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

The Great War through the eyes of the Poets

The Great War through the eyes of the Poets

An evening presentation by Jim Shannon titled “The Great War through the eyes of the Poets” was the fourth in the 2017/2018 winter lecture series. “The First World War was a cataclysmic upheaval, changing fundamentally the lives of many millions. There were at the time a great

The Tudor Marshals of Leinster 1530-1580

The Tudor Marshals of Leinster 1530-1580

  The third lecture in the 2017-18 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society winter  series was a lecture by Diarmuid Wheeler titled “Tudor Marshals of Leinster.” Diarmuid is a Laois historian who’s PhD examined Tudor local government in Leix and Offaly during the plantations of the sixteenth century and

Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–1922

Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–1922

On Wednesday 18th of October the first CHAS lecture of the 2017/2018 series took place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Dr. Catherine Cox of the U.C.D. School of History gave a well received a talk on the Carlow Lunatic Asylum. The talk drew on research carried

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

Heritage Week Mini Lectures

On the 23rd of August 2017 as part of Heritage Week 2017 Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presented 2 extremely well attended mini lectures in Carlow College. Firstly Carlovian Art Historian Mary Stratton Ryan gave an excellent talk entitled ‘Homage to Carlow’s Greatest Artist’, Frank O’Meara 1853-1888.

The Archaeology of the Blackstairs.

The Archaeology of the Blackstairs.

Our final lecture in the Winter Lecture Series 2016/17, by Dr. Seamus Ó Murchú, took place on Wednesday 19th April at 8pm in Borris Vocational School and was extremely well attended. Dr. Ó Murchú introduced the archaeology of this landscape and how it was used from the

St. Mary’s College, Knockbeg, 1913-23

St. Mary’s College, Knockbeg, 1913-23

On Wednesday, March 15th. in the Seven Oaks Hotel Msgr. Brendan Byrne, a former Rector of the College, gave a very well attended talk on the college in the revolutionary period 1913-1923.   During the War of Independence, the college became known as “The Rebels’ Paradise”, because under the