LEIXLIP RIC BARRACKS ABANDONED

November 25, 2017

LEIXLIP RIC BARRACKS ABANDONED

Leinster Leader 6 March 1920 Leixlip RIC Barracks abandoned The Leixlip R.I.C. Barracks has been closed and Sergt. Lane, who was in charge, transferred to Maynooth. The four constables at the Leixlip station are transferred to different portions of County Kildare.
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RATHANGAN, THE 1916 RISING AND ITS AFTERMATH

November 22, 2017

RATHANGAN, THE 1916 RISING AND ITS AFTERMATH

Rathangan Local History Group Presents ‘Rathangan, the 1916 Rising and its aftermath’ by James Durney Rathangan Community Library Thursday 23 November at 7.00 p.m All welcome
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JAMES O’NEILL, COMDT. IRISH CITIZEN ARMY 1917-1922

November 9, 2017

JAMES O’NEILL, COMDT. IRISH CITIZEN ARMY 1917-1922

Leixlip History Club James O’Neill, Commandant of the Irish Citizen Army 1917-1922 An illustrated talk by John Colgan Leixlip Library 16 November 2017 at 7.15 pm All welcome  
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BOOK LAUNCH. THE MAURA LAVERTY STORY

November 1, 2017

BOOK LAUNCH. THE MAURA LAVERTY STORY

BOOK LAUNCH The Maura Laverty Story; from Rathangan to Tolka Row by Seamus Kelly Rathangan Community Centre Sunday 19 November at 2.30 p.m. ALL WELCOME Email enquiries to: james.a.kelly55@gmail.com
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DEATH OF MR. PATRICK DOYLE, J.P.

November 1, 2017

DEATH OF MR. PATRICK DOYLE, J.P.

Kildare Observer 31 December 1904 DEATH OF MR. PATRICK DOYLE, J.P. Although by no means unexpected, the announcement of the death of Mr. Patrick Doyle, J.P., Chair of Kildare, was learned with regret by a large circle of friends.  Deceased was well-known in sporting circles, and enjoyed a large measure of success as a breeder and owner of racehorses.  It will be remembered that a few years back Chairman, which carried his colours, put in a unique performance at Punchestown by […]
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MEMORIES OF THE PICTURE PALACE, ATHY

November 1, 2017

MEMORIES OF THE PICTURE PALACE, ATHY

Memories of The Picture Palace, Athy by Frank O’Brien, 3 September 2012 I remember there was a charity showing of “Song of my Heart” starring John McCormack and Maureen O’Sullivan at the Picture Palace, Offaly Street, Athy.  Young folks hadn’t a hope of getting a ticket.  The Picture Palace was an old malt house which Captain Hoize made into a cinema in 1926.  There were 3 compartments – 2d into the pit, 4d into the parterre and 8d into the […]
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SUNCROFT MEMORIAL UNVEILED

November 1, 2017

SUNCROFT MEMORIAL UNVEILED

Leinster Leader 24 August 1940 NATIONAL GRAVES ASSOCIATION SUNCROFT MEMORIAL UNVEILED At Suncroft on Sunday, a handsome memorial plaque, erected by the National Graves Association (Co. Kildare Section) to the memory of Volunteer Leo Dowling, I.R.A., a Suncroft man who, at the age of 18, was executed at Kilmainham on January 8th, 1923, was unveiled before a very large gathering.
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ROYAL HONOURS FOR A CO. KILDARE GIRL

November 1, 2017

ROYAL HONOURS FOR A CO. KILDARE GIRL

The Kildare Observer 20 May 1899 ROYAL HONOURS FOR A CO. KILDARE GIRL Dear Sir – I am sure that it will be gratifying to many of your readers to learn the marked success of a native of this parish, who has attained the high distinction of Royal honours at Windsor Castle, conferred upon her by our illustrious Sovereign last week. Thursday evening, 11th inst, the Queen conferred the decoration of the Royal Red Cross on Miss Teresa M’Grath, for […]
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CALLED TO SERVE

October 21, 2017

CALLED TO SERVE

Called to serve. Presidents of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland 1835-1968 A 2014 publication Called to serve. Presidents of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland 1835-1968 by Ronald Cox and Dermot O’Dwyer contains a short biography of each of the presidents of ICEI. Among the presidents from the period covered are three Kildaremen: Sir Richard Griffith, of Millicent, Naas; Francis Bergin, Beechgrove, Kildare; and Michael Buckley, Maynooth.
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FENIAN AND AUTHOR HONOURED IN LEIXLIP

October 21, 2017

FENIAN AND AUTHOR HONOURED IN LEIXLIP

Leinster Leader  9 February 1995  Fenian and author honoured in Leixlip Two more personalities from Leixlip historical past are to be highlighted by Leixlip Heritage Circle, the group of enthusiasts dedicated to the unearthing of the town’s historical heritage. William Francis Roantree was a vital albeit a lesser known figure in the Fenian movement.  He was instrumental, especially in north Kildare, after the founding of the Irish Republican Brotherhood on St. Patrick’s Day 1858. The twenty five members of the Heritage […]
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