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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

Old Lanes and Streets of Carlow

Old Lanes and Streets of Carlow

A small subcommittee of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society has for some time now been conducting research into the locations of the many old lanes of Carlow which have long since disappeared. Their research involved consulting a range of maps and historical records as well as

The life & times of Micheál Ó Hanrahán, Dr. Conor Kostick

The life & times of Micheál Ó Hanrahán, Dr. Conor Kostick

Dr Kostick is the author of the biography of Micheál Ó Hanrahán in the acclaimed O’Brien Press series, ’16 Lives’.       From a staunchly Republican family, Michael O’Hanrahan’s outwardly quiet and serious demeanour concealed a burning desire to see an independent Ireland. He was instrumental

Ballymoon Castle, Professor Tadhg O’Keefe

Ballymoon Castle, Professor Tadhg O’Keefe

The History of Ballymoon Castle, a lecture by Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe This lecture in the 2016 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS) lecture series took place on Wednesday 16th March in Bagenalstown Credit Union Meeting Room at 8pm. Ballymoon Castle, built c.1300 is a striking, unusual building

Visitations of Vengance, Chris Power

Visitations of Vengance, Chris Power

Visitations of Vengeance:the dramatic account of the life & death of Percival Lea-Wilson. Chris Power discussed the dramatic account of the the life and death of Percival Lea Wilson. This tragic story is perhaps one of the most powerful and extraordinary stories from the Irish war for

Carlow & the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne

Carlow & the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne

Carlow and the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne 20th January 2016 Some photos from our well attended lecture on Wednesday 20th January in Mount Wolesley Hotel, Tullow by Dr. Elaine Byrne on the subject of “Carlow & the Famine Girls”.

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