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Cattle Plague in Ireland: An Early Medieval Game-Changer

Cattle Plague in Ireland: An Early Medieval Game-Changer

In Cattle in Ancient Ireland, A.T. Lucas (1989) wrote ‘In early times wealth is not spoken of in terms of money, which was not in circulation, nor of ownership of land, but primarily in terms of livestock and chiefly of cows’. Throughout history, cattle have served as

Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–19

Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–19

On Wednesday 18th of October the first CHAS lecture of the 2017/2018 series took place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Dr. Catherine Cox of the U.C.D. School of History gave a well received a talk on the Carlow Lunatic Asylum. The talk drew on research carried

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

On the 23rd of August 2017 as part of Heritage Week 2017 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented 2 extremely well attended mini lectures in Carlow College. Firstly Carlovian Art Historian Mary Stratton Ryan gave an excellent talk entitled ‘Homage to Carlow’s Greatest Artist’, Frank O’Meara 1853-1888.

The Archaeology of the Blackstairs.

The Archaeology of the Blackstairs.

Our final lecture in the Winter Lecture Series 2016/17, by Dr. Seamus Ó Murchú, took place on Wednesday 19th April at 8pm in Borris Vocational School and was extremely well attended. Dr. Ó Murchú introduced the archaeology of this landscape and how it was used from the

St. Mary’s College, Knockbeg, 1913-23

St. Mary’s College, Knockbeg, 1913-23

On Wednesday, March 15th. in the Seven Oaks Hotel Msgr. Brendan Byrne, a former Rector of the College, gave a very well attended talk on the college in the revolutionary period 1913-1923.   During the War of Independence, the college became known as “The Rebels’ Paradise”, because under the

Carlow Fairs and Marts

Carlow Fairs and Marts

On Wednesday 15th February in Seven Oaks Hotel, Jimmy Walsh, Manager of Leinster Co-operative Marts Carlow, gave a lecture on the historical significance of the livestock fairs, their commercial importance nationally and locally and their eventual replacement by today’s modern cattle marts. The lecture also dealt with the

The Cemetery Project, Eoin Lyng, Carlow Co. Council

The Cemetery Project, Eoin Lyng, Carlow Co. Council

    On Wednesday 18th of January in Tullow Community School 2014 Eoin Lyng of Carlow County Council, spoke about an innovative project with a startup called Plotbox to map cemeteries in Carlow. After 2 years of work involving Carlow County Council staff and members, Local Community Groups and Plotbox

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 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.      

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