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Everyday life in 1922


“Supported by the Department of Tourism,  Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.”

Author and Historian Eoin Swithin Walsh in this podcast talks about everyday life in Kilkenny in 1922.

Everyday-Life-in-Kilkenny---1922.mp3 (size 29.4 MB)

''In this podcast we take a look at everyday life in Kilkenny during the year 1922.  Even in times of the greatest upheaval, everyday life, somehow, manages to go on. Births, deaths, marriages and even divorcees still took place. 'Unmarried mothers' , and judgement of these women, was a topic never far from the headlines. In addition, claims for compensation give us fascinating insights into the destruction caused by the Civil War. Everything imaginable was claimed for,  including malicious damage in the Castlecomer coal mines to false teeth going missing! '' 


Castlecomer Mines (courtesey NLI)


Isaac Bell leading the Kilkenny Hunt near Feshford


Claim for false teeth (courtesey National archives of Ireland)