Growing up in Ardclough: Mona Carton Reminisces

Growing up in Ardclough: School on the canal bank, horse drawn barges, and rationing coupons in Celbridge.   Mona’s advice to the next generation: “listen to older people, they have a lot to tell, it is called living”.

This YouTube video is oral history at its best, Eoghan Corry interviews Mona Carton in Ardclough Village Centre on Sunday 2nd February 2020 about growing up in Ardclough.

The interview with Mona Carton and Eoghan Corry, with sound production by Mona’s grandson, Ciaran Cullen, to be found below.  

A new book on Valentine Lawless by CKAS Member Karina Holton published

“Valentine Lawless, Lord Cloncurry, 1773–1853 – From United Irishman to liberal politician” This study of Valentine Lawless, 2nd Lord Cloncurry (1773–1853), provides a fresh perspective on the life of a late eighteenth-century/early nineteenth-century Irishman. During his sixty years in public life, Cloncurry was associated with almost every political or public event…

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Irish History on line

Irish History Online is the national bibliography of Irish history. It is part of a European network of national historical bibliographies from fourteen countries. Irish History Online is an authoritative listing (in progress) of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It lists writings…

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