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Talk on Returning Veterans at the end of World War I

Many commemorations of the Great War will be conducted in 2018 as it marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice, the end of World War I. There are many stories to be remembered and told of the battles, the politics and the people. Carlow Historical & Archaeological

CHAS talk on Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow

CHAS talk on Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow

On Wednesday 17th October at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow John Kelly. Editor of Carloviana, shared the results of over three years of research on Robert Hartpole, Tudor Constable of Carlow. Robert Hartpole was a soldier/settler from Kent who arrived in Ireland around 1549 and rose through

A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson collection was hosted by Carlow Town Library in association with Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society in Carlow County Library on September 27th at 7.30 pm. The Jacksons were a military family based in Graiguecullen. Two brothers Adam and Robert amassed a large collection

Historic Killoughternane Post Box Stolen

An Post, Carlow County Museum and local historians are upset by the recent theft of an out-of-service post box from a wall at Killoughternane in south County Carlow. The historic box, has not been in regular use for some time and, thanks to the initiative of the

Heritage Week 2018 Mini Lectures – Haddens and Michael Governey

Heritage Week 2018 Mini Lectures – Haddens and Michael Governey

On 22 August 2018 in St Patrick’s, Carlow College, Carlow the Heritage Week mini lectures had a family and literary flavour.   Avril Hogan spoke about the business managed by five generations of her family in ‘Haddens 1848-1976, Five generations of Retailing in the South East’. Her research was

National Schools History Project 2018

THE winners of this year’s Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society’s National Schools History Project competition had their wonderful efforts and research recognised at a prize-giving ceremony in Carlow County Museum recently. The competition, which is now in its 12th year, was open to all fifth and sixth-class

CHAS Ballon Hill Archaeology project gets national attention

Niall O’Neill, a committee member of the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society has recently published his findings on Ballon Hill Archaeology Project in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. The following is his account. If you were to search for published work on

CHAS Lecture: The Lost Colony – Carlows Huguenot Heritage

              The second half of the seventeenth century saw the arrival in Ireland of between 5,000 and 10,000 French Calvinist refugees, known as Huguenots. A number of these arrived in Carlow and established a small community which existed between the years 1690

Old Lanes & Streets of Carlow

  Have you ever wondered where Bowling Green Lane was in Carlow town? Or Barnard’s Lane or Schoolhouse Lane? Now is the time to find out. Dan Carbery, Paul Lyons and Pat O’Neill of the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society have spent the last few years pouring over

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will be held on Wednesday 4th April 2018, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m.

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