DEATH OF SEUMAS O’KELLY, 100 YEARS AGO TODAY

November 14, 2018

DEATH OF SEUMAS O’KELLY, 100 YEARS AGO TODAY

DEATH OF SEUMAS O’KELLY, 100 YEARS AGO TODAY The former editor of the Leinster Leader Seumas O’Kelly died today, 14 November, one-hundred years ago. Born in Loughrea,  Co. Galway, Seumas O’Kelly started life as journalist on the Connacht Leader. In 1904 he became the youngest editor in Ireland when he took over the Southern Star, and in the following years he became editor of the Leinster Leader; the Saturday Evening Post; the Sunday Freeman and Nationality. As well as being a journalist […]
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INVITATION TO END OF WWI CIVIC MEMORIAL UNVEILING: REMEMBRANCE

November 3, 2018

INVITATION TO END OF WWI CIVIC MEMORIAL UNVEILING: REMEMBRANCE

WWI Invitation To mark the centenary of the end of the Great War, a memorial will be unveiled in remembrance of those from Co. Kildare who died and as a reminder of the futility of war. The youngest was 15 years of age, the oldest 49 years of age; the first killed in the early weeks of the war in September 1914 and the last on 10 November, just the day before the war ended at 11 a.m. on 11 […]
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THE END OF THE GREAT WAR IN 1918 – CO. KILDARE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY SEMINAR

November 3, 2018

THE END OF THE GREAT WAR IN 1918 – CO. KILDARE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY SEMINAR

The County Kildare Archaeological Society’s seminar: ‘The End of the Great War and Ireland in 1918’ will take place in the Killashee House Hotel on Saturday 10th November 2018.  This seminar, through its contributors, will reflect on the enormous issues facing Ireland,100 years ago, and the Society is honoured to have Diarmaid Ferriter give the keynote lecture. The seminar is an integrate part of the National Calendar of Events published earlier this year in the Irish Times  and the Society is delighted that the […]
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THE VANISHED AND THE VANISHING- RATHANGAN 10 NOVEMBER 2018

November 3, 2018

THE VANISHED AND THE VANISHING- RATHANGAN 10 NOVEMBER 2018

The Vanished – features a presentation by Rob Goodbody, historic building consultant, and author of a number of works on Quaker and local history. One hundred years after the Quaker Meeting House in Rathangan was ‘laid down’, this talk will explore the story of Rathangan’s Quaker Community and the legacy of a forgotten people. The Vanishing – features a presentation by Dr Ciarán O’Reilly NUI Maynooth, author of a number of books on the Great Famine and a history of his native […]
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FUNERAL OF BRIDGET MARY MALLICK-REDMOND 1952

October 13, 2018

FUNERAL OF BRIDGET MARY MALLICK-REDMOND 1952

    Passing of Mrs. B. Redmond, T.D.  Impressive Funeral Tribute The death occurred at the residence of her mother, Mrs. B.M. Mallick, Athgarvan Lodge, Curragh, of Mrs. Bridget Redmond, who represented Waterford as Fine Gael T.D., for the past nineteen years. Mrs. Redmond had been ill for about six weeks but the announcement of her death on Saturday occasioned very sincere and widespread regret and in Waterford especially the news was received with a great sense of shock. The […]
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CHRISTOPHER BYRNE, US ARMY

October 9, 2018

CHRISTOPHER BYRNE, US ARMY

Leinster Leader 19 October 1918 Mr. Christopher Byrne, Rathangan Death of a Well-Known Gael With deep regret we beg to announce the death of Mr. Christopher Byrne, Rathangan, who whilst serving with the American Army in France died from the effects of Absortion Gas. Deceased who held the rank of sergeant was well-known in gaelic circles throughout Kildare and Leinster. A number of the old Monasterevan Football Club he took part in all the hard-fought games participated in by this well-known […]
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MR. JACK BERNEY, NAAS

October 9, 2018

MR. JACK BERNEY, NAAS

Leinster Leader 12 March 1927 Mr. Jack Berney, Naas Deep regret was occasioned in sporting and other circles in County Kildare at the news of the death of Mr. Jack Berney, son of Mr. Patrick Berney, Silloth Hill, Kilcullen. The late Mr. Berney contracted a chill some months ago which later developed into pneumonia to which, despite all that medical skill could do, he succumbed on Sunday, 6th, inst., at the early age of 29 years, fortified by all the […]
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BRIGADIER-GENERAL JOHN W. V. CARROLL

October 9, 2018

BRIGADIER-GENERAL JOHN W. V. CARROLL

Leinster Leader 22 January 1927 Brigadier-General John W.V. Carroll The death is announced of Brigadier-General John William Vincent Carroll, C.M.G., D.S.O., which occurred on Sunday, after a long illness, at the residence of Mrs. C.H. Hill, Madeley road, London. Brigadier-General Carroll was the eldest son of the late Mr. Frederick M. Carroll of Moone Abbey, County Kildare, and was born in 1869. He was educated at the Oratory School and in 1891 entered the Army, being granted a Commission in […]
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FATHER EDWARD PRENDERGAST, 1798

October 9, 2018

FATHER EDWARD PRENDERGAST, 1798

Leinster Leader 2 January 1965 Father Edward Prendergast A 1798 executed priest was condemned to death here In the centre of Monasterevan town, stands a splendidly proportioned house, its front windows overlooking the main thoroughfare and River Barrow, with quiet green fields stretching beyond the water’s edge. It is a peaceful picture and nothing out of the ordinary to the casual passer-by in this area of delightful scenery. But if walls could speak, what stories Monasterevan House could tell of […]
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THE HOLY WELL IN BARODA STUD

October 9, 2018

THE HOLY WELL IN BARODA STUD

Leinster Leader 25 August 1968 The Holy Well in Baroda Stud, Newbridge Pilgrims in thanksgiving visit Droichead Nua Well Sunday will be a day of rejoicing for the priests and people of Droichead Nua and the Augustinian Fathers. For them it will be a spiritual re-union and the renewal of an association having its roots back for at least seven centuries. The parish priest, Right Rev. Monsignor W. Miller, V.F., and his parishioners will welcome some of the spiritual sons of […]
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