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The Kildare Archaeological Society’s Programme 2012

Sunday 11th March, 3.00pm
“If maps – could speak – the History of Ordnance Survey in Ireland.”

An illustrated talk by Richard Kirwan.
Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre. €5, Tea.

Saturday 14th April, 1.00 pm
Kildare Treasures in the National Museum of Ireland.

An illustrated talk by Padraig Clancy (Member) followed by an opportunity to view the Kildare Treasures in the Museum.
Venue: The National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin. No charge.

Sunday 13th May, 3.00 pm
“A guided tour of Athy – the Fortress Town in the Marches of Kildare”
Guide: Frank Taaffe (Council Member).
Meet at the Heritage Centre. €5, Tea.

14th, 15th and 16th June
Exursion to East Cork and West Waterford
Leader: Hugh Crawford (Vice President).
Based at Garryvoe Hotel, Ballycotton.
Visits to Michelstown, Ardmore, Lismore, Youghal and Cobh.
Please see booking form. Members are advised to book early. Members only.

Sunday 15th July, 12.00 noon
Annual Excursion: County Louth
Guide: Conleth Manning (President)
Picnic at Mellifont Abbey, followed by a tour of the ruins of this Cisterican Abbey founded in 1142 on the orders of St. Malachy and which became the model for other Cistercian abbeys founded in Ireland. Visit the historic ruins of Monasterboice founded in the late 5th century by St. Buithe, which comprise two churches, a round tower and 10th century high crosses. Visit Beaulieu House for a guided tour of the house, and enjoy the walled garden and Museum containing Classic race and road cars and memorabilia.
Stop for supper on the way home.
Book by 30th June at the latest – please see booking form. Members only.

Sunday 26th August, 3.00 pm – Heritage Week Outing
Robertstown, the Grand Canal and Lowtown Lock
Guided walk by Karen Gorey.
Meet at the Holiday village Car Park, Robertstown. No Charge.

Sunday 23rd September, 3.00 pm
Carbury Castle, by courtesy of John and Olwen Beattie, and with thanks to John Potterton. Drummin House by courtesy of Grattan de Courcy Wheeler.
Guides: Conleth Manning (President) and Michael Dempsey (Council Member).
Meet at Carbury Castle €5, Tea.

Saturday 20th October, 2.30 pm
“Anglo Norman Castles in Medieval County Kildare”
An illustrated talk by Dr Kiernan O’Connor.
In memory of the late Lt Col Con Costello, KM, PhD (Past President).
Venue: NUI Maynooth – The John Hume Building,
North Campus, Room (JH L5).

Saturday 17th November, 3.00pm
Annual General Meeting
Venue: The Council Chamber, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, by kind permission of Kildare County Council. Followed by a short illustrated talk by Conleth Manning (President) on the drawings of H.G. Leask
No charge. Members only.

3.00 pm at Naas Branch Library, by kind permission of Kildare County Council
25th February, 28th April, 9th June, 8th September, 3rd November

The Kildare Archaeological Society’s Programme 2012

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