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The Battle of the Somme, Paul Maguire

The Battle of the Somme, Paul Maguire

From July 1st 1916 & for the following 141 days the flower of Ireland’s manhood was squandered & lost in the misery and the carnage of the Somme. Paul Maguire, of Carlow Military Museum, presented the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society inaugural lecture for 2016/17 on “The

CHAS new website launched

CHAS new website launched

On Monday 10th October 2016 Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society launched its upgraded website in Carlow County Museum. Bertie Watchorn, President of the Society, in his opening comments welcomed the enhanced opportunity to provide information on the Society’s activities. He also highlighted the two most innovative changes to the website. These

Trip to Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey

Trip to Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey

On Saturday 10th September over 30 society members and friends travelled to Medieval Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey in County Tipperary. Local guide Terry Cunningham  (www.backstothewalltours.com) brought the group along the south battlements of the medieval town wall to Holy Trinity Church (c.1200) and to the 16th century Alms House, which is

CHAS Public Lectures for 2016-2017

CHAS Public Lectures for 2016-2017

The schedule for the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society lecture for the 2016-2017 period is now available. As usual all are welcome and admission is free.      

2016 Mini Lectures: Photos and Audio

2016 Mini Lectures: Photos and Audio

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society Chairman Bertie Watchorn introduced the 3 mini lectures on the clothing/uniforms, weapons and food of 1916 on Wednesday 24th August 2016 in St. Patricks College, Carlow.   Róisín Bowling presented her design from “Uniformity 16”, celebrating Cumann na mBan & what they

A Trip to Tipp – Tour of Medieval Tipperary

A Trip to Tipp – Tour of Medieval Tipperary

CHAS is planning a day trip on Saturday 10th September to Tipperary . The tour will involve guided tours of the Medieval Town of Fethard and the historically significant Kilcooley Abbey. Fethard,  described as the finest example of a medieval walled town in Ireland and has town walls

Schools History Prize Winners 2016

Schools History Prize Winners 2016

The winners of this year’s Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society History Project Competition were presented with their awards on Wednesday the 15th of June at Carlow County Museum. First place in this years was Eoin Cummins from Ballinkillen National School with his project on ‘Dolmens in County

Heritage Week: 3 Mini-lectures relating to 1916

Heritage Week: 3 Mini-lectures relating to 1916

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society present 3 mini-lectures as part of Heritage Week. Róisín Bowling will present her design from “Uniformity 16”, celebrating Cumann na mBan & what they wore Paul Maguire, curator of Carlow Military Museum, will talk about the uniforms & arms of 1916 Imelda Byrne,

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