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LEIXLIP: TALKS AND EVENTS & NEW WEBSITE

TALKS ON LEIXLIP by JOHN COLGAN

John Colgan wil be giving "An illustrated talk on Newtown, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, its houses and inhabitants" at Leixlip Public Library, Captain's Hill, Leixlip on Thursday, 28th August, 2008 at 8pm. 
 
Among the residents were Catherine Downing Nesbitt, who gave her name and £10,000 to Nesbitt's Junction on the MGWR line; the Rev Caesar Otway, joint founder of the Dublin Penny Journal; and Larry McMahon, Fine Gael TD and Senator.
 
John Colgan will be giving a new talk on Leixlip in Pictures at Lucan Public Library, Superquinn Centre, Lucan, on Thursday, 18th September, 2008 at 8pm.
 
And a new Leixlip History website

 LEIXLIP HISTORY

 
www.kildare.ie is now hosting a new website on Leixlip, Co Kildare, and related history.  The site was initiated by local historian, John Colgan in November, 2005 but now has been revitalised by Beatrice Whelan, of Kildare Community Network who has, with John's cooperation, relaunched it.  The site now contains a short, illustrated history of Leixlip; a piece entitled Leixlip around 1798, compete with 28 illustrations; an 18th century newspaper report about the first commercially successful cultivation of strawberries in Ireland at Leixlip, and graveyard inscriptions.  Historians with Leixlip stories to relate are invited to send them to Beatrice Whelan (Beatrice@Kildare.ie, tel: 045 980568) for inclusion; each piece must be attributed to the author for inclusion.


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