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KILDARE BOOK LAUNCH Wed. 2 Dec. 2009

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Cill Dara Historical Society
Kildare Town’s Local History Group
 
BOOK LAUNCH
 
Druim Criaig
 
The Ridge of Clay
 
A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF KILDARE TOWN
 
In
 
KILDARE EDUCATION CENTRE (Old Parochial House)
 
On
 
Wednesday 2nd December 2009
 
At
7 p.m.
 
ALL ARE WELCOME
 
 
Cill Dara Historical Society – Kildare Town’s Local History Group - has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 1989 and the monthly meetings are proving something of a focal point in the town. “The ‘cuppa and chat’ beforehand are probably as enticing as the actual content of the talk or presentation and as  well as local subjects, it has expanded its remit to cover national and international topics and ventured into the unknown realms of storytelling and memorabilia,” says President, Mary D’Arcy. “Indeed our ‘Memories and Memorabilia’ night has allowed members and local people, who would not dream of giving a talk, an opportunity to participate and inform, and has become an extremely popular annual event.”
The partnership with Kildare Education Centre and the Society’s access to the wonderful facilities available in the Centre have been paramount in the growth and development of the Society and local history in the town.
A new partnership was forged in 2009 with the Kildare Nationalist when they began a series of weekly articles on Kildare, and the articles have proved so popular that the Society felt they needed to be brought together in a tangible way to preserve them, and also to make them even more widely available. The resulting publication, ‘DRUIM CRIAIG – The Ridge of Clay,’ will be launched on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Kildare Education Centre – All are Welcome.
 
Contributions from: Stephen Talbot, Mark McLoughlin, Adrian Mullowney, James Durney, Stephen Boland, Joe Connolly, Susan Waters, Mario Corrigan, Rory Hopkins,  Brian Murphy, Fr. Adrian Carbery,
and includes a complete reproduction of the
An Tóstal Souvenir Booklet of 1953.
 The Ideal Christmas Stocking Filler!!

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