Author Archive | kkap

Major international conference on the O’Tunney sculptors for Kilkenny

The Living Tradition of Stone – Sculpture in Callan: The O’Tunneys, the men, the work and their times. 30 July – 1st August, the Friary, Mill Street, Callan. An extraordinary flowering of sculptural and architectural stonecarving occurred in the period 1500-1650 in Kilkenny city and county. Callan was the base of the O’Tunney school of […]

‘Discovering Our Archaeology’ prize night

14th May was prize giving night for the 2010 ‘Discovering Our Archaeology’ competition held in Rothe House. The aim of the competition was to allow pupils to discover the archaeological heritage of the local areas. The Kilkenny Archaeological Project are delighted to be sponsors of the competition. The winners were: First Prize: Eilis Fitzgearld, St. […]

KKAP ‘Discovering Our Archaeology’ schools competition

KKAP is sponsoring and providing advice for the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s ‘Discovering Our Archaeology’ competition for secondary schools. The prizegiving ceremony will be held at 8pm May 14th in Rothe House and will be attended by Mayor Malcolm Noonan. All welcome!

New KKAP collaborations with UCD department of archaeology

Two UCD students have begun research placements with the Kilkenny Archaeological Project. James Cahill is comparing  the animal bone assemblages from the 13th century houses at Brennan’s Yard, Irishtown and the pottery production site at Highhays. His work will use the bones to determine if there are are significant socio-economic differences between the two sites. In an exciting and innovative […]

KKAP welcomes new collaborations

KKAP are delighted to announce that Dr. Toby Barnard, Matthew Seaver and Dr. Michael Potterton have joined as advisors to the project. Dr. Barnard is lecturer in modern history at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford and has published extensively on Kilkenny’s early modern history. Matthew Seaver and Michael Potterton are the editors of […]