Heritage

Co. Kildare's Built & Natural Heritage
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Unveiling of Shackleton Statue in Athy

Sculpture by Mark Richards
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The unveiling of a sculpture of Ernest Shackleton Athy

Tuesday, 30th August 2016
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Calling Kildare's Centenarians

Please get in touch as soon as possible.

Heritage Highlights

GPO Staff in 1916 - Kildare connections

GPO Staff in 1916 - Kildare connections

James Durney, County Kildare Historian in Residence, takes a look back at Stephen Ferguson's book on the GPO in 1916 and focuses on the Kildare connections.

The Letters of 1916 project

The Letters of 1916 project

The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland. It is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916). 
Library Job Swop with Kildare Local Studies Section

Library Job Swop with Kildare Local Studies Section

Olive Morrin of Maynooth University Library gives a day in the life glimpse into the Local Studies Department of Kildare Library & Arts service, following her recent library work swop.

Heritage Featured

The Co.Kildare Monastic Trail

The Co.Kildare Monastic Trail

County Kildare is at the heart of the story of the dawn of Christianity in Ireland and a free audio guide, and a beautifully illustrated audio-visual guide, are available to help you explore this rich monastic heritage and bring to life these fascinating sites.
Kildare Town Heritage Trail

Kildare Town Heritage Trail

Kildare has been at the heart of Irish history for millenia. This free to download audioguide and audio-visual guide, will lead you around the wonderful Heritage Town of Kildare.

Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors

Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors

For anyone with Irish ancestors, tracing a family tree is never an easy or straight forward task. There are many reasons for this. Ireland's complex and troubled past resulted in a very scattered and incomplete set of records.

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