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“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold… safe return doubtful.” Shackleton tells the story of the sinking of the ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea in 1916, and the subsequent escape of the Irish expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and his crew from the Antarctic over a…

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Aspects of the Curragh

Please see the attached flyer/booking form in relation to the Seminar on ‘Aspects of the Curragh’ to be held on Saturday 16th November next in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. Our Society is privileged to partner Kildare County Council with the support of Creative Ireland, in presenting this prestigious event, during…

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Some upcoming events

(1) Naas Community Library Presents ‘God, Honour, Country.’ The Polish 2nd Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino, 1944. Tuesday 27 August 7.00pm To commemorate the 75th Anniversary, historian James Durney will give an illustrated talk on the Polish 2nd Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. This…

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Heritage Week events

The next event in the Society’s programme of events for 2019, is marking Lord Walter Fitzgerald’s contribution to heritage in County Kildare and surrounding Counties.  This event is being held in conjunction with County Kildare Library Services as part of National Heritage Week 2019 and will take place in 4…

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‘The Great Escaper. Flight Lt. Mike Casey and the Rathangan connection’ – Rathangan Local History Group, Wednesday 20th March

Rathangan Local History Group – ‘The Great Escaper. Flight Lt. Mike Casey and the Rathangan connection.‘  – a talk by James Durney (CKAS Council Member), historian with Kildare Arts and Library Service,on Wednesday March 20th at 8pm in the Old Schoolhouse Rathangan. The Great Escape is an iconic film loosely based on…

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