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Ministerial and Local Authority Support for Kilkenny Archives

Another milestone for Kilkenny Archives: Ministerial and Local Authority Support

Recently Mr P. Hogan T.D., Minister of the Environment and Mr Liam Herlihy, Chairman of Glanbia, took time out from their busy schedules to visit Kilkenny Archives at St Kieran’s College to view the newly installed purpose built archival shelving, which Glanbia PLC have donated. Continue reading Ministerial and Local Authority Support for Kilkenny Archives

New Material donated to Kilkenny Archives by the Prior-Wandesforde Family, formerly of Castlecomer House.

Over 2000 letters written by Capt. Richard Henry Prior-Wandesforde, during the Great War years, to his wife, Florence, starting from the time of the couple’s engagement in 1895 until their deaths in the 1950s have been gifted. The letters contain many hitherto unknown details about the operations of the Castlecomer Colliery and much too about their private family life, during the early years of the Irish Free State. 
Material will shortly be accessioned and become available. 

NEW addition to the Kilkenny Archives collection: Letters written by Captain Richard Prior-Wandesforde and his son, Lt Christopher Prior-Wandesforde during the Great War years. Donated November 2012.

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History of Glanbia on view in St. Kieran’s

Last year Glanbia became the first commercial company in Kilkenny to recognise the worth of Kilkenny Archives Ltd., and see a community value in what it does. Last year it handed into the safekeeping of Kilkenny Archives all its old Creamery Records and a very generous dontation which paid for the accessioning and boxing of these valuable Kilkenny Creamery records, most of which were old Minute Books. Continue reading History of Glanbia