Book Launch ‘War of Independence in Kildare’ – By James Durney

With its position on the axis between the Curragh camp and Dublin Castle, Kildare was one of the most important, but also the most dangerous counties for the rebels in the struggle for independence. When the War of Independence began on 21 January 1919, the IRA in Kildare faced a unique situation. One-third of Britain’s …

The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland Symposium

The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland The Making of a Myth Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of the ‘Great Earl’ of Kildare Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre (Room 2043 Arts Building) Trinity College Dublin Friday 13 to Saturday 14 September 2013   Featuring a keynote public lecture by Professor Steven Ellis Friday 13 September 2013 …

National award for Kildare local history book

A publication which charts the social history of Kildare town and the surrounding areas has been named as the top local history publication at Listowel Writers Week. Hearth and Home, which was written by Cill Dara Historical Society members James Durney, Mario Corrigan and Joseph Connelly, was named as the inaugural winner of the Nilsson Local …

The Morpeth Roll – Ireland identified in 1841

The Morpeth Roll: Ireland identified in 1841 Christopher Ridgway, editor In 1841, on stepping down as chief secretary, George Howard, Lord Morpeth, received a grand farewell testimonial from the people of Ireland. This took the form of over a quarter of a million signatures on sheets of paper wrapped around a gigantic bobbin; when unwound, …