The women's vote and 1798 rebellion explored by Rathangan and Kilcullen community groups

Aontas Adult Learner Festival

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The women's vote and 1798 rebellion explored by Rathangan and Kilcullen community groups

File photo: Kilcullen

For the past 20 weeks, two community groups in Rathangan and Kilcullen have been on a journey of learning and discovery, developing their community education projects.

It’s all part of the national Aontas Adult Learner Festival supported by KWETB community education Kildare.

This year the theme of the festival, Is the Personal Political?, addresses active citizenship.

The projects have focused on local history and it’s relationship to those local communities now.

Rathangan Ladies Club has been involved in research about Rathangan Women and the Vote 1918 - 2018. They are going to present the findings of their research on March 7 at 6:30pm in Rathangan Library. Refreshments will be served.

The Camphill Kilcullen 700 history group is a collaboration of three Camphill communities: The Bridge Community, Dunshane Community & Grangebeg Community.

Their project focuses on Kilcullen and the 1798 Rebellion. The presentation titled Calling All Rebels! will take place in Kilcullen Library on March 8 at 3:30pm.

Admission is free to both events. All welcome. Further information is available at the Further Education & Training Centre, Jigginstown at 045-881863 or communityedkildare@kwetb.ie