Local History Diary

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

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean @ Leixlip Library
Feb 20 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean @ Leixlip Library | Leixlip | County Kildare | Ireland

Frank Nugent will speak on the Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean

Admission free.

Feb
24
Mon
2020
The Letters of Mrs Katherine Conolly, 1707-1747 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Letters of Mrs Katherine Conolly, 1707-1747 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland

The Letters of Mrs Katherine Conolly, 1707-1747, a talk by Dr Gaye Ashford.

Everyone is welcome.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Ger Kinchella Memorial Lecture & Heritage Cup Presentation @ Town House Hotel
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ger Kinchella Memorial Lecture & Heritage Cup Presentation @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland

The Annual Ger Kinchella Memorial Lecture and the presentation of the Naas Local History Group Heritage Cup

Naas Local History Group’s annual lecture to commemorate one of their founding members, Ger Kinchella, will take place in the Town House Hotel on the second of March.

This year the lecture will focus on ‘Trains thundering through Naas – the Naas-Tullow Railway.’ Liam Kenny will recreate the dismantled rail line in words and images, with the additional aid of 3D graphics by local graphic designer Eamon Synott.

Also on the night is the presentation of the Naas Local History Group Heritage Cup. Each year the Heritage Cup is awarded to a member of the community, a business, or a local community organisation, to acknowledge their long standing contribution to the community and its heritage through the continuation of a trade, service, business, or the maintenance of a shopfront, building, tradition, or sport.

This year the cup is being awarded to Swans on the Green and will be presented by P. C. Behan and Ger McCarthy.

Mar
23
Mon
2020
Managing your Family Archives @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Managing your Family Archives @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland

Managing your Family Archives

Archivist Róisín Berry will give an overview of the type of documents you might find in your own family papers and how to care for them. It will be as practical as possible.

The talk will be wide ranging with time for discussion afterwards.

Everyone is welcome.

Apr
1
Wed
2020
“Cromwell was Framed” – Ireland 1649 @ Kildare Parish Centre
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Cromwell was Framed" - Ireland 1649 @ Kildare Parish Centre | Kildare | County Kildare | Ireland

Cromwell Was Framed – Ireland 1649 a talk by author Tom Reilly.

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

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Kildare: the Irish Revolution 1912-1923 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Kildare: the Irish Revolution 1912-1923 @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland

Kildare: the Irish Revolution 1912-1923, a talk by Seamus Cullen.

Everyone is welcome.

May
25
Mon
2020
How we measure: a brief history @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
How we measure: a brief history @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland

How we measure: a brief history, a talk by mathematician Dr Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, will include lots of interesting facts rather than figures!

Everyone is welcome.

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

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
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

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

Everyone is welcome.

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.