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Heritage Week Mini Lectures

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

As part of Heritage Week 2017 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society are presenting 2 mini lectures, beginning with a homage to Carlow’s greatest painter, Frank O’Meara; and followed by a celebration of the heritage of Carlow’s railway. The first lecture of the evening is presented by Carlovian

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