The Historyman Carlow

A series of 51 stories written by Donal Cadogan about historical events and people from Carlow. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee

  • Sequah the Painless Dentist

    Hear the story of a colourful character, Sequah, who in 1890 came to Carlow to pull teeth and treat other ailments KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Sequah the Painless Dentist

  • How Dick Wolseley Went Up in The World

    Today we have the tale of the reluctant baronet, Dick Wolseley, and how he went up in the world. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow- Dick Wolseley

  • Denis Count O’Kelly and Eclipse the Racehorse

    We hear about the life of Denis Count O’Kelly from Tullow who overcame the odds to become a very successful racehorse owner. This piece is written and narrated by Donal Cadogan, aka the Historyman….. who tends to pop up in all sorts of places and who …

  • Corona North the Flower of Altamont

    It’s February and the snowdrops are up and for those who live to close by, it must be lovely to see them in all their glory in Altamont Gardens, the former home of Corona North. Corona is the topic of today’s Historyman series written and narrated by D …

  • Fr Braughwell – Carlow’s Pilgrim Priest

    Hear the tale of Fr Braughwell a priest from Carlow who embarked on a long pilgrimage in the 1820s. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Fr Braughwell Carlow's Pilgrim Priest

  • Pat Reid Professor of Escape

    The story of Pat Reid – a man with Carlow origins, who was a prisoner in Leipzig Castle and manged to escape from it. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Pat Reid Professor of Escape

  • Anna Mae Hays – American’s First Woman Army General

    Anna Mae Hays’ father, Dan McCabe came from Ballymurphy before the family went on to settle in Pennsylvania. Anna Mae became America’s first woman Army General KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow -America's First Woman Army General

  • Arthur Wallace & The Wages of Greed

    The story of Arthur Wallace who paid a very high price for fraud KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Arthur Wallace & the Wages of Greed

  • Richard Hill – Jealousy, Murder and Redemption

    The story of Richard Hill, a man involved in violence, who ultimately sought and got redemption KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Richard Hill

  • The Desperate Five Go Potato Picking

    The sad tale of five women who found themselves and their families so hungry during the famine that they stole a few potatoes to sustain themselves. They paid a high price for their ‘crime’ KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – The Desparate Five Potato P …

  • Carlow Castle – 800 years old and still standing

    A brief history of Carlow Castle, a building which has borne witness to years of change KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Carlow Castle – Still Standing

  • The Tragic Life of Lucinda Sly

    On this day 186 years ago Lucinda Sly was hanged in Carlow. The Historyman, Donal Cadogan has been researching this well-known Carlow story and brings it to you today on the anniversary of her death KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – The Tragic Life of …

  • Elisabeth Ashbridge and Her Search for Happiness

    The Historyman brings us the tale of Elisabeth Ashbridge and her search for happiness KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Elisabeth Ashbridge

  • Joe Byrne – One of Ned Kelly’s Gang

    The Historyman – Donal Cadogan – has written and narrated the Historyman Carlow series. Today we bring you the story of Joe Byrne who was a part of Ned Kelly’s gang Down Under KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Joe Byrne – a member of Ned Kelly's Gang

  • Sr Aloysius

    The story of Sr Aloysius, a nun from the Mercy Convent in Carlow, who went to the Crimean War in 1854 to nurse soldiers wounded on the battle fields KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Sr Aloysius in the Crimean War

  • Boyle Roche – the Father of the Irish Bull

    Boyle Roche who at one time served as a MP for Old Leighlin and who later became known as the Father of the Irish Bull KCLR96FM · The History Man – Boyle Roche – Father of the Irish Bull

  • Judge Mary O’Toole

    Judge Mary O’Toole originally came from Hackettstown and she went on to become the first woman to hold the role of the position of Municipal Judge in the District of Columbia, Washington KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Judge Mary O'Toole

  • Manie Payne – Blessed Quietness

    Manie Payne was a pious lady, originally from Carlow, who wrote a well-known hymn called Blessed Quietness KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Manie Payne – Carlow Hymn Writer

  • Pierce Butler – Signatory of the American Constitution

    Pierce Butler was born in Ballintemple and one of the signatories of the Constitution of the United States KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Pierce Butler – Signatory of the American Constitution

  • The Battle of Carlow

    25th May is the anniversary of the Battle of Carlow and it’s the subject of today’s Historyman story KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Battle Of Carlow

  • Wilfred Thesigner

    Wilfred Thesigner was an explorer, whose mother was from Carlow. KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Wilfred Thesigner

  • George Hartpole

    George Hartpole was a Carlow man who was unlucky in love. KCLR96FM · The Historyman – George Hartpole

  • Lady Harriet Kavanagh

    Lady Harriet Kavanagh married into the Kavanagh family in Borris. She was mother to the famous Arthur Kavanagh and was a woman who loved to travel KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Lady Harriet Kavanagh

  • Daniel Dowling

    Daniel Dowling was a Carlow man who survived the devastation of the Charge of the Light Brigade KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Daniel Dowling

  • Frederick Wolsely

    Frederick Wolsely, from Tullow in Carlow who invented some important things – like the sheep shears KCLR96FM · The Historyman – Frederick Wolsely

  • Christabel Beilenberg

    Christabel Beilenberg’s story takes us from war torn Germany to Tullow Co Carlow KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Christabel Beilenberg

  • Robin Ruttledge

    Robin Ruttledge, a Carlow man who was very interested in birds and who was involved in the foundation of what is now known as Birdwatch Ireland KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Robin Ruttledge

  • Peter Collier

    Peter Collier was a book publisher who made books accessible to everyone through his instalment payment system KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Peter Collier

  • Yvonne Barr

    Yvonne Barr came from Carlow and she was a scientist involved in the research of what became known as the Epstein Barr virus KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Yvonne Barr

  • John Sadlier

    John Sadlier was a businessman, banker and MP for Carlow. He was also a swindler KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – John Sadlier

  • Olive Hall

    Olive Hall, Ireland’s First Lady Master of the Hunt who lived at Kellistown Cottage in Carlow KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Olive Hall

  • St. Anne’s Church

    The story of St Anne’s Church – a church that crossed the river. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – St Anne's Church

  • William Foster

    William Foster was a prominent member of the American Communist Party, whose face graced a Russian stamp and whose father was Carlow man KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – William Foster

  • Frederick Whirlpool

    Frederick Whirlpool, Carlow’s forgotten Victoria Cross awardee. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Frederick Whirlpool

  • Samuel Haughton

    Samuel Haughton, a very learned man who, amongst other things, studied the science of hanging a person KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Samuel Haughton

  • Maria Duckett

    aria Duckett, a wealthy woman, who became mentally ill and left her daughter a shilling in her will. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Maria Duckett

  • Suzannah Stern

    Suzannah Stern left Carlow and emigrated to Australia and has a group of houses named after her in Sydney. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Suzannah Stern

  • Edward Jordan

    Edward Jordan came to a gruesome end after turning to piracy to defend his business interests KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Edward Jordan

  • Michael Keogh

    Michael Keogh the Carlow man who saved the life of Adolph Hitler KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Michael Keogh

  • Gunfight on Brandon Hill

    A day out poaching in 1888 which ended very badly KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Gunfight on Brandon Hill

  • Patrick O’Donohue

    Patrick O’Donohue, a Carlow revolutionary who was transported to Van Diemen’s Land in 1848 KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Patrick O'Donohue

  • The Breen Family

    The Breen family in 1846, spent a winter snowbound on the Sierra Nevada mountain range. KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – The Breen Family

  • Goody Glover

    The extraordinary and sad story of Goody Ann Glover who died on this day in 1688 KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Goody Glover

  • Robert Rochfort

    Robert Rochfort, a cruel parson in the time of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Robert Rochfort

  • Rhoda Lecky Pike

    Rhoda Lecky Pike – a celebrity in her day KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Rhoda Lecky Pike

  • The Knockroe Bombing

    The story of how Germany bombed Knockroe, an event which resulted in the deaths of some members of the Shannon family in 1941 … KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – The Bombing at Knockroe

  • Olivia Robertson

    Olivia Robertson, a Clonegal lady, who was Archpriestess of the Fellowship of Isis, KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Olivia Robertson

  • The Aughney Sisters

    The story of the Aughney sisters from Tullow who were active in Cuman na mBan and supported the anti-Treaty side during the Civil War KCLR96FM · The History Man Carlow – The Aughney Sisters

  • Beauchamp Bagenal

    The illustrious Beauchamp Bagenal who got up to all sorts of things, particularly duelling, in the late 1700s in Carlow KCLR96FM · The Historyman Carlow – Beauchamp Baganel