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

Free public lecture and book launch

Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland-The new book by Dr. Margaret Murphy

Free public lecture and book launch at Cobden Hall, Carlow College by Dr Margaret Murphy, Lecturer in History, Monday 12 October 2015 at 1.45pm. Dr Murphy will peak on ‘Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland ‘. Her new book, of this title, which she co-edited with Dr Matthew Stout will be launched at this event

Public film screening in Carlow College

A film depicting the events leading up to, during and after the 1916 Rising

Public film screening in Carlow College, ‘Ireland: Birth of a Nation’, Feile an Fhomhair, Thursday 8th October 2015 at 7.30pm, charge: €5.00 With the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising less than a year away, a film documenting the events larding up to the rebellion is

Waterways Ireland

Waterways Ireland Public Consultation Waterways Ireland is holding a series of public consultation events in connection with their Draft Heritage Plan. The consultation event for this region takes place on Thursday 15th October in the Lord Bagenal Hotel in Leighlinbridge. We would encourage our members to attend to