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A TOUCH OF MY YOUTH


Posted on  August 09, 2013


In 1989 Con O'Hanlon recalled growing up alongside the river Liffey at Kilbelin

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A VISIT TO THE HILL OF ALLEN


Posted on  September 12, 2013


Declan O'Connor's visit to the Hill of Allen brought to mind the prophecy of St. Columcille. Our thanks to Declan more

BRIDEOG. OLD KILDARE CUSTOM


Posted on  January 28, 2011


In celebration of St. Brigid's Day, 1 February, we print two letters from the Leinster Leader of 1940 on two different interpretations of the old Kildare custom of Brideog.

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COILL DUBH'S GATHERING. BITS AND PIECES. JIM FIELDS


Posted on  June 22, 2013


The Field’s family are living in the Blackwood area since the middle of the second half of the nineteenth century. Our thanks to Jim

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COILL DUBH'S GATHERING. MAUREEN CUSACK



Maureen Cusack recalls coming to live in Cooleragh in 1957. Our thanks to Maureen

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COILL DUBH. PAUL CONNOLLY


Posted on  July 18, 2013


Paul Connolly, of Donore, fondly recalls Coill Dubh and its inhabitants. Our thanks to Paul

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COUNTY KILDARE FOLKLORE PROJECT LAUNCH


Posted on  July 17, 2009


YOU ARE INVITED TO THE LAUNCH OF THE COUNTY KILDARE FOLKLORE PROJECT 'LIVING MEMORIES' ON THURS 23 JULY 2009 at 8 pm in KILCULLEN HERITAGE CENTRE more

Christmas In The Country, Fadó, Fadó.


Posted on  January 09, 2007


An article from Ireland's Own by Colette McCormack about childhood memories at Christmas in Clonbullogue. more

GROWING IN UP IN COILL DUBH. PADDY MCDONALD


Posted on  June 22, 2013


Paddy McDonald recalls growing up in Coill Dubh. Our thanks to Paddy

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GROWING UP IN NEWBRIDGE. MARY NOLAN (ARRIGAN)


Posted on  October 16, 2010


A new series of interviews by Raphael/Ray Ryan on local people’s memories of growing up in Newbridge in the 1950s. Our thanks to Ray. more

How the 'Race of the Black Pig' got it's name!


Posted on  January 09, 2007


One interpretation of how 'The Race of the Black Pig' or 'The Black Pig's Run,' on the Curragh of Kildare got it's name. more

MADAM UNIACKE. A FOND MEMORY


Posted on  June 08, 2012


Madam Uniacke of Monasterevin House was a member of the famous Cassidys of distillery fame. She is recalled here by Liam Buckley. Our thanks to Liam more

MATTHEW CUSACK IN 1798


Posted on  July 13, 2012


Maureen Cusack recalls the story of Matthew Cusack in the 1798 Rebellion. Our thanks to Maureen and Marie Kane.

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STORY OF 130 YEAR OLD NAAS GAOL


Posted on  February 16, 2011


An interesting article on the demolition of Naas Gaol from the Leinster Leader 5th August 1961. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody.

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THE GATHERING: COILL DUBH


Posted on  May 03, 2013


As Coill Dubh's Gathering Festival gathers pace we will be publishing stories from many of the families who came to the area sixty years ago. Our thanks to Willie O'Sullivan

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THE GATHERING: COILL DUBH



As Coill Dubh's Gathering Festival gathers pace we will be publishing stories from many of the families and people who came to the area sixty years ago. Our thanks to Fr. Pat Ramsbottom

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THE GATHERING: COILL DUBH



As Coill Dubh's Gathering Festival gathers pace we will be publishing stories from many of the families and people who came to the area sixty years ago. Our thanks to John and Bridget Kenny

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THE GATHERING: COILL DUBH



As Coill Dubh's Gathering Festival gathers pace we will be publishing stories from many of the families and people who came to the area sixty years ago. Our thanks to Mags Smullen

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THE GHOST OF THE MAILED HAND. A legend by T.M. O'Reilly recorded in the Kildare Observer of 1906.


Posted on  January 15, 2007


An interesting tale from the Kildare Observer!

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THE JOGGER


Posted on  June 22, 2013


'The Jogger,' a poem by Joe Kennedy, Allenwood. Our thanks to Joe  

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THE NIGHT JEM BOE FOUGHT THE BEAR AT THE NAAS ROAD


Posted on  January 10, 2013


Pat Wallace, of Birmingham, England, has been vainly searching for the origin of the expression ‘the night Jem Boe fought the bear on the Naas road …’
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TIMES PAST


Posted on  November 29, 2012


Jim Collins, Kilcullen, recalls times past in his local area. Our thanks to Jim more

TUESDAYS WITH MARY



Nuala Collins chats with Mary Maguire, of Nicholastown. Our thanks to Nuala for sending in this engaging piece more

Tale of the POOKA on the Curragh of Kildare


Posted on  January 09, 2007


A tale of how Brannigan outwitted the POOKA on the Curragh of Kildare. more

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