Kildare

Cill Dara Historical Society

Note:

As a precautionary measure to minimise the spread of Covid-19 we are cancelling our talks until further notice.

This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of all our valued members and speakers and their families and friends.

Thank you for your understanding.

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

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Kildare Town Country Music Festival @ CMYS Hall
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NOTE: In the interest of health and safety of our great artists and patrons we regrettably have to cancel our August concerts.

All those who have already paid for tickets will be contacted and refunds arranged.

Take Care,
Joe

Lilywhite Country – Night One

A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society as part of Lilywhite Country – Kildare Town Country Music Festival 26th-28th August 2020 .

Artists:

Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Sina Theil, Gerry Guthrie, T.R. Dallas, Sabrina Fallon.

Hosted by Trudi Lalor and featuring The Ryan Turner Band.

Admission by ticket only.
Tickets available in Kildare town from:

Kildare Town Heritage Centre and Tourist Office, Market Square
Áras Bhride – Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street
Cill Dara Historical Society (Joe Connelly)

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Kildare Town Country Music Festival @ CMYS Hall
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NOTE: In the interest of health and safety of our great artists and patrons we regrettably have to cancel our August concerts.

All those who have already paid for tickets will be contacted and refunds arranged.

Take Care,
Joe

Lilywhite Country – Night Two

A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society as part of Lilywhite Country – Kildare Town Country Music Festival 26th-28th August 2020 .

Artists:

Brendan Shine, John McNicholl, Gloria, Ciaran Rosney, Max T Barnes, Carmel Sheerin.

Hosted by Trudi Lalor and featuring The Ryan Turner Band.

Admission by ticket only.
Tickets available in Kildare town from:

Kildare Town Heritage Centre and Tourist Office, Market Square
Áras Bhride – Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street
Cill Dara Historical Society (Joe Connelly)

Aug
28
Fri
2020
Kildare Town Country Music Festival @ CMYS Hall
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NOTE: In the interest of health and safety of our great artists and patrons we regrettably have to cancel our August concerts.

All those who have already paid for tickets will be contacted and refunds arranged.

Take Care,
Joe

Lilywhite Country – Night Three

A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society as part of Lilywhite Country – Kildare Town Country Music Festival 26th-28th August 2020 .

Artists:

Fr Ray Kelly, Owen Mac, John Hogan, John Raferty, Tony Kerr, Kevin Logue.

Hosted by Trudi Lalor and featuring The Ryan Turner Band.

Admission by ticket only.
Tickets available in Kildare town from:

Kildare Town Heritage Centre and Tourist Office, Market Square
Áras Bhride – Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street
Cill Dara Historical Society (Joe Connelly)

Sep
2
Wed
2020
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

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
7
Wed
2020
Feeding the Towns of Medieval Ireland @ Kildare Parish Centre
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feeding the Towns of Medieval Ireland @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

Feeding the Towns of Medieval Ireland – with Dr Margaret Murphy of Carlow College, Medieval Historian.

Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
The Brigid Cleary Story @ CMYS Hall
Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Brigid Cleary Story @ CMYS Hall | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

The Brigid Cleary Story with Eve O’Mahony

A one woman show which describes the life and events which led to the death of Brigid Cleary, the woman accused of being a changeling and burned to death by her husband in Tipperary in 1895.

Dec
2
Wed
2020
1920 & 1970 – What the papers said @ Kildare Parish Centre
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1920 & 1970 - What the papers said @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

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 the event.