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CHAS lecture on the Masonic Order

CHAS lecture on the Masonic Order

On Wednesday 16th November Arthur Kepple gave a talk on the Masonic Order in the Masonic Lodge, Athy Road, Carlow. Albert described the past, present & future of the Order, with particular reference to its origins. He also covered the charitable activities of the Order and the support provided

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

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