Pres Student Rosie Kennelly wins ARTiculation Kerry Final

Rosie Kennelly, fifth year student at Presentation Secondary School took first price at the regional final of the ARTiculation Kerry Regional Final in St John the Evangelist Church on Thursday 5th March 2020. Runners up were Eoin McElligott from Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí and Joshua O’Sullivan from SPSL Rathmore. Adjudicating the event were community and education consultant Sean Lyons, director of Kerry Writers Museum Cara Trant and former CEO of Siamsa Tire Catriona Fallon.  ARTiculation is a public speaking competition by the Roche Court Educational Trust, promoting the appreciation and discussion of ART, ARCHITECTURE & ARTEFACTS in secondary schools throughout Ireland and the UK.  The competition seeks to engage students regardless of their background or experience with art to develop the confidence and ability to express their opinions and conclusions, explains Claudia Kohler, the Education Officer of Kerry County Museum. “Kerry County Museum is the cultural partner institution for Kerry and last year, we participated for the first time along with Presentation Secondary School, Tralee. The outcome was spectacular. Our two Pres teens Julia Szarota and Eimear O’Sullivan represented their school and Kerry in the All Ireland Final 2019 and took first and second prize respectively. This year, four Kerry secondary schools took part in ARTiculation and we hope this exciting project is going to attract more schools again next year.” On accounts of winning ARTiculation last year, Kerry is the host county for the All Ireland Final this year. Pres student Rosie Kennelly is going to represent her school and the county at the Final in Siamsa Tire competing with students from Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kerry with an expected attendance of 350 students, teachers and parents. 

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Dig Tralee 2024 – Excavation at Knockanacuig Hillfort


Wanted: enthusiastic volunteers to work on an exciting archaeology project at Knockanacuig, Tralee

–   Excavation dates: July 1 – August 2, 2024

–   Open to all over 18 years of age

–   No experience required, training and equipment provided

–  A choice of work slots available: three, five, or ten days

–  Information night 30 May at 7 pm in Kerry County Library, Moyderwell Tralee

– Closing date for expressions of interest: June 14 2024


Summer 2024 is the third year of Dig Tralee, a major archaeological excavation at Knockanacuig, the site of a prehistoric monument complex on the western side of the town. The aim of the project is to explore this ancient monument and uncover what role it might have played in the origins of Tralee. The dig will be led by a team of professional archaeologists with support from community volunteers.

We’re looking for people who have an interested in archaeology and history, like working outdoors, and are keen to learn new skills by working alongside experts. They must also be happy to engage with a film crew who will be making a record of the project. If you’d like to be part of the quest let us know before June 14. 

If you’d like to be part of the quest email us with following details before June 14 and let us know for how many days – three, five, or ten – you will be available: 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address
  • What dates you are available + pattern
  • Confirm that you are fit to carry out archaeological work (see description of work below)

Click on the images below to enlarge the text. We also have hard copies of application forms at reception in Kerry County Museum.  


By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Museum closed from 12th March until further notice

Kerry County Museum will be closed to the public from Thursday 12 March until Monday 20th July 2020. We do hope that the Museum will be able to re-open at an earlier date and will keep you updated on any new developments. Unfortunately, all tours, events and workshops are cancelled/ postponed until further notice. We regret any inconvenience caused. Meanwhile, why not check out our new online resource section with plenty of object-based activities for teachers and homeschooling, Museum publications, podcasts and colouring activities? If you have any queries please email

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

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