Kill History Group

The next meeting of the History Group will take place on Monday 22nd April in the Parish meeting room, starting at 8.30 pm.

The guest speaker this month will be local historian and author Seamus Cullen, who will talk about Dail Eireann and the emergence of political party system in Kildare 1919-1923. This is a very topical subject in this Decade of Centenaries and the talk will have a specific Kill connection.

Why not come along and learn more?

Please note that this is a change to the advertised  programme for the Group.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

POOR LAW UNION RECORDS KILDARE

by ehistoryadmin on April 9, 2019

Not all records survive for the Poor law Unions of Kildare – which were in Athy, Celbridge and Naas. Some parts of Kildare were included in other Unions and are not included here. This list refers to material kept in the Kildare Co. Archive only.

Unfortunately some records are so fragile there can be no access.

Items are listed in chronological order and arranged in boxes on shelves in the Archive which can be identified from the list.

Access is by appointment.

 

POOR LAW UNION material as of 9 April 2019

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR 2019

April 6, 2019

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR 2019

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR 2019 THURSDAY 6 JUNE: NEWBRIDGE LIBRARY 19:00 pm Official opening of the Seminar Book Launch — A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day, Dan Harvey THURSDAY 13 JUNE: NEWBRIDGE LIBRARY 18:45 pm Reception 19:15 pm Downed Luftwaffe Aircraft, Mick Rowley 19:55 pm Technological Advances in the Boer War, Liam Kenny 20:45 pm Kildare and the Irish War of Independence, Mick Murphy FRIDAY 14 JUNE: RIVERBANK ARTS CENTRE, NEWBRIDGE 18:00 pm Reception 19:00 pm Heroes of Jadotville, Leo […]
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LAUNCH OF PROTESTANT AND IRISH 12 MARCH 2019

March 9, 2019

LAUNCH OF PROTESTANT AND IRISH 12 MARCH 2019

The launch of Protestant and Irish by Dr Martin Mansergh takes place on 12 March at 18.30 in St. Patrick’s College, Carlow. A collection of exploratory essays edited by Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, this book explores perspectives on Protestant history. In 1989 Edna Longley remarked that if Catholics were born Irish, Protestants had to ‘work their passage to Irishness’. With eighteen essays by scholars with individual perspectives on Irish Protestant history, this book explores a number of those passages. […]
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TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE

February 23, 2019

TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Mario Corrigan will be tracing Family Trees straight off the Internet in THE TANYARD, Ballitore on Monday March 4th from 7.30 p.m. It’s the March Event by The South Kildare heritage & History Group. He will go through, in detail, how you, yourself can do this ‘on line’ using the information that is now available at the click of a Google switch. Records for Births, Deaths and Marriages are available but there are many other sources that he will show […]
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JOHN McCORMACK 1884-1945

February 9, 2019

JOHN McCORMACK 1884-1945

John McCormack 1884-1945 A Symposium of Tributes John McCormack was the chief international artist that came from Ireland’s shores.  If there be any feelings which more than others excite the human heart they are the emotions of joy and pride, and by the power of his natural gifts he gave his people immense pleasure and joy, and at the same time, enabled them to be justly proud of their countryman’s fame in the realm of music. My first impression on meeting […]
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NEWBRIDGE BARRACKS 1919

February 1, 2019

NEWBRIDGE BARRACKS 1919

Newbridge Barracks 1919 James Durney In December 1919 the order of battle and location list for Newbridge Barracks consisted of six batteries of artillery. The 4th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, which had served with the 3rd Cavalry Division on the Western Front during the Great War, was reformed in Newbridge in May 1919. C and K Batteries joined II Brigade, RHA, at Bordon and were replaced by I Battery, RHA and L Battery, RHA, from Germany and were stationed at […]
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MR. G. W. GRAHAM, KILDARE

January 30, 2019

MR. G. W. GRAHAM, KILDARE

Leinster Leader, 17 May 1952 Mr. G. W. Graham, Kildare Mr. George W. Graham, Grey Abbey House, Kildare, whose death occurred at the Drogheda Memorial Hospital, Curragh, after a short illness, was one of Kildare’s leading businessmen, and had been in business in the town for over 45 years. Deceased, who was of advanced years, was a native of Donadea but spent the greater part of his life in Kildare. The late Mr. Graham purchased Grey Abbey House and farm […]
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HARRISTOWN CEMETERY

January 30, 2019

HARRISTOWN CEMETERY

Leinster Leader, 10 May 1952 Harristown Cemetery Priest of the Penal Period Kildare Move to Renovate Tombstones A committee has been formed at Nurney, Kildare, for the purpose of renovating the tombstones of Priests of the Penal period at Harristown cemetery. Harristown is a very old and historic cemetery, and it is hoped by this means to keep alive the memory of these patriotic priests. The tombstones that need renovating are as follows:- Very Rev, Bryan Dempesy, the inscription on whose […]
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DEATH OF DISTINGUISHED CARMELITE

January 30, 2019

DEATH OF DISTINGUISHED CARMELITE

Leinster Leader 1 July 1922 Death of Distinguished Carmelite Kildare Priest’s Career Pioneer of the Order in New York The following appeared in a New York publication dated May 20th:- The Very Rev. Edward P. Southwell, one of the pioneers of the Irish Carmelite Fathers in this city, who was the founder and for nearly a quarter of a century prior of the Church of Our Lady of the Scapular of Mount Carmel in East Twenty-eight street, died on Wednesday night, […]
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