The highlight of Carlow’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) 125th Anniversary celebrations in 2009 was the magnificent eleven-day county exhibition in Netwatch Cullen Park in late August, coinciding with Heritage Week. Coiste Chontae Ceatharlach (Carlow County GAA Board) developed this temporary exhibition in partnership with Carlow County Museum and the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. This temporary exhibition has concluded but parts of the exhibition have been incorporated into the main museum exhibitions.Continue reading
I Know why the Sky is Blue. Do You? Marking the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of John Tyndall
In early August 2020, Carlow County Museum in association with the Tyndall National Institute, marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of County Carlow’s great 19th century scientist, inventor, educator and mountaineer, John Tyndall with a series of online lectures, streamed together in one broadcast, titled ‘Tyndall200’.Continue reading
Carlow County Museum is featured in the December 2020 edition of Irish Country Magazine as one of four sites to visit in Ireland by historian and author Gillian O’Brien. Describing the Museum as a “brilliant hidden gem”, she makes reference to one of our more unique exhibits, Kevin Barry’s last cigarette, as part of the inspiration for her new book The Darkness Echoing: Exploring Ireland’s places of Famine, Death & Rebellion.
A series of events to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the execution of Kevin Barry and forming part of Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme 2020, culminated last month with the broadcast of ‘Kevin Barry & the Oral Tradition 1920-2020’.Continue reading
Carlow County Museum and Tyndall National Institute presents….
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the great Co. Carlow scientist John Tyndall and learn about his life and contributions to modern science. Continue reading
18 May 2020
What a great way to celebrate International Museums Day, #IMD2020, with the fantastic news that we have been awarded ‘Interim Accreditation under the Museums Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI)’ by the Heritage Council. The MSPI promotes professional standards in the care of collections in Irish museums and galleries, and this award recognises our achievement of those standards through accreditation.
On Friday 28th February, the first-ever Carlow Regional Heat for ARTiculation Ireland was organised by Carlow County Museum. Continue reading
If you are looking to do research, we at the Museum are always happy to help however we can. Our contact details can be found here.
The below links may be of help in your research on County Carlow.
The Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS) was formed in 1946 when a small group of local enthusiasts came together to establish a forum through which the study of local history might be encouraged.