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 […]

Captain James Arnold Smithwick

Captain James Arnold Smithwick of Kilkenny Ken Kinsella Very few families in Kilkenny remained unaffected by the Great War and the parallel struggle for Irish independence in the period 1914 […]

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 […]

An Emigration Scheme For Kilkenny Weavers

An Emigration Scheme For Kilkenny Weavers Edward J Law (2013) There was a policy of assisted emigration from Ireland for half a century between 1828 and 1878 in efforts to […]

First Kilkenny Baths

The First Kilkenny Baths Edward J Law (2013) The first purpose built baths in the city of Kilkenny were not the leisure, entertainment or sports facilities which we would recognise […]