First Kilkenny Baths

The First Kilkenny Baths Edward J Law (2013) The first purpose built baths in the city of Kilkenny were not the leisure, entertainment or sports facilities which we would recognise at the present day, they were not swimming baths. Those who looked for entertainment in the water would have made for the river, as some […]

Kilkenny Water Supply

A Public Water Supply For Kilkenny City Patrick Neary In the 1890s the sanitary condition of Kilkenny city painted a very poor picture. Water for every day use was sourced from wells or fountains. This supply often proved to be polluted after heavy rainfalls when surface water oozed into wells, the walls of which were […]