The Society

This page contains some information on the history of Monasterevin Historical Society our make-up and mission statement. We've also included a FAQ to answer some common questions that we recieve. 

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Mission Statement



Events and Projects



Mission Statement

Monasterevin Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Monasterevin. Knowledge of a common history and heritage is essential in fostering a shared sense of identity, community and place. MHS carries out its mission by:



Membership of the Monasterevin Historical Society is open and free. If you want to participate turn up at a meeting, drop us a line, or contact the committee. Start by clicking here. Although there is no annual membership fee anyone attending a meeting of the society is asked to contribute toward the expense of renting the venue, usually 2euro. 

Members are eligible for election to the committee as well as participation in Society trips and outings. 


The Committee

The following comprise the committee elected at the AGM on 17/05/2007. 

Chairperson: John Ryan

Secretary: Barry Walsh

Treasurer: Seamus Walsh

Other Officers: Ray Clarke (Vice-chairperson)


Events and Projects

The following are some of the events and projects that MHS has undertaken or lectures hosted since we began. Our thanks to the commuinity who have supported us and all our wonderful guest speakers.  

Gordon Bennet 100th Anniversary Lecture  

Robert Emmet 200th Anniversary Lecture

2003 Photographic Exhibition

Monasterevin Historical Society Website

Monasterevin's Archeological Landscape -Public Lecture

Survey of Gravestone Inscriptions No.1 -Yewtree Cemetery

Society Outing 2004 to Wicklow's Historic Gaol

 2004 Photographic Exhibition

Publication: Inscriptions on Tombstones in the Yewtree Cemetery

The History of the Guillotine -Public Lecture 

Michael Collins, Himself -Public Lecture

Patriotic Espionage, The Story of Ned Broy -Public Lecture

Kildare County Council and Monasterevin -Public Lecture

1st Prize Winner St. Patrick's Day Parade for 1916 90th Anniversary

Easter 1916 90th Anniversary Parade and Volley

Successive Owners of Moore Abbey -Public Lecture 

The Marquises and Monasterevin -Public Lecture

Kildare County Council and Monasterevin II -Public Lecture

It started with a banner -the Sean Connolly Story -Public Lecture

1st Prize Winner St. Patricks Day Parade for Kildare Militia 1805


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