Members of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society enjoy free access to the KAS library and to Rothe House and Garden. Members also receive a copy of our annual journal, the Old Kilkenny Review (OKR), newsletters via email, alerts about upcoming events and access to various fee-paying workshops. They also receive 10% discount on purchases at the Rothe House shop.

Annual Membership subscriptions (2018):

  • Individual: €30
  • Family: €40
  • School: €35
  • Youth: €10

To join, simply print out and complete this form and post it to KAS Membership Secretary, Rothe House, Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland. Accompanied by a cheque or postal order payable to Kilkenny Archaeological Society.

Alternatively, you can call to reception at Rothe House and join in person, paying your subscription by cash, cheque or credit/debit card.


Members of Kilkenny Archaeological Society who are interested in volunteer work are organised in several sub-committees. If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact the reception at Rothe House.

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The Library is the repository for KAS’s collection of local history books, journals and newspapers, and a small archive on some local families and estates.

The volunteers supervise library opening hours three times per week. An archiving group meet on Monday nights to document and digitize the archive collection. Any member interested in volunteering for either task should contact the honorary librarian at

The Local History group meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss the talks they prepare for the local radio stations KCLR and Community Radio.

Independently, some members of the group lead weekly walks through Co. Kilkenny on Saturday mornings.

The museum committee under the guidance of the volunteer curator cares for the collection and meets every second Saturday to clean and tidy Rothe House Museum & Garden, if necessary.

The OKR committee organises the annual journal published by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society.

Volunteer tasks include jobs like proof-reading and finding advertisers for the OKR.

The programme committee organises the monthly talks, the annual Bradley Conference and other events hosted by Kilkenny Archaeological Society.

The PR committee is responsible for the newsletter, which can be signed up for on the homepage.

The website committee prepares and provides information about Kilkenny Archaeological Society and events hosted by the KAS on this website.

It helps the archive committee and the curator to publish their work on this website.