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Open Meetings to gauge local  interest in setting up Local History Groups

In recent years there has been a great resurgence in local history, heritage and genealogy in County Kildare. We believe that the time may be right to establish a local history groups in the following areas: Leixlip, Newbridge, Rathangan and Castledermot. The invite is open to all age groups and anyone interested in local history and genealogy. Local historian and librarian Mario Corrigan with members of the County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups will be on hand to offer advice and support.

There are 19 Local History Groups currently active in Co. Kildare. They are connected through The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups whose website http://kildare.ie/local-history/ contains local history information and contact details for all the groups. This year the Federation celebrates its 10th anniversary at its AGM and Annual Seminar on 6th Nov. in Kilcullen Heritage Centre, the focus being this year on the Curragh of Kildare. The Federation was formed in 1999 in order to optimise the resources of local groups and foster communications, exchange ideas, and generally raise the awareness of local history groups within the county as well as improve accessibility and representation on relevant county committees and associations. As part of their remit, the Federation are keen to re-activate a local history group in Newbridge and establish local history groups in Leixlip, Rathangan and Castledermot. Anyone who is interested can come along to the following open meetings:

Tuesday 12 October
7.30 pm
Leixlip Library
Tuesday 19 October
7 pm
Newbridge Library
Thursday 21 October
7 pm
Rathangan Library
Friday 22 October
7 pm
Castledermot Library

Open Meetings to gauge local  interest in setting up Local History Groups  in Newbridge, Leixlip, Rathangan and Castledermot. Posted by James Durney

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