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Launch of Carloviana 2018

Carloviana 2018 will be launched by Dr. Tom McGrath of Carlow College in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow at 8p.m. on Thursday 23rd of November. Copies of Carloviana 2018 will be on sale on the night. Carloviana 2018,  covering all periods of Carlows history, contains over 200

Dargan 150 Seminar

Dargan 150 Seminar

The Dargan 150 Seminar , commemorating the life of William Dargan, will take place in the Dargan Building, Carlow IT on Saturday 18th November – starting at 9.30 am. Sponsored by Carlow County Council, Institute of Technology Carlow and the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society the talks

Cattle Plague in Ireland: An Early Medieval Game-Changer

Cattle Plague in Ireland: An Early Medieval Game-Changer

In Cattle in Ancient Ireland, A.T. Lucas (1989) wrote ‘In early times wealth is not spoken of in terms of money, which was not in circulation, nor of ownership of land, but primarily in terms of livestock and chiefly of cows’. Throughout history, cattle have served as

Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–19

Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–19

On Wednesday 18th of October the first CHAS lecture of the 2017/2018 series took place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Dr. Catherine Cox of the U.C.D. School of History gave a well received a talk on the Carlow Lunatic Asylum. The talk drew on research carried

Pictures from CHAS Blackstairs Bus Tour, 9th September 2017

If anyone wants a copy please feel free to download or contact info@carlowhistorical.com for a copy of an individual picture in the collages          

Blackstairs Bus Tour 2017

Blackstairs Bus Tour 2017

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society are organising a one day bus tour of the Blackstairs Mountains region on Saturday 9th September. Places are limited and will be strictly allocated in order of booking so please book early. The tour will cost €20 which covers your bus travel

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

On the 23rd of August 2017 as part of Heritage Week 2017 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented 2 extremely well attended mini lectures in Carlow College. Firstly Carlovian Art Historian Mary Stratton Ryan gave an excellent talk entitled ‘Homage to Carlow’s Greatest Artist’, Frank O’Meara 1853-1888.

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