KAS Garden Party

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

time and details to be announced closer to the date

Heritage Week event: Jostle Stone Survey

Rothe House 16 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

This Heritage Week, we need your help and enthusiasm! KAS have agreed to a cooperation with OpenStreetMap Ireland to do a survey of as many jostle stones in Co. Kilkenny as possible. There are 82 in Bennettsbridge alone - can Kilkenny City beat that? Click to see video All you need is a bit of […]


Lecture: Annual Women of Kilkenny evening – Mary, Kitty, Rita Harte – Their legacy to Kilkenny’s History and Culture


by Helen Lanigan Wood Mary Kenealy, Katherine M Lanigan and Rita Harte, daughters of James and Mollie Harte were among the enlightened ladies who, in the mid 20 th Century, recorded, wrote, painted and fought to preserve the history, architecture and archaeology of Kilkenny. Writers, lecturers, teachers with an eye to the future, they were […]


Olivia O’Leary – The Future of Journalism

Kilkenny Castle The Parade, Kilkenny, Kilkenny

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 […]

KAS Table Quiz

Bollard's Bar and Bistro 31 Kieran Street, Kilkenny, AL

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 […]


Christmas Party lunch

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

Eighteenth Century Kilkenny City – An Exceptional Irish City

Rothe House 16 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

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 […]