The Irish High Cross – Pop Up Exhibition in Castledermot

Those who missed the impressive Irish High Cross temporary exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland, which ended last summer, will be happy to hear that there will be a pop up exhibition in Castledermot, Co Kildare this summer featuring a selection of its beautifully illustrated information panels generously provided by the National Museum. In …

New conservation project for Tea Lane graveyard in Celbridge

Celbridge Historical Society is delighted to hear that a local group has been set up with a view to restoring and preserving into the future the historic Tea Lane Graveyard in Celbridge. The project was initiated by Breda Konstantin, with the practical support of Rosemarie Healy, Michael Connolly and Nuala Walker. There are further details …

National Heritage Week 2014 Registration Now Open

Register your Heritage Week 2014 event by the 31st of May! 31st May 2014. Event Organisers nationwide are being reminded to register their events for National Heritage Week 2014 by the deadline of 31st May to ensure inclusion in the National Heritage Week Event Guide. Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week takes place …

Kildare Town Heritage Trail – Free new audioguide

Kildare Town Heritage Trail This free to download audioguide, produced in conjunction with Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Kildare Tidy Towns, Cill Dara Historical Society, The Grey Abbey Conservation Project and Kildare County Council, will lead you around the wonderful Heritage Town of Kildare. Kildare has been at the heart of Irish history for millenia. Kildare’s …

RIA: Archaeology Research Grants 2014

The Academy Committee for Archaeology is the representative body of the main institutions involved in archaeology in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The primary mission of the committee is to promote and support study and research in Irish archaeology primarily through its role in adjudicating on applications for Government-funded research excavation grants and …

Blackboards and Chalk Dust – the Schools Folklore Collection

Blackboards and Chalk Dust – the Schools Folklore Collection 1937-1938 with Mary Orfod May 6th: Athy Library 7pm May 8th: Newbridge Library 11am May 8th: Kildare Library 7pm May 20th: Celbridge Library 10.30am May 27th: Naas Library 7pm A display and illustrated talk to showcase the Schools Folklore Collection from 1937-1938 and material from schools …

How to plan, write and layout a local history publication

Publish and be damned: How to plan, write and layout a local history publication A workshop for beginners by Mario Corrigan and James Durney Sat 10th, 17th and 24th May, 10 – 11.30 a.m. Newbridge Library Suitable for all budding authors and local history enthusiasts, as well as those interested in self-publication. Booking Essential  

The Best Selling 2014 Kildare Book Back In Stock

Kildare Town – Snapshots In Time The Best Selling 2014 Kildare Book Back In Stock ON SALE in Malones, Southwells, Parish Centre, Credit Union, Heritage Centre and Carmelite Friary Shop in Kildare Town Farrell and Nephew in Newbridge and Barker and Jones in Naas. Price €15.99.

Clane Book Launch: Coiseanna 3rd edition

Book Launch Launch of 3rd edition of Historical Journal, “Coiseanna” by Clane Local History Group. This year’s journal will be launched by Mr Des Marron, Mayor of Clane. Location: Clane GAA Club, Prosperous Road, Clane. Date: Wednesday 16th April 2014 Time: 8pm. Cost: Coiseanna costs only 5 euro per copy. Any Additional details: Coiseanna contains …

New online photo collection of the 1916 Rising and the Civil War

Now available online: A Valuable Visual History of a Key Period in Irish History This collection of 179 photographs from the Desmond FitzGerald Papers covers the: • Easter Rising, 1916 and War of Independence, 1919-1921 • Civil War, 1922-1923 (majority) View the collection in UCD Digital Library at http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:30685 This collection of photographs, mainly from …