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

CHAS Lecture on Bronze Age Archaeology

(All Photos courtesy Paul Curran) On Weds 15 May Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented an entertaining and very educational talk in the Talbot Hotel by Eoin Grogan on Excavations at Carrig, Co. Wicklow: A Bronze Age family cemetery. Dr Grogan explained how land improvement works in

CHAS Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 AGM of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will take place on 24th April 2019 in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Notification of agenda and other documents are being sent to members. Members are encouraged to attend and our Committee of Management

2019 Schools History Prize Winners

Last week in Carlow Carlow County Museum, the winners of the 2019 Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society second level were awarded their prizes. First prize was awarded to Kate Somers from Ballon National School, with an outstanding project on St. Columbanus. Second prize went to Kevin McKeon