Community Heritage Project Meeting Castledermot

You are invited to attend a public meeting about a community heritage project that has the potential to increase visitor numbers to Castledermot and the wider South Kildare area and therefore have a positive impact on the local economy. Last summer the temporary Irish High Cross exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin …

CKAS Seminar “They called it ‘the great war'”

County Kildare Archaeological Society One-day Seminar “They called it ‘the great war’” Speakers include our own James Durney and Tom Burke, President of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Venue: Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge Date: Saturday 8th March 2014 Time:  9.45 am Cost: €15.00 (includes light lunch and refreshments) Book by:  Monday 19th February 2014 Bookings to: …

Your county needs you! Plaques and Memorial in Co. Kildare

Your county needs you! Plaques and Memorial in Co. Kildare Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups and Kildare Collections and Research Services are compiling a list of plaques and memorials in Co. Kildare. We are asking all local history, sporting and cultural groups, societies and interested persons to help us compile this list. We …

NUIM History Forum new member of Federation

This year we are pleased to welcome a new member; the National University of Ireland Maynooth History Forum The NUIM History Forum embraces the concepts of the ‘new history’ that seeks interdisciplinary approaches to the past with a strong belief that Irish local history can illuminate and inform on national movements and events. The Forum …

Seminar ‘Revealing the Past: Archaeological Excavations in Ireland’

Places are still available for the upcoming seminar ‘Revealing the Past: Archaeological Excavations in Ireland’ which will be taking place in the Royal Irish Academy on 28th November. Speakers include:  Mr Michael Lynch – Fanore More Dr Rose Cleary – Grange Stone Circle Ms Mary Cahill – The origins of the Irish gold gorget Professor …

Book Launch: The Morpeth Roll: Ireland identified in 1841

The Morpeth Roll: Ireland identified in 1841 edited by Christopher Ridgway – and – Enhancing access to landed estate rentals and mapped surveys: the report of the CSHIHE-NLI joint-project, 2011–13 at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday 20 November in the Library, NUI Maynooth The book and the report will be officially launched by Professor Philip Nolan, …

2014 REPS4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

2014 REPS4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is open for applications. Application forms and booklets are available to download from this link: http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/grants/reps-4-traditional-farm-buildings-scheme/ The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday  25th November 2013. As ever the grant is available for the conservation of the external appearance of farm outbuildings, including roof, walls, …

Seminar – Revealing the Past: Archaeological Excavations in Ireland

Since 1970 the Academy Committee for Archaeology has managed an annual fund provided by the National Monuments Service, which has financed over ninety excavations in Ireland. This is the only fund in Ireland for independent research excavation and has enabled scholars to make a substantial contribution to our knowledge of the past. The biennial public …

Irish War of Independence Exhibition & Display – Dublin 28 Sept

IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE Exhibition & Display To mark the 100 Year Anniversary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers at Wynns Hotel , Dublin City Centre on 28 Sept 2013 , 11.00 to 5pm The Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation www.irishvolunteers.org ON DISPLAY WILL BE MEDALS,UNIFORMS ,DOCUMENTS AND MANY MORE ITEMS FROM THE PERIOD 1913-1923 info@irishvolunteers.org Brian …