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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.      

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

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

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

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