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A KILDAREMAN'S LAST STAND


Posted on  April 04, 2013


On June 25 1876 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer rode into history when he and 267 men of the 7th Cavalry were massacred at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. With the 7th Cavalry were four men born in Co. Kildare

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BETRAYED IN LIFE AND DEATH


Posted on  January 08, 2011


An essay by Colm Walsh on the colourful life and legacy of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the 'godfather of republicanism.' Our thanks to Colm.

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CARTON HOUSE THROUGH THE PAGES OF THE KILDARE OBSERVER 1880-1935: PART ONE


Posted on  February 10, 2012


The first part of an essay which formed the background to a talk I gave at Carton in late 2010 which focused on references to Carton and the FitzGeralds at Carton in the newspaper, the Kildare Observer 1880-1935. The Kildare Observer is online and is searchable and free to access courtesy of Kildare Library & Arts Services and the British Library. more

CARTON HOUSE THROUGH THE PAGES OF THE KILDARE OBSERVER NEWSPAPER 1880-1935: PART TWO



The second part of an essay which formed the background to a talk I gave at Carton in late 2010 which focused on references to Carton and the FitzGeralds at Carton in the newspaper, the Kildare Observer 1880-1935. The Kildare Observer is online and is searchable and free to access courtesy of Kildare Library & Arts Services and the British Library. more

FAMINE IN CO. KILDARE


Posted on  October 20, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - THIS ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY - THE EFFECTS OF THE GREAT FAMINE IN KILDARE 1845-50

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FORMER RESIDENT OF THE MOUNT, KILCOCK, RAN SECRET MISSIONS FOR CLAN-NA-GAEL AND THE IRB


Posted on  February 28, 2013


An article from Fran Christ, of New York, on John Kenny, a Kildareman who ran secret missions for Clan na Gael and the IRB. Our thanks to Fran

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KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL - First Elections & First Meeting 1899


Posted on  November 17, 2007


An essay by Liam Kenny on the first County Council in Kildare in 1899. Our thanks to Liam.

[note - look also at the actual Minutes of the first meeting on this site - Part 1 and Part 2. ]
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KILLEEN CORMAC, COLBINSTOWN: AN ECCLESIASTICAL SITE ON THE KILDARE-WICKLOW BORDER


Posted on  March 26, 2011


An essay by Sharon A. Greene on Killeen Cormac, Colbinstown, an ecclesiastical site on the Kildare-Wicklow border. Our thanks to Sharon.

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LIVING CONDITIONS IN THE CURRAGH INTERNMENT CAMP, 1923-26


Posted on  May 24, 2013


An outline plan and essay by student Ciara Lacey on living conditions in the Curragh Internment camp in the post civil war years. Our thanks to Ciara

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LOCKOUT 1913. THE EFFECT OF THE GREAT LOCKOUT ON CO. KILDARE


Posted on  September 18, 2013


On the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout we publish an essay by James Durney on its effects in Co. Kildare

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MAURICE FITZGERALD - THE CREATION OF A DYNASTY


Posted on  October 19, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - THIS ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY - MAURICE FITZGERALD AND THE CREATION OF A DYNASTY more

MILITARY MANOEUVRES - THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE


Posted on  July 13, 2012


An essay by Maebh O'Regan on the origin of Richard Moynan's painting 'Military Maneouvres.' Our thanks to Maebh more

PEADAR CLANCY'S NAAS CONNECTIONS


Posted on  December 13, 2011


An essay by James Durney on Naas man Paddy "Sam" Clancy's uncle, republican soldier, Peadar Clancy who was killed in Dublin Castle on Bloody Sunday 1920. more

ST. BRIGID'S CATHEDRAL....BEFORE THE NORMANS


Posted on  June 07, 2008


James Durney's essay on the architectural history of St. Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare Town before the arrival of the Normans.

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THE VIKINGS IN KILDARE


Posted on  October 19, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - THIS ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY - THE VIKINGS IN KILDARE

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THE VISIT OF KING EDWARD VII AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA TO NAAS IN APRIL 1904


Posted on  August 01, 2013


An essay by Fionnuala Egan on the visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Naas in April 1904. Our thanks to Fionnuala. more

TUDOR RE-CONQUEST IN KILDARE


Posted on  October 19, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - OUR FIRST ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY ON THE TUDOR RE-CONQUEST OF CO. KILDARE
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