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Other Donations - History of Naas Fire Brigade; Kill Rentals

Peter Doyle and Mary Ellen Mooney who have spent the last few years trying to piece together a history of Naas Fire Service, had their research bound and have presented the volume to the Local Studies dept., Kildare County Library. We are most grateful for their efforts and their generosity in sharing their research.
The History of Naas Fire Brigade
From 1900 to 2005
‘A Family’s Calling.’
Peter Doyle and Mary Ellen Mooney
This is a History of Naas Fire Service from its humble beginnings as an auxiliary service around1900, to the Volunteer service of the 1930’s until the establishment of Naas fire service after the Fire Brigade Act of 1940. Presented almost in the form of a scrapbook it focuses on the Fire Service right up until the end of 2005 with particular emphasis on the Doyle family’s connection with the service.
It also contains 2 DVDs– Naas Fire Brigade Pump Drill 1964; and the opening of the new Naas Fire Station in 2001
Both Peter and Mary Ellen trawled through some 6,000 issues of the Leinster Leader and Kildare Observer newspapers as well as collecting local information, photographs, press releases and coverage from National papers.
Betty Morrison, Hartwell, Kill, Co. Kildare donated pages from a rental for Part of the Estate of the Earl of Mayo in the Naas Union. Mostly concerned with the Kill/Naas area they offer a fascinating genealogical insight to the area. The pages are undated but references to the Poor Law Union clearly put them after 1840 and most likely they date to around 1870-1880.
The kind of generosity displayed by Mrs Morrison is to be commended and allows the material to be preserved and to be made available to others. Hopefully the lists might be displayed on this website in time.

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