Talks & Events 2013



• Monday, 4 February

Celbridge Library 7.30 pm: Annual General Meeting followed by 8 pm: Eoghan Corry: Fire, Water, Snow and Mud – Celbridge’s History through the Weather

• Monday, 4 March, 8 pm

Celbridge Library Philip McEvansoneya: The visual representation of black people in Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries

• Monday, 8 April, 8 pm

Kildrought House, Upper Main Street, a talk by Jeanne Meldon: Jeanne Meldon:  Celbridge, Maynooth and the Palace of Westminster: the legacy of A.W.N. Pugin

Cost including refreshments: €6 (all proceeds to Celbridge Historical Society). Numbers limited – advance booking is necessary (tel. 087 2844279). We wish to thank the owner of Kildrought House for kindly donating the refreshments and use of the house for this talk.

• Monday, 13 May, 8 pm

Talk at Celbridge Library by Marian Lyons: The life and times of Ireland’s leading physician in the first half of the 17th century – Dr Thomas Arthur

• Monday, 2 September, 8 pm

Talk at Celbridge Library by Mary Muldowney: Irish Women and World War II

• Monday, 7 October, 8 pm

Talk at Celbridge Library by Liam Kenny: “From Squirearchy to Democracy” – Kildare’s first Council elections 1899

• Monday, 4 November, 8pm

Talk at Celbridge Library by Ronan Foley, NUIM Historical Geographer: Spas and medical cultures in Leixlip and Lucan


• Wednesday, 20th February, 7 p.m.:

Tour of Leinster House and visit to Dail Chamber (including Wednesday vote)

N.B. To join this tour, the names of participants must be provided 10 days in advance. Please sign up during the AGM or text to 087 2844279.

Meet at Kildare Street entrance no later than 7 p.m. (please carry personal ID for security checks)

• Sunday, 17 March:

St. Patrick’s Day: Visit to Ancient Church, Hill and Well of St Patrick. Meet at Church (Ardrass) at 10.30am.

• Saturday, 27 April, 11.00 am

Tour of Hamwood House and Garden (Maynooth – Dunboyne road) Cost (group): €7 per person. Advance booking – please email Nuala or text to 087 2844279.

• Saturday, 22 June

Tour of Gardens of Burtown House (near Athy) and lunch in the Gallery Cafe.

Suggested arrival 12.00; lunch at Gallery Café 12.30; visit art exhibition; followed by guided tour of gardens with Lesley Fennell (1.5 hours).

Cost of guided tour €10 per person.  Lunch – order and pay individually.
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