Robert McLernon, of Springfield, Virginia, USA, has researched the Irish Brigade in the Civil War for the last twenty-eight years. He noted the confusion with Richard A. Kelly, in ‘The Irish Brigade and its Campaigns.’ Our thanks to Robert$MTEntryExcerpt$>more
In 1903 Kildare-born John D. O’Brien was mentioned in a volume titled Progressive Men of the State of Wyoming as being among one of the ‘brave defenders of America’s honour’.$MTEntryExcerpt$>more
In February 2012 Kildare Library and Arts Service, received a query about an unusual name on a headstone at Christ Church, Castletown House, Celbridge$MTEntryExcerpt$>more
Ed Daniel a retired civil engineer who lives in Rockville, Maryland has been in touch with the Local Studies Dept. for information regarding the history of his mother's family, the family of Grace who lived in County Kildare in the 18th and 19th centuries, first in Goulyduff (2 miles west of Athy) and later in Nicholastown (near Dollardstown House), 3 miles south of Athy. Here are his findings so far.
A end of an era passed with the death of Major John Hubert de Burgh on 4 December 2010. An obituary by Liam Kenny. Our thanks to Liam.$MTEntryExcerpt$>more
A very interesting article on the sale of the Leinster title and subsequent loss of the great Leinster estates is published here to mark the 150th article on the EHistory site. This story is one of the 'whispered scandals' of Kildare Local History and this article from the Leinster Leader of June 1922 helps shed some light on the events.$MTEntryExcerpt$>more
Tom Reddy made a recent visit to Kildare Collection and Research Services at Newbridge Library with some information on his father, Edward Reddy.$MTEntryExcerpt$>more