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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.

The Archaeology of the Blackstairs.

The Archaeology of the Blackstairs.

Our final lecture in the Winter Lecture Series 2016/17, by Dr. Seamus Ó Murchú, took place on Wednesday 19th April at 8pm in Borris Vocational School and was extremely well attended. Dr. Ó Murchú introduced the archaeology of this landscape and how it was used from the

Schools History Prize Winners 2017

Schools History Prize Winners 2017

CARLOW Historical and Archaeological Society presented prizes to winners of the Primary School History Project Competition 2017 at a function in Carlow County Museum on Thursday evening. David Bolger from Bishop Foley NS won 1st prize with a project on Milford Mills. Eva Jones, Ballinkillen NS won

CHAS AGM

CHAS AGM

The 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will be held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m.

2017 CHAS Outing to County Cork

2017 CHAS Outing to County Cork

The first summer CHAS outing this year takes us to Co. Cork where, in May, we will spend three days and two nights. We depart on Tuesday 23rd returning on Thursday 25th. We will be staying in the Quality Hotel & Leisure Club in Clonakilty. Our programme

St. Mary’s College, Knockbeg, 1913-23

St. Mary’s College, Knockbeg, 1913-23

On Wednesday, March 15th. in the Seven Oaks Hotel Msgr. Brendan Byrne, a former Rector of the College, gave a very well attended talk on the college in the revolutionary period 1913-1923.   During the War of Independence, the college became known as “The Rebels’ Paradise”, because under the

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