by ehistoryadmin on August 18, 2020

The Heritage Of Education in County Kildare (Heritage Week 2020)

The theme for Heritage Week 2020 is ‘Heritage and Education: Learning From Our Heritage’. This is an ideal opportunity to celebrate our educational heritage.

County Kildare has a proud heritage of education, with hedge schools, national schools, secondary schools, St Patrick’s College all having significant impacts on Kildare life over the past two hundred years. The Local Studies & Archives Department of Kildare have compiled a short online exhibition for Heritage Week 2020 to highlight this.

Below is a selection of postcards from the collections of the Local Studies Department of Kildare Library Service that highlight the educational heritage of County Kildare.

The Local Studies & Archives Collections in Newbridge contain a diverse range of publications related to the history and heritage of education in County Kildare. Below is a sample of some of the items:


Here are some previous articles on the ‘heritage of education’ in Kildare also.

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