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AERIDHEACHT AT KILDARE 1910


Posted on  December 16, 2010


In June 1910 thousands attended one of the most successful Aeridheachtanna that had been held in the Province since the revival of the national language started.

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ART O'CONNOR. THE PRESIDENT FROM KILDARE


Posted on  July 08, 2011


While we have had many presidential visitors to Co. Kildare it is not very well known that one of our own countymen was President of the Republic

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DOWNED AT TACUMSHANE


Posted on  March 05, 2011


On 3 March 1941 a German air force Heinkel 111H-5 made a forced landing at Tacumshane, Ladies Island, Co. Wexford.

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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR LT. J.H. WOGAN BROWNE 14 FEBRUARY 1922


Posted on  February 09, 2012


The funeral arrangements for Lt. John Wogan Browne on 14 February 1922, courtesy of Paddy Behan. Our thanks to Paddy.

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GABRIEL HAYES, SCULPTOR AND ARTIST


Posted on  May 11, 2012


When Irish currency went decimal in 1971 a little-known fact was that several of the coins were designed by the Kildare sculptor and artist, Gabriel Hayes

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NAAS LORD EDWARD BANNER


Posted on  February 23, 2008


An interesting note on the origin of the Naas Lord Edward FitzGerald Banner. more

NAAS, IRISH NATIONAL VOLUNTEER BANNER



Short note on the I.N.V. banner for Naas and District which was presented by Stan Hickey to Naas UDC some years back. Reports from the Leinster Leader of 1914 gave us some unique information on the banner. more

Other Donations - History of Naas Fire Brigade; Kill Rentals


Posted on  December 20, 2006


Two more valuable donations to the Kildare Local Studies Dept. more

THE ENDURING FASCINATION OF MAPS AND MAP-MAKING


Posted on  February 12, 2011


The enduring fascination of maps and map-making in a new book: If Maps Could Speak by Richard Kirwan.

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THE GATHERING BY JOE KENNEDY


Posted on  August 23, 2013


Joe Kennedy has written a poem for Coill Dubh's Gathering festival on Saturday September 14 2013 more

THE SAORSTAT CENSUS 1926


Posted on  July 12, 2011


Kildare Observer reports on the progress of the Saorstate Census of 1926 more

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