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 Schoolsan 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 info@rothehouse.com Tel: 056 7722893.