Eye on the past

Emergence of Sinn Féin in 1918 election changed the political face of urban Ireland.

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1461 TOWARDS the end of November 1918 the local newspapers reported on the arrangements made in the Athy area with regard to the General Election scheduled for 14 December. At a meeting held in Athy,...

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A look back at the GAA in south Kildare 50 years ago

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1459 THE local G.A.A.club year of 50 years ago opened with controversy arising from the...

Friday, 18/12/20 - 11:08pm Read More

Popular mythology has tended to hide many historical truths

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1458 MUCH has been written in the past week about the Kilmichael ambush, so much...

Sunday, 13/12/20 - 12:07pm Read More

Athy woman played their role in fight for independence

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1457   IT’S one of my many regrets that I didn’t realise the elderly lady...

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Eye on the Past: Please support Lions appeals in Athy

By Frank Taaffe THE local conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society has been doing extraordinary work within our...

Sunday, 29/11/20 - 10:01am Read More

Online school confirms the international reach of the Shackleton story

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1454 THE week started with the ‘Virtually Shackleton’ event on Saturday streamed from the Town...

Saturday, 14/11/20 - 10:45am Read More

New book gives past lives a relevance

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1453 LOCAL history is all around us. It is in the buildings, the streets and...

Friday, 06/11/20 - 12:45pm Read More

Archaeological assessment of historical site in Athy needed

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1452 LAST week’s ********Kildare Nationalist*********** carried a news item concerning White’s Castle and an announcement...

Sunday, 01/11/20 - 2:00pm Read More

Saluting the heroes past and present of Athy GFC

  EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1450 By Frank Taaffe IN years to come it may be described as the...

Wednesday, 14/10/20 - 7:30pm Read More

Eye on the Past: The year that was 1861 in Athy

EYE ON THE PAST NO. 1445 By Frank Taaffe THE  Leinster Express reported in September 1861 that Athy had 44...

Sunday, 20/09/20 - 10:00am Read More

Living Greener

Living Greener: Preparing for the future

By Brian Kaller LAST week I wrote about all the positive things we learned in 2020, and this week I wanted to explain why the crisis we’re in isn’t going to go away any time soon. We might be inoculated...

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Different ways to stay warm this winter

AS the days get colder, most of us are spending more money to stay warm in winter; most of our...

Sunday, 13/12/20 - 10:05am Read More

Get out into the garden

By Brian Kaller AS the days get very short indeed and we are now in what seems like the 547th week...

Sunday, 06/12/20 - 10:00am Read More

Living greener: Our ancestors were more literate than we realise

By Brian Kaller WHEN I write about learning from the past, I get one response more than any other: that...

Sunday, 29/11/20 - 11:45am Read More

Important to get lots of vitamins this winter

LIVING GREENER By Brian Kaller THIS year more than ever it’s important to keep getting lots of vitamins through the...

Saturday, 07/11/20 - 11:50am Read More

Your questions about US elections answered

By Brian Kaller ORDINARILY I use this space to write about gardening, cooking, and ways of living more sustainably for...

Friday, 06/11/20 - 8:15pm Read More

Learning life’s lessons at home

NOW that we’re all going into Level 5 quarantine for a while, and it’s getting too cold to do much...

Sunday, 01/11/20 - 11:00am Read More

Easy recipes for autumn

By Brian Kaller   DURING these COVID days, many of us don’t get to the shops as often as we...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 10:00am Read More

The benefits of keeping it local… including currency

By Brian Kaller ALMOST everyone here in Ireland has come upon sterling in their pocket – a UK pence or...

Sunday, 18/10/20 - 2:22pm Read More

On yer bike

IN  perhaps one of the great ironies of human civilisation, mechanical devices to truly magnify human power came along as...

Tuesday, 26/03/13 - 11:25am Read More