Carloviana 2021 – 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 2020. The Society welcomes the submission of original papers for publication from both members and non-members. Papers should be related to


In the light of concerns regarding COVID19, the Management Committee of CHAS has taken a number of decisions regarding upcoming events. All CHAS talks ‘The Hospitaller Knights of St John in Carlow & South Leinster’, scheduled for March 18th, has been postponed until a future date. We

Carloviana 2020 – Where to buy it

Carloviana 2020 is now on sale. You can buy it online at or at the following shops: Bagenalstown:            The Little Shop, Kilree Street Ballon:                         Vivo Supermarket, Main Street Borris:                          O’Shea Centra, Main Street Bunclody:                     Peter Steemers, The Mall Carlow:                        Lamberts, 16 Dublin Street                               

CHAS talk on Bishop Doyle (JKL) and Daniel O’Connell

On 20 Nov 2019 Dr Tom McGrath of Carlow College, St Patrick’s gave a talk on ‘Bishop Doyle (JKL) and Daniel O’Connell’.     There was a large turn-out for the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society’s public lecture on the relationship between Bishop Doyle (JKL) and Daniel O’Connell. The

Launch of Carloviana 2020

Carloviana 2020 was launched Thursday 28th November in the Seven Oaks hotel by Turlough O’Brien, Carlow Senior Football manager, author of Cycling South Leinster and proud Carlovian. Hear Turlough’s talk here Carloviana 2020 has 220 pages of history relating to Carlow. It contains 36 articles ranging from

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

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