Kildare County Council Minute Books 1899-1939

The minute books of Kildare County Council from 1899-1939 have been digitised and are now available on the new Kildare Library Service website at www.kildare.ie/Library to coincide with Explore Your Archive 2021, an annual campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in Ireland and the UK. ‘The members and electors of the …

Power, Identity, Partition and Accommodation

The next event from Creative Rathangan takes place online on Thursday Nov 25th at 7.30 pm. Details below: Marking the centenary of the Foundation of Northern Ireland Dr Sean B Newman’s presentation – The ‘Ulsterian’ Revolution, and the Foundation of Northern Ireland, explores the ‘Ulsterian‘ identity – a national identity separate from both Britishness and Irishness – …

The Decade of Centenaries History Competition

The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All Island History Competition for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2021/2022 The decade 2012–2023 is categorised as the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ as it marks the centenary of a number of important historical events and developments that occurred in the period 1912–1923, and which formed a vital role in the formation of modern …

Genealogy Workshops

Irish Family History Genealogy workshops online with Kildare Libraries, by Fiona Fitzsimons & Declan BradyThursday 11th, 18th, & 25th November and 2nd December 7pm–8.30pm via Zoom  Naas Library presents a series of ONLINE workshops with expert genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons (Irish Family History Centre, Trinity College Dublin and Declan Brady (Irish Family History Centre, NUI Maynooth) …

Two upcoming book launches on Nov 11th 2021

Two book launches will take place in County Kildare on Thursday November 11, 2021, at Maynooth University and Castledermot. Details below. The Historian as Detective: Uncovering Irish Pasts. Essays in honour of Raymond Gillespie by Terence Dooley, Marian Lyons, and Salvador Ryan. The launch will take place from 7.30-9pm on Thursday 11 November 2021 in Pugin Hall, South …

Federation AGM 2021

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups are planning to hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 23rd October 2021 in Kilcullen Heritage Centre starting  at 10 am. Provided restrictions permit at that time, it will be the Federation’s first face-to-face meeting since 2019 and will afford the member groups the opportunity to meet …

Kildare Readers Festival – Old Ireland In Colour

Old Ireland In Colour 2 Event on Saturday 16 October at 5PM – Kildare Readers Festival As part of Kildare Readers Festival 2021, authors of the best-selling Old Ireland In Colour series Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Breslin will be appearing in an online event on Saturday 16 October at 5PM to discuss the captivating photographs …