The Lord Walter Fitzgerald Prize


Lord Walter FitzGerald Prize for Research

Lord Walter Prize


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