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CHAS tour of Laois Castles

CHAS tour of Laois Castles

On Saturday 7 September members of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society departed Carlow for a tour of some of the lesser-known but significant Castles of County Laois. First on the agenda was Shrule Castle, a relatively undiscovered gem less than four miles from Carlow town. John Kelly, Séamus

New CHAS Committee elected for 2019/20

New CHAS Committee elected for 2019/20

Padraig Dooley CHAS President 2019/2020   At our AGM held in the Seven Oaks Hotel on 24th April 2019, the following were elected to the CHAS Committe of Management for 2019/20. Officers elected were: President: Padraig Dooley, Vice-President: Richard Codd, Secretary: Dr Séamus Ó Murchú, Treasurer: Gary Hughes, Editor: John Kelly

CHAS Lecture on Bronze Age Archaeology

CHAS Lecture on Bronze Age Archaeology

(All Photos courtesy Paul Curran) On Weds 15 May Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented an entertaining and very educational talk in the Talbot Hotel by Eoin Grogan on Excavations at Carrig, Co. Wicklow: A Bronze Age family cemetery. Dr Grogan explained how land improvement works in

CHAS Lecture: The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years

CHAS Lecture: The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years

(All Photos courtesy Paul Curran) Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented a very entertaining talk by Leo Mc Gough  on ‘The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years’  in Eire Og Club House on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Leo Mc Gough is a well-known GAA historian who

CHAS Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 AGM of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will take place on 24th April 2019 in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Notification of agenda and other documents are being sent to members. Members are encouraged to attend and our Committee of Management

2019 Schools History Prize Winners

Last week in Carlow Carlow County Museum, the winners of the 2019 Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society second level were awarded their prizes. First prize was awarded to Kate Somers from Ballon National School, with an outstanding project on St. Columbanus. Second prize went to Kevin McKeon

CHAS Lecture: Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, 1540-1640

CHAS Lecture: Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, 1540-1640

On Wednesday the 20th March in the Bagenalstown Credit Union Building , Dr Brian Jackson gave a very interesting talk entitled Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, salvific optimism, economic opportunity, material consumption and varieties of uniformity in Irish Counter Reformation Catholicism, 1540-1640. This talk  explained

CHAS lecture: Stacking the coffins: the 1918-1919 influenza

CHAS lecture: Stacking the coffins: the 1918-1919 influenza

Dr Ida Milne is a social historian of disease, who specialises in interviewing people to collect the lived experience of disease.  She is European history lecturer at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy Historical Sciences Committe. On 27th February 2019, in  the beautiful

Carloviana 2020 Call for Papers

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society is now accepting papers for inclusion in the next edition of its yearly journal, Carloviana, which will be launched in November 2019. The Society welcomes the submission of original papers for publication from both members and non-members. Papers should be related to the history of

CHAS Lecture: The General Election of December 1918

CHAS Lecture: The General Election of December 1918

The first CHAS lecture of 1919 took place Wednesday 16 Jan in Carlow Town Hall at 8pm. John O’Donovan spoke on the 1918 General Election. The 1918 election was a turning point in Irish history and impact of this momentous event was remenbered and explained during John’s talk. A

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