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CHAS Lecture on Archaeology

Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presents an evening talk by Eoin Grogan on Excavations at Carrig, Co. Wicklow: A Bronze Age family cemetery Land improvement works in December 1984 revealed a previously unknown burial monument. The site—a Bronze Age cemetery cairn—overlooks the confluence of the King and

CHAS Lecture: The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years

Join Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society for an evening talk by Leo Mc Gough, ‘The GAA in Carlow in the Revolutionary Years’ Leo Mc Gough, a well-known GAA historian who has trawled the archives to keep alive for future generations the names and deeds of the heroes

CHAS Lecture: Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, 1540-1640

Join the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society for a presentation by Dr Brian Jackson. Merchants and Missionaries: The Society of Jesus, salvific optimism, economic opportunity, material consumption and varieties of uniformity in Irish Counter Reformation Catholicism, 1540-1640 This talk will seek to explain how a small group

CHAS lecture: Stacking the coffins: the 1918-1919 influenza

CHAS lecture: Stacking the coffins: the 1918-1919 influenza

Dr Ida Milne is a social historian of disease, who specialises in interviewing people to collect the lived experience of disease.  She is European history lecturer at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy Historical Sciences Committe. On 27th February 2019, in  the beautiful

CHAS Lecture: The General Election of December 1918

CHAS Lecture: The General Election of December 1918

The first CHAS lecture of 1919 took place Wednesday 16 Jan in Carlow Town Hall at 8pm. John O’Donovan spoke on the 1918 General Election. The 1918 election was a turning point in Irish history and impact of this momentous event was remenbered and explained during John’s talk. A

Lectures 2019

Lectures 2019

Here is the schedule of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society lectures for 2018-19.

Talk on Returning Veterans at the end of World War I

Talk on Returning Veterans at the end of World War I

Many commemorations of the Great War were conducted in 2018 as it marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice, the end of World War I. There are many stories to be remembered and told of the battles, the politics and the people. Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society

CHAS talk on Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow

CHAS talk on Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow

On Wednesday 17th October at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow John Kelly. Editor of Carloviana, shared the results of over three years of research on Robert Hartpole, Tudor Constable of Carlow. Robert Hartpole was a soldier/settler from Kent who arrived in Ireland around 1549 and rose through

A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson Collection

A presentation on the Jackson collection was hosted by Carlow Town Library in association with Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society in Carlow County Library on September 27th at 7.30 pm. The Jacksons were a military family based in Graiguecullen. Two brothers Adam and Robert amassed a large collection

Heritage Week 2018 Mini Lectures – Haddens and Michael Governey

Heritage Week 2018 Mini Lectures – Haddens and Michael Governey

On 22 August 2018 in St Patrick’s, Carlow College, Carlow the Heritage Week mini lectures had a family and literary flavour.   Avril Hogan spoke about the business managed by five generations of her family in ‘Haddens 1848-1976, Five generations of Retailing in the South East’. Her research was

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