Keep checking in on this page as we regularly publish short, blog-type posts about subjects of historic interest regarding Kilkenny City and County.

We will also add useful digital resources for those interested in studying local history.

Old Kilkenny Review 2019/2020

AuthorTitlepages Mike MeagherThe Kings River at Newtown Kells: A sacred place and power centre chosen by Palladius?7-30 Graham HullArchaeological excavation of a Late Bronze Age burnt stone spread and medieval and post-medieval deposits in the vicinity of Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny31-48 Patrick McCarthyGranny Castle - A history49-62 Mary Stratton Ryan'The Family of Swift' A Fragment of [...]

Kilkenny-born playwright and author Michael Egan 1895-1956

Ned Kennedy 2020 Part 1 While walking through St. Kieran’s Cemetery earlier this year, my attention was drawn to a headstone with an unusual middle name, Boetius. Boetius was a Roman martyr and saint. The person who bore the name on the headstone was Michael Egan. Subsequent research revealed that Michael was splendidly named at […]

Newsletter September 2020

Dear Readers, Welcome to another edition of our newsletter. Although the Society quieter with less news than usual, we have extra items of interest from different contributors, from the gory post-mortem in Graiguenamanagh to a song in Manx which features Kilkenny. Varied and confounding facts for all to enjoy. If you have topics or news […]

Newsletter June 2018

Dear Archaeology and History Enthusiast, Gach rath oraibh go léir. Welcome to our brand new quarterly newsletter. We will fill it with items that we hope are of interest to you, our dear reader. This includes local history, events and news from the Society. We hope you enjoy it and will share it with friends and […]

Newsletter June 2020

Dear Readers, The Kilkenny Archaeological Society is experiencing a bit of a standstill like the rest of society and getting used to the new ways we as a society communicates and interact with each other. As many other event organizers, we have had to cancel some of our annual events and are working on solutions […]

Newsletter March 2020

Dear Friend of KAS, This is the first newsletter of 2020 and we would like to thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. We try to include interesting topics that hopefully is an appetizer for getting more involved with our society. We have a range of committees and activities, that are always […]

Newsletter December 2019

Dear Archaeology and Heritage Enthusiast, Edition 4/2019 We are nearing the end of another exciting year in our society. This year was joyously filled with our popular lectures, trip to Brittany, Bradley conference and finished with a splash at our annual Christmas Party. We thank all of you for your companionship and for the year 2019. We wish you all a merry […]

Newsletter September 2019

Dear Archaeology and Heritage Enthusiast, Edition 3/2019 Welcome to this year’s third edition of our Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s newsletter. I was so fortunate as to be on a tour yesterday of the Medieval Mile Museum here in Kilkenny. Grace Fegan, Curator was our delightful and extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Much has happened since the opening of the museum including […]

Newsletter June 2019

Dear Archaeology and Heritage Enthusiast, Edition 2/2019 Welcome to this year’s second edition of our Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s newsletter. This time of year is awash with events and festivals across our nation for any and every interest. This is also a busy time in our Society with events coming up such as the Rothe House Garden Party, KAS trip […]

Newsletter March 2019

Dear Archaeology and Heritage Enthusiast, Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s newsletter. A new year has dawned and we are now well into spring and beginning to sense the oncoming summer. It is a wonderful time a year and we are delighted to bring news of local radio broadcasts, rediscovering Dick […]