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NAAS LOCAL HISTORY GROUP-Programme Summer-Autumn 2006

Naas Local History Group
Programme: Summer‑ Autumn 2006
 27 July, 7.30pm: Walk, St. Corban's Cemetery, Dublin Road.
Meet at the Lych gate at the cemetery. Led by group members.
This late Victorian cemetery has an impressive inventory of headstones and
monuments which reveal much about the social character of Naas and its
environs in recent generations..
31 August, 8pm, Naas Town Hall: Reading ' From Norman Moat to the
Monread Ball' *Presented by group members ; a dramatised reading of the
story of Naas from earliest times to the present day in the atmospheric
surrounds of the Town Hall chamber (by kind permission Naas TC).
4 September, Naas Library, 7.45pm: Talk, 'from Nas na Riogh to Monte
Cassino.' Prolific Naas author James Durney will present his recent
researches of Kildare men involved in one of the bloodiest battles of WW2.
 2 October, Library, 7.45pm: Talk, 'A Holocaust child'; Zoltan
Zinn Collis was just five when he was rescued from the Nazi concentration
camp at Bergen‑Belsen. Now resident in Co. Kildare he will bring us
first‑hand witness of this terrible and epic time in the story of modern
6 November, Library, 7.45pm: Talk. 'A winter's tale'. Brian
McCabe will present his seasonal offering to ponder on as the nights draw
If you are new to Naas and want to find out more about our group contact:
Ronnie Kinane, chair at 045 876254 or Liam Kenny, vice‑chair at 087

From Liam Kenny-The programme of events for the Naas Local History group from July until November


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