The Lord Walter Fitzgerald Prize
Lord Walter FitzGerald Prize for Research
The Lord Walter FitzGerald Prize sponsored by the County Kildare Archaeological Society, is awarded biannually on the basis of an essay reporting original research on any aspect of the archaeology or history of County Kildare or surrounding districts. In this context, research about persons or families of Kildare, or those well known to have resided there at one time, is part of the his- tory and archaeology of Kildare. The prize commemorates Lord Walter FitzGerald (1858-1923), a founder memberof this Society and one of the principal contributors to its Journal throughout its early decades.
Applicants are invited to submit an essay of 5,000 to 7,000 words, including footnotes. A prize of €500 and a medal will be awarded to the essay recommended by the judging panel and agreed by the Council. The competition is open to all applicants, regardless of their place of residence.
All essays submitted will be considered for publication in the Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society.
The panel of judges comprises the President of the Society, the Honorary Editor of the Society’s Journal, one Council member, one representative of the County Library and two external judges of merit to be appointed by the Honorary Editor in conjunction with the Council.
Essays for the prize in 2015 should be submitted by 30 September 2016. Further details and application forms are available from the Honorary Editor, Prof. Raymond Gillespie, Department of History, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, or download from here