Milkman spotted lorry carrying Ethanol on fire close to homes in Kilkenny

The Yesteryears Series continued this week...

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


Fire Services called to house fire in North Louth

Fire Services were called

The Yesteryears series continued this week with an edition from February 10, 1978. The main headline refers to a close call for Thomastown residents.

A milkman spotted a tyre of a lorry carrying Ethanol- a highly inflammable ethyl or raw alcohol - going on fire and as people slept, the fire services rushed to the scene to put out the fire - thankfully they managed to get the situation under control.

A judge warned organisers of marquee dances that they are for dancing, and not for brawling and in Graignamanagh said that if there was one drunk at the local marquee dance, it could forget its licence the following year.

And Waterford began a land grab - their application for 4,000 acres of Kilkenny was rejected but they were petitioning a Minister.