Curragh Life in 1916 book launch Tuesday 13th December at 7.00 p.m. in Ceannt NCO's Mess, Curragh Camp The Curragh Local History Group is delighted to announce the publication of “Curragh Life in 1916”. The book celebrates the Centenary of the 1916 Rising through the stories of people who worked and lived there in [...]
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Four Kildare County Council projects have been shortlisted in five categories for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016. Chambers Ireland announced the shortlist in August with a total of 23 local authorities shortlisted over 16 categories. The awards, held in association with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, [...]
A unique concert featuring traditional musicians and singers descended from men and women involved in the 1916 Easter Rising at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, 8pm Friday 18th November 2016. This concert featuring a unique line-up of musicians is a must for lovers of traditional music, song and history – a unique way to [...]
As part of our Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme we are asking young people in Co. Kildare to take part in a design competition for a lapel pin to create a special memento of 2016. The winning design will be produced as a metal pin and presented on a card with the winner’s name. The pin [...]
August 3 2016 is the centenary of the execution of Roger Casement. An event to highlight the contribution of Casement, who has been described as one of the most enigmatic leaders of the revolutionary period in Ireland will take place the Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel. It is a family day event and there are 5,000 [...]
Two Kildare casualties in the Sackville Street Projectby James DurneyEight civilians from or with close Co. Kildare connections were killed during the Rising. The burial places of two of these are still unconfirmed 100 years later.Peter Connolly created by Ciara O’KeefePeter Connolly (33), of Simmonstown, Celbridge, was living at North King Street, Dublin, when it became [...]
A National Day of Street Parties and Community Celebrations with over 850 Street Feast Parties registered to date with 39 parties planned for Kildare so far! Centenary Street Feast Parties including in Naas, Maynooth, Carbury, Narraghmore and Celbridge. 3 weeks and counting . . . . . . . before The 2016 Centenary Street Feast To [...]
Kildare Library and Arts Service is delighted to announce that Jane Rigby from St. Mary’s College, Naas, has won second place in the national competition A Poem for Ireland organised by Libraries Development at the Local Government Management Agency (L.G.M.A.). Jane’s poem, ‘An Tríú Lá de Mhí Bealtaine, 1916’ had previously been selected as [...]
Remembering the 262 innocent civilians killed in 1916 with the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project supported by Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations Committee. A poignant exhibition of 262 model houses and a beautifully illustrated 1916 Book of Homes To be forgotten … is to die twice During the 1916 Rising, 485 people were [...]
Walking in the footsteps of heroes by James Durney 100 hundred years after a small band of men left Maynooth to participate in the 1916 Rising around 120 people took part in a re-enactment of the historic event on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Organised by ‘The Maynooth 1916 Centenary Committee’ the aim was to walk [...]