Public transport, temperance and dead hens in this second installment of Athboy Times Past.
As outlined elsewhere on this site Athboy has been a parish since the 12th century. The original church having been constructed in the medieval period where what is now the Church of Ireland (which was constructed int he 18th century) stands. With Catholic Emancipation in the 1820s the Catholic church began to construct it's own …
Bernard Walsh provides a transcription of a lecture from the 1950s which details the history of Athboy from 1022-1845.
Co-Founder of the Gaelic League Fr. O'Growney took a long journey back to Ireland four years after his death in Los Angeles.
A detailed look at the Parr Family, one of Athboy's major landowners. Among their numbers were horse trainers, international rugby players, war heroes and more.
A brief look at some elements of Athboy in the 1820s and 30s, Mostly, it's many publicans and one renegade priest.
Many an Athboy native has tread the boards in locally produced plays and pantomimes. Teresa Coleman gives a history of the town's long association with the dramatic arts.
Athboy has a long history with horse racing scale models of Aintree to some of the great horses, breeders and trainers.
We take a look at the programme for a 1945 pantomime staged in the town which was produced by a man with a mysterious name.
Son of a renowned Anatomist and Surgeon, Abraham Colles of Ballyfallon's life was as remarkable as his namesake father's - but for all the wrong reasons.