KAS Symposium – The Franciscans in Kilkenny – 5th May 2012

Kilkenny Archaeological Society and Rothe House Trust Ltd.   present their  Spring Symposium

 “The Franciscans in Kilkenny”

 

in The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

on Saturday May 5th 2012  commencing at 10.00am

Programme:

Saturday May 5th 2012

 

9.45     Registration in the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

10.00 Official Opening by Cllr David Fitzgerald, Mayor of Kilkenny.

10.10  Welcome from Mr Peter McQuillan, President Kilkenny Archaeological Society who will chair the morning session.

10.20  The Franciscans in  Kilkenny  -How did they live and what did they do

Speaker: Rev. Dr Joseph Mac Mahon, OFM, Secretary of the Province of the Order of Friars Minor—Ireland

11.00    Morning Tea / Coffee in the Medieval Room of the Parade Tower.

11.20 The Franciscans and the devotional landscape of late medieval Gaelic  Ireland 

Speaker:  Professor Salvador Ryan, Saint Patrick ‘s University, Maynooth

12.00  Clyn—A window on his world

Speaker Dr Bernadette Williams, Editor of the Annals of Friar John Clyn

12.40 Questions and discussions

1.00 Lunch –own arrangements

 

Chairman for the afternoon Mr Paul Smithwick

2.30 Donatus Mooney’s early 17th century description of Kilkenny friary

Speaker Dr John McCafferty, Director of the Micheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, UCD

3.30  Meet on the site of Saint Francis Abbey (by kind permission of  Diageo)

The history and architectural  features of the Abbey

Speaker: Mr Justice Peter Smithwick

 

 

To Book your place, telephone 056 77  22 893 or email reception@rothehouse.com

Admission €20.00

Includes visit to St. Francis Abbey, by kind permission of Diageo

The Parade Tower is provided by kind permission of the OPW

 

 

1 reply
  1. Wendy Nuget
    Wendy Nuget says:

    It would be a good idea to tape the symposium and post the video on your blog. This will be of great help to those that will not be able to attend the event. In addition, inviting a private caterer would be a good idea so as to help those attending the event to find lunch with ease.

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.