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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

Ballymoon Castle, Professor Tadhg O’Keefe

Ballymoon Castle, Professor Tadhg O’Keefe

The History of Ballymoon Castle, a lecture by Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe This lecture in the 2016 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS) lecture series took place on Wednesday 16th March in Bagenalstown Credit Union Meeting Room at 8pm. Ballymoon Castle, built c.1300 is a striking, unusual building

Visitations of Vengance, Chris Power

Visitations of Vengance, Chris Power

Visitations of Vengeance:the dramatic account of the life & death of Percival Lea-Wilson. Chris Power discussed the dramatic account of the the life and death of Percival Lea Wilson. This tragic story is perhaps one of the most powerful and extraordinary stories from the Irish war for

Carlow & the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne

Carlow & the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne

Carlow and the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne 20th January 2016 Some photos from our well attended lecture on Wednesday 20th January in Mount Wolesley Hotel, Tullow by Dr. Elaine Byrne on the subject of “Carlow & the Famine Girls”.

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

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