Local History Diary

Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm
High Cross & Local History Displays @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
High Cross & Local History Displays View part of the Irish High Cross Exhibition (originally in the National Museum) and an exhibition on the rich heritage of the town. A perfect complement to a walk …
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm
My Town, My Heritage  - Photo Exhibition @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
My Town, My Heritage – Photography Exhibition. Teach Diarmada Community Centre, Castledermot, Kildare Castledermot Local History Group are producing an exhibition of photographs celebrating the various aspects of the local heritage of Castledermot and surrounding …
Connellmore Graveyard Tour @ Connellmore Graveyard at Baroda
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Connellmore Graveyard Tour @ Connellmore Graveyard at Baroda | County Kildare | Ireland
7:00 pm
Newbridge Local History Group’s contribution to Heritage Week will be a guided talk in Connellmore Graveyard at Baroda. Paul Cooke will take us on a tour of the significant interments of this old cemetery where …
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo Exhibition Launch & Prizegiving @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
My Town, My Heritage – Photography Exhibition. Official opening of photo exhibition and prizegiving. All are welcome. Refreshments available. The exhibition will be launched by Martin Miley, Mayor of Kildare. On the night we will …
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Kiln Fields, Sallins Bypass @ Naas Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
The Kiln Fields, Sallins Bypass – by Noel Dunne. This illustrated talk outlines the archaeological discoveries made in 2016 and 2017 in advance of construction of the M7 Motorway Upgrade and R407 Sallins Bypass, Co. …
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Century of GAA in Clane and Co. Kildare @ Clane Community library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk by Eoghan Corry entitled A Century of GAA in Clane and Co. Kildare. This talk is organised by Clane Local History Group in conjunction with Clane Community Library, especially for Heritage Week.
Maudlins – Cemetery Walk @ St Corban's Cemetery
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Maudlins - Cemetery Walk @ St Corban's Cemetery | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
7:00 pm
Please note change to schedule advertised in Heritage Week Literature A walking tour of Maudlins Church of Ireland Cemetery on the Dublin Road. Members of Naas Local History Group will explain the history of the …
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Country Music Concert @ CMYS Hall | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society. Artists: Honky Tonk Angels, Ray Lynam, Niamh Lynn, Trudi Lalor, Tony Kerr, Ryan Turner Band, Lorna Goodwin. Compère for the …
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open Day at the Curragh Clubhouse @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
Clubhouse open from 11am-3pm to celebrate Heritage Week. An illustrated talk by Reggie Darling on “Internments on the Curragh” will take place at 1pm.
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Internments on the Curragh @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
1:00 pm
Clubhouse open from 11am-3pm to celebrate Heritage Week. An illustrated talk by Reggie Darling on “Internments on the Curragh”
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Mill Ballymore Eustace @ The Woollen Mill | Ballymore Eustace | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Tour of the Mill – Ballymore Eustace A guided tour of the Historic Woolen Mills in Ballymore Eustace with a history of the corn mills on the site since 1192. The tour organised by Ballymore Eustace …
The Sallins to Tullow Railway @ Ballymore Community Centre
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Sallins to Tullow Railway @ Ballymore Community Centre | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Sallins to Tullow Railway A talk on the history of the Sallins to Tullow Railway line given by John O Brien who lived in the stationmasters house at Harristown Station.
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
50 years of Naas Comhaltas - Their History and  Music @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
50 years of Naas Comhaltas – Their History and  Music The Kildare Council of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri is marking its 50th anniversary this year – a period during which it has added greatly to the musical …
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Dictionary of Irish Biography @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Dictionary of Irish Biography: a cornucopia of Irish experience – talk by Turlough O’Riordan An indispensable work of reference for scholars, journalists, broadcasters, genealogists, diplomats, and the general reader interested in Ireland’s past or …
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre
Sep 6 @ 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.
Sep 6 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Thomas Ashe – Another Martyr For Old Ireland @ Kelly's Lounge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Thomas Ashe – Another Martyr for Old Ireland – talk by James Durney
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A walking tour of Blessington @ Downshire Hotel | County Wicklow | Ireland
2:00 pm
A walking tour of Blessington led by Jim Corless Jim Corless of Blessington History Society will lead a tour of Blessington for members of Naas Local History Group. Please Note: Meet at the Downshire Hotel …
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Workhouse in Birr @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Workhouse in Birr – a talk by John McLoughlin. Birr Workhouse is an intact example of the original pre-famine Irish workhouses designed by George Wilkinson. Opened 1842 as Parsonstown Union Workhouse, Birr Workhouse was …
Walk and Talk around Kill village @ St Brigid’s Church, Kill
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Walk and Talk around Kill village @ St Brigid’s Church, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
7:00 pm
Kill History Group Walk and Talk around Kill village Please note that this event, which is part of Culture Night 2017, will start in the car park beside St Brigid’s church at 7 pm
Sep 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The 1918 Conscription Crisis in Co Kildare @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The Conscription Crisis in Co Kildare, Spring 1918 A talk by Seamus Cullen
Curragh – Home place @ Old Band Hall
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Curragh - Home place @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
An illustrated  talk  by Caitriona  Delaney  on “Curragh – Home place”
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Irish Heroine of the French Resistance @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Irish Heroine of the French Resistance (Sr. Kate McCarthy from Cork) – talk by Cathi Fleming
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wentworth's Unfinished Business at The Naas @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk by Mae Leonard entitled Wentworth’s Unfinished Business at The Naas, which will focus on Thomas Wentworth’s career rise and downfall, his ill-fated mansion building project at “The Naas”, Jigginstown House and will also …
Jubilee Nurses @ Kildare Parish Centre
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jubilee Nurses @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk on Voluntary District Nursing in Ireland from 1890 to 1974 with authors Elizabeth Prendergast & Helen Sheridan.   Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
St Mochua's Historical Society - Timahoe AGM @ Kelly's Lounge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
St Mochua’s Historical Society -Timahoe – AGM
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Kildare Federation of Local History Groups Seminar @ Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
The 18th Annual Seminar and AGM of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups will take place on Saturday 7th of October 2017. This year the seminar will undergo a change in format and …
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Archaeology of Sallins Bypass @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Archaeology of Sallins Bypass – by Noel Dunne. This illustrated talk outlines the archaeological discoveries made in 2016 and 2017 in advance of construction of the M7 Motorway Upgrade and R407 Sallins Bypass, Co. …
Oct 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Changes in family life in the past 100 years @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Changes in family life in the past 100 years A talk by Prof. Jane Gray Prof. Jane Gray is Professor of Sociology at Maynooth University. Her scholarship centres on questions relating to families, households, social change, …
Archaeology and County Kildare @ Kildare Parish Centre
Nov 1 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Archaeology and County Kildare @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:15 pm
An illustrated talk with Mairéad Connellan. Come early from 7:45pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
The Brackens @ Kelly's Lounge
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Brackens @ Kelly's Lounge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The Brackens – talk by Andy Flaherty exploring the facinating story of the Bracken family and their local connections. Mason and builder, Joseph Kevin Bracken (1852–1904), who married Hannah Agnes Ryan (1872–1928), was a member …