Eye on the past

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 Hall, Athy with a 10.30am start and continued until late that same evening. The early 18th century building has hosted...

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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

One of biggest parades and pageants even seen in Athy

By Frank Taaffe IT was reported in the local press as one of the biggest parades and pageants seen in...

Sunday, 06/09/20 - 11:00am Read More

Man makes daring escape from Athy in 1960

By Frank Taaffe MIKE Robinson, born in this parish 77 years ago and now a long-time resident in Australia, sent...

Wednesday, 19/08/20 - 12:01am Read More

A look back at the history of Athy Museum Society

By FRANK TAAFFE THIRTY-seven years have passed since Athy Museum Society was founded following a public meeting in the local...

Saturday, 01/08/20 - 4:21pm Read More

Gordon Bennet race made Athy epicentre of the motoring world

By Frank Taaffe The Gordan Bennett race of July 1903 made Ireland, for a short time at least, the epicentre...

Sunday, 26/07/20 - 2:05pm Read More

Fr Matthew’s Temperance medals donated to Athy heritage centre

Eye on the past By Frank Taaffe IN a recent*Eye on the Past I made reference to Fr Mathew’s Temperance...

Sunday, 19/07/20 - 10:07am Read More

Living Greener

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 winter, and to use everything you can from the garden while it lasts and while there is still daylight and...

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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

Feel the heat

SAY solar power” and everyone thinks of photovoltaic cells, and investing in these would be a boon to the world...

Tuesday, 12/03/13 - 10:38am Read More

All aboard the Earthship

ALL of us live in homes that are dependent on larger systems to operate: electrical grids, heating and plumbing. Most...

Tuesday, 05/03/13 - 9:09am Read More

The qualities of kale

MANY local gardeners had their worst year ever in 2012, with the near-constant rain washing away soil, waterlogging roots and...

Tuesday, 26/02/13 - 9:58am Read More