Four times a year, the PR Committee publishes a newsletter with interesting texts about different historical aspects of Kilkenny and news from the Society. Any member of Kilkenny Archaeological Society is welcome to contribute.

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Newsletter September 2020

Newsletter June 2020

  • Notes taken from William O’Leary’s Annals of Graig Abbey by Eamonn Kiely
  • Unrecorded Structure Over the River Breagagh? by By Pat Boyd
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: Pewter Plates in Rothe House by Amanda Pitcairn
  • Preserving Field Names by Anne-Karoline Distel
  • Coming events by Pat Nolan

Newsletter March 2020

  • News Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s 2020 AGM
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Library: Cookery and Cures of Old Kilkenny
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: Instruments of War by Amanda Pitcairn
  • Tabor Pipe and Drum by Anne-Karoline Distel
  • Book Launch: Ann Murtagh’s “The Sound of Freedom”

Newsletter December 2019

  • The Market Cross by John Lucey
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: Adam & Eve Chair by Amanda Pitcairn

Newsletter September 2019

  • 3 lives, 3 deaths one life unlived – exhibition at the Medieval Mile Museum
  • The value of Teasel past and present in Kilkenny by Ann Tierney and Mary T. Brennan
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: A top hat by Amanda Pitcairn
  • Coming events
    • John Bradley Conference 2019
    • Trip to France
    • Lecture the Irish War of Independence by Owen Swithin-Walsh
    • Christmas Lunch

Newsletter June 2019

  • A Temporary Pond Habitat – A Legacy From the Bryan-Bellews Estate by Mary T. Brennan
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Library : The 1619 [John Rothe] Will by Ann Tierney
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: A Court Cupboard by Amanda Pitcairn
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Website
  • Coming events

Newsletter March 2019

  • News from the Local History Committee
  • Kilkenny Archeaological Society’s AGM
  • News from the Conservation Committee: Development of the Tholsel
  • Coming events
    • France trip

Newsletter December 2018

  • Talbot’s Tower
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Library: Rediscovering Richard (Dick) Purcell (1882 – 1930)
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: Curators Choice Artefact: Cist Burial by Amanda Pitcairn
  • Coming events
    • Welcome back, Lady Lavery
    • Annual Table Quiz
    • Christmas Party
    • Next year beckons

Newsletter September 2018

  • Kilkenny’s Historical Places: Shankill Castle
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Library: From Tightening Corsets to Casting Votes: A Glimpse at Women in Kilkenny in 1918
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: Curator’s Choice Artefact: Chatelaine by Amanda Pitcairn
  • Coming Events

Newsletter June 2018

  • Remembering Ellen Prendergast (1918-1999)
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Library: Official launch of the lá na mban project
    come to Rothe House on 7th June
  • News from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s Curator: Artefact in the Spotlight: Giant deer skull by Olivia Bergin, KAS curator
  • Help wanted!