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SEMINAR: Celebrating the City Charter of 1609 Saturday April 4th

KILKENNY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY APRIL 4th Saturday        SEMINAR: Celebrating the City Charter of 1609 Venue for morning session   Rothe House, Kilkenny 9.45am Registration and Coffee 10.00am Welcome by President of KAS Bernadette Dermody Opening of Seminar by Mayor of Kilkenny, Councillor Patrick Crotty Chairman: Maureen Hegarty, Programme Co-ordinator 10.20am ‘Nicholas Langton – in relation to his […]

Underwater archaeology in Kilkenny

The Kilkenny Flood Relief scheme led to a series of major underwater excavations being undertaken at John’s Bridge and Green’s Bridge, Kilkenny. The John’s Bridge work was particularly spectacular, with the recovery of a suite of magnificent medieval graveslabs, inlcuding the monk seen below, being recovered. One of the key figures in all of this […]

Kilkenny 400 website launched

Kilkenny celebrates 400 years as a city this year. A new website – – has just been launched and this includes information on the various events that will take place throughout the coming year.

New publication on St. Patrick’s Gate

The latest Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries includes a fascinating account by Ben Murtagh and Chris Corlett of the now lost St. Patrick’s Gate on Patrick Street. The article was prompted by the discovery of two previously unknown Victorian photographsof the gate in the collection of the RSAI. This is one of the […]

Medieval child’s wooden sword discovered at courthouse excavations

A rare example of a wooden sword has been discovered by archaeologists from Arch-Tech working on the excavations at the rear of Kilkenny courthouse. The sword is perfectly preserved (apart from its handle which had broken off in antiquity) and was found in a refuse pit on the site.