About the Society

Mission Statement

Monasterevin Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Monasterevin. Knowledge of a common history and heritage is essential in fostering a shared sense of identity, community and place.

Founded in 2003 the society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Monasterevin. Knowledge of a common history and heritage is essential in fostering a shared sense of identity, community and place. MHS carries out its mission by:

  • Investigating the built, written, oral, cultural and other forms of history and heritage around us.
  • Disseminating the knowledge we come across to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Facilitating a yearly series of public lectures by speakers on a wide variety of history and heritage related subjects.
  • Mounting exhibitions and short-term museum displays.
  • Providing a forum for debate on local history and heritage.
  • Sponsoring commemorative projects.
  • Providing a resource of materials, people and contacts to those inquiring about local history.

Membership

Membership of the Monasterevin Historical Society is open and free. If you want to participate turn up at a meeting, drop us a line, or contact the committee. Start by clicking here. Although there is no annual membership fee anyone attending a meeting of the society is asked to contribute toward the expense of renting the venue, usually 2euro.

Members are eligible for election to the committee as well as participation in Society trips and outings.

Events and Projects

The following are some of the events and projects that MHS has undertaken or lectures hosted since we began. Our thanks to the commuinity who have supported us and all our wonderful guest speakers.

  • Gordon Bennet 100th Anniversary Lecture
  • Robert Emmet 200th Anniversary Lecture
  • 2003 Photographic Exhibition
  • Monasterevin Historical Society Website
  • Monasterevin’s Archeological Landscape -Public Lecture
  • Survey of Gravestone Inscriptions No.1 -Yewtree Cemetery
  • Society Outing 2004 to Wicklow’s Historic Gaol
  • 2004 Photographic Exhibition
  • Publication: Inscriptions on Tombstones in the Yewtree Cemetery
  • The History of the Guillotine -Public Lecture
  • Michael Collins, Himself -Public Lecture
  • Patriotic Espionage, The Story of Ned Broy -Public Lecture
  • Kildare County Council and Monasterevin -Public Lecture
  • 1st Prize Winner St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 1916 90th Anniversary
  • Easter 1916 90th Anniversary Parade and Volley
  • Successive Owners of Moore Abbey -Public Lecture
  • The Marquises and Monasterevin -Public Lecture
  • Kildare County Council and Monasterevin II -Public Lecture
  • It started with a banner -the Sean Connolly Story -Public Lecture
  • 1st Prize Winner St. Patricks Day Parade for Kildare Militia 1805