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A CURRAGH V.C.- The curious tale of an early V.C.


Posted on  July 27, 2006


An article from John Faulkner regarding an interesting find on the Curragh.

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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

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

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

DAN DONNELLY'S ARM - NAAS LOCAL HISTORY GROUP


Posted on  July 11, 2009


The arm of famous boxer Dan Donnelly was on show at Naas Local History Group in March for a talk by Larry Breen. The photographs of the arm offer us a unique insight into the strange and wonderful tale of one of the most remarkable 'Kildare' figures of the 19th Century. Our thanks as always to Larry Breen. more

FAMINE IN CO. KILDARE


Posted on  October 20, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - THIS ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY - THE EFFECTS OF THE GREAT FAMINE IN KILDARE 1845-50

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FLIGHT OF THE EARLS - the Kildare connection!


Posted on  July 28, 2007


A really interesting article by Seamus Cullen on a little known Kildare connection with the Flight of the Earls anniversary commemorations. more

IRISH CIVIL WAR - KILL CONNECTION


Posted on  February 16, 2008


James Durney on Frank Aiken, John McCoy and local man Jim Dunne from Greenhills Kill during the Irish Civil War. Our thanks to James

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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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KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL - First Elections & First Meeting 1899


Posted on  November 17, 2007


An essay by Liam Kenny on the first County Council in Kildare in 1899. Our thanks to Liam.

[note - look also at the actual Minutes of the first meeting on this site - Part 1 and Part 2. ]
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KILDARE COUNTY INFIRMARY


Posted on  November 16, 2007


Reprint of  introduction to Fr. Delaney's booklet on History of Co. Infirmary which was published as part of the campaign to re-open the Infirmary - closed since 1886/7 it was re-opened in 1903. Full text available on www.kildare.ie/greyabbey

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KILDAREMEN AND THE BOER WAR


Posted on  November 17, 2007


A note on a the highly successful talk by Brian McCabe and Liam Kenny on Kildare connections with the Boer War, 1899-1902. 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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MARY LEADBEATER, A Memoir - from "The Leadbeater Papers", Vol.I


Posted on  July 12, 2006


An extract from "The Leadbeater Papers: a selection from the mss. and correspondence of Mary Leadbeater" of Ballitore, Vol. I, published in 1862. more

MATT GOFF - LEGEND OF LEIXLIP AND KILDARE


Posted on  November 20, 2007


Some time back Eoghan Corry wrote a piece on the famous Leixlip and Co. Kildare footballer, Matt Goff which was unearthed by Kevin during an exhibition in Leixlip Library. Eoghan kindly passed on the text for EHistory. more

MAURICE FITZGERALD - THE CREATION OF A DYNASTY


Posted on  October 19, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - THIS ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY - MAURICE FITZGERALD AND THE CREATION OF A DYNASTY more

MCDONNELL'S PUBLIC HOUSE. A NEWBRIDGE LANDMARK


Posted on  June 03, 2011


The history of McDonnell's public house on the corner of Edward Street, Newbridge, from the 1870s to the present

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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 LORD EDWARD BANNER


Posted on  February 23, 2008


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

NAAS, IRISH NATIONAL VOLUNTEER BANNER



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

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

ST. CONLETH


Posted on  May 05, 2011


Some information on St. Conleth to mark his feast day which falls on 3rd May.

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ST. MOCHUA c. 570-630 A.D.


Posted on  August 25, 2007


An interesting article on the life of St. Mochua and the establishment of monasteries by him in Co. Kildare. Our thanks to Seamus. more

STEWART'S IN IRELAND


Posted on  January 04, 2012


A website dedicated to the Stewart family in Ireland can be found at www.thestewartsinireland.com its free to view and copy from.

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STONING THE DESOLATE


Posted on  February 02, 2012


An eyewitness account of the Curragh Wrens by Charles Dickens, re-typed by Paul Cooke. Our thanks to Paul

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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 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 KILDARE HOUNDS - A Chapter from B.M. Fitzpatrick's "Irish Sport and Sportsmen"


Posted on  August 03, 2006


An extract from "Irish Sport and Sportmen" by B.M. Fitzpatrick, published in 1878 describing the history and customs of the "Killing Kildares."

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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 VIKINGS IN KILDARE


Posted on  October 19, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - THIS ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY - THE VIKINGS IN KILDARE

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THE WRENS OF THE CURRAGH - PART 1 - 1867 ORIGINAL PAMPHLET


Posted on  July 23, 2008


To commemorate the 300th ARTICLE on EHISTORY we will republish in parts, the original pamphlet on The Wren of the Curragh, which was reprinted from the Dicken's newspaper The Pall Mall Gazette and published in 1867. My thanks to Maria Luddy for a copy of the pamphlet and to the late Con Costello for helping bring the story of the wrens to light - and of course to Reggie Darling and the Curragh Local History Group who preserve all traditions relating to the Curragh. Also Claire Connelly and Roy O'Brien for their help in its preparation.

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



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

TUDOR RE-CONQUEST IN KILDARE


Posted on  October 19, 2007


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY TO THE EHISTORY SITE  - 'ESSAYS' - WHICH WILL ACT AS  FORUM FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES AND AGES TO PUBLISH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF CO. KILDARE - OUR FIRST ESSAY IS BY JAMES DURNEY ON THE TUDOR RE-CONQUEST OF CO. KILDARE
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