The period 1913–1923 was the most turbulent in Irish history, and life in the county of Kildare was shattered by the First World War, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War. However, most of the population was untouched by the surrounding political and military upheaval; social activities continued despite the deaths and destruction, the curfews, raids and roundups.

Dances, sporting events, weddings and funerals were central to everyday life, notwithstanding the ongoing strife. There was hope too, with an All-Ireland football title in 1919, the founding of the County Kildare Board of Health and the opening of the new Naas Racecourse.

The Colour of Kildare will appeal to all those with an interest in local history.

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ISBN 9781786052247
Author James Durney, Mario Corrigan
Publisher Orpen Press
Publication date 3 May 2024
Format Paperback
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The Colour of Kildare: 1913–1923 (Hardback)

James Durney, Mario Corrigan
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With over 150 unique photographs carefully curated and colourised in this book for the first time, we can view life in County Kildare in this seminal decade.

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