Notes on Thomastown, County Kilkenny

The Artist   Mildred Anne Butler (1858–1941), one of the greatest painters of her time, was born in Kilmurry, near Thomastown. She learned her skill from her father, an army man who had painted in Africa as a young man. Inspired by her extensive travels through Europe...

Inventors of County Kilkenny

  Robert Fulton, inventor, Kilkenny roots – see here.   Henry Archer of Jenkinstown, in the County of Kilkenny, for the Invention of “A New Or Improved Protective Legging For Horses And Other Like Animals.’ See here.   William Henry Parker, of Kilmacow, in the County...
Angela Downey-Browne – Camogie Legend, Kilkenny

Angela Downey-Browne – Camogie Legend, Kilkenny

Her lightning pace certainly made defences fraught … the ‘sheer speed and power’ of this ‘deceptively diminutive’ player made her ‘virtually unstoppable’. Always within 15 to 20 metres of the goal, dominating from the puck out and firing countless cracking shots...
County Kilkenny – Choose a Topic

County Kilkenny – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Kilkenny’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Kilkenny people)   Jimmy Bolger – How the Coal Carrier got Home from Bradley’s pub Michael Brennan Roe (1937-2023) –...