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Small House burnings


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

In this podcast, author and historian Eoin Swithin Walsh recounts the lesser known story of the burning  of smaller houses and homes in Kilkenny during the Civil War in the Spring of 1923.

'Small House’ burnings are an often overlooked aspect of the Irish Civil War. But the consequences were no less traumatic. Both sides used the burning of homes as a tactic of war which reached its grim epoch during the spring of 1923. The reprisal and counter-reprisal nature of house burnings - ‘an eye for an eye’ - led to a series of homes being burned in south Kilkenny during March and April 1923. In this podcast, find out about a chain of small-house burnings, including that of the Minogue’s and Teehan’s (Shipton House) near Kilmanagh, the home and business of James Walsh in Templeorum, and the home of Mary Walsh of Portnascully, Carrigeen, Mooncoin.'

Small-House-Burning-podcast-Kilkenny---1923.mp3 (size 29.1 MB)

Shipton House                                                                                Home and business of James Walsh, Templeorum

 The-rebuilt-Shipton-House                        The-rebuilt-home-and-shop-of-Pro-Treaty-Councillor-James-Walsh,-Templeorum 

Portnascully Mill


Jack na Culla Walsh