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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”.

Free public lecture and book launch

Free public lecture and book launch

Free public lecture and book launch at Cobden Hall, Carlow College by Dr Margaret Murphy, Lecturer in History, Monday 12 October 2015 at 1.45pm. Dr Murphy will peak on ‘Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland ‘. Her new book, of this title, which she co-edited with Dr Matthew Stout will be launched at this event

Public film screening in Carlow College

Public film screening in Carlow College

Public film screening in Carlow College, ‘Ireland: Birth of a Nation’, Feile an Fhomhair, Thursday 8th October 2015 at 7.30pm, charge: €5.00 With the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising less than a year away, a film documenting the events larding up to the rebellion is

Waterways Ireland

Waterways Ireland Public Consultation Waterways Ireland is holding a series of public consultation events in connection with their Draft Heritage Plan. The consultation event for this region takes place on Thursday 15th October in the Lord Bagenal Hotel in Leighlinbridge. We would encourage our members to attend to

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