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M.J. Byrne’s – Greenane, Co. Wicklow

M.J. Byrne’s – Greenane, Co. Wicklow

‘There was no such thing as stabbing or kicking that time. If you pulled a knife or kicked a man when he was down, the rest of the lads would turn on you. But the boys would always shake hands after half an hour and have a drink together’. That’s the way both Pa...
Johnny Golden (1937-2010) – The Gouldy

Johnny Golden (1937-2010) – The Gouldy

Raised in the Sunbeam Orphanage near Bray, Johnny Golden was a home-boy on a farm in County Leitrim by the 1950s. He later became sexton of the church in Killegar, and worked as a mechanic from his home in County Cavan. The Gouldy was murdered in 2010. This story...
Of Rings, Raths & the Kings of Leinster: Around the Lisnavagh Estate

Of Rings, Raths & the Kings of Leinster: Around the Lisnavagh Estate

In the distant past, the raths around Lisnavagh were part of the power base of the Uí Ceinnselaig (Kinsellagh). This section considers the links to Rathmore, Rathvilly, the Oldfort ringfort and the Slíghe Chualann, as well as two kings of Leinster, Crimthann mac Énnai...