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Naas Local History Programme - Spring 2007

Naas Local History Group
   Spring 2007
5th February, Monday, Naas Library, 7.45pm 'The Downshire Estates &
Blessington' by Kathy Trant, author and historian. This is the 2007 Ger
Kinchella memorial lecture.
24th February, Saturday, Town Hall, 3pm – communal hoisting of Welsh flag
to mark St. David's week (1st March), patron of Naas for eight centuries.
5th March, Monday, Naas Library, 7.45pm, ' The Forgotten Heritage of
Kildare' – Ger McCarthy. Ger will give us a photographic tour of many of
Kildare's forgotten gems which form the subject of his recently published
book of the same name.
2nd April, Monday, Naas Library, 7.45pm ' Sweetman, Norton and Harris –
the General Election of 1957' – P.C. Behan and Liam Kenny.   Just as the
nation is being gripped by 2007 General Election fervour we will recall the
personalities and the controversies of the Kildare constituency in the
General Election of 1957.
22nd April, Sunday, Punchestown, 3pm: Walking Sunday – enjoy Punchestown
… with not a horse in sight! Informal gathering at finishing post.
A programme of visits and walks will follow for the summer.
News and Updates
Additions and changes to the programme will be notified via the Leinster
Leader; Naas Parish Newsletter; KFM radio. Alternatively ring Ronnie @
876254 or Liam @ 087 2872704 or see
Committee 2007
Chair: Ronnie Kinane; Vice‑Chair: Liam Kenny; Secretary: Rose McCabe;
Treasurer: Tom Keegan; Archivist: Stan Hickey; Committee: P.C.Behan, Anne
Breen, Catherine Gyll, Des Hipwell, Ger McCarthy, Anne O'Byrne, Charles
O'Malley. Auditor: Brian Mullaney
Subs 2007
The annual sub which has remained inflation‑proof for decades has been set
at €20 – Tom Keegan will be glad to receive same at any meeting.
Suggestion Box
We are always open to suggestions for topics or particularly from members
who can give a presentation of some local interest … new voices always
welcome at the top table!

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