A thought provoking and stimulating journey of discovery surrounding the heritage and history of education in Kilkenny takes place on Saturday 19th October. Jointly hosted by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society and Rothe House Trust Ltd., one day seminar brings together a most knowledgeable range of speakers and chairpersons. Located in the delightfully newly restored Chapter House at St. Mary’s Cathedral, the cost of the seminar includes morning coffee and lunch.
9.45 am Welcome from Mr. Peter McQuillan, President, Kilkenny Archaeological Society
10.00 am Early Bardic Schools – Lecturer: Dr. Colman Etchingham; Chair: Dr. Proinsias Ó’Drisceoil
10.40 am St. John’s College, Kilkenny – Lecturer: Mr. Paul Cuddihy; Chair: Right Revd. Bishop Michael Burrows
11.30 am Morning Coffee (included in seminar fee)
11.35 am St. Kieran’s College – Lecturer: Dr. Fergus O’Farrell; Chair: Rev. Mons Michael Ryan
12.10 pm Women’s Education – Lecturer: Ms Maureen Hegarty MA; Chair: Dr. Máire Downey
13.00 pm Lunch (included in seminar fee)
14.15 pm Christian Brothers Schools – an educational force – Lecturer: Mr. Sean Breathnach; Chair: Ms Pádraigín ni Dhubhulachra
14.50 pm Kilkenny VEC – Lecturer: Mr. Tony Patterson; Chair: Mr. Patrick Nolan
15.30 pm The Rising Star of the Gaelscoil – Lecturer: Mr. Sean O’hArgáin; Chair: Mr. Peter McQuillan
Fees: €25.00 (€20 for members of Kilkenny Archaeological Society). Advisable to register in advance to ensure your place! €10 non refundable deposit to Rothe House & Garden, Parliament Street, Kilkenny or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 056 7722893.