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Federation Annual Seminar 26 May 2007

Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

8th Annual Seminar

Historians from Carbury to Castledermot and everywhere in between will gather in Kilcullen on Saturday 26 May for the annual seminar of the Kildare Federation of Local History Groups.

With over a dozen affiliated groups throughout Kildare the Federation gives locals involved in the history movement a chance to share discoveries and knowledge. The programme begins at 10am in the Kilcullen Heritage Centre where an array of Co. Kildare topics will be presented followed by an open forum. In the afternoon the participants will travel to Clongowes Wood College for a guided tour of the hallowed college and its castle orgins.  This is the eight annual seminar run by the Federation and the event will be opened by Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Fionnuala Dukes. 

Topics to be covered on the morning include the fascinating story of the Lock Hospital in Kildare by award winning historian Hugh Crawford; the old Naas Gaol by Brian Crowley and the story of Thomas Wentworth who commissioned Jigginstown Castle by writer and broadcaster Mae Leonard. 

 For more information and registration contact Federation Secretary Larry Breen on 045 897445.

A note from Liam Kenny on the forthcoming Kildare Fedaration of Local History Groups Annual Seminar an ideal opportunity for people to meet, learn and discuss the heritage and history of Kildare - 26 May 2007 Kilcullen Heritage Centre


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