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

Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge @ Kildare Parish Centre
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lord Norbury - The Hanging Judge @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge – his life, times and reputation with John Flannery Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Horses to Tractors - farming innovation in Ireland 1917 to 1991 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Professor Jim Walsh, Maynooth University, will give an illustrated lecture Maps Rather Than Tractor Parts  – Horses to Tractors – the spread of a revolutionary innovation in farming in Ireland, 1917 to 1991 The lecture …
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lullymore to New York and the letters to Santa @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Lullymore to New York and the letters to Santa in Reindeerland – an incredible true story – with Brian Dempsey Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
The Proclamation of 1916 @ Kildare Parish Centre
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Proclamation of 1916 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Proclamation of 1916 – the title deed of the nation with Dr. Eugene Broderick, Historian Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Massacre at Gibbet Rath 1798 @ Ceannt NCO's Mess
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Massacre at Gibbet Rath 1798 @ Ceannt NCO's Mess | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Massacre at Gibbet Rath 1798 – with Mick Moore An Association between Cilldara Historical Soiety,  Newbridge Local History Group, and The Curragh Local History Group with Lord Edward’s Own Re-enactment Group in attendance.
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018 Giraldus Lecture - Our History ... Our Heritage @ Solas Bhríde | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The 2018 Giraldus Lecture: Our History … Out Heritage – A Family’s Story Tom Flanagan in conversation with Connor O’Connell Come along from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre
Sep 5 @ 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.
The Maura Laverty Story @ Kildare Parish Centre
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Maura Laverty Story @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Maura Laverty Story – From Rathangan to Tolka Row with Seamus Kelly, Author Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Mumps, Measles and Diarrhoea @ Kildare Parish Centre
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mumps, Measles and Diarrhoea @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Mumps, Measles and Diarrhoea – Child Health in 20th Century Ireland with Ida Milne Department of History, University of Ireland, Maynooth. Visiting Research Fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast. Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments …
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1918 & 1968 - 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 …