Kilkenny Archaeological Society

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Kilkenny Archaeological Society
Kilkenny Rothe House.JPG
Rothe House, headquarters of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society
Formation 7 March 1946; 68 years ago (1946-03-07)
Type Friendly society
Purpose Promote history and archaeology of Kilkenny
Headquarters Rothe House
Region served County Kilkenny
President Peter McQuillan

The Kilkenny Archaeological Society is an archaeological society in County Kilkenny, Ireland.


The Kilkenny Archaeological Society was founded in 1946.[1] An older society with the same name existed,[2] which developed into the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.[3]

Rothe House is owned by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society and many of their collections are there, including their library and museum of local history.[4]

Old Kilkenny Review[edit]

Old Kilkenny Review  
Discipline Archaeology, History
Language English
Publication details
Kilkenny Archaeological Society (Ireland)
Publication history
Frequency Annual

The Kilkenny Archaeological Society publishes the Old Kilkenny Review, a historical journal which reviews County Kilkenny's history.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kilkenny Archaeological Society 2005.
  2. ^ O'Daly 1855.
  3. ^ O'Leary 1948.
  4. ^ "Rothe House & Garden". Rothe House Trust. 

Further reading[edit]

  • O'Leary, John (January 1948), ""Come with us!", A Call for New Members from the Kilkenny Archaeological Society.", Old Kilkenny Review (1946 - 1947), Old Kilkenny Review (Kilkenny: Kilkenny Archaeological Society) (Number One) .
  • John O'Leary, Thoma Lyng, John S. Gibb, Rev. Fr. Clohosey, An tAthair Mihail, Hubert Butler, Rose Springfield, Willy Monks, Owen O'Kelly, Francoise Henry (2005) [1946-1951], Cullen, Charlie, ed., Facsimile edition of Old Kilkenny Review, Issue numbers 1,2,3 & 4. (1946 - 1951), Old Kilkenny Review (Kilkenny: Kilkenny Archaeological Society) (Issues 1,2,3 & 4) .
  • O'Daly, John (1855), Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, vol. II, 9, Anglesea Street: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Kilkenny Archaeological Society .

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