A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924

Launch of A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924

to take place in Maynooth Library on 18 August 2022

‘We fought until we could fight no longer’

Art O’Connor, T.D., Kildare South

As part of Kildare County Council’s Heritage Week programme, Cllr Pádraig McEvoy, chairperson of the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, will officially launch A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924 on Thursday, 18 August at 8.00 p.m. in Maynooth Community Library.A short presentation on some of the notable events of the period will be given by authors, Mario Corrigan and James Durney.

This publication highlights local political, military, social and cultural episodes and incidents in the county during the Civil War period.  Some of the major events that took place across the island of Ireland are also included to provide context. It will be of interest to anyone curious about the history of Co. Kildare, particularly local history groups and secondary school students, and help the wider public navigate the period of the Civil War in the county. While the book is not a comprehensive history of the Civil War, it brings new information to light which may lead to further research.

A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924 has been supported by the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee. The research, compilation and editing of this publication was undertaken by Mario Corrigan in conjunction with the Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Department of Kildare Library Service. It is a companion volume of A Timeline of the War of Independence in County Kildare 1919-1922.

All are welcome but booking is essential by emailing localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or via https://bit.ly/3QLBVuq.

Complimentary copies will be available to the public in all branches of Kildare Library and Arts Service in the coming weeks. It will also be available to download after the launch on the Decade of Commemorations webpage of Kildare County Library service website, https://kildarecoco.ie/Library/LocalStudiesGenealogyandArchives/DecadeofCommemorations/

The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee has been active in its work since 2015 to create a legacy of research and material for future generations. It is supported by Kildare County Council, Kildare Library and Arts Service, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2021-2023 initiative.

Enquiries can be sent to localhistory@kildarecoco.ie

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