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CHAS tour of Laois Castles

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

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 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

Carloviana 2020 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 2019. The Society welcomes the submission of original papers for publication from both members and non-members. Papers should be related to the history of

Launch of Carloviana 2019

The launch of the 71st edition of the journal of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society, Carloviana took place on Thursday 29th of November in Seven Oaks Hotel at 8pm. Carloviana 2019 was launched by by Dr. Sharon Greene. Dr. Greene is an archaeologist and the current editor of

Historic Killoughternane Post Box Stolen

An Post, Carlow County Museum and local historians are upset by the recent theft of an out-of-service post box from a wall at Killoughternane in south County Carlow. The historic box, has not been in regular use for some time and, thanks to the initiative of the

CHAS Ballon Hill Archaeology project gets national attention

Niall O’Neill, a committee member of the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society has recently published his findings on Ballon Hill Archaeology Project in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. The following is his account. If you were to search for published work on

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society will be held on Wednesday 4th April 2018, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, commencing at 8.00 p.m.

Call for Papers for Carloviana 2019 

  The Editorial Committee of Carloviana are now accepting papers for Carloviana 2019. Contributors  are asked to note that the deadline for submission of papers has been changed to 30 June. This earlier date has been agreed to facilitate the work of the voluntary editorial committee in proofing

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