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T or J Power and Son - Blacksmiths in Kilkenny

Paddy O'Shea has recently had an old gate sandblasted, removing layers of tar. It revealed a name on the gate:



Paddy would love to know more about the blacksmith and the possible age of the gate. Any information is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday 4th June 2019, 01:38PM

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  • A possible match in Kilkenny from Slater's 1894 directory - Thomas Power and Son, engineers, ironmongers &c, High Street. The same listings are included in the 1884 and 1870 editions - I didn't see a good match for Thomas on the 1901 census in Kilkenny, so possibly had died sometime before this



    Tuesday 4th June 2019, 06:32PM
  • Thanks for the information! I will pass it along to Paddy.


    Thursday 6th June 2019, 08:29AM
  • I have a document on blacksmiths the author is Dan McEvoy from Kilkenny.  I had the privilege of meeting Danny a few years ago and visited with him on my many visits to Kilkenny.

    The article is called "Kilkenny Archaelogical Society and is on the Blacksmiths of Kilkenny.   I found it on the inernet before I met Danny who happened to be very close to my counsins John and Sammy Kerwin in the city of Kilkenny.

    I assume you can stil find the material, I only printed off the pages relating to my Conry family.

    The page was updated March 22, 2010.


    Let me know if you have problems and I will try myself to help you.

     PS  Danny passed away a few years ago.


    Eleanor Kendall



    Sunday 11th August 2019, 12:40AM