Aspects of The Curragh – KAS Seminar

The County Kildare Archaeological Society, in partnership with Kildare County Council and with the support of Creative Ireland, are organising a one day seminar on the heritage of the Curragh to be held in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, on Saturday 16th November, 2019 Speakers: Dr John Feehan, Guy Williams, Lt. Col. Des Healy, Jim Kavanagh, …

New CD of Co. Kildare Songs Launched by KFLHG

“Songs from the Short Grass” Songs are an important part of the social history of any area. They reflect the sentiments, language and, often, the sense of humour of a particular locality at a particular point in time. With this in mind, the County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups have embarked on a project …

KFLHG AGM & Seminar: Re-Thinking the Revolution

Saturday, 12 October 2019, Kilcullen Town Hall & Heritage Centre 9am  – Annual General Meeting of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups (AGM & Society Speak: Federation Members only) Tea/coffee break 11am (Open to all) – Launch of Songs from the Short Grass, a new CD collection of 13 songs from County Kildare …

Culture Night Kildare 2019.

September 20th 2019 There are 85 events happening countywide. Introduction This year Culture Night Kildare celebrates its 10th anniversary! It’s a great achievement for Kildare County Council and above all for the groups, venues, artists and organisations that have contributed, through the last decade, to make Culture Night an annual opportunity to explore the rich …

Royal Irish Academy Grants

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that grant schemes offering opportunities for Archaeological research will open to applications on 3 September. Archaeology Research Excavation Grants:  for new excavations, continuing excavations and post excavation work. Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme: This scheme offers radiocarbon dating for up to twelve applicants per annum to be used for …

1919 Revisited

A symposium in honour of John Devoy McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare28 September 2018 9.15 – 9.30 a.m. Registration9.35 – 9.40 a.m. Welcome – and seminar opening by Senator Anthony Lawlor. 9.40 – 9.55 a.m. Alcock and Brown, film – Mario Corrigan, Kildare Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives, Kildare Library and Arts Service 10.00 – …

Maynooth Studies in Local History Series – Book Launch

The five latest books in the acclaimed Maynooth Studies in Local History series will be launched at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 11 September 2019 in Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare. All welcome to attend! The book titles and details as follows: The Kirwan murder case, 1852A glimpse of the Irish Protestant middle …

Two talks: 75th Anniversaries of significant Polish actions in WWII

Two upcoming talks by historian James Durney in late August and early September on World War Two should be of particular interest to the Polish community. The talks commemorate Polish involvement in significant Allied actions towards the end of the war. Details below: God, Honour, Country – The Polish 2nd Corps at the Battle of …

Archaeological Secrets of the M9 Motorway

As part of Heritage Week, Old Kilcullen Area Community Association have organised a talk on the Archaeological Secrets of the M9 Motorway.Transport Infrastructure Ireland archaeologist, Noel Dunne, will give an illustrated presentation on the results of archaeological investigations carried out in advance of the M9 motorway developments in the vicinity of Old Kilcullen. Noel’s talks …

National Heritage Week: 17-25 Aug 2019

National Heritage Week celebrates all things heritage related. It brings together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of …