February CHAS Talk on the origins and the history of the Irish National Stud from 1900 to 2021 by Dr Declan Monaghan. Wednesday 21 February Seven Oaks Hotel.

This lecture explores the origins and history of the Irish National Stud from 1900 to 2021, and this research is the first of its kind on this subject. Initially, the stud farm was a private enterprise owned by British businessman Colonel William Hall-Walker. In 1916, he generously

Carloviana 2024 – Where to buy it

                    Carloviana 2024 is available online or in the outlets below. Online: https://carlowhistorical.com/shop/ Bagenalstown: The Little Shop, Kilree Street Ballon: McAsseys, Main Street Borris: O’Shea Centra, Main Street Bunclody: Peter Steemers, The Mall Carlow Town: Book Station, 134


Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society are now accepting papers for inclusion in the next edition of our yearly journal, Carloviana 2024, which will be launched in November 2023. The Society welcomes the submission of original papers for publication from both members and non-members. Papers should be related

CHAS Talk, Weds 15 February 2023. Mapping and Researching the Cillíní (Unconsecrated Children’s Burial Grounds) of Ireland

      Cillíní (unconsecrated children’s burial grounds) were an unfortunate outcome of the Roman Catholic Church’s Counter-Reformation (1545-1648 AD/CE). During the Counter-Reformation, the Church went back to and promoted their older theological teachings, including those of St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD/CE), who had proposed that unbaptised

CHAS Talk, Weds 18 January 2023. Collusion and Discovery in eighteenth-century, Co. Kildare during the Penal Laws

While the Penal Laws ‘are a standard set piece in textbook accounts of the eighteenth century’, it is only relatively recently that Catholics have ‘emerge[d] … not as an amorphous mass of down-trodden victims whose destiny was to endure, but as a group of socially-mobile individuals who struggle[d] … against