Local History Diary

Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dail Eireann and the political party system in Kildare 1919-1923 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The guest speaker this month will be local historian and author Seamus Cullen, who will talk about Dail Eireann and the emergence of political party system in Kildare 1919-1923. This is a very topical subject …
Walking Sunday @ Punchestown Racecourse
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Walking Sunday @ Punchestown Racecourse | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
The long established Naas tradition of walking the course at Punchestown the Sunday before the famous Punchestown Racing Festival is observed annually by members of the Naas Local History Group. In addition to the walk …
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Maginn Family History and the Curragh Connection @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Brian Maginn will be the next speaker at the Curragh Local History Group. Brian will give a talk entitled “The Maginn Family History and the Curragh Connection”. The Maginns have been associated with the Curragh …
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 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Trains over the Liffey - Kilcullen and the Sallins-Tullow Railway @ Kilcullen Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Trains over the Liffey – Kilcullen and the Sallins-Tullow Railway is an illustrated talk by Liam Kenny focusing on the old Sallins-Tullow rail line that passed through the Harristown Estate, just east of Kilcullen, which …
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Theme and Variations: Border crossings in the Story of the RÉSO @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Dr Joe Kehoe will give a talk titled: Theme and Variations: Border crossings in the Story of the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra. Everyone is welcome.
May 16 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Horse Racing in Leixlip and Environs @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland
7:15 pm
John Colgan will present Leixlip History Club’s May talk on the subject of Horse Racing in Leixlip and Environs. Image is of the racehorse, Manna, bred in Confey Stud, Leixlip.  This horse won several races …
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 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton @ Kilcullen Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton is an illustrated talk by Kevin Kenny on the South Kildare native – Antarctic explorer Earnest Shackleton. Organised as part of a series of lectures on …
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 20 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
An Irishman in Dixie - Thomas Conolly of Castletown House @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland
7:15 pm
Suzanne Pegley will speak on An Irishman in Dixie -Thomas Conolly (1823-76) of Castletown House and his connection with the American Civil War. Admission free.
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Naas Local History Group's annual tour @ Dublin City | Wicklow | County Wicklow | Ireland
9:00 am
Naas Local History Group’s annual outing will this year visit Fore Abbey in Co. Westmeath and the Loughcrew Cairns in Co. Meath. 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
Lord Cloncurry V Sir John Piers - A case of Criminal Conversation @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Dr Karina Holton will give a talk titled: Lord Cloncurry V Sir John Piers: A case of Criminal Conversation. 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 …
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Letters of Mrs Katherine Conolly 1707-1747 @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Dr Gaye Ashford:The Letters of Mrs Katherine Conolly, 1707-1747. Everyone is welcome.
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Kevin Kenny: Get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton. Everyone is welcome.
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 …