We had a great dayÂ lastÂ Saturday, 6th October, when we buried our time capsule in the garden at Rothe House.Â MayorÂ Marie Fitzpatrick attended, and the occasion was presided over by Dr.Â MaireÂ Downey, President of theÂ Kilkenny ArchaeologicalÂ Society.Â The time capsule was actually a beer keg given by DiageoÂ Brewery ofÂ Parliament Street. It was made airtight, and pressure tested, before the articles were put in. These included: newspapers, items of clothing, food tins and most importantly of all, aÂ Kilkenny hurlingÂ jersey! The capsule was buried deep in theÂ Orchard, and was covered in cement, so that it won’t rise to the surface any time soon. Hopefully it will be uncovered in 200 years time by future archaeologists, and it will give them a snapshot of life in Kilkenny in 2007.
The capsule has been registered with the TimeÂ Capsule SocietyÂ which records all such events in Ireland and Britain.Â