Book Launch – Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630–1800

Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630–1800: The estate and its tenants by Dr Emma Lyons will be officially published on Friday, 25th September. Details : Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630–1800The estate and its tenantsEmma Lyons  Through an examination of the estate records, this case study provides an insight into the adaption and survival of a Catholic-owned …

Heritage Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme

Community Heritage Grant Scheme now OPEN Apply by 15th September 2020.  The Heritage Council invites applications for their Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020. Communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraged to apply for funding to support capital projects that improve access and inclusion to heritage sites; that apply good heritage practice to the management …

Kildare Town video released for Heritage Week

In light of the unprecedented COVID-19  global pandemic, the Heritage Council have encouraged local history groups to take events online or produce digital content for this year’s Heritage Week (15-23 August). Cill Dara Historical Society’s contribution to this call has been to release online some highlights of its 2014 DVD release, Kildare Town – Reeling …

New Book: Kildare – The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

County Kildare Historian Seamus Cullen will launch a new book as part of the Fourt Courts Press series on Irish Counties during the revolutionary period. The book will be launched on the 17th July 2020 and is titled  Kildare – The Irish Revolution, 1912-23. This is the first comprehensive single volume history of County Kildare …

Heritage Week 2020

Notice from the Heritage Council regarding Heritage Week 2020 In light of the restrictions on social gatherings due to COVID-19, we know that many of you have been wondering if National Heritage Week will be going ahead this year. We are delighted to announce that it is, albeit in a different format to previous years. …

Notice from Local Government

Notice from Kildare County Council – dated 27 March 2020 Throughout this period, customers  are encouraged to access our new dedicated COVID-19 webpages – http://kildare.ie/countycouncil/coronavirusinformation These pages are regularly updated and contain: • updates on our services • the best ways to contact us and do business with us • links to official information on …

Useful information for elderly and isolated people in our community

Below is a Garda press release relating to their support role in providing assistance to those in the community who are vulnerable, particularly our elderly and isolated, in the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community organisation the County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups encourage everyone to share such information as widely …