Kilkenny Archaeological Socety are hosting a three day conference at Rothe House & Garden, to celebrate the Gathering. The theme of the conference is Emigration through the Centuries and it takes place from Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 4th April. A combination of lectures and guided tours, this conference explores emigration from Ireland, not just during the Famine period, but throughout the centuries. Speakers include Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, Queens University Belfast, and Professor Terence Dooley, NUIM. For more information, or to register for the Conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download the registration form .
Kilkenny Archaeological Society: The Gathering 2013
Conference theme: Emigration through the centuries
|Event date and time
Location and details
|Tuesday 2nd April
|Registration, Rothe House.Tour of the house and garden.
|Kilkenny Archaeological Society President’s welcoming reception by Mr Peter McQuillanOfficial Opening by the Mayor of Kilkenny, His Worship Cllr Sean Ó’hArgainVenue: Rothe House
|Keynote lecture – Emigration through the centuriesDr Patrick Fitzgerald QUBVenue: Rothe House
|Irish Night, Music and food “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.Venue: Bollards of Kieran’s Street
|Wednesday April 3rd
|Depart by coach for guided tour to Inistioge, a charming village straddling the River Nore
Newfoundland emigration from South- East IrelandMr Jack Burtchaell MA
Venue: Saint Mary’sChurchofIreland, Inistioge.
|Depart for Graignamanagh.Short stop on the Quay area to consider Barrow Rivernavigation links to 18th century emigration.
|Onwards to BagenalstownRail development and its links to 19th century emigration
|Leighlinbridge Light lunch The Lord Bagenal.Famous local emigrants including Captain Myles Keogh and Cardinal Patrick Moran.
|Visit to Saint Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin and area
|Depart forCastlecomer, former mining town. Guided visit to theDiscovery Parkand tour of the exhibition
|Lecture: The Role of Saint Kieran’s College, founded in 1782, in education and emigration: Dr. Fergus Farrell
|Return to Kilkenny
|Special themed Conference Dinner in The Club House Hotel, Kilkenny’s longest established hotel.
|Thursday April 4th
|Chapter Room Saint Mary’s Cathedral
Lecture: The Estate-funded assisted passage schemes in the Prior Wandesford Estate Papers: Dr. Máire Downey
2nd Lecture 20th Century emigration
The Great War
Mr John Kirwan MA
The Big House 1900 – 1940
Professor Terence Dooley NUI Maynooth
|Closing remarks Most Rev Seamus Freemen,Catholic Bishop of Ossory.
|Informal buffet lunch
|Guided walking tour of Kilkenny orOne-to-one consultations in Rothe House re specific Family History queries. Pre booking required