Visitations of Vengeance:the dramatic account of the life & death of Percival Lea-Wilson.

The latest in Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society’s series of lectures takes place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Wednesday 17th February at 8pm.

Chris Power will discuss the dramatic account of the the life and death of Percival Lea Wilson. This tragic story is perhaps one of the most powerful and extraordinary stories from the Irish war for independence. A story of powerful elements of love hatred and redemption it covers a wide geographical area from the remoter corners of county Carlow to the ravaged ruins of Sackville  street in 1916 and the height  of Edwardian London society. The time frame from an Ireland as part of the empire and it’s troubled relationship with Westminister to the final dramatic discovery of the hidden Caravaggio master peace “the taking of Christ” in 1991 is all encompassed in this exciting detailed account of this fascinating story by Christopher Power.

Admission Free. All welcome.

History Project Competition (Primary Schools) for 2016 now open

This competition is now open to all Fifth and Sixth Class pupils who live or attend school in County Carlow. Entries should be the history of a person, an event or a place in County Carlow

Full details on our Schools History Prize webpage

Decade of Revolutions Carlow Memorabilia Day: Have you items or family stories about 1916, the War of Independence, Elections, Civil War?

Start gathering your memorabilia and stories for Saturday, 27 February 2016, from 10am to 4pm, at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s (beside Carlow Cathedral).  Experts will be on hand to digitally photograph and record these stories.  Why? To build the history of Carlow and the South East from 1912 to 1922 for future generations.  Your materials will remain with you at all times and will return home with you afterwards so they can remain a part of your family heirlooms. On the day you can also enjoy exhibitions, talks by the historian Diarmaid Ferriter, music, food and refreshments.

For further information please Tel: 059 9153200; Email: ecallinan@carlowcollege.ie or www.carlowcollege.ie.