Kilkenny Pastimes: Archery, Tennis, Bowling

Written and read by Paddy Neary Archery, Tennis, Bowling It would appear from Corporation records the afore mentioned trio were excluded from the category of unlawful games. The place in which the butts or targets for the practise of archery were usually set up in Kilkenny is still known as the Butts’ Green. On the […]

Kilkenny Pastimes: Bull Baiting

Written and read by Paddy Neary Bull Baiting Before speaking about bull baiting and Kilkenny, I am sure you the listener would like to know something about the pastime. It was practised widely in England and quickly spread to Ireland. Before the event started the bull’s nose was blown full of pepper to enrage the […]