Wednesday 25 September 2013

Kilkenny education – history and heritage: seminar

An interesting one-day seminar concentrating on education in Ireland through the centuries is to take place in Kilkenny on Saturday 19 October. Hosted by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society and Rothe House Trust, the seminar will be held in the newly-restored Chapter House at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Here's the programme:

09:45 : Welcome from Peter McQuillan, President, Kilkenny Archaeological Society
10:00 : Early Bardic Schools, with Dr Colman Etchingham
10:40 : St John’s College, Kilkenny, with Councillor Paul Cuddihy
11:30 : Coffee
11:35 : St Kieran’s College, with Dr Fergus O’Farrell
12:10 : Women’s Education, with Maureen Hegarty
13:00 : Lunch (included)
14:15 : Christian Brothers Schools – an educational force, with Sean Breathnach
14:50 : The VEC role and system, with Brendan Conway
15:30 : The Rising Star of the Gaelscoil, with Councillor Sean O’hArgáin

Cost, inclusive of refreshments and lunch: €25.00 (€20 for members of Kilkenny Archaeological Society). Booking by email or telephone: (0)56 7722893. €10 non refundable deposit to Rothe House & Garden, Parliament Street, Kilkenny.