Keep checking in on this page as we regularly publish short, blog-type posts about subjects of historic interest regarding Kilkenny City and County.

We will also add useful digital resources for those interested in studying local history.

The Winslow Boy

researched and read by Eamon Kiely The events dramatised by Terence Rattigan in his play “The Winslow Boy” are based on the true story of the ordeal of a 13 […]

OKR 2021

AuthorTitlePages Richard HylandDistilling in Kilkenny ciry, 1770-18437-22 Proinsias Ó DrisceoillA nineteenth-century Kilkenny bookseller23-30 John LuceyKilkenny's first mental health facility31-38 Peter SeaverA history of Cramer's Grove, Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny39-44 Michael O'DwyerThree [...]

Jostle Stone Survey (Heritage Week 2021)

In cooperation with OpenStreetMap Ireland, KAS have agreed to hold a Heritage Week event surveying jostle stones in Co. Kilkenny (other historical societies are invited to join in, though). What […]

Old Kilkenny Review 2019/2020

AuthorTitlePages Mike MeagherThe Kings River at newtown Kells: A sacred place and power centre chosen by Palladius?7-30 Graham HullArchaeological excavation of a Late Bronze Age burnt stone spread and medieval [...]

Kilkenny-born playwright and author Michael Egan 1895-1956

Ned Kennedy 2020 Part 1 While walking through St. Kieran’s Cemetery earlier this year, my attention was drawn to a headstone with an unusual middle name, Boetius. Boetius was a […]

Newsletter September 2020

Dear Readers, Welcome to another edition of our newsletter. Although the Society quieter with less news than usual, we have extra items of interest from different contributors, from the gory […]

Newsletter June 2018

Dear Archaeology and History Enthusiast, Gach rath oraibh go léir. Welcome to our brand new quarterly newsletter. We will fill it with items that we hope are of interest to […]

Newsletter June 2020

Dear Readers, The Kilkenny Archaeological Society is experiencing a bit of a standstill like the rest of society and getting used to the new ways we as a society communicates […]

Newsletter March 2020

Dear Friend of KAS, This is the first newsletter of 2020 and we would like to thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. We try to include […]

Newsletter December 2019

Dear Archaeology and Heritage Enthusiast, Edition 4/2019 We are nearing the end of another exciting year in our society. This year was joyously filled with our popular lectures, trip to Brittany, Bradley conference and finished with […]