The 1950s, local historian Margaret Conway gave a lecture about the history of the Hill of Ward
Part 4 our journey through Athboy Times Past.
At a meeting of the inhabitants of the neighbourhoods of both Trim and Athboy in June of 1846, the motion was brought up that both towns would benefit from the construction of a railway line connecting the towns to Dublin. Athboy was, in the 1830s and 1840s, a place of very little trade and improvements …
The following is a synopsis of a talk given by Bernard Walsh on 17th April, 2016 on the life of the ordinary person in Athboy one hundred years ago in 1916. The year of 1916 was a momentous year in Irish history. The events of that year, popular with some and very unpopular with others …
Bernard Walsh provides a transcription of a lecture from the 1950s which details the history of Athboy from 1022-1845.
In the first of a new series we go from cobblers to cows on railway lines with a brief stop over with a World War II fighter.
A brief look at some elements of Athboy in the 1820s and 30s, Mostly, it's many publicans and one renegade priest.