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A Commemoration of the Rathbride Column

Curragh Racecourse The Curragh, Co. Kildare

A Commemoration of the Rathbride Column, marking the 100th Anniversary of the Moore's Bridge Civil War executions, will take place at the Curragh Racecourse on Monday 12 December, 2022. This event is organised in collaboration with the County Kildare Decade of Commemoration Committee. Light refreshments served from 7.15 pm, an illustrated talk begins at 8.00

My Peacekeeping Journey

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

My Peacekeeping Journey, with Joe Mallon, retired Company Sergeant, AKA 'Congo Joe'. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

The Presidents’ Letters

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Presidents' Letters - An Unexpected History of Ireland with Flor MacCarthy, Journalist and Broadcaster. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

Feeding the Towns of Medieval Ireland

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Feeding the Towns of Medieval Ireland with Dr Margaret Murphy ( Carlow College) Medieval Historian. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

The Post Office in Ireland: An Illustrated History

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Post Office in Ireland: An Illustrated History, with Stephen Ferguson, Assistant Secretary of An Post, curator of its Museum and Archive, and author of the first complete history of the Irish Post Office, an institution which has been at the heart of Irish life for over 300 years. The talk tells the story of

The Guinness Story

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Guinness Story: The Family, The Business and The Black Stuff, with Dr. Edward Bourke, author and scientist working with Diageo, St James's Gate Global Beer Technical Centre. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

The Earls of Castlehaven

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Earls of Castlehaven - Lord Audleys of Cork and Kildare: War, Sex, Corruption & Land, from the battle of Kinsale to the Great Famine and beyond, with Dr. Michael J. Keane, Author and retired UCC Lecturer. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

The Irish Draught Horse

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Irish Draught Horse - Yesterday and Today, an illustrated talk with horse breeder, artist, and art conservator Mary McGrath. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

The Bittersweet Story of Brigid Cleary

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Bittersweet Story of Brigid Cleary - The last woman to be burned in Ireland One woman show with Eve O'Mahony, actor and playwright. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

The Murder of Joseph Bergin

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Murder of Joseph Bergin - At Guidenstown, Kildare on 13th December 1923, with author Mark McLoughlin. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm

Cromwell was framed: Ireland 1649

Áras Bhríde Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Cromwell was framed: Ireland 1649 with Tom Reilly, author, historian and manager of Ardgillan Castle. Refreshments served from 7.30 pm talk begins at 8.00 pm