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October 2021

Olivia O’Leary – The Future of Journalism

October 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm IST
Kilkenny Castle, The Parade
Kilkenny, Kilkenny Ireland
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Maximum capacity for the key note speech: 120 persons, for the dinner: 45 persons Combined fee reception and lecture €15.00, Conference dinner €35.00 Reception, Key note address by Olivia O'Leary and dinner to mark the John Bradley conference. We hope we can look forward to welcoming you to this thought-provoking analysis by one of Ireland’s foremost exponent of the art of public analysis. 18:15 Reception at the Tower Conference Room, Kilkenny Castle 19:30 Key note address at the Tower Conference…

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November 2021

KAS Table Quiz

November 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
Bollard’s Bar and Bistro, 31 Kieran Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Annual fun Table Quiz for four players in warm & friendly Bollards Bar, Kieran Street. Prizes for winners and many spot prizes. Cost: €10.00 per person (prepay to Rothe House or pay on arrival) Max. capacity of attendees: 40 (10 tables of four persons) Contact details for booking: Pat Nolan 087 241 1955 Covid certs needed to enter Bollard's Bar.

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December 2021

Christmas Party lunch

December 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

For members. Details to be announced closer to the date.

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February 2022

Eighteenth Century Kilkenny City – An Exceptional Irish City

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
Rothe House, 16 Parliament Street
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Ireland
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drawing of St. canice's Cathedral in 1600

By Professor David Dickson, Professor of Modern History, Trinity College, Dublin In the long history of Irish urbanization, Kilkenny is exceptional in many respects. David Dickson's lecture will focus on the 'long' eighteenth century, the time when the first true cities emerged in Ireland, bursting out beyond their ancient walls during what was an era of internal peace.   But these 'first cities' were all maritime ports - except for Kilkenny.  Why was there such emphatic port-city growth at that time,…

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AGM Annual General Meeting

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

The Society’s Annual General Meeting. Election of officers and council for this year. Notice of intention to stand for any position or for council membership, together with any notice of motion to be considered by the AGM should be sent to the Hon. Secretary on or before Monday 14th February.   This will most likely take place online.

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March 2022

Lecture: John Tyndall Mountaineer/Scientist

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

John Tyndall By Kevin Higgins

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April 2022

Lecture: Rothe House – 1847-1852 a flurry of documentation

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST
Rothe House First Courtyard

By Colm Murray

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May 2022

Outing to Clomantagh Castle

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm IST
Clomantagh Castle

Own car Outing to Clomantagh Castle and the nearby Cavalry Barracks. Meet at the Clomantagh Castle (GPS 52.72415,-7.48550) at 2.30, carpooling recommended. BYO Picnic Clomantagh Castle View Larger Map RIC Barracks View Larger Map

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June 2022

Member’s Annual Garden Party

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm IST
Rothe House Garden, 16 Parliament Street
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Ireland
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In the splendidly restored, Mediaeval Garden of Rothe House. Music, re-enactment, convivial conversation and strawberries and cream. Theme: John Rothe family

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July 2022

Coach outing to Carlow

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm IST
Leighlin Cathedral

Prebooking required. Depart from Dean Street at 10.00am. Visiting Lasaerian’s Cathedral and Adelaide Church, Lunch Lord Bagenal Restaurant. View Larger Map

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