Heritage Week @ Maynooth Castle & Castletown House

Maybnooth Castle: Heritage Week at Maynooth Castle 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 August, 11am – 5pm Join in our special guided tours and our castle-inspired arts and crafts activities throughout Heritage Week! Contact us at 01 628 6744 for more details! Admission Free Jouses, Jesters and Japes! Maynooth Castle (OPW) 19 August, 2pm …

Historic COI Churches – Heritage Week Open Days

St Michael and All Angels Church, Millicent, Clane 19 August, 3pm – 5pm An afternoon visit to St. Michael and All Angels Church, Millicent Clane. The Church of St Michael and All Angels was built in the Hiberno- Romanesque style and was consecrated on Michaelmas Day 1883. A feature of the interior is the magnificent …

Revealing Hidden Heritage in Castledermot

Castledermot Local History Society has been around since 2010 and since then has been encouraging research into and promotion of the town’s long and fascinating past. This year the focus was on hidden or lesser known aspects of the local heritage. Thanks to a Kildare County Council Community Heritage Grant, digital heritage specialists Gary Dempsey …

Creative Ireland Bursary Award 2017

Creative Ireland bursary award 2017 – Funding Opportunities for Heritage Projects Please Note: closing date is 2nd Aug Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland are putting together a programme of events as part the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022. Funding is now available for individuals and organisations who wish to develop a community/cultural/ Heritage project/event. The …

A New Book on Saint Brigid of Kildare – by Noel Kissane

Saint Brigid of Kildare Life, legend and cult Noel Kissane Paperback €22.45 Catalogue Price: €24.95 ISBN: 978-1-84682-632-0 June 2017. 360pp; ills. Despite being the female patron saint of Ireland and one of the most remarkable women in Irish history, St Brigid has always been an elusive figure. Some scholars have argued that she never existed …

CSHIHE – Call for papers 16th Annual Conference

The theme of the Sixteenth Annual Historic Houses Conference, to be held at Maynooth University on 8-9 June 2018, will be ‘The Country House: Sport and Leisure’. Sir Shane Leslie once wrote that ‘Country life was entirely organised to give nobility and gentry and demi-gentry a good time.’ Throughout Ireland, Britain, and Europe the country …

Heritage Week Event Registration by June 30th

Heritage week is fast approaching. This year, Heritage Week is from 19th – 27th August 2017. National and local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country, to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. In Co. Kildare many of the local history groups also participate by organising talks and walks throughout …

Invitation for funding on Architecture Projects

The closing date for receipt of applications by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is 3pm Friday 23rd June 2017. Apologies for the short notice of this, it has only come to our attention this weekend. The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs invites applications from bodies, such …