Kilkenny Archaeological Society

Rothe House and Garden is the property of Kilkenny Archaeological Society (KAS). The Society has a full programme of events each year including lectures, field trips and seminars. See here for details of this year’s programme of events.

The KAS Library is open for three sessions weekly as follows:

Tuesday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
The library is available at other times by prior appointment. Non-members of the society are welcome to use the library facility at €5 per session.

The library contains a wide collection of Kilkenny newspapers from the 18th to 21st centuries, maps and family archives as well as numerous book relating to the history of Kilkenny.

The librarian can be contacted by emailing