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A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson collection hosted by Carlow Town Library in association with Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society. The Jacksons were a military family based in Graiguecullen. Two brothers Adam and Robert amassed a large collection of material which remained with the family until 1859. The

Historic Killoughternane Post Box Stolen

An Post, Carlow County Museum and local historians are upset by the recent theft of an out-of-service post box from a wall at Killoughternane in south County Carlow. The historic box, has not been in regular use for some time and, thanks to the initiative of the

National Schools History Project 2018

THE winners of this year’s Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society’s National Schools History Project competition had their wonderful efforts and research recognised at a prize-giving ceremony in Carlow County Museum recently. The competition, which is now in its 12th year, was open to all fifth and sixth-class

CHAS Ballon Hill Archaeology project gets national attention

Niall O’Neill, a committee member of the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society has recently published his findings on Ballon Hill Archaeology Project in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. The following is his account. If you were to search for published work on

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

Old Lanes & Streets of Carlow

  Have you ever wondered where Bowling Green Lane was in Carlow town? Or Barnard’s Lane or Schoolhouse Lane? Now is the time to find out. Dan Carbery, Paul Lyons and Pat O’Neill of the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society have spent the last few years pouring over

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will be held on Wednesday 4th April 2018, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m.

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

Call for Papers for Carloviana 2019 

  The Editorial Committee of Carloviana are now accepting papers for Carloviana 2019. Contributors  are asked to note that the deadline for submission of papers has been changed to 30 June. This earlier date has been agreed to facilitate the work of the voluntary editorial committee in proofing

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