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 …

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 …

Irish Nursing: A Celebration

Irish Nursing: A Celebration Saturday 25th APRIL 2020 10.00.am – 1.30pm Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Organised by County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups, to mark the contribution of nurses in Ireland over the past one hundred years. This even includes: Short History Talks Panel …

KFLHG AGM & Seminar: Re-Thinking the Revolution

Saturday, 12 October 2019, Kilcullen Town Hall & Heritage Centre 9am  – Annual General Meeting of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups (AGM & Society Speak: Federation Members only) Tea/coffee break 11am (Open to all) – Launch of Songs from the Short Grass, a new CD collection of 13 songs from County Kildare …

Sworn to be Free – A Nation Reborn

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee would like to invite you to a commemorative event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the meeting of the First Dáil in 1919. Sworn to be Free – A Nation Reborn Wednesday 23 January, 2019Reception: 7.30 p.m.Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare Introduction:Cllr. Pádraig McEvoyChairman of the Co. Kildare Decade …

Remembrance – The Eleventh Hour

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations Committee Cordially invites you to the unveiling of a memorial plaque marking the centenary of the end of the Great War RemembranceThe Eleventh Hour – County Kildare 1918-2018 by Mayor of County KildareCllr. Seán Power Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, NaasSunday, 11 November 2018 at 11.00 a.m. Be advised: …

Irish Military Seminar

Irish Military Seminar – Great Episodes in Ireland’s History Will take place in the Riverbank, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 9–11 June 2018 Download the Programme: > IMS 2018_Programme FRIDAY 17:00–17:45pm The Glen of Imaal Disaster, 1941 — Terence O’Reilly 17:50pm Readings from the Leb — Martin Malone 18:35pm Reception in foyer of Riverbank Arts Centre 19:00pm …