Heritage

Co. Kildare's Built & Natural Heritage
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Kildare Heritage Week 2017

Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers.

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Creative Ireland bursary award 2017

Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland are putting together a programme of events as part the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022. 
Funding is now available for individuals and organisations who wish to develop a community/cultural/ Heritage project/event.

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Ernest Shackleton Autumn School

Athy - County Kildare - October 2017

Heritage Highlights

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

The Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the ideal point of departure from which to explore the ancient treasures of the town. It is housed in the restored and refurbished nineteenth century Market House.
St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare Town

St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare Town

St Brigid’s Cathedral, located in the heart of Kildare town, occupies one of the most significant ecclesiastical sites in Ireland and is the site most associated with Ireland's most famous female saint, Brigid.
Co.Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

Co.Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

Each year the Federation holds a seminar to coincide with its AGM. Notable key speakers present illustrated talks on historical events which are often topical due to anniversaries.

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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