New Book: ‘A good aul life’ Mickser Mahon 1921-1997

A new book has been launched by historian James Durney, ‘A good aul life’ Mickser Mahon 1921-1997, looks at the adventurous life of the well remembered Naas local, Mickser Mahon. Mickser was born in Naas in 1921. He was probably better known to the townspeople of Naas in his latter years when he was sacristan …

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 …

Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee

The following is a roundup of news for July from the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee. Childern’s Workshop EPIC Explorers Antarctic Adventure WorkshopSaturday 21st and Saturday 28th July at 11.00amWe recommend this workshop for ages 6-12 In this children’s workshop facilitated by the EPIC Museum, participants will explore the Polar regions, discovering some fascinating …

Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare

Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare is an important new publication from Kildare Decade of Commemorations. The book was compiled and edited by genealogist Karel Kiely and historians James Durney and Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library & Arts Service. The book lists over seven hundred and fifty men and three women from …

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 …

New Book: A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication detailing many of the events that took place throughout the county during the War of Independence period. The launch of A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the burning of the Custom House, Dublin, on 25 …

Book Launch – Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630–1800

Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630–1800: The estate and its tenants by Dr Emma Lyons will be officially published on Friday, 25th September. Details : Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630–1800The estate and its tenantsEmma Lyons  Through an examination of the estate records, this case study provides an insight into the adaption and survival of a Catholic-owned …

New Book: Kildare – The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

County Kildare Historian Seamus Cullen will launch a new book as part of the Fourt Courts Press series on Irish Counties during the revolutionary period. The book will be launched on the 17th July 2020 and is titled  Kildare – The Irish Revolution, 1912-23. This is the first comprehensive single volume history of County Kildare …

History of Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club – Book Launch

History of Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club Book Launch 8.00 pm Thursday 19 December 2109Newbridge Library To celebrate its 70th anniversary Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club will launch a book detailing the history of the Club and the Athgarvan area. President of Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland Mervyn Cooney will officially launch the book, …