Kildare County Council Commemorative Activities 

  1. New Publication – A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare, 1922-1924

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication detailing many of the events that took place throughout County Kildare during the Civil War period. An event will take place in Kildare Town Community Library at 7.30PM on 1 September to mark the launch this publication, including a presentation from the authors.

Complimentary copies for this companion piece to the previously publication Timeline of the War of Independence in County Kildare are available to collect in all branch libraries of Kildare Library Service. It will also be available to download as a pdf from the Local Studies, Genealogy &Archives section of the Kildare Library Service website. For further information, see A TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR IN COUNTY KILDARE 1922-1924

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  1. Where the bodies are buried’ – the ‘Disappeared’ of the Irish Revolution 1920-1923′ – Dr Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc

An chaoi ar fhuadaigh, ar mharaigh agus ar chur fórsaí na Breataine agus an IRA sibhialaigh agus trodairí a chur ina n-aghaidh gan leacht ná deis chaointe a bheith ag a muintir.. Tharla an cineál rud céanna sa gCogadh Cathartha nuair a mharaigh agus nuair a chur an IRA spíodóirí.

A talk about the IRA’s Intelligence War and the “disappearance” of spies, informers and British soldiers. Padraig even found one of the missing bodies!

Venue and Date: Thursday 1st September Maynooth Library

Time: 6.30pm – Booking through Ticket Tailor

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/maynoothlibrary/737658

  1. “Irish is a foreign language no different to Hebrew!” – Talk on Irish Language During 1912-23 Period by Dr Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc

Constáblaí de chuid an RIC a rugadh in Éirinn ag gabháil Sasanach as Gaeilge a labhairt, Giúdaigh Bhaile Átha Cliath agus Protastúnaigh Bhéal Feirste ag foghlaim Gaeilge, Arm na Breataine ag buamáil siopaí de bharr a gcuid fógraí a bheith as Gaeilge agus an Eaglais Chaitliceach ag cur i gcoinne na Gaeilge sna scoileanna. Faigh amach an stair fholaithe nár múineadh duit ar scoil faoi na hiarrachtaí chun an Ghaeilge a mharú agus a shábháil le linn Réabhlóid na hÉireann.

Irish born RIC Constables arresting Englishmen for speaking Irish, Dublin Jews and Belfast Protestant’s learning Irish, the British Army bombing the shops of businessmen who advertised “as Gaeilge” and the opposition of the Catholic Church to the Irish language in schools. Discover the hidden history you weren’t taught in school about the attempts to both kill off and save the Irish language during the Irish Revolution.

Venue and Date: Friday 2nd September Celbridge Library

Time: 3.30pm

https://buytickets.at/celbridgecommunitylibrary/738886

Venue and Date: Friday 30th September Leixlip Library

Time: 7.00pm

https://buytickets.at/leixliplibrary/735935

  1. John Devoy Seminar 2022

The Annual John Devoy Seminar is taking place in Lawlor’s Hotel, Naas the morning of Saturday 24th September. This free event will highlight aspects of the life of this great Irish-American Fenian leader from Kill, County Kildare who adopted a pro-Treaty position in 1922. Email localhistory@kildarecoco.ie for further details.

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