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

Carlow Fairs and Marts

On Wednesday 15th February in Seven Oaks Hotel, Jimmy Walsh, Manager of Leinster Co-operative Marts Carlow, gave a lecture on the historical significance of the livestock fairs, their commercial importance nationally and locally and their eventual replacement by today’s modern cattle marts. The lecture also dealt with the

1913 Carlow Feis programme now available online

The programme for the 1913 Carlow Feis is now available on the Irish Traditional Music Archive website. Containing not only the Feis programme and participants, the booklet also has a large number of advertisements for local businesses and interesting articles of historical value. Of particular interest is Marlborough

The Cemetery Project, Eoin Lyng, Carlow Co. Council

    On Wednesday 18th of January in Tullow Community School 2014 Eoin Lyng of Carlow County Council, spoke about an innovative project with a startup called Plotbox to map cemeteries in Carlow. After 2 years of work involving Carlow County Council staff and members, Local Community Groups and Plotbox

Carloviana 2017 Launched

Carloviana 2017 was launched by Elaine Callinan, Lecturer St. Patrick’s College, Carlow on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. To hear Elaines speech click here. A large crowd attended the launch and heard Elaine describe the variety of subjects and periods covered by this years publication. Also on the night

Launch of Carloviana 2017

Carloviana 2017 will be launched on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. The journal will be launched by Elaine Callinan, Lecturer St. Patrick’s College, Carlow. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.       The Nationalist and Leinster Times, Tuesday 22 October 2016

CHAS lecture on the Masonic Order

On Wednesday 16th November Arthur Kepple gave a talk on the Masonic Order in the Masonic Lodge, Athy Road, Carlow. Albert described the past, present & future of the Order, with particular reference to its origins. He also covered the charitable activities of the Order and the support provided