Local History Diary

Last Train to Newbridge @ Ryston, Newbridge
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Last Train to Newbridge @ Ryston, Newbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Raconteur and humorist, Liam Phelan, will take us on a trip down memory lane in his “Last Train to Newbridge” in Ryston Sports and Social Club at 8pm. An illustrated journey through his own reminiscences, …
Feb 26 @ 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, …
Mar 3 @ 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 by members of Naas Local History Group commemorating the Welsh-Norman “granting” of the town.
The Ulster Bank Naas @ Town House Hotel
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Ulster Bank Naas @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Ulster Bank Naas – a talk by Harry Havelin
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Horses to Tractors - farming innovation in Ireland 1917 to 1991 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Professor Jim Walsh, Maynooth University, will give an illustrated lecture Maps Rather Than Tractor Parts  – Horses to Tractors – the spread of a revolutionary innovation in farming in Ireland, 1917 to 1991 The lecture …
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Clongowes Wood College Archives @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Clongowes Wood College – a talk by Clongowes Wood College Archivist Margaret Doyle.
Arthur Guinness, Kildare roots and the building of Leixlip's Main St. @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland
7:15 pm
Arthur Guinness, his Kildare roots, and the building of Leixlip’s Main Street – a talk by Patrick Guinness. Admission free.
Unfinished business at Jigginstown @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Mar 26 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Unfinished business at Jigginstown @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Unfinished business at Jigginstown an illustrated talk by Ger Mc Carthy & Mae Leonard
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lullymore to New York and the letters to Santa @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Lullymore to New York and the letters to Santa in Reindeerland – an incredible true story – with Brian Dempsey Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
A Picture of Naas – 1839 @ Town House Hotel
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Picture of Naas - 1839 @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A Picture of Naas 1839 – a talk by Seán Bagnall
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Launch of Coiseanna 2018 @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Launch of Coiseanna 2018 – The seventh edition of the Journal of Clane Local History Group
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walking Sunday Display by Stan Hickey @ Punchestown Racecourse | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Walking Sunday Display – to coincide with the townspeople of Naas’ long tradition of  walking the course at Punchestown on the Sunday before the Punchestown Horse Racing Festival, Stan Hickey, longstanding member of Naas Local …
The silk factory in Rathmore @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Apr 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The silk factory in Rathmore @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The silk factory in Rathmore a talk by Jimmie Robinson
The Proclamation of 1916 @ Kildare Parish Centre
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Proclamation of 1916 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Proclamation of 1916 – the title deed of the nation with Dr. Eugene Broderick, Historian Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Silk Manufacturing in Rathmore @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Silk Manufacturing in Rathmore a talk by Jimmie Robinson
The Woolpack Road and its feeder trails @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
May 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Woolpack Road and its feeder trails @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The Woolpack Road and its feeder trails – a talk by John Hussey
Massacre at Gibbet Rath 1798 @ Ceannt NCO's Mess
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Massacre at Gibbet Rath 1798 @ Ceannt NCO's Mess | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Massacre at Gibbet Rath 1798 – with Mick Moore An Association between Cilldara Historical Soiety,  Newbridge Local History Group, and The Curragh Local History Group with Lord Edward’s Own Re-enactment Group in attendance.
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Naas LHG visit to Wicklow Town @ Wicklow Gaol | Wicklow | County Wicklow | Ireland
9:00 am
Visit to Wicklow Town – including Wicklow Gaol and Wells House – Naas Local History Group’s annual tour. Details to be announced.
Father Browne & his photographs @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Father Browne & his photographs @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Father Browne & his photographs a talk by Paddy Walsh
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018 Giraldus Lecture - Our History ... Our Heritage @ Solas Bhríde | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The 2018 Giraldus Lecture: Our History … Out Heritage – A Family’s Story Tom Flanagan in conversation with Connor O’Connell Come along from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Naas Town Walking Tour @ Fair Green | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Naas Town Walking Tour – a town walk led by Naas Local History Group committee members. Meet at The Fair Green – 7.30pm
Heritage Week Talk @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Aug 20 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Heritage Week Talk @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Heritage Week Talk  – Details to be announced.
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre
Sep 5 @ 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.
The Maura Laverty Story @ Kildare Parish Centre
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Maura Laverty Story @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Maura Laverty Story – From Rathangan to Tolka Row with Seamus Kelly, Author Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.
Mumps, Measles and Diarrhoea @ Kildare Parish Centre
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mumps, Measles and Diarrhoea @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Mumps, Measles and Diarrhoea – Child Health in 20th Century Ireland with Ida Milne Department of History, University of Ireland, Maynooth. Visiting Research Fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast. Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments …
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1918 & 1968  - 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 …