Local History Diary

Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Peacekeeping - An Irish Perspective @ UNTSI HQ, the Curragh | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Newbridge Local History Group’s next talk will take place in the Curragh and will be given by Lt. Col. Tim O’Brien on “Peacekeeping, an Irish perspective”. We are all well aware of the contribution Ireland …
Feb 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Darby Kennedy and Weston Airport @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland
7:15 pm
Tony Maher will speak on pioneer Irish aviator Darby Kennedy and Weston Airport. Admission free.
The General Election of 1918 in Kildare @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The General Election of 1918 in Kildare @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The General Election of 1918 in Kildare a talk by Tom Nelson the author of Through peace and war. Kildare Co. Council in the years of revolution 1899-1926.
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Queens Room at the Curragh & Orby - 1907 Darby Winner @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Jim Kavanagh, horse trainer, will be the next speaker at the Curragh Local History Group Meeting on the 26 February 2019. Jim will cover two topics; the Queens Room at the Curragh Racecourse; and Orby, …
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Raising of the Welsh Flag @ Naas Town Hall | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Raising of the Welsh Flag – ceremony at Naas Town Hall. Naas Local History Group began the tradition of raising the Welsh flag on St. David’s Day in 1992 following the twining of Naas Town …
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The medieval church at Ardrass in its wider context @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Dr Michael Potterton, Medieval historian and archaeologist, will give a talk titled The medieval church at Ardrass, Co Kildare and its wider context Everyone is welcome.
Mapping Naas @ Town House Hotel
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mapping Naas @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Mapping Naas – an illustrated talk by Darragh Hickey exploring maps that feature Naas Town from the earliest times to the present. Darragh will bring along large prints of many historic maps featuring the town.
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 …
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
St Patrick's Day visit to Ardrass Oratory, Hill and Well @ St. Patrick's Oratory | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
Members Annual St Patrick’s Day visit to Ardrass Oratory, Hill and Well We will meet at Ardrass on Saturday 17th at 11 a.m. for our St Patrick’s Day visit to the Oratory, Well, and Hill. …
Mar 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The Irish Heroine of the French Resistance @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland
7:15 pm
Leixlip History Club’s next talk is by Cathi Fleming on the topic of Sr. Kate McCarthy from Cork, who has been called The Irish Heroine of the French Resistance. Admission free.
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Newbridge LHG Trip to Kells Priory Co. Kilkenny @ Kells, Co. Kilkenny | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 am
Please see below the itinerary of our outing to Kells, Co. Kilkenny. The Augustinian abbey in Kells is an exact replica of what the abbey at Connellmore looked like. We would appreciate your support in …
Mar 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Maura Laverty: From Rathangan to Tolka Row @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Maura Laverty: From Rathangan to Tolka Row  a talk by Seamus Kelly
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bodenstown pilgrimages: place, time and popularity @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Dr Christopher J. Woods, historian and author of Bodenstown Revisited will give a talk on the same topic titled: Bodenstown pilgrimages: place, time and popularity. Everyone is welcome.
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
120 Years of Kildare County Council @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
120 Years of Kildare County Council – a talk by Liam Kenny outlining the history of Kildare County Council since its establishment in 1899.
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 …
County Flags and Vexillology @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
County Flags and Vexillology @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
County Flags and Vexillology – talk by Stan Zamyatin Moore. This talk will look at the complex, yet colourful, history of county flags in Ireland and examine the role that sports, flags, and colours play …
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 …
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Celbridge Historical Society Annual Members Outing @ Borris House | County Kildare | Ireland
9:00 am
Annual outing of members: Guided tour of Borris House, Co Carlow (ref. Home of McMurrough Kavanagh) Further details will be announced at a later date.
Naas Grand Canal Walk @ Grand Canal Harbour
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Naas Grand Canal Walk @ Grand Canal Harbour | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
P.C. Behan will lead a walk along the Grand Canal banks within the town while exploring the canal’s history and pointing out some of the historic structures along the way. Please Note: Meeting at the …
Chatting with Count John Mc Cormack @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
May 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Chatting with Count John Mc Cormack @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Chatting with Count John Mc Cormack: conversations in Moore Abbey – a talk by Pat Lonergan
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 …
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Naas Local History Group's annual tour @ Dublin City | Wicklow | County Wicklow | Ireland
9:00 am
Local History Group’s annual tour. This year the group are planning a trip to the capital Dublin. Details to be announced.
Fr Browne and his photographs @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Fr Browne and his photographs @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Fr Browne and his photographs– a talk by Paddy Walsh
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 …
Heritage Week Talk @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Heritage Week Talk @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Heritage Week Talk
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Pivotal events which shaped the Radió Éireann Symphony Orchestra @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Dr Joe Kehoe will give a talk titled: Border crossings: the pivotal events which shaped the development of the Radió Éireann Symphony Orchestra. Everyone is welcome.
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 …