NEW FLAG PRESENTED TO NORTH KILDARE VOLUNTEERS

July 13, 2017

NEW FLAG PRESENTED TO NORTH KILDARE VOLUNTEERS

Leinster Leader 17 October 1914 North Kildare Volunteers Brilliant Display at Naas New Flag Presented Speech by Col. Moore The ceremony of presenting a new flag to the 4th Battalion of the Kildare regiment of the Irish National Volunteers took place on Sunday at Gaelic Field, Naas, and was in every sense a historic event, well calculated to rouse enthusiasm and to give renewed [sic] to the movement in North Kildare. It was also a creditable display reflecting the live spirit […]
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LIEUT. G. H. MEDLICOTT KILLED IN ACTION

July 13, 2017

LIEUT. G. H. MEDLICOTT KILLED IN ACTION

Kildare Observer 11 November 1916 WAR NOTES LIEUT. G. H. MEDLICOTT KILLED IN ACTION On October 15th Second-Lieut. George Herbert Medlicott, South African Infantry, was killed in action in France. The deceased officer, who was the youngest son of the late Mr. James E. Medlicott, J.P. of Dunmurry, Kildare, was 29 years of age. He was in the South African Constabulary and Natal Mounted Police, and on the outbreak of war volunteered for active service. Refusing a commission, he served […]
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FROM MESSINES TO PASSCHENDAELE. PART 1

June 29, 2017

FROM MESSINES TO PASSCHENDAELE. PART 1

From Messines to Passchendaele 1917: Kildare men at war Part 1 James Durney The very name Passchendaele evokes the senseless, murderous slaughter on the Western Front in 1917. It was here in the remorseless rain and sucking mud that the combat power of the Irish divisions was virtually destroyed. From the beginning of the offensive on 31 July to its bitter end on 10 November the British army suffered 260,000 casualties for a useless acreage of ground. The Battle of […]
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HEROICS ON THE HIGH SEAS

June 29, 2017

HEROICS ON THE HIGH SEAS

Heroics on the high seas Liam Kenny Riddle me this, what is the connection between Punchestown and the North Sea? An answer does not spring to mind. It would be hard to imagine two places with such contrasting characteristics. The green sward of Punchestown galloped over by horses, and the grey reaches of the cold North Sea where the only horses are the white horses of the tumbling waves. However a close reading of the local press of June 1916, […]
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MRS. BESSIE GRAY

June 29, 2017

MRS. BESSIE GRAY

Leinster Leader 16 September 1939 OBITUARY Mrs. Bessie Gray, Dublin Deep regret will be expressed at the death which occurred in a Dublin hospital, of Mrs. Bessie Gray, wife of Mr. Alfred Gray, 6 Susanville Road, Drumcondra. Mr. Alfred Gray is a brother of the late Mr. Earnest Gray, formerly proprietor of the “Kildare Observer,” and who was well known in sporting circles all over the country. The late Mrs. Gray endeared herself to all sections of the community by her […]
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NAAS NATIVE KITTY TOAST OF NEW YORK

June 29, 2017

NAAS NATIVE KITTY TOAST OF NEW YORK

Leinster Leader 17 July 2003 NAAS NATIVE KITTY TOAST OF NEW YORK Kitty Henderson Naas woman Kathleen Henderson was named Person of the Year at the Kildareman’s Association dinner in New York recently. This is the first time that a woman from Naas has been honoured in this way. On receiving the guest of honour award at the Kildareman’s annual dinner in April, Kitty made a beautiful speech about her times in Naas point out that she “will always be a […]
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GARDA INSPECTOR PROMOTED

June 29, 2017

GARDA INSPECTOR PROMOTED

The Irish Press 17 June 1940 Garda Inspector promoted Inspector George Lawlor, Garda Siochana headquarters, Kilmainham, has been promoted to the rank of Superintendent as from June 12. A native of Co. Kildare, he joined the force in 1922 and served for a number of years in Galway. Promoted to Inspector in 1935, he was transferred to the Technical unit at Kilmainham headquarters.
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IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR 9-11 JUNE, 2017 – FULL PROGRAMME

June 2, 2017

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR 9-11 JUNE, 2017 – FULL PROGRAMME

FULL COLOUR PROGRAMME TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD IMS 2017_Programme Irish Military Seminar 9-11 June, 2017 9-11 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.   FRIDAY 15.15-17.30 Congo – An Irish Affair (FILM) – a special screening   17.45 p.m. Reception in foyer of Riverbank. Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of County Kildare, Cllr. Ivan Keatley. Book launch by Brig. General Joe Mulligan, GOC, Curragh – War Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel C.M.L. Clements, MC, compiled and edited by James Durney […]
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IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR

May 20, 2017

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR

Irish Military Seminar 9-11 June, 2017 Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Hosted by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and Creative Ireland Kildare, in association with June Fest, Ireland’s Military Story and Merrion Press. Free Admission but booking essential: boxoffice@riverbank.ie / 045 448327  PRINT or DOWNLOAD Seminar Poster Friday 9 June: Opening event and book launch followed by film clips and panel discussion on Ireland’s peacekeepers. Saturday 10 June: Full day of presentations and Irish Military Vehicles Group indoor […]
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IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR PROGRAMME

May 20, 2017

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Irish Military Seminar 9-11 June, 2017 9-11 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.   FRIDAY 15.15-17.30 Congo – An Irish Affair (FILM) – a special screening 17.45 p.m. Reception in foyer of Riverbank. Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of County Kildare, Cllr. Ivan Keatley. Book launch by Brig. General Joe Mulligan, GOC, Curragh – War Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel C.M.L. Clements, MC compiled and edited by James Durney and Hugh Crawford 18.30-19.15 p.m. Thomas Ashe – A life […]
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