Local History Diary

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 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Kiln Fields, Sallins Bypass @ Naas Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
The Kiln Fields, Sallins Bypass – by Noel Dunne. This illustrated talk outlines the archaeological discoveries made in 2016 and 2017 in advance of construction of the M7 Motorway Upgrade and R407 Sallins Bypass, Co. …
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Century of GAA in Clane and Co. Kildare @ Clane Community library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk by Eoghan Corry entitled A Century of GAA in Clane and Co. Kildare. This talk is organised by Clane Local History Group in conjunction with Clane Community Library, especially for Heritage Week.
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”
The Sallins to Tullow Railway @ Ballymore Community Centre
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Sallins to Tullow Railway @ Ballymore Community Centre | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Sallins to Tullow Railway A talk on the history of the Sallins to Tullow Railway line given by John O Brien who lived in the stationmasters house at Harristown Station.
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
50 years of Naas Comhaltas - Their History and  Music @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
50 years of Naas Comhaltas – Their History and  Music The Kildare Council of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri is marking its 50th anniversary this year – a period during which it has added greatly to the musical …
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Dictionary of Irish Biography @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Dictionary of Irish Biography: a cornucopia of Irish experience – talk by Turlough O’Riordan An indispensable work of reference for scholars, journalists, broadcasters, genealogists, diplomats, and the general reader interested in Ireland’s past or …
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.
Sep 6 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Thomas Ashe – Another Martyr For Old Ireland @ Kelly's Lounge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
Thomas Ashe – Another Martyr for Old Ireland – talk by James Durney
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Workhouse in Birr @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Workhouse in Birr – a talk by John McLoughlin. Birr Workhouse is an intact example of the original pre-famine Irish workhouses designed by George Wilkinson. Opened 1842 as Parsonstown Union Workhouse, Birr Workhouse was …
Sep 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The 1918 Conscription Crisis in Co Kildare @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The Conscription Crisis in Co Kildare, Spring 1918 A talk by Seamus Cullen
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”
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Irish Heroine of the French Resistance @ Celbridge Library | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Irish Heroine of the French Resistance (Sr. Kate McCarthy from Cork) – talk by Cathi Fleming
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wentworth's Unfinished Business at The Naas @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A talk by Mae Leonard entitled Wentworth’s Unfinished Business at The Naas, which will focus on Thomas Wentworth’s career rise and downfall, his ill-fated mansion building project at “The Naas”, Jigginstown House and will also …
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.
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Kildare Federation of Local History Groups Seminar @ Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
The 18th Annual Seminar and AGM of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups will take place on Saturday 7th of October 2017. This year the seminar will undergo a change in format and …
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Archaeology of Sallins Bypass @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Archaeology of Sallins Bypass – by Noel Dunne. This illustrated talk outlines the archaeological discoveries made in 2016 and 2017 in advance of construction of the M7 Motorway Upgrade and R407 Sallins Bypass, Co. …
Oct 23 @ 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, …
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.
The Brackens @ Kelly's Lounge
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Brackens @ Kelly's Lounge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
The Brackens – talk by Andy Flaherty exploring the facinating story of the Bracken family and their local connections. Mason and builder, Joseph Kevin Bracken (1852–1904), who married Hannah Agnes Ryan (1872–1928), was a member …
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Winter's Tale - with Brian McCabe @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Well established as a tradition of Naas Local History Group and always eagerly awaited, Brian McCabe’s annual talk is always a mystery topic, so you just have to come along on the night.
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The High Crosses at Castledermot @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The High Crosses at Castledermot – a talk by Brendan Cullen.
In Search of Mausolea Hibernica @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill
Nov 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
In Search of Mausolea Hibernica @ Parish Meeting Room, Kill | Kill | County Kildare | Ireland
8:30 pm
In Search of Mausolea Hibernica A talk by Ger McCarthy on the Mausoleums of Ireland
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Chairs to Mayors - A History of Naas UDC @ Naas Town Hall | Naas | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Chairs to Mayors – A history of Naas Town Council by Liam Kenny, P.C. Behan and Stan Hickey. Please Note: This meeting will take place in the Council Chamber of Naas Town Hall.
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 …
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Construction of the Grand Canal Locally @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
The Construction of the Grand Canal Locally – a talk by Jim Heffernan.
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Naas Local History Group - AGM @ Town House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Naas Local History Group  – A.G.M.
A.E. Russell @ Clane GAA
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A.E. Russell @ Clane GAA | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
A.E. Russell – a talk by Guest Speaker Jimmy Conway.
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.
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