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1958 KILDARE COUNTY SHOW IN ATHY 'NOW RANKS WITH THE OTHER TOP IRISH SHOWS'


Posted on  February 07, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,'  looks at the agricultural news from the Leader of fifty summers past which reported that  the Kildare County Show in Athy 'now ranks in quality with the other top Irish shows, Ballsbridge and Balmoral' 

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A PRISONER OF WAR


Posted on  November 18, 2009


A young soldier from the "Pals" Battlion, R.D.F. recalls his experiences as a prisoner of war to the Kildare Observer of February 15th 1919.

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"ROBBERS' GULCH" IS NO MORE THANKS TO KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL.


Posted on  September 26, 2009


The Leinster Leader of August 1977 reports on the removal of a stretch some couple of hundred yards long on the Athy-Ballitore road called "Robbers' Gulch".

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'ALDRIDGE WAS THE SURPRISE PACKET OF THE MATCH'


Posted on  August 25, 2007


Liam Kenny comments on the opening round of the Championship of 1957 in his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 31 May 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

'The rivalry is terrible' - GAA action in Kildare a century ago


Posted on  April 27, 2007


The third instalment for March from Liam Kenny's article 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' from the Leinster Leader concerns G.A.A. reporting from 1907. Out thanks to Liam. more

1798 - BATTLE OF OVIDSTOWN


Posted on  September 01, 2007


An article from the Kildare Voice by Eoghan Corry which analyses the Rebel defeat at Ovidstown during the 1798 Rebellion in County Kildare. Our thanks to Eoghan. more

1798 REBELLION - 23/10/1798 Newspaper account of some events during the Rebellion


Posted on  June 20, 2006


An article from the Freeman's Journal detailing some events of the Rebellion and comments on the general situation in the country.

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1798 REBELLION - 25/10/1798 Newspaper account of Rebel hanging



Freeman's Journal account of a Rebel execution at Kilcullen Bridge, October 1798. more

1897 - KILDARE BAGPIPER IN SCOTS GUARDS


Posted on  September 12, 2006


A curious piece, submitted by Liam Kenny, from the Leinster Express of 1897 regarding an Athy man in the Scots Guards. more

1901 Retrospective view of the previous year - 05/01/1901


Posted on  June 22, 2006


An article from the Kildare Observer looking back over the events of the previous year.

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1916 RISING - 06/05/1916 Arrest of seven Naas inhabitants following the events of Easter Week


Posted on  June 21, 2006


A Leinster Leader article describing the arrest of several individuals suspected of involvement in the 1916 Rising. more

1916 RISING - 6/5/1916 Newbridge man's eye witness account of the Rebellion


Posted on  June 20, 2006


To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising we have posted an article from the Leinster Leader dated May 1916. more

1916 RISING - Kildare County Council Reaction


Posted on  June 22, 2006


Leinster Leader article regarding resolution passed in Kildare County Council denouncing the actions of certain individuals during the Rising.

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1946 CO. KILDARE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIP


Posted on  February 23, 2008


A note from the pages of the Leinster Leader of 1946 on the Co. Kildare Ploughing Championships held near Ballymore-Eustace. more

200 YEAR BAND LINK


Posted on  June 08, 2011


An article from  the Leinster Leader, March 8, 1975 about the 200th anniversary of the first band in Maynooth. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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450TH ARTICLE ...ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH CELBRIDGE CELEBRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY


Posted on  August 20, 2009


To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of St. Patrick's Church Celbridge and to promote the History and Heritage of County Kildare for Heritage Week we republish (as our 450th EHistory article) a report from the Leinster Leader of 8th August 1959 on Centenary Celebrations of Celbridge Church.

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5OOTH ARTICLE - JOHN DEVOY'S RETURN VISIT TO NAAS AND KILL


Posted on  December 18, 2009


The 500th article on EHistory is a newspaper report from 1924 dealing with John Devoy's return to Naas and Kill in County Kildare.

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700th ARTICLE - FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NAAS TOWN COMMISSIONERS


Posted on  May 18, 2011


To mark the 700th article being added to Kildare Library and Arts Service on the EHistory portion of the library website, we have chosen an article from the Kildare Observer reporting on the First Annual Report of the Naas Town Commissioners. The Annual Meeting was held on June 8, 1856 but did not feature in the newspaper until February 22, 1890.

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900th ENTRY - DE VALERA IN NAAS - KILDARE MEN OF THE 1916 RISING HONOURED


Posted on  June 14, 2012


To commemorate our 900th article on EHISTORY. An account of the ceremonial dinner in Lawlor’s Hotel Naas in the Leinster Leader of 30 April 1949, which was organised to pay tribute to the Kildare men who took part in the 1916 Rising. more

A BRIGID OF THE 20th CENTURY


Posted on  April 08, 2009


In his regular Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny recalls the life of Brigid Lyons, revolutionary, activist and campaigning doctor.

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A FORERUNNER OF BORD NA MONA AT DERRYMULLEN


Posted on  January 23, 2010


An article in the Leinster Leader of April 1957 reports on how bog development was being planned and attempted in Ireland in 1850 by a company, the Irish Amelioration Society.The Leader article quotes from a contemporary report of an official visit to the first of the Society’s works at Derrymullen.
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A GENERAL'S ROMANCE - A VALENTINE'S DAY CONTRIBUTION FOR EHISTORY!


Posted on  February 14, 2008


A hint of romance on the edge of the Curragh is a worthy contribution for Valentine's Day. more

A JOYCEAN ODYSSEY THROUGH THE FLAT LANDS OF KILDARE


Posted on  June 16, 2012


From Liam Kenny's weekly series in the Leinster Leader of 14 June 2012 'A Joycean odyssey through the flatlands of Kildare,' celebrates the coming Bloomsday. Our thanks to Liam

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A KILDARE LINK TO A WELL-LOVED HYMN


Posted on  February 15, 2008


A Kildare link to one of the most popular hymns - Liam Kenny in his article for 13 December 2007 from his regular feature Nothing New Under the Sun in the Leinster Leadrer. Our thanks to Liam.

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A ROYAL VISIT TO KILDARE A CENTURY AGO


Posted on  January 12, 2012


Liam Kenny in his 'Looking Back' column from the Leinster Leader of 29 March 2011 reflects on a previous royal vistor to Kildare one-hunded years ago. Our thanks to Liam

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A SOLDIER AND A MAN


Posted on  March 30, 2012


An article from the Nationalist and Leinster Times of 29 October 1900 on American Civil War veteran, John Robinson, from Monasterevin

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A WEALTHY KILDARE MAN


Posted on  February 02, 2012


An article from the Kildare Observer of 3 March 1883 on a wealthy Kildare man's demise

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A paper by the Baron de Robeck on hunting


Posted on  July 03, 2007


From the Leinster Express of 23 April 1881, an amusing paper read at an entertainment given by the Naas Young Men’s Christian Association. more

A truly Irish scene, the spirit of the real Punchestown’


Posted on  August 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 3 May 2007 regarding the sights and sounds of the Punchestown Festival of 50 years ago, from the Leinster Leader of 1957 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

ABOLITION OF NAAS WORKHOUSE


Posted on  June 14, 2011


An article from the Kildare Observer, December 25, 1909 reporting on a meeting of the Board of Guardians, Naas Workhouse. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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AFTER FOUR YEARS OF WAR


Posted on  August 03, 2012


A Leinster Leader report from April 1947 on the vist of Peter Casey to his home in Rathangan

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AGA KHAN DIES


Posted on  September 20, 2011


Coverage in the Leinster Leader, July 13, 1957 of the death of the Aga Khan and telling of his prominence in Kildare racing. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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AMERICAN SOLDIER'S VISIT TO NAAS


Posted on  April 13, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 18 August 1945 on Naas born James White's visit to his hometown

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AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT FROM CO. KILDARE


Posted on  January 29, 2009


The 350th article on EHistory.

An article from M. Kelly forty years ago in the Leinster Leader of 1969 on the Co. Kildare origins of a well-known US President.

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AN HISTORIC FIGURE PASSES


Posted on  November 07, 2009


The Leinster Leader of December 1951 reports the passing of Mr. John O'Toole, a well known resident of Newbridge, who witnessed The Phoenix Park murders in 1881.

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AN INCIDENT OF '98


Posted on  August 31, 2013


Father P. McKenna was at the deathbed of Mrs. Reilly, in London, in 1890, when she recalled an incident of the 1798 Rebellion in Bert, near Athy more

ANCIENT CUSTOMS IN COUNTY KILDARE


Posted on  July 25, 2009


The Leinster Leader of February 1907 reports on an interesting paper delivered by Lord Walter Fitzergerald to the County Kildare Archaeological Society on the subject of "Customs peculiar to certain days formerly observed in County Kildare".Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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ANNIVERSARIES A-PLENTY IN THE OLD YEAR


Posted on  February 05, 2010


In his regular Leinster Leader feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun', Liam Kenny recalls the many anniversaries that were commemorated in Kildare in 2009. more

ANNIVERSARIES AND COMMEMORATIONS FOR 2008


Posted on  February 16, 2008


Liam Kenny in his regular column Nothing 'New Under the Sun' from 3 January 2008 in the Leinster Leader highlights some of the important anniversaries coming up in 2008. Our thanks to Liam more

ANTICIPATIONS OF PUNCHESTOWN


Posted on  February 13, 2010


The Leinster Express of April 1881 reports on the anxiously awaited National carnival of steplechasing more

ARCHBISHOP OPENS MAGNIFICENT ATHY SCHOOL WITH A GOLDEN KEY


Posted on  February 21, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun, in the Leinster Leader of 30 October 2008, looks at the opening of the Sister of Mercy primary school in Athy in October 1958 by Archbishop McQuaid. more

ARE YOU GOING HOME NOW - MEMORIES OF OLD KILKEA


Posted on  February 15, 2008


Liam Kenny from his regular column in the Leinster Leader - Nothing New Under the Sun - a review of Are You Going Home Now? – Memories of Old Kilkea by Micheal O’Dubhshlaine. As always our thanks to Liam. more

ARREST OF SINN FEIN LEADER


Posted on  August 08, 2009


The arrest of Thomas Ashe is reported in the Leinster Leader of August 1917. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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ARTISTIC CRIBS AND SUBLIME MUSIC MARK CHRISTMAS FIFTY YEARS AGO


Posted on  March 05, 2009


Religious ceremonies to mark Christmas 1958 is the theme of Liam Kenny's regular Leader feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun'. The Leinster Leader of the first week in January 1959 conveyed something of the devotional atmosphere with a report on  Christmas services in almost a dozen parishes in mid-Leinster.

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ATHY - Newspaper article on the industries in Athy in 1898


Posted on  June 08, 2006


An article from the Leinster Leader 26 March 1898 on the local industries in Athy more

ATHY 14/06/1941 - Bog Butter and the Sinking of the Bismarck


Posted on  May 24, 2006


The South Kildare Notes in the Leinster Leader of June 1941 carried two interesting snippets relating to Athy; a find of bog butter near Skerries and a report of an Athy man involved in the British navy's battle with the German Battleship Bismarck. more

ATHY CYCLIST IN AUSTRALIA


Posted on  August 17, 2010


A report from the Leinster Leader of September 30 1905 on an Athy man's exploits in a Sydney newspaper article, re-typed by Roy O'Brien

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ATHY FARMERS' CLUB - SUNDAY LIQUOR TRAFFIC


Posted on  April 30, 2009


 The Leinster Express in January 1871 reports on a paper to be read at Athy Farmers' Club on the question of whether public-houses should be closed on the Sabbath.

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ATHY MODEL SCHOOL - OPENING IN 1852


Posted on  February 16, 2008


Leinster Express articles from August 1852 on the opening of Athy Model School. more

ATHY MODEL SCHOOLS ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS 1859



A follow up article on Athy Model Schools from the Leisnter Express of 31 December 1859 which lists the sudents at the time. more

ATHY SEVENTY YEARS AGO [IN 1956]


Posted on  May 17, 2012


A letter published in the Leinster Leader on 1 September 1956 describing Athy seventy years ago

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ATHY TOWN HALL - SALE TO K.C.C. BY DUKE OF LEINSTER


Posted on  February 23, 2008


Leinster Leader of August 1975 reports on sale of Athy Town Hall to Kildare County Council for £9,000. more

ATHY'S EYE ON THE PAST


Posted on  July 23, 2008


In his Leinster Leader column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny reviews Frank Taaffe's role as local historian in Athy, his Eye on the past column and series of books based on this weekly column in the Nationalist. more

ATHY,Workhouse Infirmary-a newspaper article describing the Infirmary


Posted on  July 21, 2006


An extract from the Leinster Leader showing a report from the British Medical Journal on the Workhouse Infirmary in the town of Athy, 1896.

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ATOMIC BOMB


Posted on  October 08, 2011


Coverage from the Leinster Leader of the Atomic Bombs in Japan in August 1945. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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An article from the Leinster Leader of 7th May 1938 recording a fire which swept over thousands of acres of bogland in the County.


Posted on  February 16, 2007


The tale of a terrible fire which swept across Downings and Allenwood in the Summer of 1938.

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An interesting snippet from the Leinster Leader of 1938 telling of a visit by the Aga Khan


Posted on  February 09, 2007


The details of a visit made by the Aga Khan to his Curragh stud in 1938.

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BAD NEWS FOR KILDARE FAMILY


Posted on  March 23, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 28 October 1939 on the death of  Patrick Donnelly Swift following the sinking of his ship

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BALLITORE SCHOOL AND THE SHACKLETONS


Posted on  September 07, 2012


An article from the Leinster Express of 14 June 1862 on Ballitore school and the Shackleton connection

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BALLYMORE EUSTACE SETS THE SCENE FOR STARRING ROLE IN FEATURE FILM FIFTY YEARS AGO


Posted on  February 12, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' reports on preparations by Ballymore Eustace for starring role in feature film in 1958 

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BALLYMORE EUSTACE-An article on the story of the Ballymore Eustace woollen mills


Posted on  January 29, 2007


An Article from the Leinster Leader of January 1906, encouraging local support of the woollen mills. more

BATTLE OF BALLYSHANNON, 738 A.D.


Posted on  October 24, 2007


Eoghan Corry looks at the effects of one of the most significant battles in Co. Kildare's history in his column of 17 August 2007 in The Kildare Voice. Out thanks to Eoghan more

BKACK HOLE IN LILYWHITE ACCOUNTS! - KILDARE GAA


Posted on  October 20, 2007


A report in the Leinster Leader of 1 June 1907 on the Co. Kildare GAA Board Meeeting where a discrepancy in the accounts was noted - by Liam Kenny from his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' - Leinster Leader 7 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

BLESSED CHURCH FOR EXPANDING POPULATION


Posted on  February 01, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 12 October 1963 on the blessing and dedication of the new church at Coolreagh. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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BLESSING OF NEW KILDARE GAA CONVENTION ROOMS


Posted on  March 03, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader 28 January 1961 telling of the blessing of Kildare GAA Committee Rooms, at St. Conleth's Park. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

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BLESSING OF THE NEW BELL AT THE CARMELITE CHURCH, KILDARE


Posted on  March 02, 2011


An article from The Kildare Observer, Saturday, 21st November 1891, about the blessing of a new bell at the Carmelite Church, Kildare. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody.

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BLESSINGTON TRAM - LAST RUN - NEW YEAR'S EVE 1932


Posted on  February 16, 2008


Liam Kenny recounts the last run of the Blessington Tram in 1932 in his regualr column 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' of 27 December 2007 in the Leinster Leader. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

BOG OF ALLEN FESTIVAL


Posted on  June 22, 2012


President Eamonn de Valera cuts the first sod at the Bog of Allen Festival. A report from the Kildare Observer of 28 April 1934. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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BOOK OF KILDARE - 'NOT THE WORK OF MEN BUT OF ANGELS'


Posted on  November 20, 2007


 A note on the illustrious 'Book of Kildare' by Eoghan Corry  from his regular feature in the Kildare Voice. Our thanks to Eoghan. more

BRIGID MAGUIRE’S TALES OF LIFE BESIDE THE GRAND CANAL


Posted on  January 12, 2012


Another article sent to us by Eoghan Corry,  in this one from the Irish Press, November 8, 1963 Brigid Maguire recounts tales of her life beside the Grand Canal. Retyped by Aisling Dermody. 

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BURGLARY AT KILLASHEE, a newpaper article reporting on the discovery by Colonel St. Leger Moore of a burglar in his home


Posted on  July 24, 2006


An article from the Kildare Observer regarding the court case of an intruder found in the house of Colonel St. Leger Moore at Killashee, Naas. more

BURNING OF KILL VILLAGE HALL


Posted on  April 07, 2011


An article from the Kildare Observer February 8, 1919 telling of a claim for compensation for the burning of Kill Village Hall. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody more

BURNING OF MULLABODEN HOUSE


Posted on  June 24, 2010


The Kildare Observer of November 29th 1924 reports the continued hearing by Judge Doyle of malicious damage claims for the burning of Mullaboden House, furniture, and other property, on 16th February, 1923.  Our thanks to Roy O’Brien.

 

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BUSY ARCHBISHOP PRESIDES AT CEREMONIALS IN MILLICENT AND THE CURRAGH


Posted on  February 14, 2009


Liam Kenny, in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun',  recalls events which took place in the Church of Ireland's Saint Michael's Church in Millicent and the Garrison Church on the Curragh Camp. The ceremonies were reported in the Leinster Leader of October 1958.

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BYPASSED - BUT KILL LOOKS TO FUTURE


Posted on  January 12, 2012


An article from the Irish Press of April 1, 1975 sent to us by Eoghan Corry. It is about the proposed building of a new "bloodstock sales emporium" at Kill by Messers. Goff and Company.

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Brother's terrible experience in occupied France


Posted on  August 14, 2009


The Leinster Leader of September 1945  reports on the terrible experience of a  Brother of St. John of God Order in Occupied France. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien. more

CAPT. S. B. MINCH


Posted on  March 06, 2012


An article from the Nationalist on Capt. S. B. Minch, who was selected as Government candidate for Kildare

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CASTLETOWN HOUSE - REFURBISHED 2007


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article on the refurbished Castletown House by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 30 August 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN CELBRIDGE CHURCH


Posted on  December 30, 2009


The Leinster Leader of August 1st, 1959 reports on Centenary Celebrations of Celbridge Church and outlines the history of the building of the church. more

CENTENARY OF KILDARE'S FIRST ALL-IRELAND VICTORY IN 1907


Posted on  August 25, 2007


Eoghan Corry comments on early GAA success for County Kildare from his weekly column in the Kildare Voice. Our thanks to Eoghan. more

CEREMONY AT CLONGOWES WOOD COLLEGE


Posted on  December 23, 2009


The Kildare Observer of November 9, 1929 reports on a large attendance at a ceremony at Clongowes Wood when the  the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin laid  the foundation stone of the auxiliary building. more

CHILDRENS FETE AT MOORE ABBEY


Posted on  February 26, 2010


The Kildare Observer of August 1906 reports on a children's fete held at Moore Abbey which was hosted by the Earl and Countess of Drogheda.

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CHILL OF THE COLD WAR PERMEATES CHRISTMAS EDITORIAL


Posted on  March 05, 2009


In his regular feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun, Liam Kenny finds that  the Leinster Leader of the third week of December 1958 ran an editorial reflecting on the state of the world at that time with notable references to the ‘Cold War’, the nuclear stand-off between the superpowers of Russia and the Eastern Block on one hand, and the United States and the West on the other. more

CLONGOREY-08/10/1898 A newspaper article noting the resolution of the Clongorey evictions


Posted on  June 30, 2006


An article from the Kildare Observer heralding the end of the Plan of Campaign for the long-evicted Clongorey tenants, and detailing the conditions of the settlement. more

CLOSURE OF R.I.C. BARRACKS IN LEIXLIP


Posted on  April 17, 2009


The closure of the R.I.C barracks in Leixlip is announced.

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CO. KILDARE ACTOR TO SEE THE TROOPS


Posted on  July 12, 2011


A letter from Hollywood-based Kildare native James L. Wixted to the Leinster Leader 26 December 1964

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CO. KILDARE GOLF CLUB; HISTORICAL RESTROSPECT PART 2


Posted on  January 16, 2010


This is the second of four articles taken from the Kildare Observer of September/October 1932, on the history of the County Kildare Golf Club.  The rest of the articles will appear on our E-History site over the coming weeks. more

COL. THOMAS DONGAN OF CASTLETOWN, KILDROUGHT, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN


Posted on  July 16, 2009


The life and times of  Kildare man, Thomas Dongan, Soldier and Statesman, is recounted in the Leinster Leader of September 1905 by John Sheil O'Grady. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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COLOURFUL CAREER


Posted on  June 08, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, September 2, 1972 about the passing of Mr Peter Lawlor, Naas and his interesting career. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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COLOURFUL CAREER



An article from the Leinster Leader, September 2, 1972 about the passing of Mr Peter Lawlor, Naas and his interesting career. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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COUNCILLOR SCRAMBLES TO SAFETY AS MOTORISTS SPEED THROUGH NAAS


Posted on  February 14, 2009


In his regular Leader feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun,' Liam Kenny examines the Leinster Leader for October 1958 and finds that traffic management and housing plans for Naas were the issues under discussion at a meeting of the Urban Council.  more

COUNTY HAS LOST AN ILLUSTRIOUS SON


Posted on  January 26, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 26 January 1962 on the death of one of Co. Kildare's most noted sons, Dr. Robert P. Farnan 

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COUNTY KILDARE COMMITTEE OF IRISH VOLUNTEERS


Posted on  October 31, 2009


The Leinster Leader of September 12th 1914 reports on the first meeting of the County Kildare Committee of the Irish Volunteers.

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COUNTY KILDARE GOLF CLUB; HISTORICAL RETROSPECT


Posted on  January 14, 2010


This is the first of four articles taken from the Kildare Observer of September/October 1932, on the history of the County Kildare Golf Club.The rest of the articles will appear on our e-history site over the coming weeks.

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COUNTY KILDARE GOLF CLUB; HISTORICAL RETROSPECT PART 3


Posted on  February 18, 2010


This is the third of four articles taken from the Kildare Observer of September/October 1932, on the history of the County Kildare Golf Club.  The fourth and last article will appear in the coming weeks. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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COUNTY KILDARE GOLF CLUB; HISTORICAL RETROSPECT PART 4


Posted on  February 27, 2010


The fourth and final article taken from the Kildare Observer October 1932 on the history of the County Kildare Golf Club...Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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COUNTY KILDARE REFERENCES IN 18TH CENTURY NEWSPAPERS AND MUNIMENTS - Part One 1730-1765


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Wishing everybody who visits ehistory a Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year. We have been busy working on the re-publication of Mary Leadbeater's Annals of Ballitore which will be out early in 2009 and have been slow to update the site. Hope theses articles make up for it. We thank Bill Gibson for his kind donation of work he had researched and the staff at Kildare Collections and Research Services (Kildare Library and Arts Services) and of course Liam Kenny for his generous donation of his weekly articles in the Leinster Leader. more

COUNTY KILDARE REFERENCES IN 18TH CENTURY NEWSPAPERS AND MUNIMENTS - Part Two 1766 - 1900



Part Two of Bill Gibson's research on 18TH CENTURY NEWSPAPERS AND MUNIMENTS. We thank him for his generosity. more

COUNTY LIBRARY PUBLISHES GUIDE TO KILDARE IN PRINT AND ONLINE


Posted on  February 12, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun'  informs us that "Kildare County Library makes historic materials available on the internet for consultation by all"...

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CRIMEAN AND MUTINY VERETAN DIED IN SOUTH AFRICA AGED 90 YEARS


Posted on  November 06, 2009


The Journal of the Medal Society of Ireland of May 2008 reports on the death in South Africa of Mr. John Joseph Flood, a brave hero who fought in the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny.  Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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CUIRREACH LIFE - THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE


Posted on  March 08, 2008


Liam Kenny reviews the new book by John Feehan on the Curragh of Kildare - in his regualr feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' from the Leinster Leader 7 February 2008. Our thanks to Liam. more

CUNNINGHAM'S BAKERY SOLD


Posted on  January 03, 2013


The well-known bakery, Cunningham’s of Naas, was sold in 1948 to a Belfast businessman

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CURRAGH - MOTOR RACING 1947-1954


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Liam Kenny takes a look at motor racing on the Curragh from 1947-1954 in his regular columen in the Leinster Leader, 'Notinh New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam more

CURRAGH AT THE CENTRE OF INTERNMENT CAMAPIGN 50YEARS AGO


Posted on  September 26, 2007


Internment on the Curragh in the 1950's by Liam Kenny from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun. Our thanks to Liam more

CURRAGH CAMP - 1898 RECONSTRUCTION


Posted on  February 16, 2008


The removal of wooden huts from the Curragh Camp and building of permanent barracks for two regiments of cavalry - Kildare Observer 23 July 1898 more

CURRAGH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE MURDERED


Posted on  April 02, 2009


The Irish Times, in June 1921, reports on the murder of Michael Power, a civilian employee with the Royal Engineers based at the Curragh Camp.

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CURRAGH ESCAPE MAKES DRAMATIC FRONT PAGE NEWS


Posted on  March 04, 2009


In his regular feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun' Liam Kenny finds that the Leader correspondent had access to good sources in the Curragh Military Camp when reporting on the escape of IRA internees from the Camp in December 1958.

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Christmas snippets


Posted on  January 09, 2007


Some articles from the Leinster Leader relating to Christmas in County Kildare more

Co. Kildare role in War of Independence


Posted on  October 24, 2007


From the his column in The Kildare Voice of 27 July 2007, Eoghan Corry examines the role of County Kildare in the War of Independence. Our thanks to Eoghan more

Collapse of the ruins of Mylerstown Castle in 1963


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Leinster Leader report in 1963 on the disappaerance of a well-known Kildare landmark - the ruins of Mylerstown Castle. more

DAN DONNELLY FIGHTS AGAIN


Posted on  December 09, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 25th April 1953 reports on how the Kilcullen Tostal Committee rolled back the years to present at Donnelly's Hollow a pageant of the famous fight which sent Irish cheers thundering across the Curragh plains on a December day in 1815

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DEATH OF MR. J. E. MEDLICOTT J.P


Posted on  July 18, 2013


The death of Mr. J. E. Medlicott, J.P., one of Co. Kildare's biggest landowners, as reported in the Leinster Leader 25 January 1913

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DEATH OF 'SQUIRES' GANNON REPORTED IN LEINSTER LEADER OF MARCH 1967


Posted on  April 16, 2010


The Leinster Leader of March 1967 reports on the death of Mr. William ("Squires") Gannon,  the first county team captain to be presented with the Sam Maguire Cup, the All-Ireland senior football trophy. more

DEATH OF A CRIMEAN VETERAN


Posted on  August 27, 2009


The death of a Crimean Veteran is marked by the Kildare Observer of January 1904.

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DEATH OF A CRIMEAN WAR VETERAN


Posted on  December 30, 2010


A Leinster Leader article on the death of a local Crimean War veteran in 1927.

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DEATH OF A MILITARY VETERAN IN NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  September 29, 2010


A Kildare Observer report on the death of a Newbridge military veteran in 1912. Re-typed by Roy O'Brien. Our thanks to Roy.

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DEATH OF A NOTED FOOTBALLER


Posted on  September 03, 2011


A Leinster Leader report from 5 September 1953 on the death of noted Kildare footballer, Frank Malone

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DEATH OF A NOTED MUSICIAN


Posted on  January 19, 2011


A Leinster Leader report on the death of well known local musician Christy Bolger in 1977.

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DEATH OF A SURVIVOR OF THE BIRKENHEAD



A Leinster Leader report of 19 March 1898 on the death of a survivor of the Birkenhead disaster of 1852.

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DEATH OF A YOUNG GIRL AT BOSTON, ARDCLOUGH IN 1906


Posted on  February 16, 2008


A sad case from the pages of the Leisnter Leader of 1906 that reminds us that history is not just about battles, wars and institutions but about people. more

DEATH OF LT. WOGAN BROWNE - THE INQUEST


Posted on  April 02, 2008


The Inquest into the death of Lt. Wogan Browne in 1922. Tonight Wednesday 2 April 2008 James Durney will deliver a talk for the Cill Dara Historical Society, on The Death of Wogan Browne in the Kildare Education Centre (old parochial house), Kildare Town at 8 p.m.  more

DEATH OF MRS. CATHERINE DOBBS


Posted on  September 13, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 1 October 1910 on the death of Mrs. Catherine Dobbs, one of the oldest inhabitants of Naas.

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DEATH OF SHACKLETON PILOT!


Posted on  February 15, 2008


An article in the Leinster Leader of 25 October 1958 reporting the death of Lt. W. R. Shackleton, second son of Richard Shackleton of Moone, Co. Kildare

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DEATH OF SIR JOHN de ROBECK


Posted on  February 19, 2010


The Kildare Observer of January 1928 reports on the career, death and funeral service of Admiral of the Fleet Sir John de Robeck. more

DISTINGUISHED FOOTBALLER PASSES


Posted on  November 01, 2011


A story from the Leinster Leader, October 20, 1962 about the death of Kildare footballer, Laurence Cribbin, who held 47 medals in hurling and football including two All - Ireland football medals. Re-typed by Killian Brennan.

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DISTRESS CALL BROUGHT TEN SHIPS TO SCENE


Posted on  June 25, 2010


The Leinster Leader of November 1913 reports that in October 1913 the passenger liner the Volturno, sailing from Rotterdam to Halifax and New York, caught fire in the mid-Atlantic. Our thanks to James Durney...
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DOCTOR WAS OFFICIALLY "DEAD" FOR YEARS


Posted on  August 22, 2009


The remarkable story of a County Kildare doctor who was officially regarded as dead for some years is recalled by the Leinster Leader in February 1974. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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DOMINICAN ORDER IN ATHY - SEVEN CENTURIES OF SERVICE


Posted on  July 23, 2008


An article by Liam Kenny on the Dominicans of Athy from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' more

DOWN COMES BUILDING AND 300 YEARS OF HISTORY


Posted on  May 07, 2009


The Leinster Leader of July 21st 1973 reports on the demolition of a building which had a 300 year link with Kilcullen.

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DROICHEAD NUA BOY SCOUTS. BLESSING OF COLOURS


Posted on  August 23, 2013


The blessing of the colours of Droichead Nua, St. Conleth's 2nd Kildare Troop of Catholic Boy Scouts, took place in October 1932

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DROICHEAD NUA MEMORIAL


Posted on  July 26, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, February 25, 1956 about the inaugural meeting of the Coisde Cuimhneachain Eamonn O Modhrain

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Death of Jim Collins, 'the miller' - Kilcullen, 1983


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Leinster Leader report on the passing of Jim Collins, Kilcullen who had been active during the Civil War. more

Death of Legendary footballer, Larry Stanley



Leinster Leader report in 1987 on the death of legendary footballer and Olympian, Larry Stanley. more

ENLARGEMENT OF THE COURT-HOUSE AT NAAS


Posted on  August 11, 2011


A letter to the Leinster Express 19 March 1859 on the proposed enlargement of the Courthouse at Naas

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ESCAPE FROM NEWBRIDGE BARRACKS


Posted on  June 30, 2011


In an article from The Sunday Press of April 15 1951 Seamus O’Connor recounts the 1922 escape from Newbridge Barracks. Retyped by Aisling Dermody more

EXTRAORDINARY BEHAVIOUR OF A LUNATIC


Posted on  September 08, 2011


A story from The Kildare Observer, May 21, 1881, about a man who believed that "Father Moore's Well" would cure his mental health problems. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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Ernest Shackleton - ANTARCTIC EXPLORER - KILDAREMAN


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Liam Kenny examines the life of ther great Antartctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Our thanks to Liam more

FAMILY HEIRLOOM IS NOW BACK WHERE IT BELONGS


Posted on  June 19, 2009


Eimear Vize reports in the Leinster Leader of 16th February 1995 the interesting tale of a historic sword which now claims pride of place in Kilcock.

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FAMOUS KILDARE ATHLETE RETIRES


Posted on  December 05, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 29th May 1954 reports on the retirement of famous Kildare footballer and athlete Detective Sergeant Larry Stanley. more

FAMOUS KILDARE ATHLETE TO VISIT HIS NATIVE HOME


Posted on  March 28, 2013


A newspaper article from the Leinster Leader of 11 February 1911 on Tommy Conneff, the famous Kildare athlete

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FAMOUS KILDARE HORSE DIES IN THE U.S.


Posted on  June 21, 2011


An article from Leinster Leader, May 19, 1973 about Indian Hemp, bread at Ardenode Stud and the winners he sired. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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FASHIONS, for July-An newspaper article detailing the fashions for the Summer of 1906!


Posted on  July 03, 2006


For the fashion enthusiast.....An article from the Leinster Leader describing the trends for the Summer, one hundred years ago! more

FATHER MOORE'S WELL


Posted on  September 13, 2011


An article from The Kildare Observer, October 4, 1913 describing the works of Fr. Moore and the well in Rathbride named after him. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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FEW JANUARY BLUES AT ALL-WHITES COUNTY CONVENTION


Posted on  April 02, 2009


The Kildare GAA convention of 1959 was covered comprehensively by the Leader in the last week of January. In his regular Leinster Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny takes a look at the coverage.

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FILM AND RADIO STAR IN NAAS


Posted on  September 22, 2012


Film and radio star George Formby visited Lawlor's hotel, Naas, in 1948

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FIREMAN RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS


Posted on  July 12, 2011


A Leinster Leader article by Sylvia Pownall on the retirement of Naas fire-fighter Tommy Doyle

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FORMAL OPENING OF BORD NA MONA FACTORY AT KILBERRY


Posted on  January 29, 2010


The Leinster Leader of 26th July 1947 reports on the formal opening of a new Athy industry, Bord na Mona Peat Moss factory at Kilberry...Our thanks to Carl Dodd

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FORMATION OF KILDARE MAN'S ASSOCIATION


Posted on  September 03, 2011


A Leinster Leader report from 25 July 1953 on the formation of a Kildare Man's Association in Dublin

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FORMER GARDA CHIEF DIES AT 85


Posted on  August 31, 2012


An obituary for former Garda chief, Eamon Broy, who died on 22 January 1972, aged 85

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FOUGHT IN FIRST WORLD WAR


Posted on  May 17, 2012


The Leinster Leader of 23 April 1977 reports on the death of a WWI veteran from Athy

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FR. JOHN SULLIVAN - JESUIT PRIEST OF CLONGOWES WOOD


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article by Liam Kenny in the Leinster Leader of 2nd August 2007 from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' on the Jesuit priest, Fr. John Sullivan of Clongowes Wood. Our thanks to Liam. more

FR. REDMOND THANKS THE PEOPLE OF MOONE FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS


Posted on  March 18, 2010


Fr. Redmond thanks the people of Moone for their fundraising efforts twords the repair and renovation of Moone Church on the concluding night of the Second Ring of Gold Cup as reported in the Leinster Leader of December 1951.

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FRANCIS LEDWIDGE - MEATH POET'S LIFE RECALLED BY KILDARE WOMAN


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny's article on Francis Ledwidge the Meath poet who lost his life in WWI and his Kildare biographer Alice Curtayne - from 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leianster Leader 13 Septemnber 2007. more

FRANK DRIVER PASSES INTO LEGEND


Posted on  April 08, 2009


The Leinster Leader of November 1981 reports on the funeral of lifelong republican Frank Driver of Ballymore Eustace.

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FROM DUNLAVIN TO EDENDERRY..LOCAL NOTES RECALL SUMMER OF '58


Posted on  January 29, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' examines the local notes of the Leader for July of 1958 more

FROM PRINTING IN NAAS TO SERVICE IN VIETNAM


Posted on  November 30, 2010


An article from the Leinster Leader of 29 June 1968 on Naas man John O'Mahony, serving in the US Navy, on a hoilday trip home.

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FUNERAL OF C.S. PARNELL


Posted on  August 23, 2011


An extract from coverage in The Kildare Observer, October 17, 1891 of the funeral of C.S. Parnell, listing people from Kildare and surrounding areas who attended. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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FUNERAL OF DOMHNALL UA BUACHALLA


Posted on  February 04, 2009


An article in the Leinster Leader  of November 1963 reports on the funeral of the patriot an tUas. Domhnall Ua Buachalla, the last Governor General of Ireland.

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FUNERAL OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL MORTON


Posted on  October 21, 2009


The Irish Times of April 24th 1906 carries an account of what was probably the biggest funeral ever witnessed in the Curragh Camp. Our thanks to Matt McNamara from the Curragh History Group. more

FUNERAL OF LORD MAYO AT DUBLIN


Posted on  January 23, 2013


A report from the London Illustrated News of 4 May 1872 on the funeral of Lord Mayo, Governor-General of India, who was murdered at the Andaman Islands' penal settlement. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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FUNERAL OF PAT DOWLING


Posted on  September 07, 2012


The funeral of Prosperous pub owner, Pat Dowling, who died in March 1983 more

Fair weather fans miss GAA classic at Athy, 8 April 1907


Posted on  June 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 19 April 2007 regarding a football match between Roseberry and the Lord Edwards at Athy in the Leader of 1907 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

Farrell's Shop, Newbridge wins Regional Title


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Leinster Leader report of 19 June 1976 more

Fear of famine in 1940's Ireland - 1946 agricultural labourers strike in Kildare


Posted on  October 24, 2007


An intriguing look at the hardships of 1940's Ireland by Eoghan Corry in The Kildare Voice 10 August 2007. Our thanks to Eoghan more

From Knock to New York...


Posted on  January 09, 2009


Liam Kenny examines the local notes section of the Leinster Leader of 1958, in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leinster Leader 29 May 2008. more

G-BOATS ON BALLYNAFAGH LAKE!


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny explores Kildare's 'forgotten' lake in the Leinster Leader of 6 September 2007 in his regular feature, Nothing New Under the Sun. Our thanks to Liam. more

GAA ACTION IN KILDARE 1958


Posted on  February 11, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' looks at comments by the Leinster Leader GAA correspondent in his reporting of Kildare challenge matches in the summer of 1958. more

GAELS RALLY IN KILCOCK TO BID FAREWELL TO FOOTBALL STARS


Posted on  February 21, 2009


The Leinster Leader report on the departure of two Kildare football stars for the United States in October 1958 is examined here by Liam Kenny in his regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' more

GARDAI BEAT ARMY TO KILDARE TAKE-OVER


Posted on  May 07, 2009


A retired member of the gardi recalls how, in 1922,  it was the Garda Siochana and not the Free State Army who took over Kildare barracks from the British Crown Forces.

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GEARÓID MÓR - THE GREAT EARL OF KILDARE


Posted on  November 20, 2007


An examination of the career of Gearóid Mór, arguably the greatest of the FitzGeralds, by Eoghan Corry in his regular feature in the Kildare Voice. Our thanks to Eoghan. more

GENERAL DE BURGH - DISTINGUISHED BRITISH SOLIDER


Posted on  December 08, 2011


This article which featured in the Leinster Leader, July 24, 1948 reproduces the previous weeks "An Irishman's Diary" from the Irish Times where the writer Nichevo remarks on the change in mindset that allows a General of the British Army contribute to "An Cosantoir," the official journal of the Irish Army.

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GENERAL DE BURGH - DISTINGUISHED BRITISH SOLIDER



This article which featured in the Leinster Leader, July 24, 1948 reproduces the previous weeks "An Irishman's Diary" from the Irish Times where the writer Nichevo remarks on the change in mindset that allows a General of the British Army contribute to "An Cosantoir," the official journal of the Irish Army.

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GERMAN CHOIRS AND ENGINEERS FEATURE IN LEADER COVERAGE FIFTY YEARS AGO


Posted on  February 13, 2009


In his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny reflects on how the Ireland of the late 1950s was more open to positive European influences than we might think with German high culture featuring in Naas and German high technology featuring in Edenderry. more

GERMANS CEASE BUYING IRISH HORSES


Posted on  March 30, 2012


A week before Germany invaded Poland in 1939 Herr Aherns suddenly left Ireland more

GONE TO SEA


Posted on  March 20, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 18 October 1958 on local man Liam Spring's departure from Naas

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GREAT ABBOT WAS GREAT IRISHMAN


Posted on  September 22, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 5 April 1988 on a great Irishman, Dom Columba, who had family connections in Clane

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GREAT OCEAN LINERS AND CROSS-CHANNEL CATTLE BOATS - 1907 NEWSPAPER TRAVEL ADVERTS


Posted on  October 20, 2007


Travel arrangements from the advertising columns of the Leinster Leader 1907 - by Liam Kenny form his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - Leinster Leader 28 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam 

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GREAT TURF ROAD IN KILDARE


Posted on  April 26, 2012


The building of the "Great turf road in Kildare" between the Convent, Rathangan, and Skiaow Bridge, Allen

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Grehan's, Naas - in business since 1876


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Leinster Leader article in 1976 on the celebration of 100 years in business by Grehans of Naas more

HARDLY A TREMOR BENEATH THE PLAINS OF KILDARE


Posted on  January 12, 2012


Liam Kenny in his 'Looking Back' column in the Leinster Leader of 22 March 2011 reassures us that the plains of Kildare are safe from earthquakes. Our thanks to Liam

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HARVEST SEASON CELEBRATED IN CHURCH SERVICES FROM THE CURRAGH TO CARNALWAY


Posted on  February 27, 2009


Liam Kenny, in his regular Leader feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun' reflects on how the importance of the harvest has long been highlighted in the Church of Ireland liturgy with the holding of the harvest festival prayer services. He cites an issue of the Leinster Leader of November 1958 which recalls in atmospheric detail the liturgy at three such festivals in Co. Kildare. more

HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS IN CO. KILDARE 2007


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny's promotion of Heritage Week Events in Co. Kildare in the Leinster Leader 23 August 2007 from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam more

HISTORIC NAAS SHOWN IN PUB MURAL


Posted on  December 16, 2009


The Leinster Leader of March 6th 1982 reports on the reproducton of an 1833 map of Naas on the walls of a famous Naas pub. more

HISTORY OF NAAS CHURCH FROM THE PEN OF THE LATE P.P.


Posted on  June 18, 2009


The Leinster Leader of January 1983 reports on a detailed and painstaking history of the Church of Our Lady and St. David in Naas  contained in a “yearbook” which was written by the late parish priest, the Rev. P.J. Doyle in 1953. more

HISTORY OF STRAFFAN CO KILDARE, THE HOME OF THE FAMOUS LEADER, THE EARL OF TYRCONNELL


Posted on  October 23, 2009


The Leinster Leader of September 1st 1934 gives us an historical insight into how the village of Straffan, Co. Kildare the home of the Earl of Tyrconnell derived its name more

HOME FROM SUEZ


Posted on  July 26, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, December 1, 1956 about a Kildare man who has arrived home on holidays. more

HOUSE OF FAMOUS AUTHORESS CHANGES HANDS


Posted on  April 23, 2009


The Leinster Leader of April 1962 reports on the sale of the Lyons Estate, home to the famous authoress the Hon. Emily Lawless.

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HOW NAAS DOMINICANS CAME TO DROICHEAD NUA


Posted on  October 30, 2009


Cornelius Brosnan gives an account, in the Leinster Leader of May 19th, 1962,  of how the Naas Dominicans came to Droichead Nua. more

HUMAN REMAINS UNEARTHED IN NAAS


Posted on  September 22, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, February 27, 1909 about the discovery of human remains on a lane in Naas during construction work. Retyped by Aisling Dermody more

HURLING AND FOOTBALL AT MONASTEREVAN. THE "METS" HAVING A DAY IN THE COUNTRY


Posted on  March 14, 2009


The Celtic Times of December 1887 describes a visit by the Metropolitan Gaelic football and hurling teams to Monasterevan. more

Honours for Newbridge Man Killed in a Flying Accident


Posted on  March 03, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader February 8, 1947 abouts a Newbridge Wing Commander who was awarded the Legion de Honnoeur. 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

How the Leader brought General Election news – 50 years ago.


Posted on  April 27, 2007


The second instalment for March from Liam Kenny's regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

IMPROVEMENTS AT FURNESS


Posted on  March 19, 2010


The Kildare Observer of April 1898 reports on the major alterations undertaken to restore the once beautiful Furness House to its former grandeur

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IN LONDON BOMB FIND


Posted on  December 04, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 18 April 1959 on Ballymore man Billy Doran's lucky escape in England

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INQUEST AT CELBRIDGE ON THE BODY OF SMITH THE HIGHWAYMAN


Posted on  October 20, 2009


The inquest on Philip Smith, the highwayman, which took place in Celbridge, is recounted in the Leinster Express of December 4th, 1852 more

INTERESTING ARTICLE ON A EUSTACE FAMILY MONUMENT REPRESENTING LORD AND LADY PORTLESTER


Posted on  October 22, 2009


The Leinster Express of the 20th May 1871 reports on an interesting monument representing Lord and Lady Portlester in St. Audoen's Church, Dublin. more

IRISH CIVIL WAR - THE BURNING OF PALMERSTOWN HOUSE 29 JAN. 1923 - CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Fascinating article in the Leinster Leader 12 December  1925 on the compensation tribunal investigating the burning of Palmerstown House during the Irish Civil War. Lord Mayo's testimony revealed a rather telling if unusual remark considering he knew the assailants, 'It is only right to say, declared his lordship, that the raiders were excessively polite.'

A Leinster Leader article on the actual burning of the house during the Civil War is also on E History, entitled Lord Mayo's Beautiful Mansion in Ruins.

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IRISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE IN SPECIFIED KILDARE LIBRARY BRANCHES


Posted on  December 21, 2011


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all in the Local Studies Department of Kildare County Council Library Service. We wish to draw your attention to a resource that is now available in some of the Library branches, the Irish Newspaper Archive. more

IRISHMAN'S SUCCESS IN GERMANY


Posted on  August 30, 2011


An article from the Nationalist of 15 July 1966 on Michael Byrne's soccer success in West Germany

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IRON CHURCH, NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  March 16, 2011


An article from the Kildare Observer 9th November telling of a social event that took place in the Iron Church, Newbridge. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

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JACK DEMPSEY - THE NON-PAREIL 1861-1895 - 'Champion of the World'


Posted on  September 11, 2008


A feature in the Leinster Leader of 12 June1926 on World Champion boxer Jack Dempsey - 'The Non-Pareil,' who hailed from Co. Kildare more

JENNY WYSE POWER - AN ARTICLE FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE WEST WICKLOW HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Posted on  July 23, 2008


In his regular Leinster Leader column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny reviews Vol. IV of the Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society with particular emphasis on the article by Marie O'Neill on Jenny Wyse Power more

JESUIT FATHERS 150 YEARS IN POSSESSION OF CLONGOWES WOOD


Posted on  October 03, 2009


 The history of the founding of Clongowes Wood as a Catholic secondary school by the Jesuit Fathers in 1814, is outlined in the Leinster Leader of March 1st 1964.

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JOHNSTOWN - MYTH AND MEMORY


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Liam Kenny focuses on the historic village and environs of Johnstown in his regular column in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing, New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam more

JULY 1958 SPORTS PAGES MAKE COMPULSORY READING FOR GAELIC FOLLOWERS...


Posted on  February 07, 2009


 Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun examines newspaper coverage at the Kildare football championships in July 1958 when Naas had a ‘sterling win over Ballymore Eustace at Droichead Nua’. more

KENNEDY'S AS WE KNEW IT NOW PART OF HISTORY


Posted on  March 18, 2009


The death of Phil Kennedy,who was the oldest working publican in the country, results in changes to the business.

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KILCOCK AND THE ROYAL CANAL


Posted on  November 20, 2007


An interesting experience of a 'first-class' lady on the Royal Canal near Maynooth forms the basis for a look by Liam Kenny at the Royal Canal in Kilcock and north Kildare. Our thanks to Liam more

KILCOCK KINGPINS OF KILDARE FOOTBALL WITH THRILLING WIN OVER TOWERS


Posted on  February 13, 2009


Liam Kenny, in his regular Leader feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun,' recounts the thrilling events which lead to a  Kilcock victory over Round Towers in the 1958 Senior County Final.

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KILCULLEN MILL COMES DOWN


Posted on  April 01, 2009


Jim Collins, a well known Kilcullen businessman, recalls the history of the Old Mill in Kilcullen for The Leinster Leader in January 1985.

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KILCULLEN: 1906 Fire at Knockbounce


Posted on  December 16, 2006


A newspaper article from The Kildare Observer regarding a fire at the farm of  Richard Conlon in November 1906. more

KILDARE AUTHOR RECALLS TROUBLED ERA OF THE FIRST DAIL


Posted on  August 25, 2007


Troubled times in Ireland recalled in Annie Ryan's new book, 'Comrades.' Liam Kenny comments on the Kildare personalities in his column 'Nothing New Under the Sun' which appeared in the Leinster Leader of 17 May 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

KILDARE BEE-KEEPERS SUCCESS


Posted on  April 13, 2012


The Kildare Bee-keepers Association were busy at the RDS in August 1945

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KILDARE BOXER'S SUCCESS


Posted on  August 09, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of July 22 1939 on the London success of Kildare Town boxer Tommy Rose

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KILDARE CONNECTION TO TITANIC SINKING!


Posted on  January 29, 2009


To commemorate our reaching 350 articles on EHistory

A Kildare connection to the Titanic disaster from the pages of the Kildare Observer, April 1912.

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KILDARE EMIGRANTS HAVE NEW CLUBROOM


Posted on  October 06, 2011


A story from the Leinster Leader, April 30, 1960 on the opening of a new clubroom for the Kildare Association in London. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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KILDARE GAELS HONOUR MEMBERS OF FAMOUS TEAM


Posted on  August 21, 2009


The Leinster Leader of December 1956 reports on a social event held in Naas which recalled "the greaterst moment in the history of Gaelic football in County Kildare".

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KILDARE GROUP L.D.F.


Posted on  April 26, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 28 March 1942 when Kildare Group, L.D.F., furnished the main guard at Kildare Barracks for the first time

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KILDARE IN THE 18TH CENTURY PARLIAMENT


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Eoghan Corry takes a closer look at Co. Kildare representation in the 18th century parliament. Our thanks to Eoghan.

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KILDARE LINK TO FOUNDER OF SCOUTING MOVEMENT


Posted on  February 12, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' comments on the fact that 'the Irish scout movement marks its 100th birthday by hosting an international jamboree.'


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KILDARE LOSES 3 STALWARTS


Posted on  July 02, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 1 May 1971 on the passing of former Gaelic football greats Michael Casey of Dereens, Patrick Byrne of Kilcullen and James Conlan of Roseberry

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KILDARE MAN HONOURED


Posted on  September 03, 2011


A Leinster Leader report from 3 January 1953 on Celbridgeman Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick's award

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KILDARE MAN HONOURED


Posted on  August 06, 2011


A story from the Leinster Leader of 7 November 1931 on the honouring of Kildare man, Tim Kearney, in Butte, Montana

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KILDARE MAN HONOURED



A story from the Leinster Leader of 7 November 1931 on the honouring of Kildare man, Tim Kearney, in Butte, Montana

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KILDARE MAN ON EPIC SEA TRIP


Posted on  March 27, 2010


The Leinster Leader of May 1976 reports on the epic 4,000 mile journey across the Atlantic made by Kildare man Arthur “Boots” Mangan of Straffan who  was a member of the crew of the St. Brendan-a craft made of wood and leather.

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KILDARE MAN SEES HIROSHIMA


Posted on  December 30, 2010


A Leinster Leader article from a Kildare eyewitness to the destruction of Hiroshima in 1945 after the dropping of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city. more

KILDARE MAN WHO WAS ON "LUSITANIA" VIVID MEMORIES OF TERRIBLE SEA DISASTER


Posted on  November 25, 2009


Some very vivid memories of the sinking of the Lusitania are recalled by Kildare man Thomas McCormack in the Leinster Leader. The Leader also recounts, in a subsequent article, how another survivor of the Lusitania was located in Sligo. more

KILDARE MAN'S INVENTION


Posted on  August 05, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 7th July 1956 reports on Kildare Man's invention. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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KILDARE MAN'S NEW CYCLING RECORD


Posted on  March 23, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 27 October 1956 on the new cycling record set by Con Carr

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KILDARE MEN'S DISTINCTION IN NEW YORK SHOW


Posted on  January 26, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 21 November 1936 on two Kildare men's performances in the 1936 New York Show

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KILDARE MILITIA 1807


Posted on  February 05, 2011


An entry in the Freeman's Journal of 1807 on the formation and training of the Kildare militia.

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KILDARE OBSERVER MARCH 1891 REPORTS ON DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT HARRISTOWN


Posted on  June 25, 2009


The Kildare Observer, March 7th 1891 reports that the magnificent mansion at Harristown, the residence of the La Touche family for generations, was almost entirely destroyed by fire. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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KILDARE OBSERVER OF 6TH OCTOBER 1883 REPORTS ON THE CONSECRATION OF ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, MILLICENT, CLANE.


Posted on  August 29, 2009


The Kildare Observer of October 6th 1883 reports on the consecration of St. Michael's Church, Clane in the presence of a large and distinguished congretation. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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KILDARE RIFLES


Posted on  September 20, 2011


An article from the Leinster Express, April 15, 1871 on the expansion of the Kildare Rifles and the gravity with which "disloyal expressions" were treated.  Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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KILDARE TDs IN CLIFF-HANGER POLL FIFTY YEARS AGO.


Posted on  August 25, 2007


Liam Kenny's article for 24 May 2007 (the day of the 2007 General Election) which explores the 1957 General election within the Couny of Kildare. Our thanks to Liam. more

KILDARE V. CARLOW, MARCH 1958


Posted on  September 09, 2008


Riveting account of Senior Football Championship match between Kildare and Carlow in 1958, re-told by Liam Kenny, in his regular column, Nothing New Under the Sun, Leinster Leader, 20 March 2008.  more

KILDARE'S WETTEST SUMMERS


Posted on  September 01, 2007


Some of the coldest and wettest summers on record, discussed by Eoghan Corry in his column in the Kildare Voice. Our thanks to Eoghan more

KILDAREMEN IN THE BOER WAR


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' on Co. Kildare connections with the Borer War - Leinster Leader 16 August 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

KILL - Hunting Song of Bishopscourt


Posted on  May 27, 2006


A hunting song of the Kildare Hunt from the Leinster Leader 9/4/1960. more

KILTEEL - KILDARE'S HIGHEST VILLAGE


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article on the highest village in Co. Kildare from the Leinster Leader of 9 August 2007, by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam and his tour guide, Paddy Walsh. more

Kildare preparations for 1958 National League Final


Posted on  January 09, 2009


A look at 1958 as the county geared up for a National League Final with the Dubs after a scintillating campaign by the All-Whites, by Liam Kenny in his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leinster Leader 15 May 2008. more

Kildare's defeat in the National League Final of 1958



Liam Kenny in 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Leinster Leader 22 May 2008, comments on the defeat of Co. Kildare in the National League Final of 1958 by Dublin. more

Kildaremans grave in South Africa


Posted on  December 23, 2008


Discovery of a Kildaremans grave in South Africa - Leinster Leader 1976 more

LABOUR LEADER HOLDS NERVE IN DAIL CRISIS - BILL NORTON, LABOUR TD


Posted on  October 20, 2007


Bill Norton, Labour TD for Co. Kildare, and party Leader and the 1932 General Election - by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - Leinster Leader 14 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

LABOUR MEETING AT KILL


Posted on  August 13, 2009


The Kildare Observer of 1883 reports on a meeting of the labourers of the district held at Kill, for the purpose of securing the benefits of the Laborour's Act recently passed by Parliament.Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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LABOURS KILDARE TOWN IMPROVEMENTS


Posted on  February 02, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader 21 October 1950 on the local Labour Party's recommendations for improvements for Kildare Town

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LACKAGH'S NEW SCHOOL


Posted on  October 13, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, June 21st 1958 about the opening of a new school in Lackagh, Monasterevan.

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LAND COMMISSION HOUSES AT NAAS


Posted on  March 30, 2012


A report from the Leinster Leader of 16 September 1939 on the Land Commission houses at Castlekealy, Caragh

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LAST OF LEIXLIP'S OLD STYLE GROCERS TO GO


Posted on  April 17, 2009


Maria Marron's article in the Leader of 1983 marks the closure of Torley's shop on Leixlip's Main Street. Torley's was the last of the small grocery stores in the town centre. 

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LAST REMAINING STALL HOLDER AT CURRAGH CAMP DIES


Posted on  October 06, 2011


A story from the Leinster Leader, January 18, 1969 on the death of Mr. Mary Burke, Kildare and her 60 years as a stall holder in the Curragh Camp. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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LATE KIT MILLS


Posted on  June 28, 2013


A tribute to Christopher 'Kit' Mills, of Kill, who died in January 1971 more

LATE MR. J. BREEN


Posted on  July 28, 2012


A note on the death of 'The Briar' Breen from the Leinster Leader of 30 May 1981 more

LATE MR. M. G. NOLAN


Posted on  February 08, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 27 May 1976 on the death of Athy man, Michael G. Nolan. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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LEINSTER LEADER 10 JULY 1948


Posted on  June 16, 2011


Some interesting articles from the Leinster Leader of 10 July 1948 more

LEINSTER LEADER OF APRIL 1959 REPORTS ON TERRIER-RACING IN KILCULLEN


Posted on  September 17, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 11th April 1959 reports on terrier-racing introduced in Kilcullen for the first time to raise funds for the building of a new athletic club premises in the town. more

LEINSTER LEADER OF APRIL 1959 REPORTS ON TERRIER-RACING IN KILCULLEN



The Leinster Leader of 11th April 1959 reports on terrier-racing introduced in Kilcullen for the first time to raise funds for the building of a new athletic club premises in the town. more

LEINSTER LEADER OF MAY 1956 REPORTS ON THE TRAGIC DEATH OF MR. JOSEPH RAFFERTY ONE OF KILDARE'S GREATEST FOOTBALL HERO'S.


Posted on  September 02, 2009


The Leinster Leader of May 19 1956 reports on the tragic death of one of Kildare's greatest football hero's (thought to be the result of a bicycle accident on Main Street Naas)  Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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LEINSTER LEADER OF MAY 1977 REPORTS ON THE 1ST HORSE MUSEUM IN WORLD


Posted on  July 17, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 21st May 1977 reports on the first horse museum in the world located in the National Stud in Kildare

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LIBRARY AMALGAMATION


Posted on  July 15, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 1938 reports that Father Doyle P.P. strongly urged  Naas Urban Council to amalgamate the Naas Library with the County Library.Our thanks to Roy O'Brien. more

LINK WITH TOBRUK


Posted on  April 26, 2012


A notice from the Leinster Leader of 10 January 1942 on the death of Mrs. Mary Timpson, Athy

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LOCAL HISTORY MOVEMENT STRONG IN KILDARE


Posted on  August 22, 2008


An article from the Leinster Leader of 6 March 2008 by Liam Kenny on the ever-growing popularity of Local History in Co. Kildare, taken from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' more

LORD MAYO’S BEAUTIFUL MANSION IN RUINS


Posted on  December 12, 2009


Leinster Leader article on the destruction of Palmerstown House during the Civil War. The court case for compensation involving Palmerstown House is also available on EHistory - entitled 'The Burning of Palmerstown House.'

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LOST AT SEA. ROBERTSTOWN FAMILY BEREAVED


Posted on  January 04, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader archive on the death of Dr. John Wilkinson, of Roberstown, in 1941

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LUFTWAFFE MAN VISITS SCENE OF INTERNSHIP


Posted on  May 31, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, August 6, 1969 about a former Luftwaffe member visiting the place of his internship. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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LUSITANIA - The stories of two Kildare men who survived the sinking of the ship


Posted on  June 26, 2006


An article from the Leinster Leader describing the experiences of Messrs. Martin Mannion and Tom Mc Cormack, who were on board the ill-fated ship. more

LYONS HOUSE WAS HAUNT OF POETS AND PATRIOTS


Posted on  January 31, 2009


Brigid Maguire gives a brief history of Lyons House in her article in the Leinster Leader in August 1963

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Leader's GAA reporting a long established tradition


Posted on  April 05, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader of 8 February 2007 on the paper's coverage of GAA events  more

Leinster towns take on a continental aura for Corpus Christi


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' examines the newspaper coverage of how Leinster towns took on a continental aura for Corpus Christi.

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MADAME DIGBY A REMARKABLE KILDARE LADY


Posted on  May 06, 2009


Madame Digby who became fifth Superior-General of the Society of the Sacred Heart, and who was born in Kildare, is the subject of this article in the Leinster Leader of July 1911.

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MAKING MUSIC FOR OVER 100 YEARS


Posted on  June 22, 2011


St. Patrick’s Fife and Drum Band, Droichead Nua, making music for over 100 years. Retyped by Dana-Maria Floarei

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MAPPING KILDARE'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE


Posted on  October 18, 2007


A REPORT BY LIAM KENNY ON THE INDUSTRIAL SURVEY OF CO. KILDARE BEING UNDERTAKEN AS PART OF THE CO. KILDARE HERITAGE PLAN - from  his regular fetaure 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader 20 September 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

MARRIAGE OF CLAIRE WOGAN BROWNE


Posted on  June 20, 2012


The marriage of Claire Wogan Browne from the Kildare Observer of 7 August 1915 more

MATERNITY CARE FEATURED IN DEBATE ON FUTURE OF KILDARE HOSPITALS


Posted on  March 04, 2009


Liam Kenny finds that there is 'Nothing new Under the Sun' when he examines the Leinster Leader of November 1958 and discovers that the issue under debate in Kildare County Council was the future of St. Mary's Hospital in Naas. more

MAYNOOTH CYCLIST WINS 1957 GRAND PRIX


Posted on  September 26, 2007


The story of how Bernie O'Brien won the 1957 cycle Grand Prix of Kildare - from Liam Kenny's regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - our thanks as always to Liam more

MAYNOOTH MAIL TRAIN WRECKED


Posted on  March 23, 2012


Two articles from the Leinster Leader of March 1908 on the story of the crash of the Maynooth mail train which left one man dead

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MAYO MIGRANTS SETTLE IN KILDARE


Posted on  July 26, 2013


Three migrant families from Swinford, Co. Mayo, settled in Sherlockstown in October 1939. An article from the Leinster Leader re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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MAYO'S MODEL VILLAGE


Posted on  August 12, 2009


Mr John Barry from Castlewarden, Kill writes to the Leinster Leader in December 1887 to complain about the unsanitary conditions prevailing in the village of Kill. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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MELANCHOLY DEATH FROM DROWNING


Posted on  November 26, 2009


The Leinster Express on June 3rd 1871, reports on the accidental death, by drowning, of a young soldier from the Curragh Camp.

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MILLIONS FOR TWO ESTATES


Posted on  October 08, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, February 5, 1977 on the sale of two estates in Maynooth. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP


Posted on  June 20, 2012


A report from the Leinster Leader of 15 November 1958 on the Co. Kildare Minor Hurling Championship more

MISSING HEIR FOUND IN CELBRIDGE WORKHOUSE


Posted on  December 10, 2009


The Kildare Observer of June 1906 reports on the good fortune of a resident of Celbridge Workhouse.

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MONASTEREVAN - An newspaper article telling of the lace industry in the town


Posted on  August 09, 2006


An article from the Kildare Observer detailing the successes of the fledgling lace industry in the early 20th Century

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MOORE ABBEY FOUNDATION


Posted on  June 10, 2010


The Leinster Leader of August 1951 reports on the opening of a Convalescent Home for Ladies in Moore Abbey...Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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MOVING TRIBUTES TO TERESA BRAYTON


Posted on  October 26, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader October 24, 1959 about the funeral ceremony of Teresa Brayton which was attended by Eamon De Velera who gave a speech on her work, poems and songs from the early 1900s. Re-typed by Killian Brennan

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MR. JOHN O'NEILL, NAAS


Posted on  March 30, 2012


The death of John O'Neill, New Row, Naas, from the Leinster Leader of 16 September 1939

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MURDER, ROBBERY AND GENEALOGY


Posted on  August 01, 2013


A newspaper article from the Freeman's Journal, of 4 March 1802, on the reward offered for the apprehension and conviction of the murderers of William Williamson

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NAAS - 17/05/1958 Portrait of Fenian Unveiled at Devoy Barracks


Posted on  June 20, 2006


Leinster Leader account of the unveiling of a portrait at Naas. more

NAAS - 1939 Convent Centenary


Posted on  June 17, 2006


Leinster Leader article of the  30 September 1939 on the occasion of the Centenary of the Sisters of Mercy in Naas. more

NAAS - 25/10/1902 Town Hall Improvements and Free Library


Posted on  June 02, 2006


Leinster Leader article in October 1902 on the proposed improvements to Naas Town Hall and the Free Library Scheme. more

NAAS - A COMMUNICATIONS BLACK SPOT IN 1957


Posted on  October 18, 2007


Liam Kenny reports on a Naas Urban District Council Meeting from 1957 in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 19 July 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

NAAS - St. DAVID'S DAY - THE WELSH CONNECTION


Posted on  July 23, 2008


Exploring the welsh connection! Liam Kenny looks at the Norman importation of St. David, Patron Saint of Wales into the life of the county town of Naas and the legacy that remains - from 'Nothing New under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader.

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NAAS 16/09/1939 - Chairman of the UDC witnesses U-Boat Action


Posted on  May 24, 2006


September 1939 - the early stages of World War II; Naas UDC Chairman witnessed the sinking of a British Merchant Vessel by a German U-Boat. more

NAAS 1905 - Free Library; 101 Years of Library Service in Naas


Posted on  May 18, 2006


To celebrate the launch of  Co. Kildare Library and Arts Service Online Electronic History Journal - www.kildare.ie/ehistory  - articles from the Leinster Leader newspaper in 1905 relating to the establishment of a Free Library over 100 years ago in Naas Co. Kildare more

NAAS COURTHOUSE RECONSTRUCTED AFTER FIRE


Posted on  March 02, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader 29 July 1961 about the reconstruction of Naas Courthouse after a major fire. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody more

NAAS DRIVER BIDS FOR BIG-TIME MOTOR SPORT


Posted on  March 08, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, 25 September 1976 by John Lynch, about a Naas racing car driver.

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NAAS MAN IN PALESTINE


Posted on  April 13, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 29 December 1945 on Naas man, William O'Neill's, experiences in Palestine

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NAAS MAN IN U.S. AIR FORCE - 1958


Posted on  March 13, 2008


From the pages of the Leinster Leader of 1958 - Former Naas amateur jockey in US Air Force more

NAAS PATRIOTS REMEMBERED


Posted on  August 11, 2012


A report from the Leinster Leader of 9 October 1948 on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Naas in 1798. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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NAAS PRISONER REPORTED SERIOUSLY ILL AT RATH CAMP


Posted on  August 03, 2012


The Kildare Observer of 27 August 1921 reported on the failing health of a seriously ill Naas prisoner in the Rath Camp

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NAAS YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION


Posted on  March 16, 2011


An article from The Kildare Observer, November 1895 about a talk given on the opening session of the Naas Young Men's Christian Association season 1895 - 1896. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

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NAAS, 10/02/1917 - Newspaper article telling of an explosion at Carpet Factory


Posted on  July 10, 2006


A Newspaper article from the Leinster Leader reporting on an explosion in the carpet factory in Naas, and the consequences. more

NARRAGHMORE - The Knights of the Plough


Posted on  June 05, 2007


A report on the first meeting of a highly unusual society representing labourers at Narraghmore in June 1892. more

NATIONAL GUARD BRANCH FORMED IN NAAS


Posted on  March 10, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 19 July 1933 on the formation of a National Guard branch in Naas

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NEW 'BRIDGE' and NEW COUNTY LIBRARY 1936


Posted on  January 29, 2009


To commemorate our reaching 350 articles this week on EHistory

The official opening of the Bridge and Co. Library HQ in Newbridge in August 1936 from the pages of the Leinster Leader

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NEW CHURCH AT RATHANGAN, 1958


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' examines the newspaper coverage of the opening of the new church at Rathangan in 1958. more

NEW CONSUL GENERAL LEAVES FOR CHICAGO


Posted on  March 03, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader 14 January 1961 about a Naas man who was appointed Consul General in Chicago. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

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NEW DISPENSARY


Posted on  August 15, 2013


In October 1958 a new dispensary was opened to the public at The Harbour, Naas more

NEW GAA GROUND DROICHEAD NUA


Posted on  November 01, 2011


An article and advert from the Leinster Leader, May 9, 1931 prior to the opening the next day of the new G.A.A. ground at Droichead Nua. The first match was Kildare v Cavan.

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NEW JOURNAL


Posted on  April 11, 2013


An article from the Anglo-Celt newspaper on the foundation in Athy of a new journal for Kildare and Wicklow

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NEW KILDARE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL


Posted on  March 10, 2011


A story from the Leinster Leader, April 27, 1946 regarding the sale of Oakley Park, Celbridge to the Christian Brothers for use as an industrial school. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody more

NEW NAAS STOCK MART OPENED


Posted on  May 04, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 8 April 1978 on the opening of the new Naas Livestock Mart at Caragh Road, Naas

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NEW OSCAR PROVIDES NEWBRIDGE WITH IRELAND'S MOST LUXURIOUS CINEMA


Posted on  January 23, 2013


The opening of the Oscar Cinema in Newbridge from the Leinster Leader of 27 October 1973. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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NEW SANATORIUM OPENED AT FIRMOUNT


Posted on  August 17, 2011


The opening of a new Sanatorium at Firmount, Sallins is covered in this story from The Kildare Observer, February 10, 1934. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

 

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NEWBRIDGE - 1898 NEW HOTEL


Posted on  November 01, 2006


The Kildare Observer of 13 August 1898 reported on the re-development of the old Prince of Wales Hotel by prominent local businessman, Edward Harrigan. more

NEWBRIDGE - THE HOME OF TINTAWN - A 1950'S INDUSTRIAL SUCCESS STORY


Posted on  March 18, 2009


In his regular feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny  recounts how by 1959, Irish Ropes had  progressed from humble beginnings to becoming one of the leading lights of Irish industry.

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NEWBRIDGE 1938 - A COURSING POEM


Posted on  August 30, 2006


A poem about coursing in the vicinity of Newbridge (Connell) from the Leinster Leader 15/01/1938
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NEWBRIDGE GARDA DISTRICT


Posted on  February 28, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 16 November 1929 on the Curragh Camp being situated in the new Garda district of Newbridge

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NEWBRIDGE JOTTINGS


Posted on  July 10, 2009


A short history of Newbridge was presented in the Leinster Leader of March 1928. Our thanks to Carl Dodd.

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NEWBRIDGE MAN WINS D.C.M.


Posted on  August 19, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 8th May 1948 reports on how a native of Droichead Nua and member of one of the best known families of the district Sergeant-Major Frederick Kelly, was decorated for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in the Anzio Bridgehead  in March 2nd 1944.  Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF KILDARE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS OF FIFTY YEARS AGO


Posted on  February 12, 2009


Newspaper coverage of the 1958 Kildare County Championships is examined by Liam Kenny in his regular column 'Nothng New Under the Sun in the Leinster Leader dated 21 August 2008

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NO PENSION FOR POSTMAN OF 74


Posted on  February 09, 2011


An interesting article from the Leinster Leader of 11 February 1961. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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NOEL'S JET DESIGN A WINNER


Posted on  May 17, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 22 February 1975 on Noel Dowling's winning jet design

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New Church In Athy


Posted on  March 23, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader October 21, 1961 the laying of the foundation stone for a new Parish Church in Athy. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody more

Newbridge on Easter Monday 1907


Posted on  May 29, 2007


An article on Newbridge in 1907 by Liam Kenny from his column in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

OBITUARIES, WEEK OF JULY 18 1953, LEINSTER LEADER


Posted on  September 29, 2010


Obituaries of three Kildare men for the week of  July 18th 1953, from the Leinster Leader of that date. Re-typed by Roy O'Brien. Our thanks to Roy.

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OBITUARY. CAPT. C. DE BURGH


Posted on  August 17, 2010


An Obituary for Captain C. de Burgh, formerly of Naas, from the Leinster Leader of February 17 1973, re-typed by Roy O'Brien.

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OBITUARY. CAPTAIN W.J. MINCH


Posted on  June 26, 2009


An obituary for Captain W.J. Minch is carried in The Nationalist and Leinster Times of April 1927.

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OBITUARY. GEORGE BARTON


Posted on  June 07, 2013


An obituary for George Barton, Ballyoulster, Celbridge, from the Leinster Leader January 29 1971

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OBITUARY. MARGARET WHEELER, NAAS


Posted on  June 28, 2012


The obituary of Mrs. Margaret Wheeler, of Naas, from the Kildare Observer of 21 April 1934

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OBITUARY. MRS. GWENDELLA CASSIDY


Posted on  July 04, 2012


The obituary of Mrs. Gwedella Cassidy, Monasterevan, from the Leinster Leader of 6 June 1959

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OENING OF NEW NAAS CBS SECONDARY SCHOOL GETS FRONT PAGE TREATMENT


Posted on  February 13, 2009


In his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny relates how the Leinster Leader of 1958 gave front page coverage to the opening of the new CBS secondary school in Naas. more

OLD GAOL TO BE DEMOLISHED?


Posted on  June 18, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, January 6, 1961 about a scheme of 130 houses planned for Naas. Retyped Aisling Dermody

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OLD MARKET HOUSE, KILDARE


Posted on  February 02, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 15 July 1950 on Kildare Town's old Market House more

ON THE ICY PLAINS OF KILDARE


Posted on  February 06, 2010


The icy conditions of times past in County Kildare are recalled by Liam Kenny in his 'Nothing New Under The Sun' series in the Leinster Leader. more

OPENING OF NAAS SWIMMING POOL


Posted on  June 07, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader 25 September 1971 on the opening of Naas swimming pool

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OPENING OF NEW MASONIC HALL IN NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  October 02, 2009


The opening of the new Masonic Hall in Newbridge is reported on at length by the Kildare Observer in June, 1898

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OPENING OF TOWER CINEMA, KILDARE


Posted on  July 04, 2012


On 1 December 1942 Kildare's new luxury house of entertainment –  the Tower Cinema – opened its doors for the first time

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ORGAN RECITAL AT CELBRIDGE


Posted on  September 22, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, July 3, 1926 about an organ recital that will take place at St. Patricks Church, Celbridge in aid of the new organ. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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Onerous Working Conditions in the Health Service 100 Years Ago


Posted on  April 03, 2007


The first article on Local History in the Leinster Leader from Liam Kenny which was published on 1 February 2007 in his new column - Nothing New Under the Sun. Liam has generoulsy offered these articles to the EHistory site. Our thanks!

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Only Woman at British 'Handover'


Posted on  January 21, 2009


Athy woman, Mrs Hester May recalls the occasion in 1922 when she attended the formal handover from British to Irish control at the Curragh Camp more

Our political parties agree on all the important details


Posted on  August 01, 2007


Reporting on the election fervour of 1957 - Liam Kenny takes a look in his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, Nothing New Under the Sun. Our thanks as always to Liam.

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PADRAIG PEARSE IN CELBRIDGE


Posted on  August 31, 2013


A recent query to the Kildare Collections and Research Services, Newbridge Library, from local historian, Jim Tancred, of Lyons, Straffan, led to this very interesting find in the Kildare Observer and Leinster Leader newspapers. more

PAINTING THE QUEEN MARY


Posted on  December 04, 2009


The Leinster Leader of January 1953 gives us an account of a Naas man's interesting job across Channel. more

PARISH OF CARBURY


Posted on  May 25, 2011


An article from the Kildare Observer, July 5, 1913 on the dedication of St. Ann's Church, Carbury. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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PASSING OF DISTINGUISHED DOCTOR


Posted on  July 28, 2012


The passing of distinguished Newbridge resident Doctor Joseph Roantree, from the Leinster Leader of 29 October 1960 more

PATRICIAN BROTHERS, NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  September 09, 2008


Unique celebrations in Newbridge in 1958 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Patrician Brothers and their arrival in Newbridge in 1939, from the regular feature by Liam Kenny, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader, 13 March 2008.

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PAUL DOYLE MEMORIAL UNVEILED


Posted on  September 06, 2011


The unveiling of a memorial to the Kildare footballer Paul Doyle from the Leinster Leader of 31 October 1953

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PHOENIX PARK MURDERS RECALLED


Posted on  January 26, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 21 November 1936 which recalled the Phoenix Park assassinations

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PILGRIMS IN SMASH


Posted on  August 31, 2011


An account from The Kildare Observer , September 15, 1928 of an accident that occured in the Curragh. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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POEM "UPON HARRISTOWN" BY JOHN WINSTANLEY, 1742


Posted on  January 15, 2010


Sean Landers sent us this poem "Upon Harristown" written by Dublin poet John Winstanley published in 1742. This poem celebrates the beauty of Kilcullen in a bygone age.  The poem is included in the November issue of THE BRIDGE, the Kilcullen Community Magazine.Our thanks to Sean more

PONSONBYS, CONOLLYS et al. - WELL-CONNECTED KILDARE FAMILIES


Posted on  October 24, 2007


Eoghan Corry examines the powerful Co. Kildare family connections in national politics - particularly the Ponsonby family - The Kildare Voice, 31 August 2007. Our thanks to Eoghan.

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PREMIER DUKE IS DEAD


Posted on  September 20, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, March 13, 1976 on the death of the Duke of Leinster and his colourful life. Retyped by Aisling Dermody more

PRISONERS ESCAPE FROM HARE PARK, CURRAGH CAMP


Posted on  July 30, 2009


The Leinster Leader of September 17th 1921 reports on the excitement caused by the escape of prisoners who were being interned at the Curragh Camp more

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL 100 YEARS AGO


Posted on  May 03, 2011


The Kildare Observer's interesting account of Punchestown in 1911, showing that 100 years ago the weather and traffic were major concerns for race goers.

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PUNCHESTOWN IN THE OLDEN TIMES


Posted on  April 30, 2009


The Kildare Observer of April 1906 quotes an article from "Our Van" in Bailey's Magazine which describes events in and around Punchestown in 1874. 

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Pat Taaffe, Punchestown and the paste-board ladies …


Posted on  January 09, 2009


A retrospective of Punchestown festival of 1958 by Liam Kenny in his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' from the Leinster Leader 1 May 2008. more

Punchestown colour and music in our pages 100 years ago


Posted on  June 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 26 April 2007 regarding the sights and sounds of the Punchestown from the Leinster Leader of 1907 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

RACING AT THE CURRAGH 100 YEARS AGO


Posted on  March 12, 2010


An interesting article on Racing at the Curragh 100 years ago from the Leinster Leader of July 1916 compiled and edited by James Durney.   Our thanks to James. more

RECORD OF KILDARE HUNT JANUARY 1938


Posted on  February 17, 2010


The Leinster Leader of January 1938  reports on the Kildare Hounds

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REFUSED TO SURRENDER FLAG IN BELFAST


Posted on  December 16, 2010


From the Leinster Leader of 1968 - A Kildare lady caused a minor sensation in Belfast when she successfully resisted the attempts of an RUC constable to take her a tri-colour.

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REGRETTED MAYNOOTH DEATH


Posted on  December 04, 2012


An article on the death of Maynooth 1916 veteran Patrick Kirwan from the Leinster Leader of 14 November 1959

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Reporting elections fifty years ago


Posted on  April 21, 2007


The last instalment for February from Liam Kenny's regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

SAD PARTING FOR LONG SERVING LYONS HOUSE STAFF


Posted on  April 23, 2009


The departure of long serving staff members from the Lyons Estate is marked by the Leinster Leader in November 1962.The estate was purchased by University College Dublin.

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SALE OF BALLYMANY HOUSE AND FARM


Posted on  April 26, 2013


An article from the Kildare Observer on the sale of Ballymany House and Farm in March 1897

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SALE OF LEINSTER ESTATES


Posted on  August 25, 2007


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.

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SALLINS CASUALTY IN KOREA


Posted on  June 28, 2012


A report from the Irish Independent of 2 February 1951 on Major M. Pratt, Sallins, wounded in Korea

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SALLINS CATHOLIC CHAPEL


Posted on  June 09, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, October 4, 1924 about the opening of the iron Chapel in Sallins. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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SANTA CLAUS AND NAAS SOCIAL HOUSING!!!!


Posted on  February 15, 2008


Liam Kenny from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader - Nothing New Under the Sun - for 20 December 2007 - examines the victory of Santa Claus at the Curragh in 1964 and reviews James Durney's book on Naas Social Housing - In the Shadow of Kings. Our thanks to Liam more

SHOOTING TRAGEDY AT THE CURRAGH


Posted on  November 13, 2009


The Leinster Leader of February 15th 1919 reports the particulars of a sad tragedy which were unfolded at an inquest at Kildare. more

SILVERWARE BOOSTS SUPPORTERS OF HURLING IN KILDARE


Posted on  February 14, 2009


In his regular Leinster Leader feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun', Liam Kenny recounts how Kildare hurling received a welcome boost in the Autumn of 1958, with the arrival of three items of silverware.

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SILVERWARE BOOSTS SUPPORTERS OF HURLING IN KILDARE



In his regular Leinster Leader feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun', Liam Kenny recounts how Kildare hurling received a welcome boost in the Autumn of 1958, with the arrival of three items of silverware.

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SIR EDWARD A. FANSHAWE, K.C.B.


Posted on  January 26, 2012


The obituary of Sir Edward A. Fanshawe, K.C.B. from the Leinster Leader of 22 November 1952

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SIR ERASMUS D. BORROWES AND HIS KILDARE TENANTRY


Posted on  August 31, 2011


A report from the Leinster Leader May 14, 1881 about a despute between a Kildare Landord and his tenants. Retyped by Aisling Dermody more

SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON - OBITUARY, 1922


Posted on  February 23, 2008


The Obituary of Sir Ernest Shackleton Antarctic Explorer from the pages of the Kildare Ovserver, 4 February 1922. more

SPACEMEN GREETED


Posted on  March 23, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 17 October 1970 on the stopover of three American astronauts in Kildare Town

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SPOOKY REMINDER OF COLD WAR


Posted on  February 12, 2010


Liam Kenny in his regular feature article 'Nothing New Under the Sun' in the Leinster Leader reminds us of a Co. Kildare period house which was once at the centre of Irelands nuclear disaster plan.  The house has now been put up for sale by the Dept of Defence.  Our thanks to Liam more

ST. BRIGID


Posted on  March 08, 2008


An article by Liam Kenny from his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 31 January 2008 on the Patroness of the Gaels - St. Brigid. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

STAPLESTOWN - 1936 - Charity Sermon in aid of Church Restoration


Posted on  October 19, 2006


In May 1936 The Leinster Leader reported on a chairty sermon held in Staplestown Church to raise funds for the Church restoration. more

STAPLESTOWN CHAPEL. A HISTORICAL SURVEY


Posted on  July 26, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 22 April 1939 on the reconstruction debt of Staplestown chapel. Re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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STEPHEN RYNNE - IRELAND OF THE 1950's


Posted on  October 18, 2007


An article by Liam Kenny on Stephen Rynne of Downings House near Prosperous, from his regular feature in the Leinster Leader, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader 27 September 2007. Our thanks to Liam more

STORY OF KILDARE DRAMATIST


Posted on  August 05, 2011


A story from the Leinster Leader of 21 November 1931 on the Kildare-born dramatist Daniel Gibbons

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STRAFFAN'S "HORSESHOE" FORGE DOWN


Posted on  September 07, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader of 13 July 1963 on the demolition of Straffan's famous horseshoe forge

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STRANGE DISCOVERY IN JAIL, A NAAS GIRL'S DISGUISE


Posted on  August 26, 2009


The strange discovery of a Naas girl's disguise is recounted by the Leinster Leader of March 1889. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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SUCCESS STORY OF MONASTEREVAN INDUSTRY


Posted on  August 17, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, September 19, 1959 tracing the changes in  industry in Monasterevan. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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SUCCESSFUL SALE OF HOUSE PROPERTY IN NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  February 11, 2010


The Kildare Observer of 1898 reports on the sale of property in Eyre Street Newbridge.

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Sampling whiskies requires time, endurance... and balance


Posted on  April 21, 2007


The third instalment from Liam Kenny's regular feature in the Leinster Leader - from 15 February 2007. Our thanks again to Liam. more

Search teams mobilise in missing boy episode


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' examines the front page coverage of the search for a missing Naas boy and the involvement of a Leader reporter in the drama.  more

Skeletons Unearthed on Hill Top


Posted on  March 23, 2011


An article for the Leinster Leader, August 12, 1961 on the discovery of twelve skeletons close to Athy. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody. more

Straffan Rail Crash 1853


Posted on  November 24, 2007


Eoghan Corry examines one of the worst rail disasters in Irish history in his regular history feature for the Kildare Voice. more

TALES OF CHRISTMAS PAST - FROM RED HUGH O'DONNELL TO JAMES FINTAN LALOR


Posted on  March 14, 2009


 In his regular feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun, Liam Kenny finds The Leader, in the last week of December 1958, taking a look back at landmark events in the story of Ireland which occurred around the Christmas period, one of which was the escape of Red Hugh O’Donnell ‘the eagle of the north’from the dungeons of Dublin Castle. more

TALLY HO! AS HUNT TRAVERSES THE COUNTY ON MID-WINTER GALLOPS


Posted on  April 01, 2009


In his regular Leader feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun', Liam Kenny finds that the Leinster Leader of January 1959 gave extensive coverage to the activities of the Kildare Hunt.

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TALLY HO! HUNTING BRIGADE BEGIN NEW SEASON AT JOHNSTOWN


Posted on  February 27, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular Leader feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun' examines the coverage of the activities of the Kildare Hunt in the Leinster Leader of November 1958.

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TERESA BRAYTON'S POEM, 'KILDARE'


Posted on  June 14, 2008


A copy of Teresa Brayton's Poem, 'KILDARE' which appeared at Chrismas-time in the Leinster Leader in 1910. more

THE BIGGEST HUNGER STRIKE IN HISTORY


Posted on  December 31, 2010


An article from the Wolfe Tone annual of 1937 with particular reference to Co. Kildare in December 1923.

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THE CHAMP FROM NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  May 17, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 30 November 1974 congratulating Pat Eddery on winning the English flat jockeys championship

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THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS CAME TO NAAS 100 YEARS AGO


Posted on  May 05, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader of October 16 1971 telling of the arrival of the Christian Brothers 100 years before.

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THE CURRAGH, 14/05/1989 - Newspaper article about incidents involving Apprentice boys on the Curragh


Posted on  July 07, 2006


An article from the Leinster Leader telling the story of a court-case case between Mr. Beasley and Mr. Igoe following a series of events.

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THE EARL OF MAYO-Death in London. A newspaper article on the death of the Earl on 31 Dec. 1927.


Posted on  January 09, 2007


An article from the Leinster Leader on the death of the Earl of Mayo in December 1927, telling of his achievements and reporting on details of his funeral.

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THE ESCAPE FROM NEWBRIDGE BARRACKS


Posted on  July 25, 2009


The Leinster Leader of December 1927 recalls how a large number of Republican prisoners escaped from Newbridge Barracks during the civil war. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien more

THE FAMINE ERA IN NORTH KILDARE


Posted on  July 23, 2008


In 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' Liam Kenny explores the history of the Celbridge Poor Law Union from a recent publication by Seamus Cummins more

THE FARRINGTON BROTHERS OPEN A NEW ERA FOR THE KILDARE GRAIN INDUSTRY


Posted on  February 13, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under The Sun' describes how the Farrington brothers introduced  new developments in the grain processing industry in Kildare in 1958. 

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THE FLU EPIDEMICS NOW (1957) AND IN 1918


Posted on  May 04, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 21 September 1957 on comparisons to the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 and another outbreak in 1957

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THE FUNERAL OF THE REV. GEORGE. D. BLACKER MAYNOOTH


Posted on  September 02, 2009


The Leinster Express of 3rd June 1871 reports on the funeral of the Rev. George D. Blacker, Maynooth. more

THE GATES OF NAAS


Posted on  October 06, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader, 5 October, 1963 on the six gates that once surrounded Naas. Retyped by Aisling Dermody

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THE GERALDINE BAZAAR


Posted on  February 25, 2012


The opening ceremony of the Geraldine Bazaar in Kildare Town from the Leinster Leader of 23 August 1913 more

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 GREAT FAMINE IN CO. KILDARE


Posted on  January 24, 2008


The relevant newspaper articles from the Leinster Express relating to Co. Kildare during the period of the Great Famine have now been published online as part of the online resources of Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Dept. of Kildare Co. Library and Arts Service. The information was made available by Karel Kiely, Genealogist and we would also like to thank Beatrice of www.kildare.ie for her technical expertise. This is a great online resource for students and researchers.   more

THE GREATEST OF THE GERALDINES, LORD EDWARD'S CONNECTIONS WITH CO. KILDARE


Posted on  November 04, 2009


An account of the life and times of Lord Edward Fitzgerald is given by Fred V. Devers in a Leinster Leader Supplement of April 27th 1907 more

THE INSURRECTION ACT OF 1807


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Eoghan Corry in his regular Kildare Voice feature examines the extremeties of martial law in 1807. Our thanks to Eoghan.

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THE LATE MR. FRANK MALONE, DIGBY BRIDGE, NAAS


Posted on  April 26, 2013


The death of Kildare footballer, Frank Malone, Digby Bridge, Naas, from the Leinster Leader of 12 September 1953

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THE LATE MR. H. BEASLEY


Posted on  July 26, 2013


An article from the Leinster Leader on the death of Harry Beasley, doyen of the Irish Turf, re-typed by Chris Holzgräwe

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THE LATE MR. MYLES LAWLOR


Posted on  October 06, 2011


A Leinster Leader article from 10 February 1951 on the passing of Myles Lawlor, of Johnstown

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THE LATE MR. SAMUEL SHAW, ATHY


Posted on  June 18, 2011


The Obituary of Mr. Samuel Shaw, Athy that featured in the Leinster Leader, Septemebr 6, 1980. Retyped by Aisling Dermody 

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THE LEGACY OF CHARLES LENNOX, LORD LIEUTENANT


Posted on  October 24, 2007


Eoghan Corry examines the policies of the new Lord Lieutenant in 1807, Charles Lennox, who had many Kildare connections - The Kildare Voice 24 August 2007. Our thanks to Eoghan

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THE LEINSTER EXPRESS OF 4TH NOVEMBER 1871 REPORTS ON PLANS FOR FARM DWELLING-HOUSES BUILT ON THE ESTATE OF THE DUKE OF LEINSTER


Posted on  October 28, 2009


The Leinster Express reports on illustrations of two different styles of farm dwelling-houses  published in the 'Irish Builder' in November 1871

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THE LEINSTER EXPRESS OF MAY 13, 1871 RECALLS A SUMMER RENT DAY AT DONADEA CASTLE


Posted on  June 10, 2009


The Leinster Express of May 13, 1871 recalls a summer rent day at Donadea Castle marked by all the festivities which characterised this yearly event in bygone days.

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THE LEINSTER LEADER ABROAD


Posted on  June 16, 2011


The appreciation of the Leinster Leader by Kildaremen serving overseas from 1948 and 1961

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THE LEINSTER LEADER OF JUNE 1963 REPORTS ON MEMORIAL ERECTED OVER THE GRAVE OF PATRIOT AND ATHLETE CONLETH MARTIN O'BRIEN.


Posted on  July 28, 2009


A ten feet high Celtic cross, erected by a joint committee of Sinn Fein and Naas Athletic Club over the grave of Conleth Martin O’Brien, patriot and athlete, was unveiled in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.
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THE LEINSTER LEADER OF SEPTEMBER 1959 REPORTS ON A REVOLUTIONARY FARMING EXPERIMENT


Posted on  June 06, 2009


The Leinster Leader of September 1959 reports on a revolutionary farming experiment on fifty acres of cut-away bog which took place at the  North Kildare farm of the Irish Agricultural Institute

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THE MILTARY CAMP AT THE CURRAGH 1855


Posted on  June 07, 2008


Wonderful description of the new military camp at the Curragh from the pages of the Leinster Express, 5 May 1855. more

THE NATIONALIST AND LEINSTER LEADER OF 6TH OCTOBER 1928 REPORTS ON THE DEATH OF MR. JOHN DEVOY, THE GREAT FENIAN LEADER OF 1867.


Posted on  September 12, 2009


The Nationalist and Leinster Leader of 6th October 1928 reports the death of Mr. John Devoy, of New York, the great Fenian Leader of 1867 more

THE NEW CHURCH ON THE CURRAGH SPEAKS WELL FOR IRELAND-1959


Posted on  September 17, 2009


A report by Rev P.J. Brophy in the Nationalist and Leinster Times of November 1959 on the modern new  St. Brigid's church on the Curragh training camp. more

THE RATHANGAN LADIES’ LAND LEAGUE AND THE POLICE


Posted on  March 16, 2011


An article from The Kildare Observer, January 7, 1882 detailing an exchange between ladies Land League members of Rathangan and the police. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

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THE REVIVAL OF IRISH ATHLETICS


Posted on  February 05, 2009


A Leinster Leader correspondent in 1885 reflects on the prowess of Irish athletes abroad and the  movement for the restoration of national games in Ireland. more

THE SOCIAL SIDE OF PUNCHESTOWN


Posted on  April 30, 2009


An article in the Kildare Observer of 1906 demonstrates that watching what fashionable ladies wear to the races is not a new phenomenon.

 

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THE SOURCE OF THE GRAND CANAL


Posted on  July 02, 2009


A reporter from the Kildare Observer explores one of the sources of the Grand Canal in the company of Mr. Kirkland, secretary of the Grand Canal Company.

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THE YEAR KILDARE GAINED 100 HURLING MEDALS


Posted on  September 17, 2011


A report from the Leinster Leader, 7 March 1970, on the year when Kildare gained 100 hurling medals

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THIGEEN ROE: COLOURFUL WRITER OF GAA EVENTS


Posted on  September 07, 2013


An article on the colourful columnist 'Thigeen Roe,' from the Leinster Leader GAA centenary edition of 24 November 1984

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THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES…'


Posted on  February 07, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun' reports on newspaper coverage of aerobatic displays enjoyed by aviation sports enthusiasts at the two day airshow at Weston in August 1958

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THREAT OF NUCLEAR CONFLICT BRINGS COLD WAR REALITY TO KILDARE


Posted on  February 27, 2009


In his regular Leader feature 'Nothing new Under the Sun, Liam Kenny examines the Naas and North Kildare notes in the Leinster Leader of November 1958 and finds that recruiting for the Civil Defence, the fate of the Grand Canal branch into Naas and the unveiling of a memorial to Kildare footballer Matt Goff, were among the issues being reported. 

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THREATENED ENCLOSURE OF THE CURRAGH!


Posted on  October 18, 2007


A perceived threat to enclose the Curragh lands mobilised sheep owners in 1957 - from Liam Kenny's regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' dated 26 July 2007, Leinster Leader. Our thanks as always to Liam. more

THREE KILDARE RELATED PIECES FROM THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL


Posted on  December 17, 2009


Three Kildare related pieces from the Freeman's Journal: Our thanks to John Colgan.
JohnColgan at iol.ie would welcome all contributions, photographs of persons and residences included, on the Colgans of county Kildare and surrounding areas as an aid to his genealogy on Colgans generally.
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TOMMY CONNEFF OF CLANE PRIDE OF KILDARE


Posted on  July 31, 2009


Dave Guiney recalls the great internationl success  attained by Tommy Conneff from Clane in the sport of running. He emigrated to the United States in 1888. The article appeared in the Leinster Leader of October 1950. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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TONE HOUSE, NAAS


Posted on  June 03, 2011


Grace's public house on North Main Street, Naas, was once owned by Wolfe Tone

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TOP ARTIST'S NAAS CONNECTIONS


Posted on  May 06, 2009


Lydia de Burgh, a well known portrait painter with Kildare connections, is the subject of an article in the Leinster Leader of March 1982

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TRUE VALUE OF A LOCAL NOTE!


Posted on  September 09, 2008


Liam Kenny in 'Nothing New Under the Sun' for the Leinster Leader 27 March 2008, explores the true merit of the local notes section of the newspaper in 1958. more

TURF PRODUCTION 1951 - KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL SCHEME


Posted on  February 16, 2008


An article from the Leinster Leader of 3 February 1951 on the Turf Production Scheme outlined by Kildare County Council 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

The art of the obituary – local lives honoured in print


Posted on  April 27, 2007


The first instalment for March from Liam Kenny's regular column 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

Three sisters' wedding brightens up a wet summer of '58


Posted on  January 15, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature 'Nothing New Under the Sun examines the newspaper coverage of the weather in 1958 and the wedding of three sisters that year. more

Town councillors call to presbytery to pay tribute


Posted on  January 09, 2009


Liam Kenny in his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun,' in the Leinster Leader of 8 May 2008, reports on the visit by members of Naas Urban District Council to the Presbytery on the Sallins Road to present an illuminated address to Very. Rev. P.J.Doyle, parish priest, on attaining the Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary) of his ordination. more

Turnips and cycles the order of the day


Posted on  June 01, 2007


Liam Kenny's article from the Leinster Leader 12 April 2007 highlighting the range of goods and services on offer in the small advertisemnets in the Leader of 1907 - from his regular column, 'Nothing New Under the Sun.' Our thanks to Liam. more

U.S. SOLDIER'S IMPRESSION OF BALLITORE IN JULY 1945


Posted on  June 24, 2009


The Leinster Leader of July 1945 recalls the first American soldier to visit Ballitore district, the birthplace of his grandparents. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien more

UNSUNG HEROES


Posted on  September 07, 2013


A poem about the unsung heroes of the GAA by Joe Dunne, from the Leinster Leader GAA centenary edition of 24 November 1984

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UNUSUAL NEW CHURCH BLESSED IN NEWTOWN


Posted on  December 21, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader March 12, 1975 about the blessing of a new church in Newtown, Kilcock. The church of modern design replaced a nineteenth century Gothic one. Retyped by Aisling Dermody.

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UNUSUAL NEW CHURCH BLESSED IN NEWTOWN


Posted on  May 04, 2012


An article from the Leinster Leader of 12 December 1975 on the blessing of Kilcock parish’s new Church of the Nativity at Newtown

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UNVEILING AT TONE'S GRAVE


Posted on  July 11, 2013


A report from the Leinster Leader of 24 April 1971 on the unveiling of a restored monument to Wolfe Tone, at Bodenstown

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VOLUNTEERS RETURN SAFELY FROM SPAIN


Posted on  July 03, 2010


An interesting article from the pages of the Leinster Leader of 1937 on the safe return of volunteers from Co. Kildare  from their expedition to Spain under General O’Duffy. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien

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WANTED: STEADY SOBER MAN & STRONG CAPABLE GIRL - 1907 NEWSPAPER ADVERTS AND VACANCIES


Posted on  October 20, 2007


Intriguing adverts in the Leinster Leader of 1907 for vacancis to be filled! - by Liam Kenny from his regular feature, 'Nothing New Under the Sun' - Leinster Leader 21 June 2007. Our thanks to Liam. more

WAR GRAVES


Posted on  June 17, 2009


Kildare County Council gives permission for the erection of headstones over the graves of soldiers buried in Naas New (R.C.) cemetery who served in the Great War.

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WELL-KNOWN FARM SOLD


Posted on  April 26, 2012


One of the best farms in Leinster, the well-known Kildangan estate at Ballinabrackey, was sold in December 1942

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WHIGS PROVOKE DISTURBANCE IN KILCOCK


Posted on  March 14, 2009


The Leinster Leader of 1895 reports on some robust political exchanges in Kilcock.

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WHITE ABBEY BAZAAR OPENED BY MR. RICHARD CROKER


Posted on  April 21, 2011


An article from The Kildare Observer September 11, 1909 telling of the White Abbey Bazaar which was opened by former Richard Croker. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody. more

WILLIAM NORTON - LABOUR LEADER


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Eoghan Corry takes a look at the distinguished political career of William Norton, leader of the Irish Labour Party from 1932-1960. Our thanks to Eoghan. more

WILLIAM NORTON DIES UNEXPECTDLY


Posted on  November 05, 2009


The Leinster Leader of December 7th 1963 reports on the long and successful political career of William Norton on the occasion of his sudden death.

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WORKED FIRST TRACTOR


Posted on  May 26, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader February 27, 1971, about the death of one of the first men in the country to work a tractor. Retyped by Aisling Dermody. more

YOUNG KILDARE SOLDIER'S CAREER


Posted on  January 27, 2010


The Leinster Leader of January 1917 relates the story of a  young Kildare man's attempts to join the army. Our thanks to Roy O'Brien and Mark McLoughlin.

 

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