Rushing to Court across the Rubicon, c.1790

Ruth Cannon BL Barrister Ballinlaw from Kilkenny side
A somewhat gloomy Ballinlaw from the Kilkenny side. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

From the New Ross Standard, 1931:


This ferry way was popularly used in bygone years for passengers to enter County Waterford from the Wexford side.  Caesar Colclough, admitted as a Barrister-at-Law in 1783, was travelling with Charles Kendal Bushe from Wexford to Waterford while on the Leinster Circuit, and in order to shorten the journey decided on crossing the ferry of Ballinlaw.  It was blowing a strong gale at the time, and the boatmen expressed some fears read more