by ehistoryadmin on August 23, 2022

A Timeline of the Civil War in Co. Kildare 1922-24

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication detailing many of the events that took place throughout the county during the Civil War period. The launch of A Timeline of the Civil War in Co. Kildare 1922-24 took place in Maynooth Community Library on 18 August. Two further launches will take place in Athy Community Library at 5 pm on 25 August and in Kildare Town Community Library at 7.30 on 1 September.

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Physical copies of the book will be available free from 18 August 2022. via Co. Kildareā€™s public library network.

A Timeline of the Civil War in Co. Kildare will be of interest to anyone curious about the history of Co. Kildare, particularly local history groups and secondary school students. It will help them navigate the period of the Civil War as it happened in Co. Kildare. The main incidents on the national stage are included to give it context. Much of the information comes from the local and national newspapers of the day and while an event may be recorded, there may be further information in the newspapers and other sources. We hope to encourage students to look further. Not every arrest or raid for arms is recorded; not every incident involving the cutting of wires, roads being trenched or bridges being damaged is documented, so researchers are encouraged to go back to the sources and history books and look for more. This is a Timeline, a listing of notable events by date, not a comprehensive history, but it will bring new events and information to light which hopefully will lead to further research.

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee has been active in its work since 2015. From the outset, it has proudly worked to create a legacy of research and material for future generations. It is supported by Kildare County Council and Kildare Library Services and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2021-2023 initiative. The support of the Chair and members of the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee is gratefully acknowledged.

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