Celbridge Programmes

Celbridge Historical Society Programme of talks for 2022-23

Monday, 3 October 2022      
AGM and talk by Ciaran Reilly: “Life at Carton House and the wider Maynooth area in the early 19th century” –  based on the diaries of Henry Joly, tutor to the children of the Duke of Leinster.

Monday, 7 November 2022

Wesley Burke: “Castletown to Crimea – John A. Conolly ~VC” (especially as it relates to a battle in which the Russians were repulsed in the Crimea).

Monday, 5 December 2022

Dr Bernadette Cunningham: Medieval and modern stories of the Caminho de Santiago, from Ireland.

Festive refreshments.

Monday, 13 February 2023

Dr Fionnuala Walsh: Life can never be the same again’: women’s experiences of the Great War, in Ireland 1914-1918.

Monday,  6 March 2023

Dr Andrew Tierney:  Local buildings and families in Kildare.

Monday, 3 April 2023

Professor Terry Dooley: “Is everything we love gone forever?’; Revolution and the Irish country house 1920-23.

Monday, 8 May 2023

Dr Ida Milne: Protestant and Irish – The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland.

Monday 2 October 2023

AGM followed by:

Dr Andrew Tierney “Architecture and craftsmanship in the buildings of County Kildare”.

Monday 6 November 2023

Dr Rebecca Campion: “Glimpses inside: inventories of 18th century Irish houses” (contents of some of the great Irish houses, including Killadoon).

Monday, 4 December 2023

Professor Salvador Ryan: “The origins of Christmas: a festive journey through Art, Literature, Story and Song” (Recent book “‘Christmas and the Irish: a miscellany’ follows three earlier volumes on Death, Marriage and Birth and the Irish (2016-2021). 

Monday, 12 February 2024

Dr Patrick Walsh: ” Before Conolly: Castletown and the Dongans”.

(updated 22.11.2023)