Local History Diary

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

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Too delicate a subject to touch: VD and the Westmoreland Lock Hospital @ Leixlip Library
Nov 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Too delicate a subject to touch: VD and the Westmoreland Lock Hospital @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland

Too delicate a subject to touch: Venereal Disease and the Westmoreland Lock Hospital Dublin (1792-1955)

This talk by Dr Jean M Walker will present an overview of the Westmoreland Lock Hospital for the treatment of venereal diseases, which was once situated in Dublin’s Townsend Street.

The sometimes unruly lives of the patients, staff, and management of the ‘Lock Hospital’ will be explored in this talk encompassing its foundation through to its closure in 1955 due to it being considered unfit for purpose and an embarrassment to the City of Dublin. The Hospital building was demolished soon after its closure and the memory of the institution itself shared a similar fate; being quickly forgotten.

Admission free.

Nov
25
Mon
2019
A genuine Irish Row: Kildare’s first local elections 1899 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
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

A genuine Irish Row: Kildare’s first local elections 1899 – Liam Kenny

Dec
2
Mon
2019
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

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
Wed
2019
1919 & 1969 – What the papers said @ Kildare Parish Centre
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1919 & 1969  - What the papers said @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

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 the event.