Thursday, 13 October 2016

Connections to Co. Carlow? See the new CHAS website
The Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS) has launched a new and much upgraded website:

CHAS has been in existence since 1946, so it's one of oldest local history groups in Ireland, and this major upgrade shows it's keeping up with the times. As someone partly brought up in Carlow, I'm delighted to see so much historical material being made available on the site, in particular all the back issues of the Society's excellent journal, Carloviana. They're freely accessible right back to 1947 and include topics covering the history of the country from the Neolithic period to the present day. In addition to an issue-by-issue search facility, the entire library of journals has been indexed (pdf format) by topic and author, allowing me to quickly earmark those articles I'm most keen to explore.

Another outstanding innovation is the upload of podcasts of past lectures.

The schedule for the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society lecture for the 2016-2017 period is also now available. Members and non-members are welcome to attend and admission is free.