The second annual conference in memory of John Bradley, Kilkenny-born archaeologist, historian and lecturer at Maynooth University, will take place in Kilkenny on 20th-21st October 2017. The theme is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
John Bradley Memorial Conference.
October 20/21st 2017.
Theme: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Friday 20th October.
Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle.
Speakers: Welcome: Mr. Pat Nolan, President, Kilkenny Archaeological Society.
Official opening: Chairman Co. Council. Mr. David Fitzgerald.
Dr. Raghnall Ó Floinn, Director, The National Museum.
‘ An appreciation of Mr John Bradley’.
Bishop Michael Burrows:
‘Today’s church and the foot print of the Reformation: An ecumenical and pastoral reflection’.
The Club House Hotel – Conference dinner.
Saturday 21st October.
Venue: The Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Opening address and welcome: Mr. Pat Nolan, President, KAS.
Chair for morning session: Mr. Frank Lanigan, Chairman, KAS.
Speakers: Dr. Colm Lennon, Emeritus Professor of History, Maynooth:
‘The impact of the Reformation on the urban community’.
Dr. Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Library, Dublin:
‘Persecution and Deliverance in Sixteenth-Century Kilkenny: The Vocacyon of John Bale, 1553′.
Summary of morning session.
Lunch at Chapter House Cafe.
Chair for afternoon session: Monsignor Michael Ryan, Administrator, Diocese of Ossory and P.P. Castlecomer Parish.
Speakers: Dr. David Edwards, Senior Lecturer, U.C.C.
‘Religious reform and Ormond patronage, 1536-1614’.
Rev. Dr. Fearghus Ó Fearghail, P.P. Windgap Parish and Lecturer in Theology.
‘The re-organisation of the Diocese of Ossory, 1600-1635′.
Venue: St. Canice’s Cathedral.
Speaker: Mr. David Forde, Deputy Principal Carlow Institute of Further Education and Director of St. Canice’s Cathedral Choir.
‘Liturgical music, how it changed post Reformation’, followed by Evensong.
The all-in charge inclusive of Friday evening reception admission to all lectures, Saturday lunch guided tour of Rothe House inclusive of incidental teas and coffees is just €45.00 or inclusive of conference dinner on Friday evening €60.00 Registered student’s concession price €47.50.
Registration and all details from Rothe House, telephone 056 77 22 893
Outside normal office hours enquiries and bookings please ring 087 24 11 955