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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,

Society Outing 2016

Society Outing 2016

Our first summer outing this year takes us to Clare where, in July, we will spend three days and two nights in that beautiful county. We depart on Monday July 4th returning on Wednesday July 6th We will be staying in the West County Hotel, Ennis. While

Third Level History Competition

Third Level History Competition

The society has decided to do something new this year. In conjunction with St. Patrick’s College, Carlow we are sponsoring a prize for an original piece of historical writing by a student in the college. The prize is offered to undergraduate 3rd & 4th year students of

Schools History Prize 2016

Schools History Prize 2016

Since 2006 the society has sponsored an annual primary schools history competition. The competition is open to all Fifth and Sixth Class pupils who live or attend school in County Carlow. This is a competition for individuals, not groups. Since 2010 we have published the winning entry

Ballon Hill Archaeology Project

Ballon Hill Archaeology Project

Through the information currently available, it appears as though Ballon Hill, Co. Carlow was a burial ground of national importance in Bronze Age Ireland (approx. 2500 – 4500 years ago). The Ballon Hill Archaeology Project (BHAP) was set up to investigate the extent of the archaeology located

The Black Death in Carlow and Leinster, Finbar Dwyer

The Black Death in Carlow and Leinster, Finbar Dwyer

CHAS lecture: The Black Death in Carlow and Leinster On Wednesday 18th May at 8 pm Finbar Dwyer, historian, archaeologist and author, gave a lecture on the Black Death in Carlow and Leinster. He is the creator and presenter of the Irish History Podcast – a highly

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