]

The Canal Walk

The Canal Walk Edward J Law (2015) It is surmised that the Canal Walk came into being about 1763. The canal was in existence five years before that, being shown […]

Charitable Loan Societies Kilkenny

Charitable Loan Societies In County Kilkenny Edward J Law (2015) In the eighteenth century, before the advent of a regulated banking system, borrowing money was a difficult undertaking for all […]

David Shelleman

David Shelleman Edward J Law (2013) The name David Shelleman does not figure large in Kilkenny history. He was one of the multitude of ‘ordinary’ citizens who have left little […]

Freney the Robber

Freney The Robber Peter McQuillan (11th May, 2012) Imagine the early 18th century in Ireland – 100 years before the first railways – travel was dependent on horse back or […]

John Carr

John Carr Ann Tierney (2014) This is the story of a young man whose life ended in London in the year 1750 when he was sentenced to death by hanging. […]

The Market Cross in Kilkenny

Peter McQuillan Hello, I’m Peter McQuillan. The Market Cross of Kilkenny If you mention the Market Cross in Kilkenny nowadays, most people will take it as a reference to a […]