EVIDENCE GIVEN BY REV. DR. WALSH (E BOOK)

by ehistoryadmin on April 2, 2020

Evidence of the Very Rev. Dr. Walsh,

President of Maynooth College before the Land Commission,

in reference to the

Eviction of the Trustees of the College from the Farm of Laraghbryan

 

Published in Dublin in 1881.

EVIDENCE GIVEN BEFORE ROYAL COMMISSION ON IRISH LAND ACT

 

 

See Archdiocese of Dublin website for a biography of Walsh.

POSTCARDS (QUIET STREETS IN KILDARE)

by ehistoryadmin on April 1, 2020

Quiet Streets in Kildare (Postcards)

Many have commented on the relative absence of car traffic and people on the streets of Kildare as people adhere to the appeal to stay at home during the current Covid-19 crisis. For some, this reminds them of days gone by when there was a lot less traffic on the streets and roads of Kildare! Here are some examples from the historic postcards collection held in the Local Studies & Archives Collections of Kildare Library Service.

 

CHANCE REMARK FINDS REFEREE (MICK SAMMON)

March 30, 2020

CHANCE REMARK FINDS REFEREE (MICK SAMMON)

Chance Remark Finds Referee Kildare footballer and 1919 All-Ireland Football Winner Mick Sammon was the referee for the match between Tipperary and Dublin during which the tragic events known as Bloody Sunday took place in Croke Park.  The following article on this matter appeared in The Irish Press on December 21 1966.  From time to time “Question Corner” gets the opportunity of clearing up a point of historical interest. Such is the case this week, when we feel that we […]
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RAWSON’S STATISTICAL SURVEY OF KILDARE, 1807 (E BOOK)

March 28, 2020

RAWSON’S STATISTICAL SURVEY OF KILDARE, 1807 (E BOOK)

Thomas Rawson is remembered for his cruel treatment of the rebels and suspected rebels in Athy during the tunultous period of 1797 and 1798, particularly the use of the Triangles for whipping poor unfortunate victims. A cruel man whom Thomas FitzGerald described as described as ‘a man of the lowest order, the offal of a dung hill’. His home at Glassealy was burned by the rebels. In 1807 he published a Statistical Survey of County Kildare drawn up for consideration […]
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THOUGHTS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW MANUFACTURES (E BOOK)

March 25, 2020

THOUGHTS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW MANUFACTURES (E BOOK)

Robert Brooke founded a Cotton  Manufacturing enterprise in 1780 in Co. Kildare, some 240 years ago this year. The village of Prosperous owes its origin to his endeavours.  The attempt failed badly and was abandoned within a short number of years. Brooke subsequently became Governor of St. Helena. THOUGHTS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW MANUFACTURES
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HOME OF FAMOUS AUTHORESS CHANGES HANDS (FORMER HOME OF EMILY LAWLESS SOLD IN 1962)

March 23, 2020

HOME OF FAMOUS AUTHORESS CHANGES HANDS (FORMER HOME OF EMILY LAWLESS SOLD IN 1962)

Home of Famous Authoress (Emily Lawless) Changes Hands (1962) The following profile of Emily Lawless by Cornelius Brosnan appeared in the Leinster Leader of 21 April 1962, following the sale of Lyons House to University College Dublin. Kildare Local Studies & Archives Department in Newbridge, County Kildare has many original editions of the books published by Ms Lawless in their collections.   Last week the family home of the Lawless family came up for sale. Though originally a seat of […]
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BALLITORE & ITS INHABITANTS (E BOOK)

March 21, 2020

BALLITORE & ITS INHABITANTS (E BOOK)

View or download this digitised copy by clicking the link BALLITORE SEVENTY YEARS AGO Ballitore & Its Inhabitants Seventy Years Ago, by Betsy Shackleton (digitised by Kildare Library Services). From Carney’s-hills to Narraghmore From Moone to Inchiquire ‘Tis classic ground round Ballitore Sin’ auld lang syne. Joseph Harvey A beautiful little book by Betsy Shackleton, niece of Mary Leadbeater, which takes the form of a trip around the village, house by house, introducing us to the sights and inhabitants along […]
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CATHEDRAL OF ST. BRIGID (E-BOOK)

March 20, 2020

CATHEDRAL OF ST. BRIGID (E-BOOK)

In light of the difficult times we face currently, Kildare Library and Arts Services will add digitised content to EHistory from its collections as a means of encouraging research and interest in the history and heritage of Co. Kildare. The resources can be viewed online or downloaded for free. Some will be peculiar to Kildare, some will be of a more general Irish nature. Enjoy. We begin with a short pamphlet ‘Cathedral of Saint Brigid‘ published in 1878 which outlined […]
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LEADING INDUSTRIALISTS DEMISE MR E. RIGBY JONES DROICHEAD NUA

March 19, 2020

LEADING INDUSTRIALISTS DEMISE MR E. RIGBY JONES DROICHEAD NUA

Leading Industrialists Demise – Mr. E. Rigby Jones Droichead Nua Mr. Eric Rigby Jones Morristownbiller House, Droichead Nua, whose death occurred on Sunday, had been Managing Director of Irish Ropes Ltd., since the foundation of the industry at Droichead Nua in 1933. Deceased, English by birth, was aged 55 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, to whom sincere sympathy is extended in their sorrow. Mr. Rigby Jones, whose organising ability and technical knowledge played […]
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ALL THAT DELIRIUM OF THE BRAVE (E BOOK)

March 19, 2020

ALL THAT DELIRIUM OF THE BRAVE (E BOOK)

To mark the 220th anniversary of the 1798 rebellion we have added All that Delirium of the Brave published in Dec. 1997, an account of the Rebellion in County Kildare. ALL THAT DELIRIUM OF THE BRAVE – KILDARE IN 1798
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