Clane Local History Group - Member of the Federation of Local Historical Societies
Clane Local History Group was founded in 1999 to create awareness of and to explore and publicise the huge amount of Clane’s valuable local history which was largely neglected and unpublished and ran the risk of being forgotten.
Objectives of Clane Local History Group
The group aims to research, record and conserve the history of Clane and its environs and to promote the heritage, culture and social history of the area and its community.
How Clane Local History delivers its objectives
Research and sharing of results.
Monthly talks and presentations by members and invited guests.
Publications, newspaper articles.
Visits to local sites of interest viz. Blackhall, Clongowes, the Pale.
Exhibitions at community events and photographic exhibitions in Clane Public Library.
We are especially proud of our annual history journal Coiseanna (cois eanaigh -beside a marsh) which was launched in Clane GAA Centre, Prosperous Road, Clane on Wednesday 18th April 2012. The journal gets its name from Coiseanna (Cush-ana) Hill, a small hillock on the Clane to Kilcock Road i.e. College Road, which was the scene of one of the first battles of the 1798 Rebellion. Published annually it ensures the promotion and preservation of the traditions, history and heritage of our local community. Coiseanna reflects a balance between topics of local interest and contributions from a wider area. While it is important to emphasise all things local, it is also important to see local events in a broader historical context.