DEATH OF MRS. DOOLEY, ATHY

September 22, 2018

DEATH OF MRS. DOOLEY, ATHY

Leinster Leader 24 August 1957 Death of Mrs. Dooley, Athy Mrs. Julia Dooley, who died at her residence in St. Michael’s Terrace, Athy, on Saturday, at the age of 89 years, was the mother of Co. Kildare’s Fianna Fail T.D., Mr. Patrick G. Dooley. Former a Miss Bradley of Offaly St., Athy, she belonged to a highly respected and popular local family. She was closely identified with the fight for Irish Independence.  Her husband, the late Mr. Michael Dooley, in whose […]
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THE LATE CAPT. E. J. KING

August 25, 2018

THE LATE CAPT. E. J. KING

Kildare Observer 30 December 1933 Naas Military Funeral The Late Capt. E. J. King We deeply regret to announce the death, which took place at a Nursing Home in Galway, on Christmas Day, of Capt. Ed. Jos. King, son of the late Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Annie King, Sourdlestown, Naas. Deceased, who was only thirty-six years of age, and came of a very well known and highly respected Co. Kildare family, was educated at the Christian Brothers’ Schools, Naas, later […]
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SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. ROWAN, KILDARE

August 25, 2018

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. ROWAN, KILDARE

Kildare Observer 16 September 1911 SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. ROWAN, KILDARE   With almost tragic suddenness Mrs. Rowan, wife of the much-respected medical practitioner, Dr. L. Rowan, took place on Tuesday afternoon at her residence, Valetta, Kildare.  The deceased lady had just prepared to go for a drive, and was out in the garden, opposite the study, when she dropped as if in a faint.  Dr. Rowan, who had just come in from attending some of his patients, immediately rushed to […]
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KILDARE LIBRARY & ARTS SERVICE HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS 2018

August 16, 2018

KILDARE LIBRARY & ARTS SERVICE HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS 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 […]
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KILDARE FOLK AND GHOST STORIES

August 2, 2018

KILDARE FOLK AND GHOST STORIES

KILDARE FOLK AND GHOST STORIES County Kildare abounds in folk tales, ghost stories, myths and legends and a selection of the best will be brought to life here by professional storyteller and Rathcoffey-native Steve Lally. Saturday 18 August Newbridge Community Library Join international storyteller and author of ‘Kildare Folk Tales’ Steve Lally for an afternoon of folk, fairy and ghost stories from his native Co. Kildare. Booking required. Not suitable for children under 12. Venue: Newbridge Community Library Admission: Free […]
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170 YEARS, PRESENTATION NUNS IN MAYNOOTH TOWN

August 2, 2018

170 YEARS, PRESENTATION NUNS IN MAYNOOTH TOWN

170 Years, Presentation Nuns in Maynooth Town Henry Flynn In the turmoil of the French Revolution 1789 a theologian who taught in the University of Paris known as Sorbonne, Fr. Abbe Anglade fled the country like so many others and made his way to Wales where he worked as a gardener for a few years. Around 1802 he took up appointment in the recently-opened Maynooth College (The Royal College of St. Patrick Maynooth) and became Professor of Theology. While in […]
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DUBLIN RELEASED PRISONERS MATCH 1924

August 2, 2018

DUBLIN RELEASED PRISONERS MATCH 1924

Irish Independent 2 February 1924 Dublin released prisoners match Lively interest centres in the meeting at Croke Park tomorrow in a novel football contest, in aid of Dublin released prisoners, between city born players and county born players resident in Dublin. A keen game is expected. The teams are:- City born – J. McDonnell (goal), P. Carey, T. Fitzgerald, W. Robbins, J. Reilly, Joe Synnott, P. McDonnell (Capt.), John Synnott, W. Rooney (O’Tooles), E. Carroll, M. Bradshaw, C. McDonald, M. […]
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PADDY COSGROVE

August 2, 2018

PADDY COSGROVE

Nationalist & Leinster Times 30 December 1983 Late Mr. P. Cosgrave Mr. Patrick (Paddy) Cosgrave who died recently at Naas District Hospital was one of the oldest residents of Castledermot. Paddy, a retired farmer, was eighty-nine years old but was out and about, attending Mass or walking down by the Green, which he loved, until quite recently. He was one of the oldest survivors of the War of Independence in which he played a prominent part and during which he […]
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CORONER’S INQUEST 1826

August 2, 2018

CORONER’S INQUEST 1826

Freeman’s Journal 8 September 1826 Coroner’s Inquest On Friday last, the body of a man was taken out of the Grand Canal, at Osberstown, county of Kildare, where, from its putrid state, it must have lain for a considerable period.  An inquest was subsequently held by Mr. Harrison, the Coroner, before whom every exertion was made to discover the name of the stranger, but in vain.  Reports having gone abroad that the deceased had been murdered, and thrown into the […]
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PROTEST AND HOPE, 1918

July 27, 2018

PROTEST AND HOPE, 1918

Protest and Hope, 1918 James Durney During the summer of 1918 the British government, nervous of growing unrest and still not giving up on conscripting the Irish, undertook to quell the disorder. As Sinn Féin was publicly perceived to be the key instigator of anti-government and anti-conscription feeling, the Lord Lieutenant, Sir John French, claiming ‘evidence of a treasonable plot between Sinn Féin and Germany’ ordered the arrest of seventy-three prominent republicans, among them Art O’Connor, of Celbridge. However, Eamon […]
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