Rising above the Barrow Valley, the Blackstairs Mountains appear at first glance as a wild and natural landscape. Step out onto the slopes however, and you will quickly come upon the evidence for thousands of years of human activity. These mountains have been farmed, settled, worked and
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
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.
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
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
On Wednesday 15th February in Seven Oaks Hotel, Jimmy Walsh, Manager of Leinster Co-operative Marts Carlow, gave a lecture on the historical significance of the livestock fairs, their commercial importance nationally and locally and their eventual replacement by today’s modern cattle marts. The lecture also dealt with the
The programme for the 1913 Carlow Feis is now available on the Irish Traditional Music Archive website. Containing not only the Feis programme and participants, the booklet also has a large number of advertisements for local businesses and interesting articles of historical value. Of particular interest is Marlborough
On Wednesday 18th of January in Tullow Community School 2014 Eoin Lyng of Carlow County Council, spoke about an innovative project with a startup called Plotbox to map cemeteries in Carlow. After 2 years of work involving Carlow County Council staff and members, Local Community Groups and Plotbox