Conservation Funding

Applications are invited for two schemes run by the Conservation Section of Kildare County Council. The Conservation Section of Kildare County Council is currently inviting applications for funding under the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme it administers. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2020. Further information on the Historic …

KCC Seeking Nominations for Historic Monuments Advisory Committee

Kildare County Council is seeking nominations for the Historic Monuments Advisory Committee. The deadline is the 10th January. Further information available here: http://www.kildare.ie/countycouncil/Heritage/ The Historic Monuments Advisory Committee was established for the main purpose of providing Kildare County Council with advice and assistance in relation to the preservation and protection of national monuments in the …

History of Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club – Book Launch

History of Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club Book Launch 8.00 pm Thursday 19 December 2109Newbridge Library To celebrate its 70th anniversary Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club will launch a book detailing the history of the Club and the Athgarvan area. President of Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland Mervyn Cooney will officially launch the book, …

Hidden and Erased – Writing Women Out Of History

Saturday December 14th Rathangan Community Library Hidden and Erased – takes as its starting point, the treatment of Elizabeth O’Farrell in the iconic photograph of Pearse’s surrender to General Lowe on April 29th 1916 which was altered to erase her presence from this moment in history. Irish Revolutionary Women; Histories, Memories and Legacies – Dr …

Aspects of The Curragh – KAS Seminar

The County Kildare Archaeological Society, in partnership with Kildare County Council and with the support of Creative Ireland, are organising a one day seminar on the heritage of the Curragh to be held in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, on Saturday 16th November, 2019 Speakers: Dr John Feehan, Guy Williams, Lt. Col. Des Healy, Jim Kavanagh, …

New CD of Co. Kildare Songs Launched by KFLHG

“Songs from the Short Grass” Songs are an important part of the social history of any area. They reflect the sentiments, language and, often, the sense of humour of a particular locality at a particular point in time. With this in mind, the County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups have embarked on a project …

KFLHG AGM & Seminar: Re-Thinking the Revolution

Saturday, 12 October 2019, Kilcullen Town Hall & Heritage Centre 9am  – Annual General Meeting of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups (AGM & Society Speak: Federation Members only) Tea/coffee break 11am (Open to all) – Launch of Songs from the Short Grass, a new CD collection of 13 songs from County Kildare …

Culture Night Kildare 2019.

September 20th 2019 There are 85 events happening countywide. Introduction This year Culture Night Kildare celebrates its 10th anniversary! It’s a great achievement for Kildare County Council and above all for the groups, venues, artists and organisations that have contributed, through the last decade, to make Culture Night an annual opportunity to explore the rich …

Royal Irish Academy Grants

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that grant schemes offering opportunities for Archaeological research will open to applications on 3 September. Archaeology Research Excavation Grants:  for new excavations, continuing excavations and post excavation work. Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme: This scheme offers radiocarbon dating for up to twelve applicants per annum to be used for …

1919 Revisited

A symposium in honour of John Devoy McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare28 September 2018 9.15 – 9.30 a.m. Registration9.35 – 9.40 a.m. Welcome – and seminar opening by Senator Anthony Lawlor. 9.40 – 9.55 a.m. Alcock and Brown, film – Mario Corrigan, Kildare Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives, Kildare Library and Arts Service 10.00 – …