We are appealing to all Carlovians around the world who may
have old photographs of Carlow and they would like to share
these images with fellow Carlovians. Street scenes,
Country scenes, County sporting events of the past are always
been asked for. School photos of pupils. Old documents such as
letters, shop receipts and especially old newspaper cuttings.
Maybe you would like to write a page on a particular subject
about Carlow or your own experience of your life in Carlow?
Then please send me your work, and if suitable, I will have it
published on the website. Everything that we put on the Carlow
website is credited to the person who submits the material. If
you would like to join the many other contributors and help us
build a much bigger historical picture of Carlow's Past then
please contact me at the following email address
firstname.lastname@example.org with your details. I will advise
you on how to send your contributions.
There is also a FREE Mailing List that you can join
and discuss any difficulties you may be having in searching for
your ancestors from Carlow. You can also join in any of the
discussions we have on a regular basis about items related to
Carlow and it's past history.
To subscribe to the IRL-Carlow mailing list, send an
with the word
"subscribe" (without the quotes) in the Subject box. No
additional text is required.
You can now view in the comfort of your own home some of the
very rare documents and records of Carlow by visiting the Home
page of this website and follow the links at your leisure.
The Carlow IGP website is sponsored by
www.rootsweb.com and is a
totally free access genealogy and history website. People who
are researching their Irish Ancestors can do so from the
comfort of their own
home (and a PC of course), and without fear of having to pay
extortionate fees to researchers who cannot guarantee results
but still take your money.
In 2000 I was asked to take on the huge task and
responsibility of looking after this website as it had become
slightly neglected and forgotten and it was proving very
difficult to find someone who had a knowledge of Carlow and at
the same time, was willing to give up a lot of spare time to
develop and promote Carlow and its history. Then I came along
and I was only too happy to take on the task as I had lived and
worked in Carlow for a number of years back in the 1960's. I
had also amassed a large amount of material over the years such
as old newspapers and books about Carlow which came in handy
when I was putting material together for the website not
forgetting the large amount of material that people have very
kindly donated to the project. To-day we are proud to announce
that there are over 2000 pages of information on the County Carlow.
We are continually adding new material and we are always
looking for more people to contribute any material they may
have that highlights the history of Carlow.
I look forward to hearing from you all in due course.
- Webmaster of Carlow County IGP TM (Ireland Genealogical
Project's) website and IRL-Carlow Mailing List..