Take-over of Kilkenny Barracks 1922

Takeover Kilkenny Military barracks – 7th Feb 1922 Eamonn Kiely It is said that the old Dublin City could be reconstructed by a reading of Ulysses. If so, Kilkenny is quite safe from being forgotten by the detail available in Jim – Judge Comerford’s book on the takeover of Kilkenny barracks. The Kilkenny People gave […]

Walkin’s Lough

Walkins Lough Edward J. Law (2012) Walkin Street in Kilkenny is said to have been named during the 16th and 17th centuries when, with the city enclosed by stout walls, it was the only area where the citizens of the High town could promenade or walk. If evidence were needed that this is completely unfounded […]

The Kilkenny Woodworkers

THE KILKENNY WOODWORKERS PADDY NEARY In April 1905 a public meeting was held at the Tholsel for the presentation of prizes to successful pupils from the new Technical School. After the ceremony the School Principal, Mr George T Phillips, congratulated the pupils on the high standards achieved. He went on to make special mention of […]

Ballooning in Kilkenny

Ballooning in Kilkenny Edward J Law (2015) The crowds which assemble in Kilkenny’s Castle Park whenever it is the venue for the launch of gaily-coloured hot-air balloons, show the strong attraction which this antiquated and impractical mode of aerial transport holds for many people. Watching the stately progress of balloons from a distance, out of […]

Denis Doyle from Cuffesgrange

Dennis Doyle From Cuffesgrange Peter McQuillan My story to-day is about a remarkable man from Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny who emigrated to North America in the great wave of migration which followed the Great Famine of the 1840s in Ireland. Dennis Doyle was born in 1818 and was 33 years old when he left Cuffesgrange for […]