Museum History Club is looking for new members

Is your child aged 6 to 12 and interested in history, arts and crafts, storytelling and games? Then please get in touch because we are looking for new members! Our History Club is an exciting opportunity to explore history and archaeology in a fun way. Using the Museum’s exhibitions and collections as the inspiration, the club members take part in a whole array of hands-on workshops facilitated by Helena Stackpoole and Education Officer Claudia Köhler. Past projects explored the Vikings in Kerry, St Brendan the Navigator, Antarctic explorer Tom Crean and Life in medieval Kerry. We meet every Wednesday afternoon during school term in our bright and cheerful Education Room.  Our annual membership is €25 per annum and this covers all arts and crafts materials. Inspired by Kerry secondary students participating in the Fridays for Future Climate Strikes, we aim to work with recycled and natural materials. To join the History Club please contact our Education Officer: education@kerrymuseum.ieJoin History Club poster

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ARTiculation Ireland 2020: Secondary Schools Call for Participation

ARTiculation Ireland is a public speaking competition initiated by the UK based Roche Court Educational Trust which promotes the appreciation and discussion of art, artefacts and architecture in secondary schools throughout Ireland. The competition seeks to engage students between 15-19 years, regardless of background or experience, with art to develop the confidence and ability to express their opinions and conclusions. Participating students are offered the chance to deliver a ten-minute presentation before their peers and a wider audience about a work of art, an artefact or piece of architecture of their choice, through a series of internal school heats and regional heats across Ireland with the chance of being selected for the All Ireland Final. In 2019, Kerry participated for the first time in ARTiculation and Kerry was represented by Presentation Secondary School, Tralee at the All Ireland Final held in Kilkenny Castle. Competing with schools from Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Waterford, Kerry students Eimear O’Sullivan and Julia Szarota achieved the incredible result of coming first and second! As a result, the ARTiculation All Ireland Final will be held in Kerry in 2020 and we are proud to be the partner Institution for all participating Kerry schools. If you are a secondary school teacher teaching Art, English, History or TY (or indeed any other subject that might benefit from public speaking and discourse), please register your interest before 22 October by sending an email to

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Are you brave enough to visit the Haunted Hall?

Every October, our Medieval Experience transforms into the Haunted Hall and we invite schools and families to be part of a thrilling, heart-stopping Halloween event. Guides will help you navigate your way around Medieval Tralee but be aware, the place has been taken over by otherworldly spirits. So keep your eyes peeled at all times and always expect the unexpected! The Haunted Hall is a fun Halloween event in association with Jackie O’Mahoney’s School of Performing Arts. We have two scare levels for primary schools but our family event is only suitable for 10-years and older; parental guidance adviced.  Please note that the Medieval Experience and Archaeology Hall are not open to visitors during the month of October due to our Halloween event taking place in these two exhibitions. For dates, times and to book your ticket, please call our Marketing Officer Sandra Leahy: 087 902 1580. Tickets have to be booked in advance and cost €5 per person.poster 4

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