Kildare Heritage Centre

by Mario Corrigan [singlepic id=65 w=320 h=240 float=right]The Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the ideal point of departure from which to explore the ancient treasures of the town. It is housed in the restored and refurbished nineteenth century Market House. The Heritage Centre was formally opened on the 17th September 2001 by the then Minister …

Palmerstown and its owners

“….and, if I mistake not, a French Artiste” – Palmerstown and its owners By Brian McCabe [singlepic id=59 w=320 h=240 float=right]It is evident, from the many decorated stones which have been uncovered nearby over the years, that the locality around Palmerstown has had human habitation from at least the Neolithic period. Such stones include those …

The Monasterevin Type Discs

By Robert Stevick. [singlepic id=52 w=320 h=240 float=right]The enigmatic ‘Monasterevin-type discs’ have been puzzling enough, and this short report may only add to their mystery rather than reduce it. Of the seven distinctive bronze discs dated to the 1st or 2nd century A.D. and unique to Ireland, two are known to have been found at Monasterevin, while …

“What is local history anyway?”

Address to the County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups, 7th annual seminar, Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Co. Kildare, 6 May 2006. Professor Colum Kenny, School of Communications, Dublin City University Thank you for your kind invitation to open your federation’s seventh annual seminar today. It is a long time since I last visited this small …