Kilkenny portrayed as a "backward place"

This week's Yesteryears saw The Riordans criticised...

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


Kilkenny portrayed as a "backward place"

A letter was on its way to RTÉ...

The Front Pages of Yesteryears series continues this week an edition from 40 years ago on November 18, 1977. 

The hit TV series, The Riordans, was castigated at a Kilkenny Health Committee meeting as it portrayed the county as being a “backward place,” said Chairman of the Kilkenny County Council, Dick Bolger.

A letter was on its way to RTÉ.

Bishop Birch, on the back of a youth singing festival in Kilkenny suggested that an enterprising businessman should open up a non-alcoholic bar.

It was revealed that farmers of the South East don’t like contributing to Health Insurance - they were almost a quarter of a million pounds in arrears.

The beet industry was also under pressure, Kilkenny farmers warned against barley smuggling across the border. A 98 acre farm in Ballyhale sold for £177,000.