JAMES O’NEILL, COMDT. IRISH CITIZEN ARMY 1917-1922

by ehistoryadmin on November 9, 2017

Leixlip History Club

James O’Neill, Commandant of the Irish Citizen Army 1917-1922

An illustrated talk by John Colgan

Leixlip Library

16 November 2017 at 7.15 pm

All welcome

 

BOOK LAUNCH. THE MAURA LAVERTY STORY

by ehistoryadmin on November 1, 2017

BOOK LAUNCH

The Maura Laverty Story; from Rathangan to Tolka Row

by Seamus Kelly

Rathangan Community Centre

Sunday 19 November at 2.30 p.m.

ALL WELCOME

Email enquiries to: james.a.kelly55@gmail.com

DEATH OF MR. PATRICK DOYLE, J.P.

November 1, 2017

DEATH OF MR. PATRICK DOYLE, J.P.

Kildare Observer 31 December 1904 DEATH OF MR. PATRICK DOYLE, J.P. Although by no means unexpected, the announcement of the death of Mr. Patrick Doyle, J.P., Chair of Kildare, was learned with regret by a large circle of friends.  Deceased was well-known in sporting circles, and enjoyed a large measure of success as a breeder and owner of racehorses.  It will be remembered that a few years back Chairman, which carried his colours, put in a unique performance at Punchestown by […]
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MEMORIES OF THE PICTURE PALACE, ATHY

November 1, 2017

MEMORIES OF THE PICTURE PALACE, ATHY

Memories of The Picture Palace, Athy by Frank O’Brien, 3 September 2012 I remember there was a charity showing of “Song of my Heart” starring John McCormack and Maureen O’Sullivan at the Picture Palace, Offaly Street, Athy.  Young folks hadn’t a hope of getting a ticket.  The Picture Palace was an old malt house which Captain Hoize made into a cinema in 1926.  There were 3 compartments – 2d into the pit, 4d into the parterre and 8d into the […]
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SUNCROFT MEMORIAL UNVEILED

November 1, 2017

SUNCROFT MEMORIAL UNVEILED

Leinster Leader 24 August 1940 NATIONAL GRAVES ASSOCIATION SUNCROFT MEMORIAL UNVEILED At Suncroft on Sunday, a handsome memorial plaque, erected by the National Graves Association (Co. Kildare Section) to the memory of Volunteer Leo Dowling, I.R.A., a Suncroft man who, at the age of 18, was executed at Kilmainham on January 8th, 1923, was unveiled before a very large gathering.
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ROYAL HONOURS FOR A CO. KILDARE GIRL

November 1, 2017

ROYAL HONOURS FOR A CO. KILDARE GIRL

The Kildare Observer 20 May 1899 ROYAL HONOURS FOR A CO. KILDARE GIRL Dear Sir – I am sure that it will be gratifying to many of your readers to learn the marked success of a native of this parish, who has attained the high distinction of Royal honours at Windsor Castle, conferred upon her by our illustrious Sovereign last week. Thursday evening, 11th inst, the Queen conferred the decoration of the Royal Red Cross on Miss Teresa M’Grath, for […]
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CALLED TO SERVE

October 21, 2017

CALLED TO SERVE

Called to serve. Presidents of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland 1835-1968 A 2014 publication Called to serve. Presidents of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland 1835-1968 by Ronald Cox and Dermot O’Dwyer contains a short biography of each of the presidents of ICEI. Among the presidents from the period covered are three Kildaremen: Sir Richard Griffith, of Millicent, Naas; Francis Bergin, Beechgrove, Kildare; and Michael Buckley, Maynooth.
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FENIAN AND AUTHOR HONOURED IN LEIXLIP

October 21, 2017

FENIAN AND AUTHOR HONOURED IN LEIXLIP

Leinster Leader  9 February 1995  Fenian and author honoured in Leixlip Two more personalities from Leixlip historical past are to be highlighted by Leixlip Heritage Circle, the group of enthusiasts dedicated to the unearthing of the town’s historical heritage. William Francis Roantree was a vital albeit a lesser known figure in the Fenian movement.  He was instrumental, especially in north Kildare, after the founding of the Irish Republican Brotherhood on St. Patrick’s Day 1858. The twenty five members of the Heritage […]
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SOLDIER’S FUNERAL IN NAAS

October 21, 2017

SOLDIER’S FUNERAL IN NAAS

Kildare Observer 1 February 1919 Soldier’s Funeral in Naas A rather impressive military funeral took place at Naas on Monday of Private R. Hornidge, R.A.S., Corps, who had spent two years and some odd months in France.  The deceased, who belonged to Naas, was home on leave.  The remains were brought from the Curragh Hospital on a gun carriage, with an escort, and were met by the band of the 1st R.D. Fusiliers (Mr. Caulfield, the bandmaster, opening the instrument boxes […]
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MRS. ELIZABETH O’REILLY

October 21, 2017

MRS. ELIZABETH O’REILLY

Irish Press 7 October 1976 OBITUARY MRS. ELIZABETH O’REILLY Mrs. Elizabeth O’Reilly, of Aghards, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, who has died, was a member of Cumann na mBan as a young woman and served almost a year in prison for her political activities then.  She was a member of Old IRA intelligence. Known as Tilla Cregan before her marriage, her home at Tyrconnell Road in Inchicore was the first house in Dublin raided by Auxiliaries, and was subsequently raided on regular […]
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