Ballymoon Castle, Professor Tadhg O’Keefe

Ballymoon Castle, Professor Tadhg O'Keefe

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 Vengance, Chris Power

Visitations of Vengeance

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

Free public lecture and book launch

Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland-The new book by Dr. Margaret Murphy

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

A film depicting the events leading up to, during and after the 1916 Rising

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

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

Lectures 2015-2016

Carlow Historical an Archaeological Society Lectures 2015-2016

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

Ballon Hill: Pottery Reconstruction

Ballon Hill Archaeology Project Prehistoric Pottery Reconstruction

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