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

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

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

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