Remembering 1920: War, Politics and Sport

Remembering 1920: War, Politics and Sport, an event of Maynooth University Decade of Commemorations Committee, organised by Professors Marian Lyons and Terence Dooley of the History Department. This is a virtual event taking please on Saturday 25 September 2021. For registration see below. Conference Schedule 10.00-10.15 Conference Welcome 10.15-10.55 Daithí Ó CorráinThe Events of Bloody …

Book Launch & Talk on Co. Kildare’s WWI Dead

Book Launch & Talk: Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare & Talk by Ronan McGreevy (The Irish Times) Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 19.30pm This important new publication from Kildare Decade of Commemorations (compiled and edited by Karel Kiely, James Durney and Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library&Arts Service) lists the over 750 …

Dictionary of Irish Biography – A Walkthrough Of Kildare’s Famous Figures

Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) is a hugely important national and international resource for scholars of Irish society, history, and culture. The DIB has a digital corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries, which were moved in March 2021 to a new purpose-built ‘open access’ website, making the entire corpus freely available to …

Dictionary of Irish Biography – A Walkthrough Of Kildare’s Famous Figures

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB), a hugely important national and international resource for scholars of Irish society, history and culture, moved its digital corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries to a new purpose-built, free-to-access repository in mid-March 2021. Since its launch in 2009, the DIB online has been available for institutions to purchase through …

Maps, Deeds and Quakers. Rathagan’s Quaker Community 1690 – 1928

The Story of Rathangan’s Quaker Community from the birth of William Sheldon in 1692 to the departure of Sidney G Nicholson in 1928. Sat, 20 February 2021 10:00am – 12:30 Maps, Deeds and Quakers. Rathagan’s Quaker Community 1690 – 1928by Laurence Fullam The Religious Society of Friends – Quakers – were meticulous record-keepers. Working through …

Layers 1 – Photography, Archaeology, Ecology, and Raised Bogs

A Webinar by Creative Rathangan Meitheal will take place on Saturday, 7 November 2020 at 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Overview This online event explores the multi-layered landscape of Ireland’s great midland bogs through photography, archaeology and ecology. Tina Claffey, author and award-winning nature photographer will explore ‘The Living Skin’ – that carpet of life …

‘Becoming Strangers?’ – The Experience of Southern Protestants between 1900 and 1923

A Webinar by Creative Rathangan Meitheal will take place on Saturday 28th November at 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with Ian d’Alton, Conor Morrsiey and Ciaran Reilly. Overview This seminar sets out to explore the experience of Southern Protestants between 1900 and 1923, and how they ‘became strangers’ in the newly established and very Catholic …

Webinar: Conservation of Maudlins Pyramids, Naas

The conservation work on the two pyramid mausolea in Maudlins burial ground, Naas, is coming to completion and on Thursday 15th October at 7:00pm, Eoin Madigan, a stone mason who was involved with the project, will give a lecture on the work undertaken by Vernacular Conservation. There is no charge for the webinar, however, registration …