My Home Place

‘My Home Place’ – a series of 10 programmes featuring memories of times gone by and includes accounts of cultural events and nostalgic anecdotes that captures the importance of our local heritage.

The accompanying drawings to each of the recordings have been made by students attending art class at Ossory Youth, Kilkenny who drew them in response to the imagery they heard in each of the pieces.

‘My Home Place’ made in collaboration with the Heritage Office in Kilkenny County Council as part of the Keep Well campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland, Healthy Ireland & Slaintecare.

  • Donal Sheridan

    Tea chests used as playpens, aprons made from big sugar bags and an insight into the previous owners of the Ennisnag Lounge & Grocery Store are just some of the stories told by publican Donal Sheridan in this the first programmes in the ‘My Home Pl …

  • Mary Cradock

    Mary Cradock is a well-known actor and director who has been a part of numerous productions in the Watergate Theatre over the past 25 years. In the following piece, as part of the ‘My Home Place’ series, she recalls the smells of baking coming from Cro …

  • Jim Walsh

    Growing up on a farm and the first few years as a schoolteacher in Slieverue are some of the memories recalled in this piece with Jim Walsh. Jim Walsh is a former science teacher who worked at the Slieverue Vocational School, he is also the author of a …

  • Sean Doherty

    We go to Galmoy and meet Sean Doherty who is an electrician and well-known MC at GAA and other events. Sean remembers his schooldays and paints a picture of Galmoy back in the 50s and 60s when the dance halls were busy, and electricity was being introd …

  • Judy Byrne

    Judy Byrne fills us in on just some of the colourful characters that lived in James’s Green for the My Home Place series. Judy and her husband Ned own Sean Byrne’s bar on the Green. We hear about the slaughterhouses, the pound and memories of wonderful …

  • Lucy Rothwell

    Lucy Rothwell is from Inistioge, she used to run a B&B in the village, and she talks about the horse show, the vintage show, the films recorded in the village and gives us a taste of life there in times past. My Home Place is a part of the Keep Well ca …