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'ALDRIDGE WAS THE SURPRISE PACKET OF THE MATCH'


Posted on  August 25, 2007


Liam Kenny comments on the opening round of the Championship of 1957 in his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 31 May 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

'LIVING STONES' TELL THEIR TALE IN CELBRIDGE


Posted on  March 01, 2011


To celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Patrick's Church in Celbridge Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing new under the sun,' from the Leinster Leader of 25 November 2010 reviews the book 'Living stones.' Our thanks to Liam.

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'The rivalry is terrible' - GAA action in Kildare a century ago


Posted on  April 27, 2007


The third instalment for March from Liam Kenny's article 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' from the Leinster Leader concerns G.A.A. reporting from 1907. Out thanks to Liam. more

70 YEARS OF POULAPHUCA


Posted on  June 11, 2010


In his regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' Liam Kenny  reflects on the Poulaphuca dam and reservoir which harnessed the Liffey 70 years ago.  Our thanks to Liam.

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A BRIDGE, A TOWN, A PEOPLE


Posted on  August 27, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 24th June 2010 reflects on James Durney's new book on the history of social housing in Newbridge - A bridge, a town, a people. Our thanks to Liam.  

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A BRIGID OF THE 20th CENTURY


Posted on  April 08, 2009


In his regular Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny recalls the life of Brigid Lyons, revolutionary, activist and campaigning doctor.

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A FRAGRANT REMINDER OF TIMES PAST...


Posted on  May 22, 2010


In his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader 1st April 2010, Liam Kenny looks at the archaeological tresures which reveal a great deal about the early people of the midlands....Our thanks to Liam more

A KILDARE LINK TO A WELL-LOVED HYMN


Posted on  February 15, 2008


A Kildare link to one of the most popular hymns - Liam Kenny in his article for 13 December 2007 from his regular feature Nothing New Under the Sun in the Leinster Leadrer. Our thanks to Liam.

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A ROYAL VISITOR TO NAAS OF THE KINGS


Posted on  August 13, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 13th May 2010 reflects on a royal visitor to Naas 29th a century ago.  Our thanks to Liam.  

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A SCHOOL WITH A DIFFERENCE ... PADRAIG PEARSE AND ST. ENDA'S


Posted on  February 04, 2011


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 28th October 2010 writes on Padraig Pearse and his pioneering school, St. Enda's. Our thanks to Liam.

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A WHITE CHRISTMAS ON THE PLAINS OF KILDARE?


Posted on  March 11, 2011


In his weekly column 'Nothing new under the sun' from the Leinster Leader of 9 December 2010 Liam Kenny ponders on a white Christmas in Kildare

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A truly Irish scene, the spirit of the real Punchestown’


Posted on  August 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 3 May 2007 regarding the sights and sounds of the Punchestown Festival of 50 years ago, from the Leinster Leader of 1957 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

ADULTERY AT LYONS, TREASON AT RATHCOOLE – COURT CASES THAT SHOCKED LEINSTER


Posted on  June 19, 2008


Tales of crime and passion from Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 22 November 2007

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ALL-WHITES LOSE OUT TO METROPOLITANS IN ROUSING GAME


Posted on  September 15, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 5th August 2010 reflects on when the term ‘Lilywhites’ supplanted ‘All Whites’ as the catch word for the Kildare team. Our thanks to Liam. 

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ANDREW DELANEY: IN FAR FOREIGN FIELDS....KILDARE CASUALTY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR


Posted on  June 07, 2008


From his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun, in the Leinster Leader 8 November 2007, Liam Kenny writes of the death of Andrew Delaney of Crookstown, near Narraghmore, in 1915 in WWI more

ANNIVERSARIES AND COMMEMORATIONS FOR 2008


Posted on  February 16, 2008


Liam Kenny in his regular column Nothing 'New Under the Sun' from 3 January 2008 in the Leinster Leader highlights some of the important anniversaries coming up in 2008. Our thanks to Liam more

ARCHBISHOP OPENS MAGNIFICENT ATHY SCHOOL WITH A GOLDEN KEY


Posted on  February 21, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun, in the Leinster Leader of 30 October 2008, looks at the opening of the Sister of Mercy primary school in Athy in October 1958 by Archbishop McQuaid. more

ARE YOU GOING HOME NOW - MEMORIES OF OLD KILKEA


Posted on  February 15, 2008


Liam Kenny from his regular column in the Leinster Leader - Nothing New Under the Sun - a review of Are You Going Home Now? – Memories of Old Kilkea by Micheal O’Dubhshlaine. As always our thanks to Liam. more

ATHY'S EYE ON THE PAST


Posted on  July 23, 2008


In his Leinster Leader column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny reviews Frank Taaffe's role as local historian in Athy, his Eye on the past column and series of books based on this weekly column in the Nationalist. more

BKACK HOLE IN LILYWHITE ACCOUNTS! - KILDARE GAA


Posted on  October 20, 2007


A report in the Leinster Leader of 1 June 1907 on the Co. Kildare GAA Board Meeeting where a discrepancy in the accounts was noted - by Liam Kenny from his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' - Leinster Leader 7 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

BLESSINGTON TRAM - LAST RUN - NEW YEAR'S EVE 1932


Posted on  February 16, 2008


Liam Kenny recounts the last run of the Blessington Tram in 1932 in his regualr column 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' of 27 December 2007 in the Leinster Leader. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

BOTTLES FLY AT PUNCHESTOWN AFFRAY


Posted on  June 18, 2010


In his regular feature article in the Leinster Leader "Nothing New Under the Sun" Liam Kenny comments on intriguing events at Punchestown from the pages of the Kildare Observer of one hundred years ago.  Our thanks to Liam.

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CASTLETOWN DISPLAY HIGHLIGHTS IRELAND'S RUINED MANSIONS


Posted on  February 02, 2012


Liam Kenny in his Looking Back article from the Leinster Leader of 5 April 2011 on Kildare's abandoned mansions exhibition in Castletown House

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CASTLETOWN HOUSE - REFURBISHED 2007


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article on the refurbished Castletown House by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 30 August 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

CUIRREACH LIFE - THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE


Posted on  March 08, 2008


Liam Kenny reviews the new book by John Feehan on the Curragh of Kildare - in his regualr feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' from the Leinster Leader 7 February 2008. Our thanks to Liam. more

CURRAGH - MOTOR RACING 1947-1954


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Liam Kenny takes a look at motor racing on the Curragh from 1947-1954 in his regular columen in the Leinster Leader, 'Notinh New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam more

CURRAGH AT THE CENTRE OF INTERNMENT CAMAPIGN 50YEARS AGO


Posted on  September 26, 2007


Internment on the Curragh in the 1950's by Liam Kenny from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun. Our thanks to Liam more

Chewing the cud on the sweet pastures of South Kildare


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Liam Kenny in 'Nothing New Under the Sun', in the Leinster Leader of 10 April 2008, explores the challenges of farming in Kildare in 1958. more

DOMINICAN ORDER IN ATHY - SEVEN CENTURIES OF SERVICE


Posted on  July 23, 2008


An article by Liam Kenny on the Dominicans of Athy from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' more

ERNEST SHACKLETON ... KILDARE'S GREATEST PERSON?


Posted on  February 04, 2011


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 21st October 2010 asks the question is Ernest Shackleton Kildare's greatest person? Our thanks to Liam.

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Election Drama 1957


Posted on  May 12, 2007


The fourth instalment for March from Liam Kenny's Leinster Leader column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' looks once again at the 1957 General Election. Our thanks to Liam more

Ernest Shackleton - ANTARCTIC EXPLORER - KILDAREMAN


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Liam Kenny examines the life of ther great Antartctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Our thanks to Liam more

FEW JANUARY BLUES AT ALL-WHITES COUNTY CONVENTION


Posted on  April 02, 2009


The Kildare GAA convention of 1959 was covered comprehensively by the Leader in the last week of January. In his regular Leinster Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny takes a look at the coverage.

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FIFTY YEARS OF THE CHURCH ON THE HILL MARKED BY A NEW PUBLICATION


Posted on  August 27, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 10th June 2010 reflects on the new publication on Caragh Church. Our thanks to Liam.  

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FLOTILLA RECALLS LAST GUINNESS CARGO ON THE GRAND CANAL



Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 3rd June 2010 recalls the last Guinness cargo on the Grand Canal. Our thanks to Liam.  

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FOLKLORE DAYS & CANAL WAYS...MEMOIRS OF BOG & WATER


Posted on  April 16, 2010


In his regular feature  'Nothing New Under the Sun'  in the Leinster Leader Liam Kenny observes a small sample of the many threads of Kildare life explored by John Freeman in his book 'Folklore Days and Canal Ways'. Our thanks to Liam.  more

FR. JOHN SULLIVAN - JESUIT PRIEST OF CLONGOWES WOOD


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article by Liam Kenny in the Leinster Leader of 2nd August 2007 from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' on the Jesuit priest, Fr. John Sullivan of Clongowes Wood. Our thanks to Liam. more

FRANCIS LEDWIDGE - MEATH POET'S LIFE RECALLED BY KILDARE WOMAN



Liam Kenny's article on Francis Ledwidge the Meath poet who lost his life in WWI and his Kildare biographer Alice Curtayne - from 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leianster Leader 13 Septemnber 2007. more

FROM AVOCA TO LEIXLIP - HERITAGE WEEK BECKONS


Posted on  September 15, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 19th August 2010 promotes the arrival of Heritage Week. Our thanks to Liam. 

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FROM CASTLEDERMOT TO LEIXLIP....FOLLOW THE KAS FOR 2010


Posted on  March 27, 2010


Liam Kenny, in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader looks forward to the annual programme of  the Kildare Archaeological Society for 2010.  Our thanks to Liam... more

FROM DUNLAVIN TO EDENDERRY..LOCAL NOTES RECALL SUMMER OF '58


Posted on  January 29, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' examines the local notes of the Leader for July of 1958 more

Fair weather fans miss GAA classic at Athy, 8 April 1907


Posted on  June 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 19 April 2007 regarding a football match between Roseberry and the Lord Edwards at Athy in the Leader of 1907 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

From Knock to New York...


Posted on  January 09, 2009


Liam Kenny examines the local notes section of the Leinster Leader of 1958, in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leinster Leader 29 May 2008. more

G-BOATS ON BALLYNAFAGH LAKE!


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny explores Kildare's 'forgotten' lake in the Leinster Leader of 6 September 2007 in his regular feature, Nothing New Under the Sun. Our thanks to Liam. more

GAELS RALLY IN KILCOCK TO BID FAREWELL TO FOOTBALL STARS


Posted on  February 21, 2009


The Leinster Leader report on the departure of two Kildare football stars for the United States in October 1958 is examined here by Liam Kenny in his regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' more

GREAT OCEAN LINERS AND CROSS-CHANNEL CATTLE BOATS - 1907 NEWSPAPER TRAVEL ADVERTS


Posted on  October 20, 2007


Travel arrangements from the advertising columns of the Leinster Leader 1907 - by Liam Kenny form his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - Leinster Leader 28 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam 

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GRIT, GRIME AND GORE - KILDARE'S INDUSTRIAL PAST


Posted on  September 07, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 22nd July 2010 reflects on Kildare's rich industrial past. Our thanks to Liam.  

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GRIT, GRIME AND GORE - KILDARE'S INDUSTRIAL PAST



Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 22nd July 2010 reflects on Kildare's rich industrial past. Our thanks to Liam.  

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HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS IN CO. KILDARE 2007


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny's promotion of Heritage Week Events in Co. Kildare in the Leinster Leader 23 August 2007 from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam more

HIDDEN GEMS OF KILDARE


Posted on  April 01, 2010


In his regular feature  'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader 4th February 2010, Liam Kenny looks at the many insights into the identy of Kildare - its people and its places....Our thanks to Liam more

How the Leader brought General Election news – 50 years ago.


Posted on  April 27, 2007


The second instalment for March from Liam Kenny's regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

JENNY WYSE POWER - AN ARTICLE FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE WEST WICKLOW HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Posted on  July 23, 2008


In his regular Leinster Leader column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny reviews Vol. IV of the Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society with particular emphasis on the article by Marie O'Neill on Jenny Wyse Power more

JET PLANE SCREAMS THROUGH THE NEWBRIDGE SKY


Posted on  September 04, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 8th July 2010 reflects on the military displays in 1970s Newbridge. Our thanks to Liam.  

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JOHN DEVOY - MEMORIAL PLANS PAST AND PRESENT


Posted on  May 21, 2010


In his regular feature 'Nothing New Under thre Sun' in the Leinster Leader  Liam Kenny reports on a recently published booklet 'A forgotton hero - John Devoy' ....Our thanks to Liam more

JOHNSTOWN - MYTH AND MEMORY


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Liam Kenny focuses on the historic village and environs of Johnstown in his regular column in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing, New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam more

KILCOCK AND THE ROYAL CANAL



An interesting experience of a 'first-class' lady on the Royal Canal near Maynooth forms the basis for a look by Liam Kenny at the Royal Canal in Kilcock and north Kildare. Our thanks to Liam more

KILDARE AUTHOR RECALLS TROUBLED ERA OF THE FIRST DAIL


Posted on  August 25, 2007


Troubled times in Ireland recalled in Annie Ryan's new book, 'Comrades.' Liam Kenny comments on the Kildare personalities in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' which appeared in the Leinster Leader of 17 May 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

KILDARE TDs IN CLIFF-HANGER POLL FIFTY YEARS AGO.



Liam Kenny's article for 24 May 2007 (the day of the 2007 General Election) which explores the 1957 General election within the Couny of Kildare. Our thanks to Liam. more

KILDARE V. CARLOW, MARCH 1958


Posted on  September 09, 2008


Riveting account of Senior Football Championship match between Kildare and Carlow in 1958, re-told by Liam Kenny, in his regular column, Nothing New Under the Sun, Leinster Leader, 20 March 2008.  more

KILDAREMEN IN THE BOER WAR


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' on Co. Kildare connections with the Borer War - Leinster Leader 16 August 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

KILTEEL - KILDARE'S HIGHEST VILLAGE



An article on the highest village in Co. Kildare from the Leinster Leader of 9 August 2007, by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam and his tour guide, Paddy Walsh. more

Kildare preparations for 1958 National League Final


Posted on  January 09, 2009


A look at 1958 as the county geared up for a National League Final with the Dubs after a scintillating campaign by the All-Whites, by Liam Kenny in his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leinster Leader 15 May 2008. more

Kildare's defeat in the National League Final of 1958



Liam Kenny in 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leinster Leader 22 May 2008, comments on the defeat of Co. Kildare in the National League Final of 1958 by Dublin. more

LABOUR LEADER HOLDS NERVE IN DAIL CRISIS - BILL NORTON, LABOUR TD


Posted on  October 20, 2007


Bill Norton, Labour TD for Co. Kildare, and party Leader and the 1932 General Election - by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - Leinster Leader 14 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

LARCENY OF A TURKEY!


Posted on  March 11, 2011


Liam Kenny in his 'Nothing new under the sun,' column from the Leinster Leader of 23 December 2010 goes back to the seasonal fuss and rush of a mid-Kildare Christmas in the closing years of the Victorian era.

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LAST EDITORIAL OF 1899



Liam Kenny in his 'Nothing new under the sun' column from the Leinster Leader of 30 December 2010 reflects on the last editorial from the Kildare Observer in 1899

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LEADER EDITOR A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE GAA


Posted on  April 29, 2010


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' recalls John Wyse Power, a founder member of the GAA who has been given enduring notice with the erection of a commemorative plaque on the Leinster Leader premises at Sth. Main St., Naas.
 
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LEADER EDITOR TERMED 'A GENTLE REVOLUTIONARY'


Posted on  March 01, 2011


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothin new under the sun,' from the Leinster Leader of 18 November 2010 chronicles the life of editor, poet and revolutionary - Seumas Kelly. Our thanks to Liam.

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LOCAL HISTORY GROUPS EXPLORE KILDARE'S DIVERSE HERITAGE


Posted on  April 15, 2010


In his regular Leinster Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' Liam Kenny looks at how local history groups through a programme of talks and outings help to share and illuminate the history and heritage of Kildare.  Our thanks to Liam. more

LOCAL HISTORY MOVEMENT STRONG IN KILDARE


Posted on  August 22, 2008


An article from the Leinster Leader of 6 March 2008 by Liam Kenny on the ever-growing popularity of Local History in Co. Kildare, taken from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' more

Leader tipster sets Kildare punters on track for Punchestown of fifty years ago …


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Liam kenny in his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,'  of 17 April 2008, examines the newspapers tips for the forthcoming Punchestown festival of 1958. more

Leader's GAA reporting a long established tradition


Posted on  April 05, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader of 8 February 2007 on the paper's coverage of GAA events  more

Leinster towns take on a continental aura for Corpus Christi


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' examines the newspaper coverage of how Leinster towns took on a continental aura for Corpus Christi.

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MAPPING KILDARE'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE


Posted on  October 18, 2007


A REPORT BY LIAM KENNY ON THE INDUSTRIAL SURVEY OF CO. KILDARE BEING UNDERTAKEN AS PART OF THE CO. KILDARE HERITAGE PLAN - from  his regular fetaure 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader 20 September 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

MAYNOOTH CYCLIST WINS 1957 GRAND PRIX


Posted on  September 26, 2007


The story of how Bernie O'Brien won the 1957 cycle Grand Prix of Kildare - from Liam Kenny's regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - our thanks as always to Liam more

NAAS - A COMMUNICATIONS BLACK SPOT IN 1957


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny reports on a Naas Urban District Council Meeting from 1957 in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 19 July 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

NAAS - Leinster Leader printing developments - 1957


Posted on  May 12, 2007


The last instalment from Liam Kenny's Leinster Leader column for March 2007 on developments in printing at the 'Leader Offices.' Our thanks to Liam more

NAAS - St. DAVID'S DAY - THE WELSH CONNECTION


Posted on  July 23, 2008


Exploring the welsh connection! Liam Kenny looks at the Norman importation of St. David, Patron Saint of Wales into the life of the county town of Naas and the legacy that remains - from 'Nothing New under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader.

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NAAS G.A.A. - THE BEGINNING - Priests, printers and doctors key figures in county town’s GAA story


Posted on  June 19, 2008


An interesting article on the early years of the G.A.A. in Naas by Liam Kenny from his regular column in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun, dated 15 November 2007.

 

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NEW CHURCH AT RATHANGAN, 1958


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' examines the newspaper coverage of the opening of the new church at Rathangan in 1958. more

NO TAKE-OFF FOR FACTORY PLAN


Posted on  September 07, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 15th July 2010 reflects on the investment by foreign industrialists on 1960s Ireland. Our thanks to Liam.  

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Newbridge on Easter Monday 1907


Posted on  May 29, 2007


An article on Newbridge in 1907 by Liam Kenny from his column in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

OVER THE BORDER DOWN WICKLOW WAY


Posted on  April 23, 2010


An interesting article from Liam Kenny's regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 11th March 2010 on the configuration of Ireland's counties which began in the late 12th century.  Our thanks to Liam. more

Onerous Working Conditions in the Health Service 100 Years Ago


Posted on  April 03, 2007


The first article on Local History in the Leinster Leader from Liam Kenny which was published on 1 February 2007 in his new column - Nothing New Under the Sun. Liam has generoulsy offered these articles to the EHistory site. Our thanks!

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Our political parties agree on all the important details


Posted on  August 01, 2007


Reporting on the election fervour of 1957 - Liam Kenny takes a look in his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, Nothing New Under the Sun. Our thanks as always to Liam.

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PATRICIAN BROTHERS, NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  September 09, 2008


Unique celebrations in Newbridge in 1958 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Patrician Brothers and their arrival in Newbridge in 1939, from the regular feature by Liam Kenny, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader, 13 March 2008.

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PLAYING CUPID AMONG THE KILDARE HILLS


Posted on  April 30, 2010


In his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader Liam Kenny explores the hill terrain on the Kildare-Wicklow boundary. Our thanks to Liam...

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PROCESSIONS TO REMEMBER WOLFE TONE


Posted on  August 27, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 17th June 2010 reflects on the many processions to Bodenstown to remember Wolfe Tone. Our thanks to Liam.  

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Pat Taaffe, Punchestown and the paste-board ladies …


Posted on  January 09, 2009


A retrospective of Punchestown festival of 1958 by Liam Kenny in his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' from the Leinster Leader 1 May 2008. more

Priest disguised as cattle-dealer led his monks to war-time tranquility


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 3 April 2008, explores the life of the Irish born priest, monk and theologian who had Meath and Kildare connections, Joseph Marmion, 1858-1923. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

Priests, politicians and ESB unite to bring light to the darkness over the Bog of Allen



Liam Kenny, on the arrival of electrification to rural areas along the Kildare/Offfaly border, from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' of 24 April 2008. more

Punchestown colour and music in our pages 100 years ago


Posted on  June 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 26 April 2007 regarding the sights and sounds of the Punchestown from the Leinster Leader of 1907 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

ROYAL VISITS TO KILDARE 1904, 1911 and 2011


Posted on  May 19, 2011


We break with protocol this week and publish the current article from Liam Kenny in the Leinster Leader of 17 May 2011. Liam compares the historic visit of Elizabeth II to the Irish National Stud and Gilltown Stud  in 2011 with that of George V to Maynooth College in 1911, one hundred years ago, and the visit of his predecessor Edward VII to Naas and Punchestown in 1904. As always our thanks to Liam. more

Reporting elections fifty years ago


Posted on  April 21, 2007


The last instalment for February from Liam Kenny's regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

SANTA CLAUS AND NAAS SOCIAL HOUSING!!!!


Posted on  February 15, 2008


Liam Kenny from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader - Nothing New Under the Sun - for 20 December 2007 - examines the victory of Santa Claus at the Curragh in 1964 and reviews James Durney's book on Naas Social Housing - In the Shadow of Kings. Our thanks to Liam more

SECRET MEETING MARKS KILDARE SEQUEL TO FLIGHT OF THE EARLS


Posted on  June 19, 2008


A fascinating Kildare link to the story of the Flight of the Earls recounted by Liam Kenny in 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' - Leinster Leader 29 November 2007.

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SOBRIETY AND SOCIALISM - THEMES OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY 1915


Posted on  January 12, 2012


In his column 'Looking Back' from the Leinster Leader March 15 2011 Liam Kenny reflects on sobriety and socialism on St. Patrick's Day 1915. As always our thanks to Liam.

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ST. BRIGID


Posted on  March 08, 2008


An article by Liam Kenny from his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 31 January 2008 on the Patroness of the Gaels - St. Brigid. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

STEPHEN RYNNE - IRELAND OF THE 1950's


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article by Liam Kenny on Stephen Rynne of Downings House near Prosperous, from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader 27 September 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

SUMMER SNOW ON KILDARE HILLS


Posted on  September 07, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 29th July 2010 reflects on the dramatic change in our summer climate. Our thanks to Liam.  

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Sampling whiskies requires time, endurance... and balance


Posted on  April 21, 2007


The third instalment from Liam Kenny's regular feature in the Leinster Leader - from 15 February 2007. Our thanks again to Liam. more

Search teams mobilise in missing boy episode


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' examines the front page coverage of the search for a missing Naas boy and the involvement of a Leader reporter in the drama.  more

TALLY HO! AS HUNT TRAVERSES THE COUNTY ON MID-WINTER GALLOPS


Posted on  April 01, 2009


In his regular Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny finds that the Leinster Leader of January 1959 gave extensive coverage to the activities of the Kildare Hunt.

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TERESA BRAYTON: THE OCCULT AND THE OLD BOG ROAD REMEMBERED IN NORTH KILDARE


Posted on  June 07, 2008


Liam Kenny's article from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 1 November 2007, on the writings and life of Teresa Brayton. more

THE AUXILIARIES - THE TOUGH MEN OF 1921


Posted on  February 02, 2012


Liam Kenny reviews Ernest McCall's book 'The Auxiliaries – Tudor’s Toughs’ in his Looking Back series from the Leinster Leader 26 April 2011

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THE CHANGING FORTUNES OF EDENDERRY


Posted on  May 27, 2010


In his regular feature article 'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader, Liam Kenny reflects on the changing fortunes of Edenderry, as recorded by local historian Ciarán J Reilly in his book ‘Edenderry 1820-1920, popular politics and Downshire rule’...Our thanks to Liam.

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THE CHANGING FORTUNES OF EDENDERRY



In his regular feature article 'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader, Liam Kenny reflects on the changing fortunes of Edenderry, as recorded by local historian Ciarán J Reilly in his book ‘Edenderry 1820-1920, popular politics and Downshire rule’...Our thanks to Liam.

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THE CHURCH ON THE HILL ... A FIFTY-YEAR CELEBRATION


Posted on  August 13, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 20th May 2010 reflects on the fifty-year anniversary of Caragh church.  Our thanks to Liam.  

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THE CURRAGH STORY BRILLIANTLY DEPICTED IN NEW MUSEUM


Posted on  February 04, 2011


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader 6th October 2010, writes on the opening of the new Defence Forces museum on the Curragh. Our thanks to Liam.

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THE DAY THE BIG FELLOW CAME TO TOWN


Posted on  March 01, 2011


Liam Kenny in his Leinster Leader column 'Nothing new under the sun' of 4 November 2010 describes the visit of Michael Collins to Naas. Our thanks to Liam.

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THE FAMINE ERA IN NORTH KILDARE


Posted on  July 23, 2008


In 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny explores the history of the Celbridge Poor Law Union from a recent publication by Seamus Cummins more

THE LEINSTER LEADER - THUNDERING THE PRESSES SINCE 1880


Posted on  September 15, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 26th August 2010 reflects on 130 years of the Leinster Leader newspaper. Our thanks to Liam.

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THE MEN WHO KEPT THE HOME FIRES BURNING


Posted on  August 13, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 27th May 2010 reflects on the men who kept the homes fires burning during the Emergency.  Our thanks to Liam.  

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THE POLITICS OF PUNCHESTOWN


Posted on  February 02, 2012


The influence of the Troubles on Punchestown racing from Liam Kenny's series 'Looking Back' Leinster Leader 19 April 2011

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THERE'S ONLY ONE PUNCHESTOWN AND ONLY ONE HARRY!


Posted on  June 19, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 29th April 2010 reflects on a review of Punchestown a century ago.  Our thanks to Liam.  

 

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THREATENED ENCLOSURE OF THE CURRAGH!


Posted on  October 18, 2007


A perceived threat to enclose the Curragh lands mobilised sheep owners in 1957 - from Liam Kenny's regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' dated 26 July 2007, Leinster Leader. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

TROUBLES ON THE HOME FRONT OVERSHADOW WAR'S END


Posted on  March 01, 2011


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing new under the sun,' from the Leinster Leader of 11 November 2010 on the anniversary of the Armistice of 1918. Our thanks to Liam.

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TRUE VALUE OF A LOCAL NOTE!


Posted on  September 09, 2008


Liam Kenny in 'Nothing New Under the Sun' for the Leinster Leader 27 March 2008, explores the true merit of the local notes section of the newspaper in 1958. more

The art of the obituary – local lives honoured in print


Posted on  April 27, 2007


The first instalment for March from Liam Kenny's regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

Three sisters' wedding brightens up a wet summer of '58


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun examines the newspaper coverage of the weather in 1958 and the wedding of three sisters that year. more

Town councillors call to presbytery to pay tribute


Posted on  January 09, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 8 May 2008, reports on the visit by members of Naas Urban District Council to the Presbytery on the Sallins Road to present an illuminated address to Very. Rev. P.J.Doyle, parish priest, on attaining the Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary) of his ordination. more

Turnips and cycles the order of the day


Posted on  June 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 12 April 2007 highlighting the range of goods and services on offer in the small advertisemnets in the Leader of 1907 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

WANTED: STEADY SOBER MAN & STRONG CAPABLE GIRL - 1907 NEWSPAPER ADVERTS AND VACANCIES


Posted on  October 20, 2007


Intriguing adverts in the Leinster Leader of 1907 for vacancis to be filled! - by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - Leinster Leader 21 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

YELLOW JERSEY FOR LILYWHITE CYCLING HERO


Posted on  September 15, 2010


Liam Kenny in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' from the Leinster Leader of 12th August 2010 reflects on Kildare's cycling hero, Paddy Flanagan. Our thanks to Liam. 

 

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