Local History Diary

Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Irish High Cross Exhibition @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
Come and learn more about Irish high crosses, where they’re found, how they’re decorated, and what they mean. View miniatures of the Castledermot crosses before visiting the real thing next door. This exhibition began as …
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Irish High Cross Exhibition @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
Come and learn more about Irish high crosses, where they’re found, how they’re decorated, and what they mean. View miniatures of the Castledermot crosses before visiting the real thing next door. This exhibition began as …
Naas Grand Canal Walk @ Grand Canal Harbour
Aug 22 @ 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 this year’s Heritage Week 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: …
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Irish High Cross Exhibition @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
Come and learn more about Irish high crosses, where they’re found, how they’re decorated, and what they mean. View miniatures of the Castledermot crosses before visiting the real thing next door. This exhibition began as …
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 …
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open Day at the Curragh Clubhouse Museum @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
Open Day To celebrate Heritage Week the Curragh Local History Group Open Day is on Saturday  24 August from 11am to 3pm and is an opportunity to visit the Groups museum and discover many fascinating …
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Otto Skorzeny - The Most Dangerous Man in Martinstown @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
1:00 pm
Curragh Local History Group members Matthew McNamara & Pete McNamara will give a lecture titled – “Otto Skorzeny, The Most Dangerous Man in Martinstown” This is part of the Open Day at the Curragh Local …
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A guided walk through Ballymore Eustace @ Resource Centre | Ballymore Eustace | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
A guided walk through the historic Pale town of Ballymore Eustace with emphasis on the rich medieval history of the town. Ballymore-Eustace was formerly one of the five great walled towns of the English Pale; …
Aug 29 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Queen Victoria's Visit to Maynooth 1849 @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland
7:15 pm
Seamus Cullen will speak on Queen Victoria’s Visit to Maynooth Seminary & Carton 170 years ago this August. Admission free.
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.
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Curragh - a unique landscape @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Hugh Crawford will give a talk titled The Curragh – a unique landscape, that will place the Curragh in its ecological and historical contexts, highlighting this unique landscape’s importance to County Kildare and the Nation …
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ireland's First Toll Road: Dublin - Kilcullen 1729 @ Kilcullen Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Brian McCabe will speak on “Ireland’s First Toll Road: Dublin – Kilcullen, 1729” One of a series of lectures organised as part of “Kilcullen 700”, a celebration of the present town’s origins seven hundred years …
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.
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Culture Night - Walk and Talk around Kill village @ Kill Village | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
7:00 pm
Walk and Talk around Kill village Please note that this event, which is part of “Culture Night”, will start in the car park beside St Brigid’s church at 7 pm
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Four All Irelands: Kildare’s road to Sam Maguire @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Four All Irelands: Kildare’s road to Sam Maguire  – Mario Corrigan
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A history of the Eustace family and their Kildare estates @ Kilcullen Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Ger McCarthy will give a talk titled “A history of the Eustace family and their Kildare estates”. One of a series of lectures organised as part of “Kilcullen 700”, a celebration of the present town’s …
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.
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Naas GAA and its influence on the town's social history @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Liam McManus will give a talk looking at the history of Naas GAA and its influence on the social history of the county town. All welcome, tea/coffee and biscuits follow the talk.
Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Earls of Castlehaven: Lord Audleys of Cork and Kildare @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Michael Christopher Keane is a retired lecturer from University College, Cork. This talk is based on his book ‘The Earls of Castlehaven’. There is a prominent County Kildare dimension to the story. George Touchet, 11th …
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Borrowes of Gilltown @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Ger McCarthy will explore the history of the Borrowes Family of Gilltown, an estate close to Kilcullen in Co. Kildare. The story of this prominent Kildare family is traced from the 17th century through to …
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workhouse Prayer service at the Famine Graveyard @ Famine Graveyard | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Naas Local History Group’s annual Workhouse Prayer service at the Famine Graveyard (opposite Lakelands and beside St. Mary’s) at 3.00pm
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 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Winter's Tale with Brian Mc Cabe @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Well established as a tradition of Naas Local History Group and always eagerly awaited, Brian McCabe’s annual ‘A Winter’s Tale’ talk.
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 …
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
A genuine Irish Row: Kildare’s first local elections 1899 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
A genuine Irish Row: Kildare’s first local elections 1899 – Liam Kenny
The Tyndall Family of Naas @ Town House Hotel
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Tyndall Family of Naas @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Dr. John Kehoe will give a talk on the Tyndall Family of Naas. All Welcome. Tea/coffee and biscuits will follow the talk.
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 …
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Naas LHG AGM & Slide Presentation @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Naas Local History Group  – A.G.M. Naas Local History Group’s A.G.M. will take place on the 20th of January 2020. All are welcome to attend and the floor will be open to invite new committee …
Kill History Group – A.G.M. @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kill History Group - A.G.M. @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Annual General Meeting of Kill History Group in the Parish Meeting Room at 8pm.