1919: THE FIRST DAIL EIREANN

January 19, 2019

1919: THE FIRST DAIL EIREANN

The First Dáil Éireann. 100 Years ago. On 21 January 1919, at 3.30 p.m, Dáil Éireann sat in session for the very first time in a packed Mansion House, in Dawson Street, Dublin. Cathal Brugha, as the newly elected TD for Waterford, was proposed and seconded as Ceann Comhairle or Speaker. Having emphasised the important work which lay before the Dáil and asking Rev. Fr. Michael O’Flanagan to give a blessing, Brugha called the roll of TDs for the island. […]
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KILLEEN CORMAC – SHARON GREENE

January 19, 2019

KILLEEN CORMAC – SHARON GREENE

THE STORY OF KILLEEN CORMAC Dr. Sharon Greene Monday, 4 February 2019 The Tanyard, Ballitore at 7.30. The Little Church of King Cormac. Drive down the the R448 from Kilcullen, near Walls of Kilgowan you cross over the M9 Mororway, about 2 km down the road take the turning L8082 on your left, after 1.5 km you come to a T junction, now take a left and 800m on your right you will see Killeen Cormac – The Little Church […]
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THE CARAGH ORPHANAGE – A SCANDAL WITHOUT PRECEDENT: A TALK

January 17, 2019

THE CARAGH ORPHANAGE – A SCANDAL WITHOUT PRECEDENT: A TALK

Caragh Local History invite you to a talk by Dr. Andrew Rynne The Caragh Orphanage – A Scandal Without Precedent in Caragh Parish Centre Friday 8 February at 8 p.m. All welcome.
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WED. 2 JANUARY – HAVE YE NO HOMES TO GO TO

January 2, 2019

WED. 2 JANUARY – HAVE YE NO HOMES TO GO TO

Cill Dara Historical Society presents a talk by Kevin Martin in Studio One in the Silken Thomas at 8 pm tonight Wednesday 2 January 2019 The pub has been at the centre of Irish life for centuries. It has played many roles: funeral home, restaurant, grocery shop, music venue, job centre and meeting place for everyone from poets to revolutionaries. Often plain and unpretentious, it is a neutral ground, a leveller – a home away from home. From the feasts […]
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LADY LOUIS CONNOLLY – AN INTRODUCTION: THURS. 17 JANUARY 2019

January 2, 2019

LADY LOUIS CONNOLLY – AN INTRODUCTION: THURS. 17 JANUARY 2019

Leixlip History Club presents  Seamus Kelly on Thursday 17th January at 7.15 pm in Leixlip Library. Lady Louisa Conolly- An introduction   Seamus is dedicating his talk to Desmond Guinness, who did so much to save Castletown House, Carton House and Leixlip Castle.
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1918 GENERAL ELECTION KILDARE

December 13, 2018

1918 GENERAL ELECTION KILDARE

The 1918 General Election in Co. Kildare James Durney The British general election of 1918 was the first general election to be held after the Representation of the People Act (February)1918 and the first real test of public opinion since 1910.  It was thus the first election in which women over the age of thirty, and all men over the age of twenty-one, could vote. Previously, all women and most working-class men had been excluded from voting.  The new Act increased […]
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VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE, NAAS 1900

December 13, 2018

VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE, NAAS 1900

Leinster Leader 7 April 1900 Volunteer Fire Brigade The Naas Urban Council are contemplating a step which will command the warm approval of the townspeople. They propose to organise a volunteer fire brigade and to purchase fire extinguishing appliances. Now that an abundant and high pressure water supply is available it is of the greatest importance that ample means should be provided for making it effective in the case of serious conflagration. Naas fortunately for itself has enjoyed singular immunity […]
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WILLIAM JONES

December 13, 2018

WILLIAM JONES

Leinster Leader 12 July 1958 Mr. William Jones, Athgarvan The death of Mr. Wm. Jones, Athgarvan, which occurred on Tuesday last removes a very well known and respected figure who had an outstanding record in the fight for freedom. Deceased was a member of the British Forces (Connaght Rangers) in the first World War and was wounded in 1914 and invalided home. He joined the Athgarvan Company of the Irish Volunteers in September, 1915, and assisted in the military training […]
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NEW PUBLICATION FROM NEWBRIDGE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

December 4, 2018

NEW PUBLICATION FROM NEWBRIDGE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Wednesday 12th December All welcome to the  launch of a reprint of the “New Link” magazines of the 1970’s that was produced by the town Community Council. Volume 1 covers the first 12 issues from November 1973 to December 1974. . Selling at €15, with 270 pages and some of the original photos reproduced between the issues, it will be a great souvenir to have of those times in the life of Newbridge. Launch will take place in Parish Centre […]
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LEAVING CERTIFICATE RSR: DOWNLOAD THE KILDARE RESEARCH WORKBOOK

December 1, 2018

LEAVING CERTIFICATE RSR: DOWNLOAD THE KILDARE RESEARCH WORKBOOK

Since 2007, the County Federation of Local History Groups, in partnership with Kildare Library & Arts Services, have been visiting schools in County Kildare as well as hosting an annual seminar to assist students with their Leaving Cert. RSR. In more recent times the seminar has been replaced by a planned schedule of visits to schools which brings expertise and knowledge directly to the students preparing for their projects. The main aim is to show students how important local content […]
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