Still time to book events at Conference on Emigration this week – 2-4 April

2nd April: Keynote lecture at 7.00 pm, Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald of Queens University Belfast, explores ‘Emigration through the Centuries’. followed by ‘An Irish Wake’ – an evening of song, music and musings on the emigration theme, as we enjoy an evening meal in Kilkenny’s famed hostelry. €36.00 contact 056 7722893, or email

3rd April: Coach tour through Counties Kilkenny and Carlow visiting: Inistioge, Graignamanagh, Bagenalstown, Old Leighlin and Castlecomer. Lecture at Rothe House at 4.30 pm: Dr. Fergus Farrell discusses the role of St. Kieran’s College in emigration from Ireland. €40.00 contact 056 7722893, or email Includes coffee and lunch.

4th April: 10.00 am Lecture in Chapter Room of St. Maruy’s Cathedral. Dr. Maire Downey explores the Estate Funded assisted passage schemes in the Prior-Wandesford Estate Papers. Followed by Mr. John Kirwan’s (MA) discussion of 20th century emigration, and Professor Terence Dooley’s comments on the Big House 1900-1940. €36.00 contact 056 7722893, or email Includes coffee and lunch.

Part of the Gathering Initiative – and supported by the Gathering Steering Group, Kilkenny.

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