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

The Battle of the Somme, Paul Maguire

From July 1st 1916 & for the following 141 days the flower of Ireland’s manhood was squandered & lost in the misery and the carnage of the Somme. Paul Maguire, of Carlow Military Museum, presented the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society inaugural lecture for 2016/17 on “The

CHAS new website launched

John Shortall, Carlow County Library, launching CHAS website

On Monday 10th October 2016 Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society launched its upgraded website in Carlow County Museum. Bertie Watchorn, President of the Society, in his opening comments welcomed the enhanced opportunity to provide information on the Society’s activities. He also highlighted the two most innovative changes to the website. These

Trip to Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey

On Saturday 10th September over 30 society members and friends travelled to Medieval Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey in County Tipperary. Local guide Terry Cunningham  ( brought the group along the south battlements of the medieval town wall to Holy Trinity Church (c.1200) and to the 16th century Alms House, which is

2016 Mini Lectures: Photos and Audio

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society Chairman Bertie Watchorn introduced the 3 mini lectures on the clothing/uniforms, weapons and food of 1916 on Wednesday 24th August 2016 in St. Patricks College, Carlow.   Róisín Bowling presented her design from “Uniformity 16”, celebrating Cumann na mBan & what they