On Wednesday 18 April, Mario Corrigan of County Kildare’s Library and Arts Services launched Clane Local History Group’s new journal at the GAA Centre, on Properous Road. The new publication is named after a hillock on the Clane to Kilcock road where, in 1798, one of the first battles of this historic rebellion occurred. The Group intend to make the publication an annual event in order to do justice to the huge amount of Clane’s valuable local history which lies unpublished and runs the risk of being forgotten. The very readable first edition runs to 108 pages and contains an extensive variety of articles on notable people, places and events in Clane’s long history. The particularly reader-friendly lay-out is a compliment to Jim Heffernan who edited the journal. This and the fact that at €5 the journal represents such good value account for the rapid depletion of stocks of the publication in all the participating outlets in Clane.
John Noonan, Chairperson, Mario Corrigan, Kildare Library and Arts services, Jim Heffernan, editor and Pat Given at the launch. (Photo: Tony Keane, Leinster Leader)