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 but those with good security. Individuals on the lowest rung of the trading ladder found it difficult to advance without a modicum of trading capital. […]

Kilkenny Almshouses

The Almshouses of Kilkenny city Edward J Law (Jan 2013) The Brehon laws laid a duty on territorial rulers in early Ireland to provide for the sick and homeless. Subsequently this system of voluntary care was taken over by the monasteries which provided food and shelter for travellers, and more long-term care for the infirm, […]