Local History Diary

Events in the diary are organised by affiliated groups. For non-member history related events see the news section.

May
28
Thu
2020
Buildings and Churches of Naas Town – Walk @ Naas Town Hall
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Buildings and Churches of Naas Town - Walk @ Naas Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland

Notice from Naas Local History Group – dated 16 March 2020

In the interest of our members health, it has been decided to cancel all Naas Local History Group events until further notice.

We will resume our meetings and outings when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep well. We will meet again when this crisis has been overcome.

Naas Local History Group committee  members will lead a walk exploring the history and heritage of the county town’s main street and historic structures, including the Court House, the Town Hall, and St. David’s Church.

Please Note: Meeting at Naas Town Hall at 7.00pm.

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Irish Banknotes – An Inside Story @ Kildare Parish Centre
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irish Banknotes - An Inside Story @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

Note:

As a precautionary measure to minimise the spread of COVID-19 we are cancelling our talks until further notice.

This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of all our valued members and speakers and their families and friends.

Thank you for your understanding.

Irish Banknotes – An Inside Story with Louis O’Byrne former head of the Irish Banknote Printing Works and Mint.
Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.

Jun
20
Sat
2020
NHLG outing to Farmleigh House & Ashtown Castle @ Ballycane Church
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
NHLG outing to Farmleigh House & Ashtown Castle @ Ballycane Church | Wicklow | County Wicklow | Ireland

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

NHLG outing to Farmleigh House and Ashtown Castle – Naas Local History Group’s annual tour, advanced booking required.

Booking: Brian O’Connor
Meeting at Ballycane Church car park on Saturday the 20th of June at 8.30am.

Further details to be announced.

Jun
22
Mon
2020
Showband Days in Ireland: Kildare Connection @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Showband Days in Ireland: Kildare Connection @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Showband Days in Ireland: Kildare Connection, a talk by Pat Lonergan

Everyone is welcome.

Jul
1
Wed
2020
Wolfe Tone – Family Man @ Kildare Parish Centre
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wolfe Tone – Family Man @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

Note:

As a precautionary measure to minimise the spread of COVID-19 we are cancelling our talks until further notice.

This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of all our valued members and speakers and their families and friends.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wolfe Tone – Family Manan illustrated talk by Larry Breen

The talk will outline the family life of the great Irish Republican and 1798 leader of the United Irishmen, Theobald Wolfe Tone, and explore his County Kildare connections.

Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the event.

Aug
17
Mon
2020
The Kill Ambush @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Kill Ambush @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland

The Kill Ambush, a talk by historian James Durney exploring a very local aspect of the War of Independence.

Everyone is welcome.

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Kildare Town Country Music Festival @ CMYS Hall
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NOTE: In the interest of health and safety of our great artists and patrons we regrettably have to cancel our August concerts.

All those who have already paid for tickets will be contacted and refunds arranged.

Take Care,
Joe

Lilywhite Country – Night One

A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society as part of Lilywhite Country – Kildare Town Country Music Festival 26th-28th August 2020 .

Artists:

Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Sina Theil, Gerry Guthrie, T.R. Dallas, Sabrina Fallon.

Hosted by Trudi Lalor and featuring The Ryan Turner Band.

Admission by ticket only.
Tickets available in Kildare town from:

Kildare Town Heritage Centre and Tourist Office, Market Square
Áras Bhride – Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street
Cill Dara Historical Society (Joe Connelly)

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Kildare Town Country Music Festival @ CMYS Hall
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NOTE: In the interest of health and safety of our great artists and patrons we regrettably have to cancel our August concerts.

All those who have already paid for tickets will be contacted and refunds arranged.

Take Care,
Joe

Lilywhite Country – Night Two

A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society as part of Lilywhite Country – Kildare Town Country Music Festival 26th-28th August 2020 .

Artists:

Brendan Shine, John McNicholl, Gloria, Ciaran Rosney, Max T Barnes, Carmel Sheerin.

Hosted by Trudi Lalor and featuring The Ryan Turner Band.

Admission by ticket only.
Tickets available in Kildare town from:

Kildare Town Heritage Centre and Tourist Office, Market Square
Áras Bhride – Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street
Cill Dara Historical Society (Joe Connelly)

Aug
28
Fri
2020
Kildare Town Country Music Festival @ CMYS Hall
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NOTE: In the interest of health and safety of our great artists and patrons we regrettably have to cancel our August concerts.

All those who have already paid for tickets will be contacted and refunds arranged.

Take Care,
Joe

Lilywhite Country – Night Three

A night of country music during Heritage Week – organised by Cill Dara Historical Society as part of Lilywhite Country – Kildare Town Country Music Festival 26th-28th August 2020 .

Artists:

Fr Ray Kelly, Owen Mac, John Hogan, John Raferty, Tony Kerr, Kevin Logue.

Hosted by Trudi Lalor and featuring The Ryan Turner Band.

Admission by ticket only.
Tickets available in Kildare town from:

Kildare Town Heritage Centre and Tourist Office, Market Square
Áras Bhride – Kildare Parish Centre, Bride Street
Cill Dara Historical Society (Joe Connelly)

Sep
2
Wed
2020
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movies/Memories/Memorabilia Night @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

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.