Educating the Irish Genius Symposium


The ‘Educating the Irish Genius’ international symposium will be held in Kilkenny College on 25-27 July 2014.

The symposium explores the proposition that we can, and we should, identify a discrete Irish Enlightenment, just as we do a distinctive Scottish Enlightenment, focusing on individuals like Swift and Berkeley—and William Molyneux, Katherine Jones, Robert Boyle, Edward Synge, William King, and more. In addition to its engrossing presentations, the programme also features cultural activities—performances, tours, samplings, and more—that showcase the stunning medieval city of Kilkenny, Ireland’s crafts and design capital.

For further information, including the full programme, and information about purchasing tickets, please visit the symposium website,