John Carr

John Carr Ann Tierney (2014) This is the story of a young man whose life ended in London in the year 1750 when he was sentenced to death by hanging. The young man’s story started in Kilkenny, though he wasn’t born there. His name was John Carr and, on his very first visit to the […]

Bassett’s Guide

This is Ken Kinsella talking about Bassett’s Kilkenny Guide and Directory. Bassett’s Kilkenny Guide and Directory, published in 1884, provides an interesting commentary on life in the late 19th century. The guide gave details of the many attractions in the city and county, together with information on the archaeological, cultural, religious, economic and sporting activities. […]