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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

Lectures 2015-2016

Lectures 2015-2016

Since its foundation in 1946 the society has put on a series of six autumn/winter lectures each year. The topics covered in these lectures vary from subjects of local historical interest to national issues. See below for details of upcoming lectures. These lectures are held in various

Schools History Winners 2015

Schools History Winners 2015

School History Competition Winners 2015  1st Place: Eoin Cummins:  Ballinkillen National School : Borris Railway Line and Viaduct 2nd Place: Anna Colgan : St. Patrick’s National School, Rathvilly : Huntingdon Castle Joint 3rd Place: Sophie Byrne : Grange National School : Brigid Byrne 1925-2015 Michaela Flood :

Ballon Hill: Pottery Reconstruction

Ballon Hill: Pottery Reconstruction

Video of the pottery reconstruction by the Ballon Hill Archaeology Project. In conjunction with Carlow County Museum and Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society, the Ballon Hill Archaeology Project commissioned prehistoric pottery specialist Elaine Lynch to make replicas of eight of the vessels found on Ballon Hill. The

Schools History Prize Winners 2013

2013 1st Place:  Louise Colgan : Rathvilly National School : Ducketts Grove 2nd Place: David Lalor :     Ballon National School : St. Mullin’s Monastery 3rd  Place: Donncha Murphy : Ballon National School : Kevin Barry Well Done Everyone!  

Schools History Prize Winners 2012

2012 1st Place: Orla Kenny : Ballon National School : Kavanagh Castles of County Carlow 2nd Place: Raena Maye McElwee :Ballon National School : St. Mullins Motte & Bailey 3rd Place: David Lalor : Ballon National School : St. Fortiarnan’s Holy Well & White Church Well Done

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