Remembering 1920: War, Politics and Sport

Remembering 1920: War, Politics and Sport, an event of Maynooth University Decade of Commemorations Committee, organised by Professors Marian Lyons and Terence Dooley of the History Department. This is a virtual event taking please on Saturday 25 September 2021. For registration see below. Conference Schedule 10.00-10.15 Conference Welcome 10.15-10.55 Daithí Ó CorráinThe Events of Bloody …

Remembering Rathangan’s Quaker Community

As part of Heritage Week Rathangan Tidy Towns are organising an online event – Remembering Rathangan’s Quaker Community – on Sunday August 22nd at 3pm. This free online event traces the story of Rathangan’s Quaker Community from 1692 to 1928. Booking is essential. For further information check out the link below: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/remembering-rathangan-quaker-community-tickets-167146229873 The Religious Society of Friends …

The Cathach of Colum Cille: The story of an ancient Irish manuscript

This year marks the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colm Cille. To celebrate, the Royal Irish Academy Library has curated a new online exhibition on the most famous relic associated with the saint, the Cathach of Colum Cille. Learn about the history and stories associated with this sixth-century Psalter. Tip for viewing: expand …

Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee

The following is a roundup of news for July from the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee. Childern’s Workshop EPIC Explorers Antarctic Adventure WorkshopSaturday 21st and Saturday 28th July at 11.00amWe recommend this workshop for ages 6-12 In this children’s workshop facilitated by the EPIC Museum, participants will explore the Polar regions, discovering some fascinating …

Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare

Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare is an important new publication from Kildare Decade of Commemorations. The book was compiled and edited by genealogist Karel Kiely and historians James Durney and Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library & Arts Service. The book lists over seven hundred and fifty men and three women from …

Book Launch & Talk on Co. Kildare’s WWI Dead

Book Launch & Talk: Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare & Talk by Ronan McGreevy (The Irish Times) Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 19.30pm This important new publication from Kildare Decade of Commemorations (compiled and edited by Karel Kiely, James Durney and Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library&Arts Service) lists the over 750 …