The Reformation – 500 Years Later Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October 2017
Friday 20th October
4:00pm Conducted tour of the 16th century Rothe House, headquarters of Kilkenny Archaeological Society and its restored late medieval gardens.
6:30pm Formal conference reception hosted by Kilkenny County Council Chairman, Cllr. David Fitzgerald
Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle (by kind invitation of OPW)
7:00pm Welcome by Cllr. David Fitzgerald and Mr Pat Nolan, President KAS
7:15pm An appreciation of Mr. John Bradley.
Speaker Dr Raghnall O Floinn, Director, The National Museum
7:45pm Today’s Church and the footprint of the Reformation: An ecumenical and pastoral reflection.
Speaker: The Right Reverend Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory.
8:50pm Conference Dinner.
Venue: Club House Hotel.
Saturday 21st October
Venue: The Chapter Room, St. Mary’ Cathedral
Chair for morning session: Mr Frank Lanigan, Chairman KAS
10:00am Welcome by Mr Pat Nolan, President KAS
10:15am The Impact of the Reformation on the urban community.
Speaker: Dr Colm Lennon, Emeritus Professor of History, NUI Maynooth
11:00am Morning tea/ coffee
11:30am Persecution and deliverance in Sixteenth Century Kilkenny, The Vocacyon of John Bale, 1553.
Speaker: Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Library, Dublin.
Summary of morning session.
12:45pm Lunch at Chapter House Café.
Chair for afternoon session> Mons. Michael Ryan, Administrator, Diocese of Ossory, P.P. Castlecomer
2:45pm Religious Reform and Ormonde Patronage 1536-1614.
Speaker: Dr. David Edwards, Senior Lecturer U.C.C.
3:00pm The re-organisation of the Diocese of Ossory 1600-1635
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Fearghus O Fearghail, Lecturer in Theology and P.P. Windgap.
Summary of afternoon session.
Venue: St. Canice’s Cathedral. (by kind permission of Very Rev Katharine Poulton, Dean of Ossory)
4:30pm Liturgical music, how it changed after the Reformation.
Speaker Mr David Forde, Deputy Principal, Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training; Director of St Canice’s Cathedral Choir.