Bishop Hendricken

Thomas Francis Hendricken was born 5th May 1827 at the family home in Loughmerans on the Bleach Road, Dunmore, to John and Annie(nee Meagher) Hendricken. The ruins of the family home can still be seen today on the Holohan farm. He received his secondary education at St. Kieran’s College, going in 1847 to the National […]

James Hoban – Architect of Callen, Co. Kilkenny

James Hoban Ken Kinsella James Hoban was born in a thatched cottage on the estate of the Earl of Desart at Cuffesgrange near Callan in 1758. He was the son of Edward Hoban and Martha Bayne, and they had four children, James, Joseph, Philip and Ann. Edward worked as a tenant farmer on the Desart […]