Posts made in November, 2015

FREDRICK HALL VC 1885 – 1915   Fredrick Hall was born in James Stephens Barracks, Kilkenny on 21 February 1885. He spent a number of years in Kilkenny before moving with his family to England. His father was the Drum Major with the 5th Militia Battalion Royal Irish Regiment when he was born. He enlisted with the 8th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force on 23 Sept 1914 and he embarked with his unit for England on 03 Oct...

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Pat Corcoran Kilkenny Nationalist

Posted on Nov 28, 2015

Patrick Corcoran a Kilkenny Nationalist     By Patrick Neary Patrick Corcoran or Pat as he was better known was born in 1875 at 69 Upper Patrick St., where the family resided. The second son of Anne and Michael Corcoran, a whip maker by trade and a staunch Fenian who was involved in the 1867 rising. Pat served his time as a carpenter, winning many prizes at Feiseanna for his skill as a wood carver and set up his own business at the...

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