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HERITAGE WEEK 2007 in COUNTY KILDARE

 

Seachtain Oidhreachta 2007

i gCo. Chill Dara

 

Saturday 25th August to Sunday 2nd September 2007

 

 

 

Heritage Week is a part of a European initiative to encourage people to take an interest in their local Heritage.

 

The aim of heritage week is to foster a greater understanding and awareness of our own local heritage.

 

This listing of events has been complied by Kildare County Council.

 

Most events listed here are free. Children are welcome but young children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

 

 

‘Heritage Week Art Competition’

Athy Heritage Centre is hosting a  ‘Heritage Week Art Competition’ open to both children and adults. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Nimrod Expedition’.

Children’s Categories are 4-7, 8-13, 14-18. Please write your name, date of birth and phone number on your entry. CLOSING DATE for entries is Wednesday 15th August 2007 before 5p.m.

 

Venue:                                       Athy Heritage Centre, Town Hall

Contact                                                 Margaret Walsh

Tel:                                                       0598633075

Email:                                        athyheritage@eircom.net

 

Athy Heritage Centre - Museum Exhibitions

The Heritage Centre-Museum houses exhibitions and audio visuals focuses on Ernest Shackleton, Gordan Bennett Race, WW1, Canals among others. 25% off admission prices during Heritage Week.

 

Venue:                                      Athy Heritage Centre - museum        

Contact:                                   Margaret Walsh                                  

Tel.:                                          0598633075

Email:                                       athyheritage@eircom.net

Website:                                   www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie     

 

Tours of St Mary's Church of Ireland, Leixlip. "A place of worship for over 800 years'.

Adult and Child friendly tours of the oldest public building in Leixlip still in regular use. Tours running from 25/08/2007 - 02/09/2007 Times: 9.30am - 3.00pm 

 

Venue:                                      St Mary's Church of Ireland, Main Street, Leixlip, Co Kildare, Kildare

Contact:                                   Helen Ryan

Email:                                       sta@indigo.ie

Telephone:                                01 6240976

Fax:                                          01 6240846

 

Removal of Invasive Species – Bog of Allen Nature Centre (IPCC)

Removal of invasive species and coppicing of Birch trees to manage Lullymore West cataway bog for butterflies, mainly the rare Marsh Fritillary Butterfly. Running from August 27th to September 1st, the main day takes place on Saturday 1st of September

 

Venue: The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare

Contact: Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC)

Telephone: 045 – 860133

Email: bogs@ipcc.ie

Fax: 045 – 860481

Web: www.ipcc.ie

 

 

History of Leixlip GAA Exhibition

An exhibition tracing the history of the GAA in leixlip through photograph's, newspaper articles and other local history sources running throughout Heritage Week.

 

Venue:                                      Leixlip Library

Contact:                                   Kevin Murphy

Tel.:                                          01 6060050

Email:                                       leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie

 

 

Art Exhibition at Castletown House

Exhibition by local artists in all mediums. For further information please contect organiser directly.

 

Venue:                          Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Contact:                                   Bea O'Connell

Tel:                                           01 6271275

 

Exhibition of Memorabilia Relating to kildare Poet and Literary Nationalist Teresa Brayton

 

Venue:                          Maynooth Community Library, mainstreet, Maynooth

Time:                                        during normal opening hours

Contact:                                   Bernadette Gilligan

Tel:                                           01 6285530

Email:                                       bgilligan@kildarecoco.ie

 

 

Variety of Events at Maynooth Castle

Maynooth Castle will host a variety of events throughout Heritage Week (musical performances, living history exhibitions and GAA related events).

There will also be free guided tours of this 13th century castle, stronghold of the great Earl of Kildare, Garret Mor Fitzgerald

 

Venue:                          Maynooth Castle, Maynooth Co. Kildare

Contact:                                   Donna O'Connor

Tel:                                           01 6286744

Email:                                       maynoothcastle@opw.ie

 

Irish National Stud 2 for the price of 1

2 for the price of 1 on production of the Heritage Week Booklet. Includes a guided tour of the stud, visit to the Japanese Gardens, the Horse Museum and St. Fiachra's Garden

 

Venue:                          Irish National Stud, Tully Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Contact:                                   Frieda O'Connell

Tel:                                           045 521617

Email:                                       japanesegardens@eircom.net

 

Free Entry to Kildare Town Heritage Centre with Fascinating Video

During Heritage week there is free entry to Kildare Town Heritage Centre where you can view a fascinating video on the history and heritage of Kildare Town.

 

Venue:                                      Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare.

Contact:                                   Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Tel:                                           045 530672

 

 

 

National Science Museum

The museum has the finest collection of historic scientific instruments on public display in Ireland. Contains original apparatus of Nicholas Callan. Tuesday and Thursday 2-4p.m., Sunday 2-6p.m.

 

Venue:                                      Museum, St. Patricks College, Maynooth, Kildare

Contact:                                   Niall McKeith

Tel:                                           01 7083780

Email:                                       niall.mckeith@nuim.ie

 

 

 

‘Your Time – Your Place’ Radio Talks – KFM

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups will be organising radio talks each morning on KFM from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July on aspects of Kildare’s heritage, both built and natural. Narrated by local poet, writer and broadcaster Mae Leonard.

 

Venue:                                      KFM

Contact:                                   Larry Breen  

Tel.:                                         

Email:                                       larrybreen8@eircom.net

 

Presentation of prizes for Heritage Week Art Competition

Heritage week starts with the presentation of both childrens and adults art competitions at 3.30pm on friday the 24th. The theme for this years competition is the "Nimrod Expedition". The winning entries will be on display for the duration of heriatge week and during the Ernest Shackelton Autumn School which is held on the october bank holiday

 

Venue:                                        Athy Heritage Centre, Town Hall

Contact                                      Margaret Walsh

Tel:                                              0598633075

Email:                                          athyheritage@eircom.net

 

Guided Historic Town Walks – Kildare Town

Walks take about an hour and depart from outside the Heritage Centre on Market Square at the following times:

Saturday 25th Aug – 11am, Sunday 26th Aug – 1pm, Monday 27th Aug – 11am, Saturday 1st Sep – 11am, Sunday 2nd Sept – 1pm, Monday 3rd Sept – 11am

 

Venue:                                      Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare.

Contact:                                   Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Tel:                                           045 530672

 

Ordnance Survey – Demonstration of Online Mapping – Historical 19th Century Series

A must for all local history researchers and enthusiasts in Naas Library on Thursday 23rd August at 3pm and 7pm

 

Venue:                                      Naas Library, Naas, Co. Kildare

Contact:                                   Naas Library

Tel:                                           045 879111

 

Military Medal Fair

Saturday 25th August from 11a.m. to 5p.m.

 

Venue:                                      Athy Heritage Centre - museum        

Contact:                                   Margaret Walsh                                  

Tel.:                                          0598633075

Email:                                       athyheritage@eircom.net

Website:                                   www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie

 

 

"The Forgotten Heritage of County Kildare" Bus Trip to South County Kildare led by Ger McCarthy

Bus trip to south Kildare based on Ger McCarthy's book, "the forgotten heritage of county Kildare". Organised by Naas Local History Group, departing from the church of the Irish Martyrs at 11am on Saturday 25th and returning at approximately 5pm. picnic lunch must be brought; cost is 12.50 payable to Ronnie Kinane.

Venue:                          Naas church of the Irish Martyrs

Contact:                                   Ronnie Kinane

Tel:                                           045 876254

 

Curragh Local History Group Open Day

In Conjunction with Heritage Week in County Kildare, the Curragh Local History Group are having an open day at their premises at McSweeney Road, Curragh on Saturday 25th August from 10.30a.m. to 4.30p.m.

 

Venue:                                      Curragh Local History Group, McSweeney Road, Curragh      

Contact:                                   Oliver Mc Crossan                            

Tel.:                                         

Email:                                       olivermccrossan@eircom.net

Website:                                 www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie

 

 

Royal Canal Amenity Group Heritage Walk

The Maynooth branch of the royal canal amenity group is organising a walk from dukes harbour(maynooth) to the 14th lock at Jackson’s Bridge (the Kilcock side) on Saturday 25th august at 3.30pm

 

Venue:                                      Dukes Harbour, Royal Canal                                      

Contact:                                   Declan O’Connor

Tel.:                             

Email:                                       kilvic@eircom.net

 

 

Guided Tour of Grounds and Chapel of St Patrick’s College with optional visit to the National Science Museum

Sunday 26 august 2007 2.00pm at main gate of St Patrick’s College (near Maynooth Castle)

 

Venue:                                      St. Patrick’s College

Contact:                                   Rita Edwards

Tel.:                                          01 6016332

Email:                                       ritaedwards@eircom.net

 

Donadea Forest Park

Tir na Mona are hosting a talk, followed by a walk in Donadea Forest Park on Sunday 26th August. This talk will be presented by James Reid

Venue:                  Meeting at the Castle in Donadea

Time:                     3pm

Ballynafagh Lake Walk

Tir na Mona are hosting a walk and talk in Ballynafagh Lake on Monday 27th August. This is a chance to learn about this wonderful biodiversity area and it's place in loclahistory. This talk will be lead by Sean Flannery

Venue:                Meeting at the car park of Ballynafagh Lake

Time:                   7.30pm

"It was all for the Craic"

A reflection on the Capers and their importance to Kilcullen through the 70s and 80's. With guests, performances and clips from the past. Wednesday 29th August starting at 8.00pm

 

Venue:                          Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Contact:                                   Nessa Dunlea

Tel:                                           0872339610

Email:                                       dunlea@eircom.net  

 

 

 

 

 

Official Opening of Jacinta Crowley-Long’s Art Exhibition ‘Lost and Found’

Thursday 30th August – Friday September 14th. Official opening at 7p.m. on Thursday 30th

 

Venue:                                      Athy Heritage Centre - museum        

Contact:                                   Margaret Walsh                                  

Tel.:                                          0598633075

Email:                                       athyheritage@eircom.net

Website:                                   www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie

 

 

‘Roads, Resolution and Research’ NRA on Archaeological Finds on Road Schemes

The National Roads Authority are holding a seminar at the Gresham Hotel on August 30th admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance! Registration on the day is at 9.30 am

 

Venue:                                      Gresham Hotel

Contact:                                   Lillian Butler

Tel.:                                          01 6602511

Email:                                       lbutler@nra.ie

 

 

‘Leixlip in Maps’ Talk

An illustrated talk on the greater Leixlip area in maps, including the Dublin to Mullingar toll or turnpike road given by local historian John Colgan on the 30th August at 7.30pm

 

Venue:                                      Leixlip Library

Contact:                                   Kevin Murphy

Tel.:                                          01 6060050

Email:                                       leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie

 

 

Exhibition and Talk on Kildare Poet and Literary Nationalist Teresa Brayton

Exhibition of memorabilia during heritage week and talk starting at 7.30pm Friday 31st August in Maynooth Library followed by traditional Irish Music, Poetry and song.

 

Venue:                                      Maynooth Community Library

Contact:                                   Bernadette Gilligan

Tel.:                                          01 6285530

Email:                                       maynoothlib@kildarecoco.ie

 

Guided Walking Tour of Johnstown's Historical Sites

Local Historian Brian Mccabe will lead a walking tour to the many historically significant buildings and sites in and around the village on Saturday 1st of September at 11 am

Venue:                          Meet outside MyNu/Kildare Kitchen 11am sharp

Contact:                                   Johnstown Combined Residents' Association

Email:                                       johnstownvillage@hotmail.com

 

Walk and Talk – The History of Transport Systems Serving Kilcock from the 18th to 20th Centuries

Talk given by historian Jim Rochfort, starting from Shaw Bridge at 3pm on Sunday September 2nd.

 

Venue:                                      Meet at Shaw Bridge

Contact:                                   Bernadette Gilligan, Maynooth Community Library

Tel.:                                          087 – 7603346         

Email:

 

 

Heritage Walk to Rathcoffey Castle and Barbeque

Family Day organised by Rathcoffey Historical Group begins with the Annual Heritage day walk to Rathcoffey Castle followed by a barbeque in the grounds of Rathcoffey GAA centre on Sunday 2nd September. Meet outside the school at 3.45pm

 

Venue:                                      Rathcoffey Hill/Rathcoffey GAA centre

Contact:                                   Seamus Cullen

Tel.:                             

Email:                          

Website:          

 

 

Illustrated Lecture on Grey Abbey, Kildare

Archaeologist Ms Emer Dennehy will talk about excavation work at the 13th Century Franciscan site at Grey Abbey, burial grounds of the Earls of Kildare at 3.00pm at Kildare Shopping Village Sunday 2nd September

 

Venue:                                      Kildare Shopping Village, Meet at entrance near Le Creuset shop, Kildare

Contact:                                   Mary Glennon

Tel:                                           045 876243

Email:                                       glennonmp@eircom.net

 

 

 

Desperate Houswives of the 19th Century

Lecture given by Dr. Maebh O’Regan in celbridge Library on Monday 3rd September at 8pm

 

Venue:                                      Celbridge Community Library                        

Contact:                                   Marianne, Celbridge Community Library

Tel.:                                          01-6272207

Email:                                       celbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

 

 

 

Bat Walk and Talk in Ballymore Eustace

Conor Kelleher for Bat Conservation Ireland will give a presentation on these fascinating creatures and then lead a walk about town to find them on Tuesday 4th September. Sponsored by Kildare County Council. Starting at 7p.m. Bring suitable rain gear and a torch. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Venue:                                      Parish Centre, Ballymore Eustace

Time:                                        7p.m. Tuesday 4th September

 

Women's Integrate Network Craft Exhibition

Friday 14th September 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Venue:                                         Athy Heritage Centre, Town Hall

Contact                                      Margaret Walsh

Tel:                                              0598633075

Email:                                          athyheritage@eircom.net