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Naas Local History Group

Spring /Summer Programme 2012

Wednesday 1st February 2012: Naas Local History Group Annual St Brigid Cross making demonstration by Ronnie Kinnane and Lily Whelan. Venue: Naas Community Library,  3pm.  All welcome.

Tuesday 7th  February:  “The  tragic  killing of  Naas-born  Lt. John Wogan-Brown  in 1922”  is the  subject of  the  2012 Ger Kinchella Memorial Lecture by local writer and historian  James Durney.   Venue:  Naas  Community  Library. 7.45pm.  All Welcome.

Saturday 25th February:  St David’s  Day  “Welsh Flag Unfurling.”  Commemorating the Naas Welsh Connection. 3pm at Naas Town Hall.   Group Members.
Tuesday 6th  March:  Illustrated  talk  “The Transportation of  Women from County Kildare”  Speaker, Cathi Fleming,    7.45pm  Naas Community  Library.  All  Welcome.

Tuesday 3rd April: for an  illustrated talk on “The History of  Irish Botany”  by keen photography  enthusiast,  Fr. Jackie O’Connell.    7.45pm  Naas  Community  Library.  All Welcome

Saturday 14th April; We commemorate the 100th  anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a Centenary Day Seminar entitled “Titanic Disaster, The Local Connection.” A talk and display of newspaper reports, pictures and film from  Ireland, United Kingdom and the U.S.A. by Group Members.
3pm to 5pm. Naas Community Library. All Welcome.

Sunday 22nd  April:  “Punchestown  Racecourse Walking Sunday.”  We  meet  at the Parade Ring at 3pm   for a session of nostalgia and stories by Group Members. All Welcome.

Thursday 17th May: “The Co Kildare Ancestors of  Queen Elizabeth”  is the theme of  local  historian  Seamus Cullen  when he leads us on evening visit to Carbury Church of Ireland , the Colley Vault and Carbury Castle  to learn about  the  Colley family and the Royal Family Connection” 
Bus leaves  Ballycane  Church at 7pm.  Full details later. 
Tuesday 5th June: Learn about your town. Local  walk in the Jigginstown / Limerick Rd,  Aras  Chill Dara,  and  Old Gaol area.”  Led by Group members.  Meet at Jigginstown Castle  at 7.30pm.   All Welcome.

Saturday 23rd  June;  Annual Summer  history  bus  outing  down the  M9  visiting South Kilkenny and  Waterford City.   Details Later.

Further details from Paddy Behan. P.R.O.  045876365 or 0872853792

The 2012 Spring/Summer programme of events for Naas Local History Group

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