About The Library and Its Collections

Welcome to the Kilkenny Archaeological Society library. Now situated on the top floor of John Rothe’s Third House (wheelchair-accessible via lift), the library has been in existence since the 1960s. From the beginning, members donated books and archives, maps, photographs, newspapers and ephemera. Some items were acquired by purchase. The result, after fifty years, is a rich documentary archive, and a broad collection of books mostly focused on Kilkenny history, literature and archaeology.

Members of KAS open the library for three sessions each week. Access is free for members. Non-members are welcome for a small daily fee (€5).
Our aim is to facilitate research and to help people understand the rich history and significance of Kilkenny.

For genealogical research, please contact the Genealogy Department of Rothe House.

Copying Services and Photography

to be completed

Opening Hours & Access

Tuesday 14:30 to 16:30
Wednesday 10:30 to 12:30
Saturday 14:30 to 16:30

Book Catalogue

available in the library