Programme 2011

Sunday 27 March, 3.00 pm. “A Transect Through Time – Recent Archaeological Discoveries on the M9 Kilcullen to Carlow Motorway”. An illustrated talk by Mr Noel Dunne

Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre.

€6, Tea.

(Mary Kirby)

Saturday 30 April, 2.30 pm. “The Rock of Dunamase”. Guided by Conleth Manning and Michael Dempsey

€5, Tea

(Conleth Manning and Michael Dempsey)

Sunday 22 May, 3.00 pm. “Bogs, cut-aways and new habitats”. A guided walk by Michael Jacob. Meet at the IPCC Board Walk, 1km on Allenwood side of Lullymore.

€5,  Tea

(Elizabeth Connelly)

9th, 10th and 11th June. Excursion to County Donegal. A three day visit by coach to Donegal, based at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.  Visit Rathmelton, Rathmullan, Gartan, Glenveagh Gardens and House, Fort Dunree, Grianan of Aileach, and Letterkenny Cathedral.  Numbers strictly limited to 50.

Please see booking form.

(Hugh Crawford)

Sunday 17 July, 11.00 am. Annual Excursion:  County Laois. 11.15 am: Meet at Lea castle for a tour.  1.00 pm: Picnic at Emo Court, followed by a tour of the House.  Visit Glenmalire House, Ballybrittas, by courtesy of Mr Thomas Dobson.  Supper at The Killeshin, Port Laoise.  Optional coach leaving from Toughers.

Booking essential – please use Booking Form.

(Conleth Manning and Michael Dempsey)

Sunday 21 August, 3.00 pm. Killeen Cormac, Colbinstown, in celebration of National Heritage Week. A tour of the early ecclesiastical site, most famous for its collection of ogham stones.  In association with Dr Sharon Greene.Directions: Located on Dunlavin to Ballitore road.  Leave M9 motorway at Junction 3 (Ballitore) turning left to get to the Old N9. At the N9 turn left. Drive c. 2.5km (passing Crookstown Service Station) and take right turn for Dunlavin & Colbinstown. After 2.5km the site is visible in field on right hand side. The landowner has kindly given permission to park in the field.

No  charge

(Mary Glennon)

Sunday 28 August, 3.00pm. The Archaeology of The Little Curragh – Heritage Week Outing. A guided walk by Pádraig Clancy.

Park at Cill Dara Golf Club, by courtesy of the Captain, Mr Ollie Meade.

No charge,  Tea.

(Greg Connelly)

Saturday 17 September, 12.00 midday. Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin. A guided walk of this unique burial ground, the resting-place of key figures in Ireland’s history.  Meet at entrance to cemetery.  Please note the tour does not include the new museum which can be toured separately and is self guided.


(Bernadette Doyle)

Saturday 15 October. 120th Anniversary Dinner, Launch of the 2010–2011 Journal, and Presentation of the Lord Walter Prize for Research 2010. Venue: Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge.

Please use Booking Form.

(Elizabeth Connelly)

Sunday 23 October 3.00 pm. “The  Godfrey family and their Co. Kerry estate 1660 – 1970”. An illustrated talk by Dr John Knightly, in memory of Belinda Jacob, née Godfrey, CKAS Honorary Librarian, 2002 – 2009.

Venue:  Newbridge Credit Union Ltd, Moorefield Road, by courtesy of Newbridge Credit Union Ltd.

No Charge, Tea

(Hugh Crawford)

Saturday 19 November, 3.00 pm. Annual General Meeting

Venue: Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, by courtesy of Kildare County Council.

No charge, Tea

(Elizabeth Connelly)

Council Meetings (for Officers and Council Members)

3.00pm at Naas Branch Library, by kind permission of Kildare County Council

15th January, 9th April, 25th June, 10th September, 5th November