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Geography Publications, Kildare County Library and the History and Family Research Centre

Present Kildare: History and Society Conference

Kildare County Library and Geography Publications will host a one day Seminar on Saturday, 7 December 2002 in the Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, County Kildare.

The Seminar is being held to publicise, within County Kildare and adjoining counties, next year's launch of the Kildare: History and Society volume which is part of the Irish County History Series.

Due to the size of the gallery room in Athy Community Library the conference will be limited to 80 places plus speakers etc.

Admission is free but it is advised that anyone interested in attending the conference should try to book beforehand.

Enquiries: Mario Corrigan (086) 8913274 / (045) 432690;
Athy Community Library (0507) 31144)

Timetable of Events

Sat.urday 7th Dec.ember 2002 - Athy Community Library, Emily Square, Athy.



9.45 a.m

Breda Gleeson, County Librarian – Welcome and introduction

9.50 a.m

John McKenna, Writer and broadcaster*


1st session, Chair - Dr. William Nolan

10 a.m

Professor P. J. Duffy, ‘The territorial identity of County Kildare.’

10.25 a.m

Muiris O’Sullivan, ‘Kildare in early pre-historic times.’

10.50 a.m

Questions from the floor



11 a.m.

Break for refreshments




2nd session, Chair – Dr. Thomas McGrath

11.15 a.m

Prof. Colm Lennon, ‘The Fitzgeralds of Kildare and aristocratic self-fashioning 1470-1630.’

11.40 a.m

Mary Burke, ‘The Monasterevan lands of the earl of Drogheda.’

12.05 p.m

Questions from the floor




3rd session, Chair - Breda Gleeson

12.15 p.m

Dr. T`homas McGrath, ‘The Bishops of Kildare and Leighlin 1752-1819:Religion, politics and education

12. 40 p.m

Questions from the floor

12.45 p.m

Break for Lunch




4th session, Chair – Karel Kiely

1.30 p.m

Mario Corrigan, ‘The battles of Rathangan 24- 26 May, 1798.’

1.55 p.m

Liam Chambers, ‘Patrick O’Kelly and the interpretation of the Rebellion in 1798 in County Kildare.’

2.20 p.m

Questions from the floor




5th session, Chair - Niall Bradley County Manager*

2.30 p.m

Dr. Terence Dooley, ‘I.R.A. activity in Co. Kildare during the War of Independence.’

2.55 p.m

Liam Kenny, ‘Kildare County Council and the War of Independence.’

3.20 p.m

David Gorry, ‘Kildare 1950-2000.’

3.45 p.m

Questions from the floor

3.55 p.m

Des Egan, Poet, ‘Kildare!’*

4 p.m.

Dr. Tadhg O’Keefe – Closing of the Conference

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