15th Medieval Dublin Symposium 25 May 2013

Friends of Medieval Dublin –  15th Medieval Dublin Symposium Saturday 25 May 2013 Robert Emmet Theatre (Room 2037), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin   09.30 Registration and opening remarks Seán Duffy 09.40 The importance of women in measuring the Irishness of Viking Dublin Patrick F. Wallace 10.30 Dublin and the Late Roman comb Ian Riddler …

11th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference

Eleventh Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference ‘Castletown, the Conollys and Country House Collections’ Castletown House 9 – 10 May 2013 (RIAI CPD approved) Day 1 Castletown and the Conollys: fresh perspectives 10.00-10.45     Registration;    Tea/Coffee 11.15 Conference Opening: Terence Dooley, NUI Maynooth and Mary Heffernan, Office of Public Works Session 1 Chair: Marian Lyons, …

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2013

Kildare County Council is pleased to announce the community Heritage Grant Scheme 2013. Applications are invited from groups/organisation or individuals who are carrying out local heritage projects. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th April 2013. Applications forms can be downloaded from this website (see below). Heritage can include monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, …

Irish Language Week @ Glasnevin Cemetery

“With over one million stories buried within Glasnevin Cemetery. Historical figures to the ordinary people. Divided by different pasts but united in their extraordinary stories. We want to share these stories with you. Glasnevin Museum, An intriguing journey through Ireland’s past”. Glasnevin Museum in celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge & Irish language week will offer …

Naas Local History Group AGM Report 2013

Naas Local History Group held their 28th Annual General Meeting in Monaghans Harbour Hotel, Naas  (by kind permission of  Mrs Mary Monghan) on Tuesday 19th  February. The main business of the meeting  consisted of  the  officers reports and treasurer Tom Keegan gave a detailed statement of  the healthy state of the groups finances. Paddy Behan …

Report on Maynooth Memorabilia Evening

Maynooth Memorabilia Evening 23 January 2013 Maynooth Local History Group held its first event of 2013 in the Glenroyal Hotel on Wednesday 23 January. The annual ‘Memorabilia Night’ was well attended. Members of the group and members of the public brought along a variety of interesting items. Among them were the following. Declan O’Connor displayed …

Friends of the Curragh Museum Invitation to Open Days

Friends of the Curragh Museum Invitation to Co. Kildare Local History Groups Last Autum the Friends of the Curragh Museum held two Open Days for members of the Local History Groups in the local towns with Military connections e.g. Naas, Kildare, Newbridge. We, with the approval of the GOC of the Curragh, intend to repeat this in …

Book & Antiques Fairs

ANTIQUES AND FINE ARTS FAIR Boro Books Rare and interesting books,Corballis, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow Tel – 086-3323502 – Email – tomdoylebooks@gmail.com Just to let you know Boro Books will be taking a stand at the Antiques and Fine Arts Fair at Lawlor’s Hotel Naas on Sunday next Feb 10 from 11am to 6.00pm. Among a number of …

Federation AGM & Seminar 12 October 2013

We are pleased to announce that the speaker for this year’s seminar will be Pádraig Yeates, former Irish Times industry and employment correspondent; author of Lockout: Dublin 1913; project manager of the Irish 1913 Committee. Pádraig will deliver a lecture on the Dublin Lockout of 1913. During this epic struggle an estimated 100,000 people, one …