The Franciscans in Kilkenny - Symposium
Kilkenny Archaeological Society and Rothe House Trust are hosting an even all about the ‘Franciscians in Killkenny’, some great speakers, interesting material and a visit to see the St. Francis Abbey brewery.
Location: The Parade Tower Kilkenny Castle
Date: Saturday May 5th 2012, commencing at 10.00am
9.45 Registration in the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
10.00 Official Opening by Cllr David Fitzgerald, Mayor of Kilkenny.
10.10 Welcome from Mr Peter McQuillan, President Kilkenny Archaeological Society who will chair the morning session.
10.20 The Franciscans in Kilkenny -How did they live and what did they do
Speaker: Rev. Dr Joseph Mac Mahon, OFM, Secretary of the Province of the Order of Friars Minor—Ireland
11.00 Morning Tea / Coffee in the Medieval Room of the Parade Tower.
11.20 The Franciscans and the devotional landscape of late medieval Gaelic Ireland
Speaker: Professor Salvador Ryan, Saint Patrick ‘s University, Maynooth
12.00 Clyn—A window on his world
Speaker Dr Bernadette Williams, Editor of the Annals of Friar John Clyn
12.40 Questions and discussions
1.00 Lunch – own arrangements
Chairman for the afternoon Mr Paul Smithwick
2.30 Donatus Mooney’s early 17th century description of Kilkenny friary
Speaker Dr John McCafferty, Director of the Micheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, UCD
3.30 Meet on the site of Saint Francis Abbey (by kind permission of Diageo)
The history and architectural features of the Abbey
Speaker: Mr Justice Peter Smithwick
To Book your place, telephone 056 77 22 893 or email email@example.com
Includes visit to St. Francis Abbey, by kind permission of Diageo.
The Parade Tower is provided by kind permission of the OPW.