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, …

Culture Night 20th September – Notice for organisers

Following the upward trend since the first Culture Night Kildare in 2010, Culture Night 2012 was a great success. In total there were 97 groups, organisations and venues taking part to produce 55 fantastic events across the County.  Kildare County Council extend our gratitude to all those who took the time and effort to organise …