A SUMMER school being held in Kilkenny starting this weekend is expected to draw several hundred people from around the world who are members of the Bahá’í faith, writes Tess Felder.
Some 400 to 600 participants are due to attend the Irish Bahá’í Summer School as it takes place from August 4-12 at Kilkenny College.
The week-long event, which is being held in Kilkenny for the third consecutive year, will include international speakers, an address by the mayor, and activities for various ages, according to Kilkenny man Alan Keane, who is helping to organise the summer school.
The focus will be on building a community, with courses taking place throughout the week. The keynote speech will be delivered by Glenford Mitchell, in the form of a course entitled “Bahá’í Covenant and Administration.”
Those who have attended in the past couple of years have welcomed its return to the marble city, Me Keane said.
“People really like Kilkenny and they have commented very favourably on it in the last two years,” he said. “It’s a great occasion for Kilkenny and I think a historical one as well.”