Exhibition Launch: By Hammer, Lens & Pencil

Kerry County Museum and Kerry Geo-Adventures are delighted to officially launch ‘By Hammer, Lens and Pencil. North Kerry Landscape in the eye of Frederick James Foot’ on Saturday 25 August at 4pm. Guest speakers include Prof Patrick Wyse Jackson and Museum curator Helen O’Carroll. This is a free event and all are welcome. ‘By hammer, lens and pencil’ is a tribute to Frederick James Foot, an Irish geologist, who spent time between 1856-1859 surveying North Kerry landscape. The exhibition is organised by local geologist Gosia Shaik-Horajska, founder of Kerry Geo Adventures, in partnership with Kerry County Museum. On display are his field-sketches and hand-coloured illustrations from North Kerry, with supporting specimens of minerals, rocks, and fossils observed by Frederick James Foot during his time carrying on extensive and detailed fieldwork. Also on display are fossils found during archaeological excavations of Ballycarty Passage Tomb,  a selection of maritime objects from the Eddie Roe collection, as well as the spectacular ‘Kerry Diamond’ on loan from Kerry Library. ‘By hammer, lens & pencil’ runs until Saturday 8 September.

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Rose of Tralee Festival & Heritage Week Events

We are open throughout the Rose of Tralee Festival and very much part of it! Our entrance may be hidden behind the big stage outside the Ashe Memorial Hall but access is possible at all times. Apart from all the fabulous events throughout the festival do also keep an eye out for our Heritage Week events. National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 August and all our events are free of charge. From Rose of Tralee Dress exhibition to lunch time lectures and fossil workshops for children, there is something for all the family to enjoy. For more event details check out the event section on our website. Happy Rose of Tralee & Heritage Week!

By |August 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

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