Federation Launched by Charlie McCreevy
The Federation was formally launched with a one day seminar at Eyre-Powell Hotel, Newbridge.
The general theme was “The Heritage of Co. Kildare”. Kildare man Charlie McCreevy, Minister for Finance, formally opened the seminar. He regaled the audience with personal recollections of his growing up along the banks of the Grand Canal.
The opening was followed by: Ger McCarthy (Naas Local History Group) on the topic of “The Houses of Co. Kildare” Dr. Tadhg O’Keefe (Arch. Dept. UCD) on the topic of “The Round Towers of Co. Kildare” Brendan Cullen (Clongowes Wood College) on the topic of “The High Crosses of Co. Kildare” A.J. Mullowney (Cill Dara Historical Society) concluded the day with a conducted tour of St. Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare