Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society was formerly known as the Old Carlow Society, was founded in 1946 with Rev. W. Millar as Chairman, Liam D. Bergin as Hon. Secretary, J.F. Dillon as Hon Treasurer, and Rev. P.J. Brophy as Editor of the Society’s Journal “Carloviana”.
The aims Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society are as follows:
a) The promotion and encouragement of public interest in the history, folklore and antiquities of County Carlow.
b) To encourage research into the history, folklore, archaeology, and genealogy of County Carlow.
c) To promote and encourage the restoration of buildings and other monuments of historical and archaeological interest in County Carlow and to develop interest in the said buildings and monuments and to encourage the maintenance of them in their historic or original character.
d) To publish books, pamphlets, and papers relating to the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society’s objects and to encourage interest in the literature, fine arts and sciences of the county and to publish records appertaining thereto.
e) To publish a journal each year or more frequently.
f) To co-operate in running a county museum/library in the town of Carlow.