Another lady told us that she actually missed her girdle when it was off. “I actually feel all loose, even a bit naked, without a girdle”, she said.
Another said she wouldn’t go outside the door without a girdle. She swore it took a couple of inches off her waist and that the restriction in moving, especially bending, was worth it.
MEDIEVAL KILKENNY MUSEUM HEADING FOR NUMBER ONE.
May 30, 2018
Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum is one of 32 shortlisted projects in the running to be named Ireland’s favourite building.
The former St Mary’s Church, in the heart of Kilkenny City in St Mary’s Lane, opened last year after a five-year excavation and renovation programme. Kilkenny Civic Trust are the licensed operators of the museum, which has proven a popular tourist attraction.
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has launched the ‘public choice’ vote for Ireland’s favourite building, place or public space, ahead of its Irish Architecture Awards on June 8. The museum — by architects McCullough Mulvin — is shortlisted.
Now in its 29th year, the awards are one of the most prestigious of their kind. They celebrate the quality of current work by RIAI Members at home and abroad, and create awareness of the contribution that architects make to society for everyone’s benefit.
This year’s public choice shortlist is made up of 32 projects across Ireland including residential homes, commercial spaces, schools, healthcare facilities, heritage locations and public spaces. All of the projects on the shortlist have been designed by RIAI-registered architects and were practically completed in 2017.
Since its opening, the Medieval Mile Museum has been making headlines for the right reason. In April of this year, the museum was awarded a Judges Silver Award at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards. The project also received an ‘honourable mention’ in the 2018 DOMUS International Prize for Restoration and Preservation.
Online voting for the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards is now open. All of the shortlisted projects are available to view on the RIAI website at www.riai.ie. Voting closes at midnight on Friday, June 1.
THE STORY OF THE KILKENNY JOURNAL.
May 31, 2018
KILKENNY COULD BE THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF IRELAND.
May 31, 2018
FEAR IN OSSORY PARK/ HEBRON ROAD AREA OF CHILD ABDUCTION.
REPORTERS ROOM PERCHED UP A RICKETY STAIRS…
The former Kilkenny Journal offices, Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland. The historic paper folded after 200 years in 1965, now we’re online in 2018!
The late Tim Donovan of St. Teresa’s Terrace, Kilkenny, originally from Clara where he is buried, was the last editor of The Kilkenny Journal. Tim was the better editor in the Kilkenny of his time. A gentleman and a good decent fellow I trained as a journalist on the paper under Tim. He would do a favour in an instant, but he could make life difficult as he was always and ever obsessed with the danger of libel. When the paper folded Tim took over the as correspondent for the Dublin papers in Kilkenny.
The other reporter on the paper was a witty lover of gardening and the opera from Thomastown, a dedicated bachelor called Jim Dockery.
The Kenealy family owned the paper. Billy Kenealy ran the print works in rolled up sleeves on the shop floor while he kept an eye on the paper that he didn’t know much about. In fact the 200 -year-old printing machinery had to be replaced and Billy took the decision to close the paper rather than invest in replacement plant. His only interest was in job printing that he carried on after the paper was gone. He was assisted by his son Brian Kenealy who was office manager.
Today the front office of the paper is a delightful antique shop , run by Maura Kenealy, as you see pictured. The big “shed” that housed the print shop itself is through that black door in the picture. The reporters room was up a rickety wooden stairs where three of us sat around an enormous table surrounded by tons of musty files.
I was the paper’s Madame Katrina making up the horoscopes. Ladies throughout Kilkenny even got married basing their decision on the ramblings of my fertile 17-year-old brain. I remember rummaging through the papers 1911 editions to copy over and update the horoscopes published therein to 1964.