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Somers of Clogh, County Kilkenny

Somers of Clogh, County Kilkenny

Closed since 2008, Somers pub was also where Eddie did his accountancy business. His eyes shone when he talked figures, shillings and sixpences, percentages and additions and, above all, logical ways to increase one’s money. ‘It’s all about management’, he counselled....
Kilkenny – Historical Tales

Kilkenny – Historical Tales

The Kilkenny 'Past Tracks' panel features short accounts of Ellen, Countess of Desart; Hubert and Peggy Butler (of Butler Gallery fame); Lionel of Antwerp & the Statutes of Kilkenny; Jonathan Swift, George Berkeley & Kilkenny College; Martin Renehan - White House...
Lenehan’s – 10 Barrack Street, Kilkenny City

Lenehan’s – 10 Barrack Street, Kilkenny City

Lenehans is the sort of pub that becomes extremely busy on a Monday morning for no particular reason. The pub still derives good business from teachers, nurses and clergy in the locality, as well as the soldiers in the nearby barracks and workers from the Labour...
Villages at a Crossroads – Borris, Grangecon & Clogh

Villages at a Crossroads – Borris, Grangecon & Clogh

Over three centuries after Oliver Goldsmith wrote The Deserted Village, our small communities are once again facing a bleak future, with populations falling, pubs and post offices closing and long-held traditions fading away. An article Turtle wrote for The Irish...
Bob Dylan – Kilkenny 2001

Bob Dylan – Kilkenny 2001

Memories of a remarkable night in Kilkenny in 2001 when Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and the Blind Boys of Alabama lit up the marble city. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...