Blackstairs Bus Tour 2017

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society are organising a one day bus tour of the Blackstairs Mountains region on Saturday 9th September. Places are limited and will be strictly allocated in order of booking so please book early. The tour will cost €20 which covers your bus travel

2017 CHAS Outing to County Cork

The first summer CHAS outing this year takes us to Co. Cork where, in May, we will spend three days and two nights. We depart on Tuesday 23rd returning on Thursday 25th. We will be staying in the Quality Hotel & Leisure Club in Clonakilty. Our programme

1913 Carlow Feis programme now available online

The programme for the 1913 Carlow Feis is now available on the Irish Traditional Music Archive website. Containing not only the Feis programme and participants, the booklet also has a large number of advertisements for local businesses and interesting articles of historical value. Of particular interest is Marlborough

Carloviana 2017 Launched

Carloviana 2017 was launched by Elaine Callinan, Lecturer St. Patrick’s College, Carlow on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. To hear Elaines speech click here. A large crowd attended the launch and heard Elaine describe the variety of subjects and periods covered by this years publication. Also on the night

CHAS new website launched

John Shortall, Carlow County Library, launching CHAS website

On Monday 10th October 2016 Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society launched its upgraded website in Carlow County Museum. Bertie Watchorn, President of the Society, in his opening comments welcomed the enhanced opportunity to provide information on the Society’s activities. He also highlighted the two most innovative changes to the website. These

Trip to Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey

On Saturday 10th September over 30 society members and friends travelled to Medieval Fethard and Kilcooley Abbey in County Tipperary. Local guide Terry Cunningham  ( brought the group along the south battlements of the medieval town wall to Holy Trinity Church (c.1200) and to the 16th century Alms House, which is

Society Outing 2016

Ennis Co. Clare (image courtesy of Ennis Chamer of Commerce)

Our first summer outing this year takes us to Clare where, in July, we will spend three days and two nights in that beautiful county. We depart on Monday July 4th returning on Wednesday July 6th We will be staying in the West County Hotel, Ennis. While