NAAS TRAGEDY

September 22, 2018

NAAS TRAGEDY

Leinster Leader 24 December 1938 NAAS TRAGEDY Youth’s Sad Death From Injuries Fall From Lorry A tragedy which has evoked the deepest sympathy amongst all sections of the community in Naas and district occurred last week, resulting in the death of a youth, Michael Lagrue (16), of Caragh Road, Naas. Deceased was engaged by the well-known catering firm of Mrs. Lawlor and Sons, Naas, on the occasion of the wedding of Miss Patricia Kennedy and Mr. Dermot McGillycuddy, and the tragic […]
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LORD DESMOND FITZGERALD

September 22, 2018

LORD DESMOND FITZGERALD

Leinster Leader 11 March 1916 Lord Desmond Fitzgerald Accidentally Killed On Duty We regret to announce the death in France of Major Lord Desmond Fitzgerald of the 1st Irish Guards, older brother of the Duke of Leinster, and heir presumptive to the Dukedom.  It is understood that he was accidentally killed while on duty at the base. Deceased officer had been on active service with the Guards, of which he was Adjutant since the beginning of the war in which he […]
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JOHN MCCORMACK 1884-1945

September 22, 2018

JOHN MCCORMACK 1884-1945

  John McCormack 1884-1945 A Symposium of Tributes John McCormack was the chief international artist that came from Ireland’s shores.  If there be any feelings which more than others excite the human heart they are the emotions of joy and pride, and by the power of his natural gifts he gave his people immense pleasure and joy, and at the same time, enabled them to be justly proud of their countryman’s fame in the realm of music. My first impression on […]
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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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