Kildare

Cill Dara Historical Society

Meetings: 1st. Wednesday of the month
Location:  Áras Bhríde, Parish Centre, Kildare Town at 8 p.m.
Contact: Joe Connelly, Tullywest, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Ph: 086-1686236

History of Kildare

The Cill Dara Historical Society has provided a brief History of Kildare Town for this site, and would like to acknowledge AJ Mullowney for writing the main text.


Cill Dara History Diary

Have Ye No Homes To Go To? @ Studio One, Silken Thomas
Jan 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have Ye No Homes To Go To? @ Studio One, Silken Thomas | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Have Ye No Homes To Go To? – The History of the Irish Pub with Kevin Martin Author Note Venue: Studio One in the Silken Thomas
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Country Music Concert @ CMYS Hall | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A night of country music organised by Cill Dara Historical Society. Artists: Gary Gamble aka Danial O’Double, Niamh Lynn, Mary Duff, Barry Cluskey, Ryan Turner Band, Vicki Cahill, John Hogan, and Philip English. Compère for …
Rural Electrification 1946-1965 @ Kildare Parish Centre
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rural Electrification 1946-1965 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Rural Electrification 1946-1965 with Michael Hanly Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Women in Irish History @ Kildare Parish Centre
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women in Irish History @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Women in Irish History – with Sarah Costigan (The Little Museum of Dublin) Women have always played a part in Ireland’s history- but their contribution has not always been recognised. Sarah Costigan shares the fascinating …
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bombs, Bullets and the Border - Irish border security 1969-1978 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Bombs, Bullets and the Border – Irish border security 1969-1978 with Dr. Patrick Mulroe Author & PhD graduate of the University of Ulster Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before …
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Three Men and a Constitution - the 1937 Irish Constitution @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Three Men and a Constitution – Éamon de Valera, John Charles McQuaid, John Hearne and the 1937 Irish Constitution with Dr. Eugene Broderick Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before …
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Aerial Chariot from Monasterboice to Jerusalem @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Aerial Chariot from Monasterboice to Jerusalem A talk by Ger Mc Carthy that will explore the Country Houses, Monastic sites,  Wayside crosses and Monuments of North Leinster. Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some …
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Rath Internment Camp in the War of Independence @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Rath Internment Camp in the War of Independence with James Durney renowned Author and Historian. Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Heritage Week Country Music Concert @ CMYS Hall | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A night of country music organised for Heritage Week by Cill Dara Historical Society. Artists: Ray Lynam, Tony Kerr, Crystal Swing, Owen Mac, Olivia Douglas, Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis, Pascal Brennan, The Ryan Turner …
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A night of movies, memories and memorabilia with Cill Dara Historical Society members. Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hello Delia Murphy - The songs & story of the iconic singer @ Kildare Community Library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Hello Delia Murphy – The songs and story of the iconic singer with Carmen Cullen (Delia’s niece) & Gerry Anderson Note Venue: Kildare Town Community Library Come along from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and …
Nov 6 @ 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm
The 1919 All-Ireland Senior Football Final @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:15 pm
The 1919 All-Ireland Senior Football Final – Kildare versus Galway with Prof. Terence Dooley, Dept. of History, Maynooth University Note time change: Talk starts at 8.15pm Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and …
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1919 & 1969 - What the papers said @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
What were they saying in the papers 50 and 100 years ago. Drop in to find out with Mario Corrigan & Kevin O’Kelly. Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before …