a-path-through-the-bogA Path through the Bog

This book contains topics from Drummond and Mucklon Camps, Teresa Brayton, Allenwood, Prosperous and many other locations plus the 1901 census returns.


historical-paths-revistedHistorical Paths revisited

The history of peat, the Moyvalley Tragedy and extracts from Griffith’s Valuations and the 1911 Census are just a sample of what this book contains.


coill-dubh-bookCoill Dubh (Out of Print)

This book is a collection of personal experiences of the life in the village of Coill
Dubh that was purpose built by Bord Na Mona for its workers.


the-bridge-2015The Bridge 2015

Following last year’s success we have included articles relating to “The Dandies” Band, History of Allenwood; Kildare after Cromwell; Death in the Trenches and very many more items of interest.
We hope that people seeking relations, ancestors or stories of past events will find value in some of these books.


the-bridge-2014The Bridge 2014

Following on from last year’s Journal we decided to do an Annual publication and we gave it the title of “The Bridge”. It is designed to bridge the past with the present and future, the old with the new. It is a serious effort to document the conditions in every respect that obtained in years long gone. It also commemorates the Canal Bridge at Blackwood which was

built to facilitate the feeder of water supplies to the Grand Canal. It was demolished in the 1950’s by Kildare
County Council to improve the road safety.
This year we have topics include Coolcarrigan aircraft landing, the 1916 rising, Sir John purser Griffith, and
various other stories of historical interest.


journal-201320th Anniversary Journal 2013 & Local Area Directory

A 50 page booklet with topics such as the Life of St. Mochua, Coill Dubh Village, Quaker families, Hostel closures and many others.


The Bridge 2016

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How to order publications

The books are available at €10 euros each plus P&P with the exception of the 2013 journal which sells at
€3 euros plus P&P from John Larkin, 1913 Coill Dubh, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Alternatively from the following stores:-

Farrell and Nephew, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Wards Service station, Cooleragh, Co. Kildare The Super, Coill Dubh, Co. Kildare