The society has decided to do something new this year. In conjunction with St. Patrick’s College, Carlow we are sponsoring a prize for an original piece of historical writing by a student in the college.
The prize is offered to undergraduate 3rd & 4th year students of the honours degree courses in English & History and the Humanities.
Entries will take as their subject – The Decade of Commemoration and Carlow.
The judging panel will be chaired by a past president of the society and current editor of Carloviana, Jim Shannon. On the judging panel with Jim will be the patron of the society, Dr.Donal McCartney, Professor Emeritus of Modern Irish History UCD, and Dr. Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland.
The closing date for entry to the competition is 30th June 2016 and the results will be announced in late summer 2016.