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.

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    Sep, 20

  • CANCELLED: Coach Outing to France

    September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm IST

    CANCELLED DUE TO OVID-19 Coach outing in France, where the group will be based in St. Brieuc on the Brittany Coast

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    Oct, 20

  • John Bradley Memorial Conference CANCELLED

    October 16 @ 4:00 pm - October 17 @ 5:00 pm IST

    CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 John Bradley two-day conference: Education’s role, contribution and reality through the ages. Detailed program available during July.


Kilkenny Archaeological Society