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CHAS Lecture: Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, 1540-1640

Join the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society for a presentation by Dr Brian Jackson. Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, salvific optimism, economic opportunity, material consumption and varieties of uniformity in Irish Counter Reformation Catholicism, 1540-1640 This talk will seek to explain how a small group

CHAS lecture: Stacking the coffins: the 1918-1919 influenza

CHAS lecture: Stacking the coffins: the 1918-1919 influenza

Dr Ida Milne is a social historian of disease, who specialises in interviewing people to collect the lived experience of disease.  She is European history lecturer at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy Historical Sciences Committe. On 27th February 2019, in  the beautiful

CHAS Lecture: The General Election of December 1918

CHAS Lecture: The General Election of December 1918

The first CHAS lecture of 1919 took place Wednesday 16 Jan in Carlow Town Hall at 8pm. John O’Donovan spoke on the 1918 General Election. The 1918 election was a turning point in Irish history and impact of this momentous event was remenbered and explained during John’s talk. A

Lectures 2019

Lectures 2019

Here is the schedule of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society lectures for 2018-19.

Talk on Returning Veterans at the end of World War I

Talk on Returning Veterans at the end of World War I

Many commemorations of the Great War were conducted in 2018 as it marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice, the end of World War I. There are many stories to be remembered and told of the battles, the politics and the people. Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society

CHAS talk on Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow

CHAS talk on Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow

On Wednesday 17th October at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow John Kelly. Editor of Carloviana, shared the results of over three years of research on Robert Hartpole, Tudor Constable of Carlow. Robert Hartpole was a soldier/settler from Kent who arrived in Ireland around 1549 and rose through

A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson collection was hosted by Carlow Town Library in association with Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society in Carlow County Library on September 27th at 7.30 pm. The Jacksons were a military family based in Graiguecullen. Two brothers Adam and Robert amassed a large collection

Heritage Week 2018 Mini Lectures – Haddens and Michael Governey

Heritage Week 2018 Mini Lectures – Haddens and Michael Governey

On 22 August 2018 in St Patrick’s, Carlow College, Carlow the Heritage Week mini lectures had a family and literary flavour.   Avril Hogan spoke about the business managed by five generations of her family in ‘Haddens 1848-1976, Five generations of Retailing in the South East’. Her research was

CHAS Lecture: The Lost Colony – Carlows Huguenot Heritage

              The second half of the seventeenth century saw the arrival in Ireland of between 5,000 and 10,000 French Calvinist refugees, known as Huguenots. A number of these arrived in Carlow and established a small community which existed between the years 1690

The Great War through the eyes of the Poets

The Great War through the eyes of the Poets

An evening presentation by Jim Shannon titled “The Great War through the eyes of the Poets” was the fourth in the 2017/2018 winter lecture series. “The First World War was a cataclysmic upheaval, changing fundamentally the lives of many millions. There were at the time a great

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