Episode 27 – Battle of Goresbridge

In 1798, after the Battle of Vinegar Hill, Fr John Murphy and his group journeyed to Castlecomer to bolster their troops. They crossed into Kilkenny at Goresbridge and a monument erected in 1998 on the bicentenary marks the event. In this programme we meet Edward Moran from the Barrowvale Historical Society who tells us about the skirmish and the fate of Fr John Murphy and his group