Heritage Week in Maynooth

                                                HERITAGE WEEK 2012, IN MAYNOOTH On Sunday the 19th August 2012 Declan O’Connor, a Member of Maynooth Local History Group (MLHG) led a “Walk and Talk” to an intact surviving example of a traditional three-wall Handball Alley in the grounds of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. Maynooth, being an Estate Town, was mapped […]

Federation visit Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Recently representatives of the Federation of Local History Societies, Larry Breen and J.J. Woods, made an informal visit to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland  at 63 Merrion Square, where they were greeted by the recently appointed Director Niamh Mc Cabe. The purpose of the visit was to explore the possibility of establishing closer […]

Local History in Local Schools

 “LOCAL HISTORY IN LOCAL SCHOOLS” A PROJECT BY THE FEDERATION OF LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES   This project called ‘Local History in Local Schools’ is presently being considered by Dermot Ryan of Kinsale and Betty Quinn of Drogheda. We are anxious to have as much input as possible from Member Societies and indeed interesting individuals, hence […]

Old Drogheda Civil War Autumn School

OLD DROGHEDA SOCIETY / DROGHEDA MUSEUM MILLMOUNT 18th Annual John Boyle O’Reilly Autumn School Patron Dr. T.K. Whitaker The Irish Civil War and Its Legacy – 90 years on, a re-appraisal. Sun 16 Sept 2012 10am-5.30pm The D Hotel Drogheda 90 years ago, on the 4th of July 1922, the tower of Millmount Fort in […]

Clane Local History Group – Programme Change

Clane Local History Group Clane Local History Group is part of the national celebrations for Heritage Week, which runs this year from 18 August to 26 August next. As announced earlier this year, our members were eagerly looking forward to a planned visit to Courtown House Kilcock. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we sincerely regret […]