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ALLEN - THE TOWER ON THE HILL OF ALLEN


Posted on  August 29, 2007


An interesting article on the Tower of Allen by Eileen Ryan from the Leinster Leader of 1963. more

ALLEN, PARISH OF- Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  June 21, 2006


A transcript of Rev. M. Comerford's 1883 History of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, relating to the R.C. Parish of Allen.

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ATHY - Asbestos Factory - Official Opening 1937


Posted on  June 12, 2007


In anticipation of the newly commissioned inventory of Industrial Heritage of Co. Kildare as part of the ongoing work of the Co. Kildare Heritage Plan we will include some notable 'industrial' references on the EHistory site. The Co. Kildare Archaeological Society, Local History Groups and interested individuals with information on the more unique aspects of the industrial heritage of the County should contact the Local Studies Dept. of the Co. Library or the County Heritage Officer.

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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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ATHY- 1846,Slater's Commerical Directory of Ireland


Posted on  October 27, 2006


A description of the town of Athy, along with places of worship, public institutions and conveyances serving the area.

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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

BALYNA, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  June 28, 2006


A transcript of Rev. M. Comerford's 1883 History of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, relating to the R.C. Parish of Balyna.

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CARAGH AND DOWNINGS, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  July 14, 2006


A transcript of Rev. M. Comerford's 1883 History of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, relating to the R.C. Parish of Caragh and Downings more

CARBURY, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  July 06, 2006


A transcript of Rev. M. Comerford's 1883 History of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, relating to the R.C. Parish of Carbury.

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


Posted on  February 10, 2012


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

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



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

CELBRIDGE, LEIXLIP, LUCAN AND NEIGHBOURHOODS - 1846,Slater's Commerical Directory of Ireland


Posted on  July 31, 2006


A description of the towns of Celbridge, Leixlip, Lucan and Neighbourhoods, along with places of worship, public institutions and conveyances serving the area.

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CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, MILLICENT, CLANE


Posted on  August 23, 2008


A reprint of the original pamphlet produced to celebrate the consecration of the Church of St. Michael and All Angels at Millicent, Clane in 1883. The reprint dates to 1894 and was re-typed for us by Evelyn Purcell. I would like to thank Evelyn for her efforts and also to David Frasier and Seamus Cullen for drawing my attention to the fact that the Church is 125 years old this year. On Sunday 24 August at 3 p.m. it will be the location of an outing by the County Kildare Archaeological Society as part of Heritage Week and will be followed by a tour of Clane Abbey which according to Seamus Cullen is celebrating its 750th anniversary. more

CLANE, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  August 11, 2006


A transcript of Rev. M. Comerford's 1883 History of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, relating to the R.C. Parish of Clane.

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CURRAGH - A LAND DIVIDED by Guy Williams


Posted on  July 06, 2007


Paper delivered By Guy Williams as the 2007 Hayden Lecture, to Cill Dara  Historical Society, Kildare Town’s local History Group, on Wednesday  4th  July 2007. Thanks to Guy for a copy and for allowing us to post it on the web.

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CURRAGH MILITARY FUNERAL


Posted on  July 27, 2011


The tragic account of the death of Cyril Alexander Gardner in November 1913 which produced a wonderful photograph of his military funeral to the Curragh Military Cemetery, Co. Kildare. A great piece of family history research! more

Church Of The Sacred Heart Kilcullen


Posted on  February 23, 2011


An article from the Kildare Observer 6 October 1883 about the dedication of a new side alter in the Church of the Sacred Heart Kilcullen.

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DOUBLE WAR TRAGEDY FOR LEIXLIP FAMILY


Posted on  December 03, 2009


An article from local author James Durney on a prominent Leixlip family devastated by World War I.

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FEAST OF ST. BRIGID - A POEM BY PADDY Mc CORMACK


Posted on  January 30, 2010


To commemorate St. Brigid's Day, 1st February, we reproduce a poem by Paddy McCormack of Kildare Town which appeared in the Leinster Leader in 1941.

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Photo: Mario Corrigan - St. Brigid’s Well, May 2003.
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GORMFLAITH - A NAAS WOMAN?


Posted on  February 16, 2008


James Durney reveals that Gormflaith, wife of Brian Boru was in fact a Naas woman. Our thanks to James more

GREAT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY, NEWBRIDGE


Posted on  June 08, 2011


The early stationmasters of the Great Southern and Western Railway, Newbridge

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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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JUST ANOTHER MILESTONE?


Posted on  March 04, 2010


In this really interesting article Brian McCabe draws attention to an increasingly vulnerable piece of road furniture - the milestone...our thanks to Brian more

KILCOCK, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  September 08, 2006


A history of the Roman Catholic Parish of Kilcock by Rev. Comerford. more

KILCULLEN- 1846,Slater's Commerical Directory of Ireland


Posted on  June 27, 2006


A description of the town of Kilcullen, along with places of worship, public institutions and coaches and caravans serving the area. more

KILDARE TOWN - 1846, SLATER'S COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY OF IRELAND


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Description of Kildare Town in 1846 from Slater's Trade Directory more

KILL, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  October 24, 2006


A history of the Roman Catholic Parish of Kill by Rev. Comerford.

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KILLYBEGS, CO. KILDARE


Posted on  February 16, 2008


Great article on Killybegs by Nicola Jennings granddaughter of Wilfred FitzGerald - with fabulous photographs of a house that has long been demolished. more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1550 - 1585 AD


Posted on  April 27, 2007


A chronology of Leixlip from 1550 to 1585 by John Colgan. Our thanks to John more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1588 1599 AD



Chronology of Leixlip by John Colgan covering the years 1588 - 1599 AD. Our thanks to John. more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1600 - 1649AD



Leixlip Chronology from 1600 - 1659 compiled by John Colgan. Our thanks to John. more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1650 - 1699 AD



Leixlip Chronology 1650 - 1699 AD compiled by John Colgan. Our thanks to John. more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1731 - 1749 A.D.


Posted on  June 21, 2007


A Chronology of Leixlip 1731 - 1749 AD compiled by John Colgan. Our thanks to John.

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LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1750 - 1780 A.D.




A Chronology of Leixlip 1750 - 1780 AD compiled by John Colgan. Our thanks to John. more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1781-1799 AD


Posted on  August 18, 2007


A continuation of a chronology of Leixlip from 1781 to 1799 by John Colgan. Our thanks to John

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LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1800-1835


Posted on  October 23, 2007


A continuation of a chronology of Leixlip from 1800 to 1835 by John Colgan. Our thanks to John  

 

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LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1836-1849



A continuation of a chronology of Leixlip from 1836-1849 by John Colgan. Our thanks to John

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LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1850 - 1869


Posted on  November 24, 2007


Another exrcerpt from John Colgan's Chronology of Leixlip. Our thanks to John more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1870 - 1899



A chronology of Leixlip by John Colgan covering the years 1870 - 1899. Our thanks to John more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1900 - 2002



The last segment of John Colgan's marvellous chronology of Leixlip. Our thanks as always to John for making this extraordinary piece of work available to EHistory and indeed the world. more

LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY TO 1199 AD


Posted on  April 05, 2007


John Colgan from Leixlip has generously supplied us with a chronology of Leixlip which he has compiled. As it is rather extensive it will be serialised on the site - it will be saved under Specific areas in Co. Kildare but can also be searched for by typing in Leixlip in the search box. Our thanks to John more

LEIXLIP IN THE IRISH CHANCERY ROLLS


Posted on  June 19, 2012


Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with others, recently published on the web, newly translated rolls (written records in rolled-up form) created by the Irish Chancery. The following extracts, edited by John Colgan, refer to the thirty-five mentions of Leixlip and one of the Barony of Salt Barony. 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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Leixlip - Chronology 1200 - 1499 AD


Posted on  April 14, 2007


The second part of John Colgan's extensive chronology of Leixlip from 1200 - 1499 AD - it will be saved under Specific areas in Co. Kildare but can also be searched for by typing in Leixlip in the search box. Our thanks to John more

Leixlip Chronolgy 1700 - 1730 AD


Posted on  May 26, 2007


A Chronology of Leixlip 1700 - 1730 AD compiled by John Colgan. Our thanks to John. more

Leixlip Chronology 1500 - 1549


Posted on  April 21, 2007


The third part of John Colgan's extensive chronology of Leixlip, from 1500 - 1549 AD - it will be saved under Specific areas in Co. Kildare but can also be searched for by typing in Leixlip in the search box. Our thanks to John more

MAYNOOTH AND KILCOCK - 1846, SLATER'S COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY OF IRELAND


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Description of Maynooth and Kilcock in 1846 from Slater's Trade Directory. more

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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MONASTEREVAN, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  November 25, 2006


A transcript of Rev. M. Comerford's 1883 History of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, relating to the R.C. Parish of Monasterevin

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MONASTEREVIN - INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE


Posted on  November 20, 2007


When we were looking for information on the Industrial Heritage of Co. Kildare Liam Kenny received a detailed response from Barry Walsh of the Monasterevin Local History Group. Our thanks to Barry more

MONASTEREVIN - 1846, SLATER'S COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY OF IRELAND



Description of Monasterevin in 1846 from Slater's Trade Directory. more

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 - 1846, SLATER'S COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY OF IRELAND


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Description of Naas in 1846 from Slater's Trade Directory

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NAAS - BASIN STREET in 1901 and 1911


Posted on  November 16, 2007


James Durney published 'In the Shadow of Kings, Social Housing in Naas 1898-1984' on 8 November 2007. Here he examines the make-up of Basin Street in Naas in 1901 and 1911 according to the Census returns. Our thanks to James  more

NAAS - FROM NAS NA RIOGH TO MONTE CASSINO


Posted on  November 14, 2006


A talk given by local author James Durney on the involvement of Kildaremen in the battle of Monte Cassino in World War II. James will be on location in Kildare Town for the Book Fair on Sunday 19th November (details on this site). more

NAAS - Sinn Fein, Sean Connolly Branch


Posted on  May 27, 2006


2006 marks the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and this article on Sean Connolly by Brian McCabe explores a little known connection with Co. Kildare. 

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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

NAAS, PARISH OF - Comerford's "Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin"


Posted on  December 20, 2006


The Chapter on the Parish of Naas from Rev. Comerford's, Collections relating to the Dioceses of KILDARE AND LEIGHLIN. 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

NEW CHURCH FOR COILL DUBH


Posted on  February 15, 2011


An article from the Leinster Leader of 15 April 1961 marking the laying of the foundation stone of a new church in Coill Dubh. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

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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

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 1938 - A COURSING POEM



A poem about coursing in the vicinity of Newbridge (Connell) from the Leinster Leader 15/01/1938
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NEWBRIDGE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP TALK TONIGHT 19th APRIL 2011


Posted on  April 19, 2011


Newbidge Local History Group Talk 19th April 2011, "County Kildare in the early 20th Century as viewed by a Laois man"

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NEWBRIDGE TO THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI


Posted on  February 16, 2008


James Durney unearths some Co. Kildare connections with the building of the infamous Bridge on the River KWAI. more

NEWBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL


Posted on  March 09, 2011


Two articles fom the Kildare Observer relating to the erection of a War Memorial in Newbridge Cemetery in 1931. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody more

NEWBRIDGE, PARISH OF - Comerford's Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin


Posted on  April 27, 2007


A history and description of Newbridge Roman Catholic Parish by Rev. Comerford. more

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

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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PRIMATE GEORGE STONE AND LEIXLIP


Posted on  November 16, 2007


Eoghan Corry’s article on Kildare’s Well-Connected Families mentions Archbishop Stone’s relationship with the Ponsonbys; John Colgan writes of Stone’s Leixlip connections in this adapted extract from his book, Leixlip, County Kildare (2005). Our thanks to John

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PROSPEROUS 1783 - ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW MANUFACTURE


Posted on  January 11, 2007


A pamphlet by 'a friend' of Mr. Brooke's on the establishment of his cotton manufacture in Co. Kildare at Prosperous. The pamphlet is an original from the local collection in the Local Studies Dept. of Kildare County Library and is dated 1783. more

RATHANGAN- 1846,Slater's Commerical Directory of Ireland


Posted on  July 19, 2006


A description of the town of Rathangan, along with places of worship, public institutions and conveyances serving the area.

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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE CHARACTER OF MARY LEADBEATER, WITH A BRIEF MEMOIR OF HER LIFE AND WRITINGS


Posted on  March 24, 2009


John McKenna will launch the Annals of Ballitore, by Mary Leadbeater on behalf of Kildare Library and Arts Service at the Athy Heritage Museum on Tuesday March 31 at 8pm. In conjunction with this event here is an account of the final illness of Mary Leadbeater written by her nephew and friend, Theadore Eugene Suliot.

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SOME KEY DATES IN CELBRIDGE HISTORY


Posted on  September 24, 2009


Some key dates in Celbridge History. Our thanks to Eoghan Corry 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

SUNCROFT, PARISH OF - Comerford's Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin


Posted on  February 22, 2007


A history of the Roman Catholic Parish of SUNCROFT by Rev. Comerford, from Collections relating to the Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin published in 1883.

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THE CARAGH ORPHANAGE - A SCANDAL WITHOUT PRECEDENT (Part I)


Posted on  June 20, 2008


The first part of an investigation into the Caragh Orphanage Case by Andrew Wynne

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THE CARAGH ORPHANAGE --- A SCANDAL WITHOUT PRECEDENT (Part II)



The second part of an investigation into the Caragh Orphanage Case by Andrew Rynne more

THE CARAGH ORPHANAGE --- A SCANDAL WITHOUT PRECEDENT (Part III)



The third and final instalment of an investigation into the Caragh Orphanage Case by Andrew Rynne. This case represents the true essence of ceratin aspects of local history in that local people know of it but little of the facts are known or it has never been properly explored and written down. It is one of those subjects that constantly come up and while I do think it has been mentioned in at least one book before it is now properly in the public domain. Andrew Rynne has serialised the story in the Leinster Leader and now on EHistory - we thank him for that. more

THE DOMINICANS IN NEWBRIDGE - NEWBRIDGE LOCAL HISTROY GROUP


Posted on  April 14, 2012


Raphael Ryan will give a talk next Wednesday, 18 April 2012, in Sarsfields GAA Hall at 8.30 p.m. entitled, ON THE BANKS OF THE LIFFEY: THE DOMINICANS IN NEWBRIDGE, 1920-2000. ALL ARE WELCOME 

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THE WRENS OF THE CURRAGH - PART 2 - 1867 ORIGINAL PAMPHLET


Posted on  July 23, 2008


PART 2 of the pamphlet on THE WRENS OF THE CURRAGH to celebrate the 300th ARTICLE on EHISTORY more

THE WRENS OF THE CURRAGH - PART 3 - 1867 ORIGINAL PAMPHLET



PART 3 of the pamphlet on The Wrens of the Curragh to celebrate the 300th ARTICLE on EHISTORY more

WHO WAS CHARLIE OG MCCANN?


Posted on  September 10, 2008


An interesting ballad/song relating to Carbury which begs the question - Who was Charlie Og McCann? more

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