The History of Ballymoon Castle, a lecture by Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe This lecture in the 2016 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS) lecture series took place on Wednesday 16th March in Bagenalstown Credit Union Meeting Room at 8pm. Ballymoon Castle, built c.1300 is a striking, unusual building
Visitations of Vengeance:the dramatic account of the life & death of Percival Lea-Wilson. Chris Power discussed the dramatic account of the the life and death of Percival Lea Wilson. This tragic story is perhaps one of the most powerful and extraordinary stories from the Irish war for
Carlow and the Famine Girls, Dr Elaine Byrne 20th January 2016 Some photos from our well attended lecture on Wednesday 20th January in Mount Wolesley Hotel, Tullow by Dr. Elaine Byrne on the subject of “Carlow & the Famine Girls”.
Free public lecture and book launch at Cobden Hall, Carlow College by Dr Margaret Murphy, Lecturer in History, Monday 12 October 2015 at 1.45pm. Dr Murphy will peak on ‘Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland ‘. Her new book, of this title, which she co-edited with Dr Matthew Stout will be launched at this event
Public film screening in Carlow College, ‘Ireland: Birth of a Nation’, Feile an Fhomhair, Thursday 8th October 2015 at 7.30pm, charge: €5.00 With the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising less than a year away, a film documenting the events larding up to the rebellion is
Waterways Ireland Public Consultation Waterways Ireland is holding a series of public consultation events in connection with their Draft Heritage Plan. The consultation event for this region takes place on Thursday 15th October in the Lord Bagenal Hotel in Leighlinbridge. We would encourage our members to attend to
Since its foundation in 1946 the society has put on a series of six autumn/winter lectures each year. The topics covered in these lectures vary from subjects of local historical interest to national issues. See below for details of upcoming lectures. These lectures are held in various
School History Competition Winners 2015 1st Place: Eoin Cummins: Ballinkillen National School : Borris Railway Line and Viaduct 2nd Place: Anna Colgan : St. Patrick’s National School, Rathvilly : Huntingdon Castle Joint 3rd Place: Sophie Byrne : Grange National School : Brigid Byrne 1925-2015 Michaela Flood :
Video of the pottery reconstruction by the Ballon Hill Archaeology Project. In conjunction with Carlow County Museum and Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society, the Ballon Hill Archaeology Project commissioned prehistoric pottery specialist Elaine Lynch to make replicas of eight of the vessels found on Ballon Hill. The
2013 1st Place: Louise Colgan : Rathvilly National School : Ducketts Grove 2nd Place: David Lalor : Ballon National School : St. Mullin’s Monastery 3rd Place: Donncha Murphy : Ballon National School : Kevin Barry Well Done Everyone!