Kilkenny man qualified as dentist and went to work in Kent

The Yesteryears series continues

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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Kilkenny's Yesteryears series continues

The Yesteryears series continued this week with an edition from July 19, 1968.

50 years ago this week, Kilkenny was to play host to 50 wheelchair users who were coming to the Marble city on holidays this week - with 160 cars being volunteered for use, local nurses helping during their spare time and many young people from the city’s youth organisations helping out.

Kilkenny Borough Council elected John Holohan of Fine Gael as Mayor of the city for the fourth time.

Alfred Butler from Callan recently qualified as a dentist and was to practise in Kent.

A man was sentenced to nine months in prison for stealing £306 worth of drink from Kilkenny Golf club.

Another interesting court case - this time a parking summons against local baker and TD Kieran Crotty was dismissed - he was loading bread on Rose Inn Street and parked his bread van there.

The traffic superintendent said traders were entitled to load and unload outside premises.