Annual Excursion, Fethard, Co. Tipperary

When: July 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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:…

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A Walk around Johnstown

When: June 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Palmerstown, Johnstown, Co. 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)

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Visit to Ballitore and Athy

When: April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 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)

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Uncovering the Medieval Village at Mullamast

When: March 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Main St, Co. 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.

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2019 Co. Mayo Excursion

When: May 12, 2019 – May 15, 2019 all-day

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…

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William Roantree, Kildare Fenian and the Devoy Connection

When: September 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Naas Community Library

Annual John Devoy Memorial Event Naas Library on 18 September at 7.00 p.m. It is a lecture entitled William Roantree, Kildare Fenian and the Devoy Connection.  It will be delivered by Michael Kenny.  Michael is an historian and former Keeper, Art and Industry Division at the National Museum of Ireland. His book, ‘Brothers…

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Irish Military Seminar

When: June 9, 2018 – June 11, 2018 all-day
Where: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Great Episode’s in Ireland History – part of Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations. Admission is free on Friday, €5 on Saturday (€10 for the evening concert), pre-booking is essential on or call 045 448 327 Click here to download the event programme. FRIDAY 17:00–17:45pm The Glen of Imaal…

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Local History Group Day

When: March 24, 2018 @ 9:45 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 Pearse St, Dublin, Ireland

Local History Group Day is a chance to hear current research being undertaken by local history groups and societies throughout the country. All welcome and booking is not required. Come early to ensure a place. The schedule for the day is as follows: 9.45am – Registration 10.00am – Welcome and…

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Book Launch: Brothers in Arms

When: February 20, 2018 @ 7:15 pm
Where: Leixlip Library, Captain's Hill, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Ireland

“Brothers in Arms” The remarkable story of William and James Roantree, from Leixlip, Co. Kildare by Michael Kenny William Francis Roantree famously shook his fist at the British Empire when he made his way, aged 87, to the G.P.O. on Easter Monday 1916 to encourage the new generation of rebels…

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Æ (George William Russell) by Jimmy Conway – Lurgan Co. Armagh

When: February 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: GAA Centre, Prosperous Rd, Clane, Co. Kildare, Ireland

A.E. (George William Russell), was a well-known Irish nationalist, writer, poet, artist and publisher and a contemporary of James Joyce and W. B.Yeats. Although born in Lurgan Co. Armagh, Russell spent most of his life in Dublin. Clane Local History Group Wednesday 14th 8.00 pm GAA Centre, Prosperous Road,…

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