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 …

Kildare’s Heritage Buildings Show 2019

For anyone interested in period buildings, architectural conservation, and traditional building skills the Kildare’s Heritage Buildings Show 2019 will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, 10am to 5pm, at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. This is a weekend showcase of traditional Building Skills, including practical demonstrations and Conservation Talks and admission is …

Irish Military Seminar 2019 & Book Launch

Irish Military Seminar Launch - and Book Launch

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations Committee and Merrion Press cordially invites you to the launch of The Irish Military Seminar 2019 by Clem Ryan, C.E.O./Executive Director, KFM and the launch by Kevin Myers of A Bloody Dawn: the Irish at D-Day by Dan Harvey Newbridge Community Library, Newbridgeon Thursday, 6 June 2019, at 19.00 …

Seascapes and Townscapes – Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City

IHTA Public Lecture and Seminar 2019 16–17 May 2019 Convened by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) in collaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust (HTT)Royal Irish Academy in association with Dublin Port Company All free to attend, booking essentialDetails: The Shaping of Dublin Port (Public Lecture)by Professor Colm Lennon, MRIA Date: 16 …

‘Country House Collections: Their Past, Present & Future’

The 17th Annual Historic Houses Conference will take place at Maynooth University, Castletown House and the National Gallery of Ireland on 13-15th May 2019. The theme of event will be ‘Country House Collections: Their Past, Present & Future’. The conference will look at how and why collections were amassed, examine their break up, and consider …

‘Invasion 1169’ 850th anniversary of the Anglo-Norman Invasion

The Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium takes place in Trinity College Dublin on 2–4 May 2019. This conference is the third meeting of the biennial Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium, a series that seeks to make cutting-edge historical scholarship accessible to all people and promote a wider public understanding and enjoyment of medieval Irish history. Admission to …