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New CHAS Committee elected for 2019/20

New CHAS Committee elected for 2019/20

Padraig Dooley CHAS President 2019/2020   At our AGM held in the Seven Oaks Hotel on 24th April 2019, the following were elected to the CHAS Committe of Management for 2019/20. Officers elected were: President: Padraig Dooley, Vice-President: Richard Codd, Secretary: Dr Séamus Ó Murchú, Treasurer: Gary Hughes, Editor: John Kelly

CHAS Lecture on Archaeology

Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presents an evening talk by Eoin Grogan on Excavations at Carrig, Co. Wicklow: A Bronze Age family cemetery Land improvement works in December 1984 revealed a previously unknown burial monument. The site—a Bronze Age cemetery cairn—overlooks the confluence of the King and

CHAS Lecture: The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years

Join Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society for an evening talk by Leo Mc Gough, ‘The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years’ Leo Mc Gough, a well-known GAA historian who has trawled the archives to keep alive for future generations the names and deeds of the heroes

CHAS Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 AGM of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will take place on 24th April 2019 in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Notification of agenda and other documents are being sent to members. Members are encouraged to attend and our Committee of Management

2019 Schools History Prize Winners

Last week in Carlow Carlow County Museum, the winners of the 2019 Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society second level were awarded their prizes. First prize was awarded to Kate Somers from Ballon National School, with an outstanding project on St. Columbanus. Second prize went to Kevin McKeon

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.

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