JUNE 23rd | THE INSIDE TRACK

RANGER’S LODGE, THE CURRAGH | 12PM | €3 T INCLUDING RETURN BUS TRANSFER Kildare is the epicentre of the Thoroughbred racing world, yet few have glimpsed the day-to-day workings of a racing stable yard. This is an opportunity for festival-goers to get a fl avour of how racehorses are trained at one of the famous racing lodges of the Curragh. …

JUNE 16th | ‘IRISH CITIZENS OF BASQUE ORIGIN’: THE STORY OF IRELAND’S BASQUE REFUGEES DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

UBH CAFÉ, GEORGE’S STREET, NEWBRIDGE | 4.30PM | FREE In November 1962, TD Joseph Barron put a question to the Taoiseach Seán Lemass concerning the plight of an Irish citizen, Iker Gallastegi, against whom the French government had issued an expulsion order. Lemass replied that the Irish embassy in Paris had “immediately made representations to the French authorities on Mr …

JUNE 10th | SUNCROFT RAMBLE

MEETING AT SUNCROFT COMMUNITY CENTRE | 2PM | €5 Join us on a leisurely walking tour through the village and surrounding countryside of Crochta na Gréine. Along the way you will discover the landscapes, local history and heritage on our doorstep. Suitable for all levels of fi tness. Wear suitable footwear. Complimentary refreshments will be served. There is no need …

6th | ANCIENT IRISH CURES

UBH CAFÉ, GEORGE’S STREET | 8PM | FREE Text booking advisable 087 260 2640 Before we relied on clinics and pharmacies to heal our slightest malady, our forebears relied on the garden, the hedgerow, the bog and sometimes the kitchen press. To this day, most of us will rub a nettle sting with the sap of a dock leaf. A …

. 29th MAY | TOUR AND TALK ON GIBBETH RATH (1798)

  CEANNT NCO MESS – CURRAGH CAMP | 8PM | €2 The annual commemorative talk organised by the Curragh Local History Group, Cill Dara Historical Society and Newbridge Local History Group will take place in Ceannt NCO Mess, Curragh Camp on Tuesday 29th May at 8pm. Mick Moore will give an illustrated talk on this massacre on the Curragh Plains …

8th – 9th | IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR

RIVERBANK | 8TH JUNE – 9TH JUNE | ADMISSION FREE Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this seminar is tolook at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland’s history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like South Africa, Flanders and the …