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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

Carloviana 2020 Call for Papers

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society is now accepting papers for inclusion in the next edition of its yearly journal, Carloviana, which will be launched in November 2019. The Society welcomes the submission of original papers for publication from both members and non-members. Papers should be related to the history of

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.

Launch of Carloviana 2019

The launch of the 71st edition of the journal of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society, Carloviana took place on Thursday 29th of November in Seven Oaks Hotel at 8pm. Carloviana 2019 was launched by by Dr. Sharon Greene. Dr. Greene is an archaeologist and the current editor of

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

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

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