Eighteenth Century Kilkenny City – An Exceptional Irish City

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 […]

Archbishop Rinuccini, Papal Nuncio and the Confederation of Kilkenny

Paddy Neary (2020) The Supreme Council of the Kilkenny Confederation petitioned his Holiness Pope Innocent X for help in their struggle, and he decided to send a Nuncio to Ireland. He selected as Nuncio a man of great culture and piety, John Baptist Rinuccini, Archbishop of Fermo. This prelate was born in Rome on 15th […]