• 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 available for purchase from Rothe House. Click here for more details.

Library 1Benefits of Membership

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


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

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    Apr, 18

  • Lecture: Field Shadows and Cropmarks

    42 Parliament Street
    Kilkenny, Ireland

    April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Lecture: Field Shadows and Cropmarks by Doctor Gillian Barrett Admission for members of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society is € 5, for


Kilkenny Archaeological Society