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May 11, 2009

Now Online: Co. Kildare and the 1st World War

Kildare Collections and Research Services incorporates the threerelated departments of Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives withinKildare Library and Arts Services.

Part of its remit has become the publication of primary and secondary material on the Internet (details and resources at, to encourage people to engage in local history and genealogy as well as increasing accessibility to the fabulous Irish, Local and Archival collections in Kildare County Library.

It is hoped that material such as this will prove to be an invaluable resource for local historians, researchers, third level students, school children and anyone interested in the rich and varied history of the County of Kildare.

To add to the material already on the County Library website relating to the1798 Rebellion, The Great Famine etc. we are now pleased to uploadresearch material relating to World War I and Co. Kildare, mostlygleaned from the local newspapers, The Leinster Leader and The Kildare Observer and sources in the National Library of Ireland.

Co. Kildare and The First World War