Call for applications to RIA Grant Schemes

The call for applications to the RIA 2017 Archaeology Research Grants and C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme is now open. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 23:55, Friday 21 April 2017. Archaeology Research Grants The Royal Irish Academy runs an annual Archaeology Research Grants Scheme. The objective of this scheme is fund research …

Dynasties: Family Politics in Medieval Europe

The James Lydon Lectures in Medieval History and Culture 2017 FREE Public Lecture:  Dynasties: Family Politics in Medieval Europe By: Professor Robert Bartlett Monday 24 April 2017 at 7 pm Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre (Room 2043) Trinity College Dublin Register now through Eventbrite. About the 2017 Lydon Lectures Monarchies are now rare in the world, …

NUI Maynooth Dep. of History Research Seminar

Talk by Prof Christopher Ridgway (Castle Howard, Yorkshire) entitled ‘The country house archive: much more than a pile of paper’ to be held on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 6 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 3, the Hume Building, North Campus, Maynooth University. Admission to this lecture is FREE. However,  in order to attend you must …

Castledermot Heritage Photo Competition

Castledermot Local History Group’s Heritage Photo Competition All budding photographers young and old, capture an image that you feel represents Castledermot’s heritage. The best photos will be made into a calendar and all photos will be exhibited in the Community Centre in August during Heritage Week. There will be prizes including cameras for the best …

Irish Military Seminar – Call to Arms

Kildare Library Services, in association with Ireland’s Military Story and Merrion Press will present the inaugural Irish Military Seminar, on 9 -11 June, at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Co. Kildare. Co. Kildare has long, proud military traditions and connections reaching into Ireland’s fabled past and we hope to promote these connections and more. Our aim is …

Historic Settlement of South Kildare – Conference

The 2017 annual conference of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement will focus on settlement in South Kildare.  The conference will be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on the weekend of the 5-7 May. Speakers: Gillian Barret, Charlie Doherty, Sharon Greene, Arnold Horner, Annejulie Lafaye, Magada and Rolf Loeber, Margaret …

Creative Ireland – Kildare Open Meeting

Building Creative Communities – Kildare County Council welcomes major creativity initiative – Open Meeting 9 March Hotel Keadeen 7 pm Enabling creativity in every community is a core pillar of the Creative Ireland Programme, an ambitious five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which will place our strongest assets – our culture and creative communities – …

Heritage Council grant schemes for 2017

Message from the Heritage Officer of Kildare County Council The Heritage Council will operate 3 grant schemes in 2017: Community Heritage Grants Scheme Grant Scheme for Museum Standards Programme of Ireland Participants (MSPI) Thatch Conservation Grant Scheme You may apply for grants via the Heritage Council. Online application system will be open on March 1st …

Rathcroghan Conference: ‘Archaeology Above & Below’ 2017

Rathcroghan Conference: Archaeology Above & Below 2017 8th & 9th April 2017 We are delighted to announce our 2017 Conference Programme: This year our sessions are divided thematically, with focused sessions on Graveyard Studies, Wetland Archaeology, Landscape Studies as well as individual case-studies on particular environments both in Ireland and further afield. As well as …