Friday, May 22, 2020


ONE of the most common effects the lockdown has had on all of us would be the clearing of the long finger, and doing the big tidy round the house that may have been avoided for some time.

In a fitting combination of these efforts and those of our frontline staff over recent weeks, the Kildare’s Decade of Commemorations Committee have put a call out for any old photographs of nurses and care staff from throughout the county over the last 100 years in an effort to formally celebrate their efforts.

“We had planned an event for April which we sadly had to cancel, so we would like to do something else to celebrate,” said Karel Kiely from the Committee.

The Irish Nurses Union was founded in 1919, and an event planned for 25 April to mark the contribution of nurses to Kildare life over the past 100 years was cancelled due to the current pandemic.

Each photo should be in the highest resolution possible, and include the name of sender, the name of the photographer, and those pictured (if possible) from left to right.

If sending more than one photograph, please number them, and for each one provide the date, location, and name(s) of anyone who is in the photograph.

“A digital photographic archive will be created and kept at the Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Department at Kildare County Library in Newbridge,” said Karel.

“Please note that by submitting photos, it is assumed that contributors have provided full consent that the photos may be used in the newspapers or online, and may also be used in future exhibitions, publications and on social media channels,” he advised.

To participate please email your photo(s) to [email protected]








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