Cantwell Fada

Cantwell Fada of Kilfane Eamonn Kiely The Cantwells were a Norman family, originally from Suffolk in England. They built several castles in Kilkenny and Tipperary. In Tipperary their best known castles are at Moycarkey, Dromineer and Mellison while in Kilkenny Kells, Rathcoole and Kilfane belonged to the Cantwells. The best known of the family is […]

The Murder of Thomas O’Flaherty

The Murder OfF Thomas O’Flaherty Edward J. Law (2015) On a little travelled side road in the vicinity of the chapel and round tower of Tullaherin stands Castlefield, a middling sized country house. The main structure dates from the first half of the eighteenth century, and in the latter half of that century it was […]