Lá na mBan project

Anti-conscription movement in Kilkenny in 1918

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  • About Us

  • The Kilkenny Archaeological Society (KAS) was re-established as a Kilkenny Society in 1945 having originally been formed in 1849. Its aim is to promote and renew interest in the antiquities and history of Kilkenny county and city. All who share these interests are invited to join.

    KAS is headquartered in Rothe House and Garden, Parliament Street. This 16th century townhouse contains the society's archive library, significant museum items, a number of exhibitions both permanent and temporary and also a thriving genealogical research service. The house is managed on behalf of the Society by Rothe House Trust Ltd.

  • Museum

    • Art

    • Furniture

    • Costume

    • Tools

    • Old Kilkenny Review Journals

    • and much more...

Old Kilkenny Review 1995Old Kilkenny Review

KAS publish an annual journal, the Old Kilkenny Review, provided free to all our members and the latest issues are available for purchase from Rothe House.

Library 1Benefits of Membership

Among other benefits, members of the Society enjoy free access to the KAS library and to Rothe House and Garden.

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The Kilkenny Archeological Society hold events throughout the year covering a wide range of topics.

  • 06

    Oct, 18

  • Visit to South Wales

    October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 10:00 pm

    Week long visit to South Wales by coach and car ferry. Detailed programme will be available in May. Bookings close Friday

  • 19

    Oct, 18

  • 3rd Annual John Bradley Conference

    Kilkenny, Ireland

    October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 8:00 pm

    Third annual John Bradley two-day Memorial conference. Theme: The decline of the establishment elite 1918-1932. Detailed programme available in July. Admission


Kilkenny Archaeological Society