Local History Diary

Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Robert Hartpole - His Life and Strange Afterlife! @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Robert Hartpole – Constable of Carlow and Villain of Mullaghmast – His Life and Strange Afterlife! A talk on the enigmatic and interesting story of Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow and first MP for Queens …
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wentworth's Unfinished Business at The Naas @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk by Mae Leonard entitled “Wentworth’s Unfinished Business at The Naas”, illustrated by  Ger McCarthy
Naas Revisited @ Town House Hotel
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Naas Revisited @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Naas Revisited – A talk by Stan Hickey with film footage of Naas taken 50 years ago.
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The changing textures of family life in Ireland @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The changing textures of family life in Ireland (…..over the past 100 years) – talk by Jane Gray – sociologist.
The Early Years of Clongowes Wood @ Kildare Parish Centre
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Early Years of Clongowes Wood @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk about the early years of Clongowes Wood College, the parents and its pupils with Brendan Cullen. Come along for a chat with refreshments, served from 7:30pm.
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Creating the Titanic Experience @ Ryston, Newbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Creating the Titanic Experience… the Belfast Exhibition from idea to reality. Conal Harvey is the man who spearheaded the design and construction of the Titanic Visitor Experience in Belfast. Conal will give an illustrated talk …
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Genealogy meets History: Garrys of Kildare & 1798 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Genealogy meets History: Garrys of Kildare & 1798  – talk by John Malone
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ned Horan and the Four Courts fire of 1922 @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Paul Horan, Associate Professor of Midwifery in Trinity College & local historian All are welcome.
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Talk on Major Patrick Colgan (1890-1960) @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
An illustrated talk by John Colgan on ” Major Patrick Colgan (1890-1960) Commandant of the North Kildare Battalion , IRA Internee, Career  Soldier and Hotelier .
Stranger Than Fiction @ Kildare Parish Centre
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stranger Than Fiction @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk with Padraig Laffan on the real story behind Robert Louis Stephenson ‘Kidnapped’. Come along for a chat with refreshments, served from 7:30pm.
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Railway Walk - Fairy Flax to Fletcher's @ Lawlor's Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Railway Walk “Fairy Flax to Fletcher’s” – a town walk of Naas led by Paddy Behan. Meet at Lawlor’s Hotel – 7.30pm
Researching Genealogy @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Researching Genealogy @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Researching Genealogy –  talk byTed Murtagh
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Military Intelligence on crashed aircraft during the Emergency @ Old Band Hall | Curragh Camp | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
An illustrated talk by Michael Rowley on “Role of Military Intelligence on crashed aircraft during the Emergency”
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Cult of St James in Medieval Ireland @ Teach Diarmada | Castledermot | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk by Dr Louise Nugent, archaeologist and author of popular blog ‘Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland’ All are welcome.
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Giraldus Lecture - Folk Medicine @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The 2017 Giraldus Lecture titled, “Folk Medicine – A Living Tradition” will be delivered by Bairbre Ní Fhloinn of the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore. Come along from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments …
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thomas Ashe - Another Martyr For Old Ireland @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
James Durney will give this interesting talk on another martyr for Ireland Tom Ashe. Refreshments served from 7:30pm.
Wolfe Tone – Family Man @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Jun 26 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Wolfe Tone – Family Man @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Wolfe Tone – family man – talk by Larry Breen
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Thomas Ashe – Another Martyr For Old Ireland @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Thomas Ashe – another martyr for old Ireland – talk by James Durney [Heritage Week Talk]
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”
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.
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”
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.
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.
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1917 & 1967  - 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 & Joe.   Come early from 7:30pm to enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the …