KILDARE LIBRARY & ARTS SERVICE HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS 2018

by ehistoryadmin on August 16, 2018

Kildare Library and Arts Service Heritage Week Events 2018

Welcome to County Kildare Heritage Week- Seachtain Oidhreachta 2018 i gCo. Chill Dara

Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers. It is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Fáilte Ireland. National Heritage Week is Ireland’s annual celebration of our built, natural and cultural heritage and is part of a European initiative to encourage people to take an interest in their local heritage.

Kildare Library and Arts Service are presenting a range of events on Co. Kildare’s history and heritage.

The sinking of the RMS Leinster

Over 500 souls perished when the Kingstown to Holyhead mail boat was torpedoed in Dublin Bay on 10 October 1918 within 4 miles of the Irish coast. It was the single largest loss of life in the Irish Sea. Historian Mario Corrigan will examine the tragedy and explore the many Kildare Connections to the sinking.

(Not suitable for Children under 12)

Admission Free

W= Wheelchair accessible
P= Parking

Venue:                 Athy Community Library

Email:                    athylib@kildarecoco.ie

Date:                     Sat 18th               15.00-16.00

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P

Venue:                 Crookestown KWETB

Date:                     Mon 20th           18.30-17.30

W

P

Venue:                 Naas Community Library
Email:                  naaslib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         045 879111

Date:                     Tue 21st               19.00 – 20.00

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P

Venue:                 Kildare Community Library
Email:                  kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie
Telephone:         045 520235

Dates:                   Thu 23rd              19.00 – 20.00

W

P

Venue:                 Kilcock Community Library
Email:                    kilcocklib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         01 6284403

Date:                     Fri 24th                 11.00 – 12.00

W

P

Venue:                 Castledermot Community Library
Email:                    castledermot@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         059 9144483

Date:                     Fri 24th                 19.00 –   20.00

W

P

Venue:                 Celbridge Community Library
Email:                    celbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         01 672207

Date:                     Sat 25th                11.00 – 12.00

W

P

End of Days, 1918

A talk by Kildare Historian James Durney on the Co. Kildare connections to the end of the First World War, the Great Flu and the 1918 elections which took place 100 years ago.

(Not suitable for Children under 12)

Admission Free

Venue:                 Maynooth Community Library
Email:                    maynoothlib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         01 6285530

Date:                     Mon 20th            10.00 – 11.00

W

P

Venue:                 Kill Parish Meeting Room
Email:                    brianfrancis.mccabe@gmail.com

Telephone:         087 3513328 (Kill History Group)

Website:              localhistorykill.com

Date:                     Mon 20th            20.30 – 21.30

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P

Venue:                 Newbridge Community Library
Email:                    newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         045 448353

Date:                     Tue 21st               19.00 – 20.00

W

P

Venue:                 Kilcullen Community Library
Email:                    kilcullenlib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         045 482193

Date:                     Wed 22nd           19.30 – 20.30

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P

Venue:                 Leixlip Community Library
Email:                    leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         01 6060050

Dates:                   Thu 23rd              19.00 – 20.00

W

P

Annals of Ballitore, 1798

A remarkable blow-by-blow account of the rebellion in the village of Ballitore and the surrounding area was recorded by Mary Leadbeater in her diary and published later under the title The Annals of Ballitore. Historian Mario Corrigan brings this tragic tale to life in the very house where Mary, the village postmistress, lived.

(Not suitable for Children under 12)

Admission Free

Venue:                 Ballitore Community Library
Email:                    ballitorelib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         059 8623344

Date:                     Wed 22nd           14.30 – 15.30

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P

Ballitore, Recording Local History

A conversation about recording local history with Co. Kildare Executive Librarian Mario Corrigan

(Not suitable for Children under 12)

Admission Free

Venue:                 Ballitore Community Library
Email:                    ballitorelib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone:         059 8623344

Dates:                   Thu 23rd              14.30 – 15.30

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P

Genealogy Workshop and Talk

With Karel Kiely

Venue:                 Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Email:                    info@kildatreheritage.com

Telephone:         045530672

Dates:                   Fri 24th

Times:                 10.00 — 11.30 — 14.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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