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 …

Aspects of The Curragh – KAS Seminar

The County Kildare Archaeological Society, in partnership with Kildare County Council and with the support of Creative Ireland, are organising a one day seminar on the heritage of the Curragh to be held in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, on Saturday 16th November, 2019 Speakers: Dr John Feehan, Guy Williams, Lt. Col. Des Healy, Jim Kavanagh, …

Two talks: 75th Anniversaries of significant Polish actions in WWII

Two upcoming talks by historian James Durney in late August and early September on World War Two should be of particular interest to the Polish community. The talks commemorate Polish involvement in significant Allied actions towards the end of the war. Details below: God, Honour, Country – The Polish 2nd Corps at the Battle of …

Behind the Walls: The Curragh Camp – radio doc

‘Behind the Walls: The Curragh Camp’ – a new one-hour radio documentary to be broadcast on KFM on Monday 18th March at 6pm ‘Behind the Walls: The Curragh Camp’ is a radio documentary for KFM Radio and was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through the Television Licence Fee. Background The Curragh is synonymous …

Upcoming talks of interest to military historians

Two upcoming talks that may be of interest to military historians will deal with recent international military history experienced by Irish Military personal on international service under the UN. The first talk will take place on Wednesday 20th February at 8pm in the Curragh titled ‘Peacekeeping, an Irish Perspective’ and the second talk takes place …