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The Gospels of Kildare from BL Royal 13 B VIII, f. 22

The Gospels of Kildare from BL Royal 13 B VIII, f. 22

Detail of a miniature of a scribe writing the miraculous Gospels of Kildare. Image taken from f. 22 of Topographia Hiberniae, Expugnatio Hibernica, Itinerarium Kambriae; De purgatorio sancti Patrici, Excerpts f... More

Falcon of Kildare and the Gospels of Kildare from BL Royal 13 B VIII, f. 22

Falcon of Kildare and the Gospels of Kildare from BL Royal 13 B VIII, ...

Detail of a miniature of a bird perched on a building, and a man with the tame falcon of Kildare killing prey; miniature of a scribe writing the miraculous Gospels of Kildare, in the lower margin of the folio. ... More

April 16, 1960

April 16, 1960

A lovely capture of Mr McCollins, Station Master at Hazelhatch, Co. Kildare at 3.55 p.m. (or more correctly in railway time 15:55)...Date: Saturday, 16 April 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 19/92 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie... More

The Curragh race course, County Kildare Ireland

The Curragh race course, County Kildare Ireland

"Copyright Deposit, Southern District of N.Y.: 1867." This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Rau, J.

Marchioness of Kildare, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Marchioness of Kildare, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Alle...

Trade cards from "World's Beauties," Series 1 (N26), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade

Curragh Camp Fire Brigade

Shiny and gleaming (new?) horse-drawn fire tender at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. The men have FB, presumably for Fire Brigade, on their uniform collars and as an emblem on their gorgeously ornate helmets, an... More

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

This idyllic scene is worth looking at as much for the quality of the shot as for the changes in society and transportation it represents!...Photographer: Unknown..Collection: Eason Photographic Collection ( h... More

Oxo Gives Strength!

Oxo Gives Strength!

Soldiers waiting for a train at Newbridge Railway Station in Co. Kildare. They may have been members of the Cavalry Regiment stationed at nearby Newbridge (aka Kilbride?) Barracks ( http://www.flickr.com/photos... More

March 27, 1959

March 27, 1959

Men working in the aftermath of a derailment at Hybla/Ballyneage, Co. Kildare that happened on Thursday, 26 March 1959...Next day's Irish Times reported:."The main line to the South of Ireland was blocked yeste... More

An Inspection Car at Straffan Train Station

An Inspection Car at Straffan Train Station

An Inspection Car at Straffan Train Station, Co. Kildare...Date: Friday, 31 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/92 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000305433 )

That's some test run...

That's some test run...

A girl surveys the wreckage and clean up operation after a train crash at Newbridge, Co. Kildare...Date: Friday, 7 September 1962..NLI Ref.: ODEA32/68 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000148548 )

April 14, 1961

April 14, 1961

This photo was taken at Leixlip, Co. Kildare and shows P. McCormick and other C.I.É workers in the middle of a Staff Exchange. It's a little blurry, but that's all part of the flurry of a staff exchange, which ... More

January 14, 1967

January 14, 1967

Four wheel bulk cement wagons (nicknamed "Bubbles") at Kildare Train Station. See the comments below for a ton of information from Flying Snail ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail/ ) on these Bubbles...... More

September 23, 1963

September 23, 1963

This is J. Hannigan operating the signal levers in Sallins North signal box, Sallins, Co. Kildare...Date: 23 September 1963..NLI Ref.: ODEA37/42 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000148623 )

March 30, 1961

March 30, 1961

P. McCormick (Paddy?) captured in the Signal Cabin at Leixlip, Co. Kildare at 5.45 - though not sure whether it was morning or evening...Date: Thursday, 30 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/90 ( http://catalogue.nl... More

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

This is James P. O'Dea (left) and Fred McDonagh raising a glass at a pub in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare. By the looks of the CIÉ logo on Fred's jacket, he was one of the many railway workers all over Ireland, who wo... More

Just a load of Hot Air

Just a load of Hot Air

A hot air balloon, captured mid-inflation at the Canal Festival, Robertstown, Co. Kildare...Date: Sunday, 8 August 1971..NLI Ref.: ODEA 83/4 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000307861 )

Allen Tower, Kildare, Co. Kildare.

Allen Tower, Kildare, Co. Kildare.

Let's see if we can get back to normal this Friday after all the excitement of the last few days. We are off to County Kildare to have a look at Allen Tower. I wager it is close to a railway given this is from ... More

"Church ruins with pointed arches" is Kildare Cathedral

"Church ruins with pointed arches" is Kildare Cathedral

"Church ruins with pointed arches and 3 light window adjoining maintained, or possibly modern, square tower, glazed windows"..When is a Stereo Pair not a Stereo Pair? When someone cuts it in two and shows it a... More

Casts a long shadow!  An ESB tractor and wide load on the Naas Road.

Casts a long shadow! An ESB tractor and wide load on the Naas Road.

Perhaps the alternative title for this should be "wheeling by"? An image from the O'Dea collection of a giant piece of electrical equipment for the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). This was taken out on the Na... More

Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

I think this is the first non military / non railway photo of Newbridge we have ever posted. There is a lot going on here and I think the megazoom via the catalogue link below is worth a look. ..Our eagle-eyed ... More

St Gallen, Cathedral, Switzerland

St Gallen, Cathedral, Switzerland

This Mason shot of a church interior has the look of a set from a Stephen King book with the degradation on the plate. It looks to be a vast and beautifully decorated interior but where is it?..I thought this ... More

Robert French - Robert French

Robert French - Robert French

If that name sounds familiar, then so it should. This gentleman is Robert Griffith French, son of our photographer Robert French, whose photos ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/tags/robertfrench/ ) we'v... More

Robert French - The Obelisk aka Conolly's Folly

Robert French - The Obelisk aka Conolly's Folly

Never even knew of the existence of this very impressive structure at Celbridge in Co. Kildare. Did you? Where exactly was it and is it still there? Who built it and why?..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert ... More

Clothes Market, but where? Kildare Town!

Clothes Market, but where? Kildare Town!

Asked if this Square dislodged any memories for you, because we didn't know where photographer Richard Tilbrook took this one.....DannyM8 identified it in jig time as Kildare Town!..Date: June 1963..NLI Ref.: T... More

That's some test run...

That's some test run...

A girl surveys the wreckage and clean up operation after a train crash at Newbridge, Co. Kildare...Date: Friday, 7 September 1962..NLI Ref.: ODEA32/68 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000148548 )

Very Grand Stands

Very Grand Stands

This is almost certainly where our Dandies from Friday ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8412718703 ) were headed, or headed home from (bad grammar, but you know what I mean) - a race meeting at Punches... More

Roulette Wheel

Roulette Wheel

Looks as if the woman with her back to the camera was operating a roulette wheel at this race meeting at Punchestown...Plus, wouldn't it be lovely if that picnic was clearer?..Date: Circa 1868..NLI Ref: STP_11... More

Robert French - People's Purveyors & Providers

Robert French - People's Purveyors & Providers

Our Joefuz ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/joefuz/ ) asked to see more of Maynooth, so here's a nice view down Main Street, with a good capture of a quite modern looking M.P. O'Brien's shop, a Branch Depot of U... More

Maynooth Railway Station

Maynooth Railway Station

Uploading this one at the request of PaganTree ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ) who wanted to see the train station at Maynooth, Co. Kildare from our fantastic O'Dea Collection...P.S. Love to get... More

Robert French - "Houses not burnt on account of the corn..."

Robert French - "Houses not burnt on account of the corn..."

Certainly one of the more unusual titles for a photo in our catalogue. This is part of a series of eviction photos ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=clongorey&type=AllFields&filter[]=format: ) t... More

Robert French - Castletown House, Kildare, late 19th century

Robert French - Castletown House, Kildare, late 19th century

This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin...You can compare this view of Castletown House with its companion photo ( http://www.flickr... More

Castletown House, Kildare, 1990

Castletown House, Kildare, 1990

Taken by photographer, Matilda Cooney...You can compare this view of Castletown House with its companion photo ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7885945376 ) taken approximately 100 years earlier as par... More

April 17, 1962

April 17, 1962

Apologies, people! Not a great photo for today's Pic of the Day, but there were slim pickings for photos taken on 17th April in the vaults of Library Towers...Anyway, this is the 225 - up train to Sligo, pictur... More

April 16, 1960

April 16, 1960

A lovely capture of Mr McCollins, Station Master at Hazelhatch, Co. Kildare at 3.55 p.m. (or more correctly in railway time 15:55)...Date: Saturday, 16 April 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 19/92 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie... More

April 14, 1961

April 14, 1961

This photo was taken at Leixlip, Co. Kildare and shows P. McCormick and other C.I.É workers in the middle of a Staff Exchange. It's a little blurry, but that's all part of the flurry of a staff exchange, which ... More

March 31, 1961

March 31, 1961

An Inspection Car at Straffan Train Station, Co. Kildare...Date: Friday, 31 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/92 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000305433 )

March 30, 1961

March 30, 1961

P. McCormick (Paddy?) captured in the Signal Cabin at Leixlip, Co. Kildare at 5.45 - though not sure whether it was morning or evening...Date: Thursday, 30 March 1961..NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/90 ( http://catalogue.nl... More

March 27, 1959

March 27, 1959

Men working in the aftermath of a derailment at Hybla/Ballyneage, Co. Kildare that happened on Thursday, 26 March 1959...Next day's Irish Times reported:."The main line to the South of Ireland was blocked yeste... More

Mystery Machine

Mystery Machine

This is a Grinding Machine in Dawson's, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. This photo was taken circa 1910, but because of the make and patent, bet we can narrow the date more… Not entirely sure where Dawson's was, or what... More

February 26, 1967

February 26, 1967

Men working hard on a Sunday to relay the south crossover on the railway line at Hazelhatch, Co. Kildare...Thanks to Salmon Leap (hope to be back in March) ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ) and Fl... More

Just a load of Hot Air

Just a load of Hot Air

A hot air balloon, captured mid-inflation at the Canal Festival, Robertstown, Co. Kildare...Date: Sunday, 8 August 1971..NLI Ref.: ODEA 83/4 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000307861 )

Dining Room, Elise Sandes Soldiers Home, Curragh Camp

Dining Room, Elise Sandes Soldiers Home, Curragh Camp

Following on from yesterday's photo of soldiers in the Reading Room at the Elise Sandes Soldiers Home ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6678007009/in/photostream/ ) at the Curragh Camp in Kildare, this ... More

Reading Room, Elise Sandes Soldiers Home, Curragh Camp

Reading Room, Elise Sandes Soldiers Home, Curragh Camp

We managed to date this one because of the religious verse (Acts, XV.II: "We believe that thro' our Lord Jesus we shall be saved") on the blackboard. In the top right corner is 16.7.16 or 16 July 1916! ..Any id... More

December 22, 1962

December 22, 1962

Apologies for quality, but there were slim pickings in our collections for a photo taken on this day!..Anyway, this is a new GM (General Motors) locomotive taken at Straffan, Co. Kildare. Think it was the down ... More

November 19, 1924

November 19, 1924

This is Clonespoe, the winning horse in the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh Racecourse in Co. Kildare. Clonespoe was owned by Limerick man, N.J. Grene, and was trained at Patrickswell by R. Moss. The jockey... More

Troop Stables

Troop Stables

This photo was taken at the Barracks in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Forage and stores for the horses were kept in the lean-to sheds. And thanks to the clock we know this photo was taken at 11.20 a.m. One quirky fea... More

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

Cheers! James and Fred at Furey's Pub...

This is James P. O'Dea (left) and Fred McDonagh raising a glass at a pub in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare. By the looks of the CIÉ logo on Fred's jacket, he was one of the many railway workers all over Ireland, who wo... More

September 26, 1922

September 26, 1922

Two Irish hackney cars, formerly used by the British Military, at the Curragh Camp. They were bringing National Army soldiers home from the races - a welcome break presumably, during the Irish Civil War...Date:... More

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

Street (running over bridge) Athy, Co. Kildare

This idyllic scene is worth looking at as much for the quality of the shot as for the changes in society and transportation it represents!...Photographer: Unknown..Collection: Eason Photographic Collection ( h... More

Robert French - Robert French

Robert French - Robert French

If that name sounds familiar, then so it should. This gentleman is Robert Griffith French, son of our photographer Robert French, whose photos ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/tags/robertfrench/ ) we'v... More

Robert French - The Wonderful Barn

Robert French - The Wonderful Barn

This striking structure at Leixlip in Co. Kildare really does look wonderful…..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) ... More

Robert French - The Obelisk aka Conolly's Folly

Robert French - The Obelisk aka Conolly's Folly

Never even knew of the existence of this very impressive structure at Celbridge in Co. Kildare. Did you? Where exactly was it and is it still there? Who built it and why?..Photographer: Almost certainly Robert ... More

Clothes Market, but where? Kildare Town!

Clothes Market, but where? Kildare Town!

Asked if this Square dislodged any memories for you, because we didn't know where photographer Richard Tilbrook took this one.....DannyM8 identified it in jig time as Kildare Town!..Date: June 1963..NLI Ref.: T... More

Clonespoe (6363429223)

Clonespoe (6363429223)

This is Clonespoe, the winning horse in the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh Racecourse in Co. Kildare. Clonespoe was owned by Limerick man, N.J. Grene, and was trained at Patrickswell by R. Moss. The jocke... More

Clothes Market, but where? Kildare Town! (9014457386)

Clothes Market, but where? Kildare Town! (9014457386)

Asked if this Square dislodged any memories for you, because we didn't know where photographer Richard Tilbrook took this one... DannyM8 identified it in jig time as Kildare Town! Date: June 1963 NLI Ref.: TIL855

The Curragh Wrens

The Curragh Wrens

Image of the Wrens of Curragh taken from James greenwood's 1873 article, describing Irish female army prostitutes. Re-published https://avondhupress.ie/the-wren-women-on-the-edge-of-every-garrison-town/

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

O! Kathleen return to Kildare!

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

Kathleen of Kildare, Irish ballad

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

Jennie, the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Beautiful girl of Kildare

Beautiful girl of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Beautiful girl of Kildare

Beautiful girl of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Beautiful girl of Kildare

Beautiful girl of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Beautiful girl of Kildare

Beautiful girl of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Beautiful girl of Kildare

Beautiful girl of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Beautiful girl of Kildare

Beautiful girl of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

The  Gentle man from Kildare

The Gentle man from Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

The  Gentle man from Kildare

The Gentle man from Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

The  Gentle man from Kildare

The Gentle man from Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

The  Gentle man from Kildare

The Gentle man from Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie the flower of Kildare

Jennie the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie the flower of Kildare

Jennie the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie the flower of Kildare

Jennie the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie the flower of Kildare

Jennie the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Jennie the flower of Kildare

Jennie the flower of Kildare

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)