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 …

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 …

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 …