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John F Headen: Remembering the long hot summer of 1959

The summer of 1959 was a long hot summer. Wells springs and roadside pumps started going dry in the month of May and queues of...

John F Headen: Coal carriers, draught horses and bartering for beer...

Up until the late 1950s a common sight in the Castlecomer Coalfield area of Kilkenny, Carlow and Laois were the carmen or coal carriers...

John F Headen: Bullseyes and Buttermilk, Biddy Bolton’s measuring method, day-old...

Local historian John F Headen is contributing a series of articles to LaoisToday - and in this week's piece he remembers his time as...

John F Headen: Timahoe’s Volunteer Band and their trouble with The...

Local historian John F Headen is contributing a series of articles to LaoisToday - and in this week's piece he tells the famous story...