Donall Mac Amhlaigh

Paddy Neary Donall Mac Amhlaigh was born in Galway and grew up there and in Kilkenny. He left school at 15 and worked in various jobs before joining the Irish speaking Regiment of the Army. When he left the Army in 1951, he emigrated to work as an unskilled labourer in England. His book in […]

Kilkenny Railway Station

Kilkenny’s Railway Station Patrick Neary Irish Railways were built between the 19th and early 20th Centuries, the Dublin to Dun Laoghaire line been the first to open in 1834. Kilkenny Station first opened its doors in September 1847 and not without controversy as the cost having been estimated at £14,000 had more than doubled to […]

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 […]