The Vanished and The Vanishing?

This seminar will explore two eras in Rathangan's Socio-Economic History.

Rathangan Community LibraryRathangan

Event Details

  • Sat 10 Nov  2018
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm

  • Cost: Free - Booking Required

  • Venue Details
    Rathangan Community Library

    Canal Court

The Vanished - features a presentation by Rob Goodbody, historic building consultant, and author of a number of works on Quaker and local history. One hundred years after the Quaker Meeting House in Rathangan was ‘laid down’, this talk will explore the story of Rathangan’s Quaker Community and the legacy of a forgotten people.

The Vanishing - features a presentation by Dr Ciar????n O’Reilly NUI Maynooth, author of a number of books on the Great Famine and a history of his native Edenderry.  At a time when Bord na M??na is making a radical shift away from peat production this talk will explore the socio-economic impact of Bord na M??na, looking at how it has altered lives and places across the Midlands.

Admission free, booking essential. Starts 10.00 am ends by 3.00pm

For further information or to book a place phone 045 528078, email

This event is supported by Kildare County Council under its Creative Ireland Bursary Awards 2018

The Vanished - Quaker Cemetary, The Vanishing - Bord Na Mona, The Great Famine

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