Calendar of Events

Mar
24
Sun
Uncovering the Medieval Village at Mullamast @ Kilcullen Heritage Centre
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Uncovering the Medieval Village at Mullamast @ Kilcullen Heritage Centre | County Kildare | Ireland

Speaker: Teresa Bolger MSc., MPhil.

An overview of the results of archaeological investigations that identified the remains of an extensive manorial village at Mullamast.

Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre

Followed by Tea/Coffee. Donation €5.

Apr
6
Sat
Visit to Ballitore and Athy @ The Square in Ballintore
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Visit to Ballitore and Athy @ The Square in Ballintore

Speakers: John MacKenna (author and biographer of Ernest Shackleton) and Kevin Kenny.

Meet in the village square Ballitore, visit the Leadbeater house and the Quaker meeting house.

Later visit Kilkea House (birthplace of Ernest Shackleton) followed by a visit to Athy’s Shackleton Museum.

Led by: Frank Taaffe (Council Member)

May
12
Sun
2019 Co. Mayo Excursion
May 12 – May 15 all-day
2019 Co. Mayo Excursion

This trip is organised with the assistance of JMG Travel, one of the leading tour operators in Ireland and planned with the guidance of leading historians and archaeologists practising in the area.  The trip will be led by Hugh Crawford and Bernadette Doyle.  

Dates: 12th – 15th May 2018
Travel by luxury coach with established tour guides throughout.  

Accommodation:
The group will be accommodated in the family owned 4-star Castlecourt Hotel located in the heart of Westport, which offers an indoor pool, gym & spa.  

Provisional itinerary:
This trip will include many outstanding heritage, historical and archaeological sites such as:

  • Athlone Castle, the Augustinian Abbey, Cong
  • Westport town and its environs and Newport
  • Michael Davitt Museum.
  • Famine Road, Boheh Stone and Srahwee Wedge Tomb
  • Ballycroy National Park and the Céide Fields

Costs:
Services of McGinley’s luxury coach throughout, including pick up and drop off at Toughers, Newhall, Naas, and Hotel on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis at a cost of €265 per person sharing with a single room supplement of €45 for three nights (limited availability). Incidentals costing €160 to include entry fees, refreshments, lunches and gratuities.

All bookings and request for information should be addressed to; Bernadette Doyle, who will liaise with JMG Travel in all matters in relation to the trip.

Payments due on or before the following dates are:
25th  January 2019   = €100 deposit per person.
22nd February 2019 = €165 per person sharing and €210 in the case of single supplement.
29th March 2019      = €160
(to include lunches on all days, site entrance fees, en route refreshments and all gratuities).

Click here to download the excursion circular, including booking form.

2019 Mayo Excursion Circular & Booking Form

Jun
30
Sun
A Walk around Johnstown
Jun 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
A Walk around Johnstown @ Johnstown | County Kildare | Ireland

A guided walk around Johnstown Village exploring the sites of historical and archaeological interest with updates of recent archaeological investigations beside the village.

Led by: Brian McCabe (Council Member)

Jul
7
Sun
Annual Excursion, Fethard, Co. Tipperary
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Excursion, Fethard, Co. Tipperary

Guide: Mary Hanrahan, Chairperson, Fethard Historical Society.

Meet at The Town Hall at 12.00 noon followed by coffee / tea & scones. Visit the museum, picnic followed by a guided tour of the medieval town of Fethard. Dinner to follow in the Horse & Jockey Hotel and Restaurant.

Led by: Hugh Crawford and Michael Jacob.

Book by 21 June at the latest. Members only.

Please see Booking Form

Aug
17
Sat
Lord Walter FitzGerald’s contribution to Heritage in County Kildare and Surrounding Counties.
Aug 17 – Aug 25 all-day
Lord Walter FitzGerald’s contribution to Heritage in County Kildare and Surrounding Counties.

Saturday 17 – 25 August [Heritage Week]

Lord Walter Fitzgerald’s contribution to Heritage in County Kildare and Surrounding Counties.

Details on venues to be announced later.

Oct
19
Sat
Dinner and Launch of the Society’s Journal @ Killashee House Hotel
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dinner and Launch of the Society’s Journal @ Killashee House Hotel | County Kildare | Ireland

Presentation of the Lord Walter FitzGerald medal and prize for research 2019.

Guest Speaker: Professor Mary Ann Lyons, Honorary Editor.

Book by Friday 11 October.

Please see booking form, members and their guests

Nov
23
Sat
Annual General Meeting @ Killashee House Hotel
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm