CHAS tour of Laois Castles

CHAS tour of Laois Castles

On Saturday 7 September members of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society departed Carlow for a tour of some of the lesser-known but significant Castles of County Laois. First on the agenda was Shrule Castle, a relatively undiscovered gem less than four miles from Carlow town. John Kelly, Séamus

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 Bronze Age Archaeology

CHAS Lecture on Bronze Age Archaeology

(All Photos courtesy Paul Curran) On Weds 15 May Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented an entertaining and very educational talk in the Talbot Hotel by Eoin Grogan on Excavations at Carrig, Co. Wicklow: A Bronze Age family cemetery. Dr Grogan explained how land improvement works in

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

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