CHAS History Project Winners

On Wednesday 27th March 2019 the  Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society held their annual History Project Competition. Entries were received from primary school children all across County Carlow.


Pictured L-R: Pat O’ Neill, President of CHAS; Reuben McCarthy (Third Prize); Kate Somers (First Prize); Kevin McKeon (Second Prize); and Richard Codd, CHAS Committee Member, and Chair of Judging Committee.

First prize was awarded to Kate Somers from Ballon National School, with an outstanding project on St. Columbanus.

Second prize went to Kevin McKeon from Carlow National School for his excellent work on William Dargan.

Third prize was collected by Reuben McCarthy from Scoil Pádraig Naofa, Tullow, for his splendid project on John Tyndall.

The children were recognised and awarded for their work at a special event in Carlow County Museum, attended by their family, friends, and teachers.

All the projects are on display in Carlow County Museum for the public to see.

Well done to all for their incredible work! Carlow won’t be in short supply for future historians!


Some of Kate Somers excellent work on St. Columbanus of Bobbio blew the judges away. You can read more about the saint here.


Kevin McKeon produced amazing work on William Dargan and his contributions to Irelands railways. 


Reuben McCarthy amazed the judges with his knowledge of John Tyndall.