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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Includes visit to St. Francis Abbey, by kind permission of Diageo
The Parade Tower is provided by kind permission of the OPW
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.