Lecture: Borris House, County Carlow; an architectural palimpsest 400 years of MacMurrough Kavanagh occupation

By Edmund Joyce Borris House has been in constant occupation since the MacMurrough Kavanaghs moved their principal seat from Poulmounty (near St Mullins) to Borris in the mid sixteenth century. For the most part, Borris is presented as an early 19th century neo-gothic pile and is considered one of Sir Richard Morrison’s most successful re-workings […]

John Bradley Memorial Conference lecture: “John Bradley: from Osraige to Kilkenny”

Kilkenny Castle The Parade, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

keynote speech by by Ben Murtagh Reception at Kilkenny Castle 6.00 pm, Conference Supper, Club House, Kilkenny, 8.15pm (Optional) Lecture and Reception €15.00   Conference Supper €25.00. Tickets available in Rothe House Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 Event link on Facebook The lecture will not be recorded and will thus not be available on YouTube later.

€15

Annual Christmas Party

Club House Hotel, Kilkenny Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Kilkenny

Lecture: Counting ‘Cats’

The 1831 census and the Woodstock Estate, Inistiogeby Dr. Brian Gurrin (Beyond 22 census expert)

€8 – €10

AGM

The society's Annual General Meeting. Election of Officer and council for this year. Notice of intention to stand for any position or council membership, together with any notice of motion to be considered by the AGM should be sent in writing to the Hon Secretary on or before Monday 13th February.

The Ancient Mysteries of Knockroe Megalithic Tomb

Rothe House 16 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Recent discoveries and ongoing research Muiris O’Sullivan is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the UCD School of Archaeology.  He has published extensively on many aspects of Irish archaeology, notably passage tombs and megalithic art.  Of his books, the excavation volume Mound of the Hostages, Tara (Wordwell 2005)and the related Tara – From the Past to the Future (Wordwell 2013}, along […]