Federation Seminar 2000

KILCULLEN, 21 September 2000: by Paddy Behan.

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups is organising a one-day seminar on Saturday 30th September 2000, starting at 10am and finishing at 1pm, the venue is the New Heritage Centre in Kilcullen.

The theme of the seminar is “Kildare involvement in the Great Wars” The programme for the day will include some speakers, a visit to the local museum, a display of books and periodicals about Co Kildare. And the usual “chat over a cup of tea”.

The Co Kildare Federation of Local History Groups is the county umbrella body representing ten local history groups from Athy, Curragh, Donadea, Kildare, Kilcock, Maynooth, Naas, Newbridge, Timahoe and Kilcullen. The objectives of the federation is to optimise the resources of local history groups, share experiences, foster communications, exchange ideas, and raise the awareness of local groups within the county.

The Federation was founded just over a year ago. Information on the seminar can be had from the Chairperson, Ger McCarthy (above left), phone 045-879108, or the Secretary, Larry Breen, phone 045-897445.