Notice from Curragh Local History Group

Notice from Curragh Local History Group – dated 12 March 2020 Folks, In the interest of all our safety because of the Coronavirus the Curragh Local History Group meetings will be cancelled until further notice. Keep safe and hopefully see you sooner rather than later. Barbara

Irish Nursing: A Celebration

Irish Nursing: A Celebration Saturday 25th APRIL 2020 10.00.am – 1.30pm Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Organised by County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups, to mark the contribution of nurses in Ireland over the past one hundred years. This even includes: Short History Talks Panel …

CANCELLED – Mausolea and Memorials to the Dead in Ireland

Event Cancelled

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the present situation with the COVID-19 virus. Free lecture titled, Mausolea and Memorials to the Dead in Ireland, by Dr Finbar McCormick, will take place in St David’s Church, Naas, on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 8pm. Refreshments from 7.30pm. All welcome. In Maudlins burial …

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 …