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Happenings in Kilkenny in 1920


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

Historian and Author, Eoin Swithin Walsh explores happenings in Kilkenny in 1920

"This podcast takes a trawl through the newspapers of 1920 examining what our grandparents were reading about in Kilkenny during 1920. Although the War of Independence was in full flow, everyday life still had to go on. The stories ranged from the humorous to the tragic, and of course hurling had to make an appearance! So whether it's the clergy being burgled in Gowran, farming disputes in Dunnamaggin, James Connolly's daughter, Nora, making an appearance in the city, the tragic faith of a baby in Tullaroan, mobile telephones 1920s style, or buying a ticket to Tramore; there's a story here for everyone! "

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