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||

Museum Resources now available online

Kerry County Museum is currently not open to the public but why don’t you have a look at our online resources? We have object-based activities for teachers and home schooling, colouring sheets based on our exhibitions and collections, museum publications and articles written by Museum staff and volunteers and a day-by-day virtual dig based on the recent excavation and conservation of Killaclohane Portal Tomb, near Milltown, County Kerry.  If you are a teacher or educator and would like us to send you more information please email We might be under lockdown but we are here for you! Watch this space as we are adding more over the coming days. Following online resources are available to download here:

Resources for Teachers and Home Schooling:

20:20 – Radio Kerry Podcasts based on our Collection:

What’s in the Box?! – Object based Learning:

Medieval Tralee – A Colouring Book, Fact Sheet & Timeline: Download here

A Timeline of Geraldine Tralee: Download here

Secret Tralee – An Audio-Trail about medieval Tralee: Download here

Killaclohane Portal Tomb – A Virtual Dig:

Collection Highlights – A Virtual Exploration:

Museum Publications:

Antarctica. Beyond Endurance: Journey to the bottom of the Earth Download Exhibition Catalogue

Geraldine Tralee. An Irish Medieval Town Download Exhibition Catalogue

Kerry Lives 1950-73. A portrait of the county from the Kennelly Archive Download Exhibition Catalogue

Medieval Treasures of County Kerry Download Proceedings of Lecture Series

Articles and Books by County Archaeologist Dr. Michael Connolly:

A wide range of articles and books on Kerry’s archaeological heritage:

Articles by Kerry County Museum Team:

Ardfert Witnesses at the trial of Roger Casement by Curator Helen O’ Carroll: Download Article here 

Con Keating: Personal and Political by Collections Officer Sarah O’Farrell: Download Article here

The Edward Roe Collection by Dr. Griffin Murray and Cliodhna Ni Murchu : Download Article here

A Zoomorphic Penannular Brooch from Tullahennell North, Co. Kerry by Dr. Griffin Murray: Download Article here

Curator’s Choice: Risen from the ashes by Dr. Griffin Murray: Download Article here

An Ancient Paddle from near Knocknagoshel by Dr. Griffin Murray: Download Article here

Early Medieval Bells and Crosiers from County Kerry by Dr. Griffin Murray: Download Article here 

A well-travelled uniform – the life of Captain R. E. Palmer by Jude O’ Gorman: Download Article here 

Christy O’Grady: patriot, prisoner and professor by Jude O’ Gorman: Download Article here

Yes! You can touch it – Education at Kerry County Museum by Claudia Köhler: Download Article here

Slí Bhreannain – In the Footsteps of St Brendan the Navigator by Claudia Köhler and the St Brendan Heritage Committee, Fenit. In memory of the life and work of Father Gearoíd Ó Donnchadha: Download Article here






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

Museum closed from 12th until 19th April March 2020

Kerry County Museum will be closed to the public from Thursday 12 March until Sunday 19 April 2020. Unfortunately, all tours, events and workshops are cancelled/ postponed until further notice. We regret any inconvenience caused. Please check our website and social media platforms for updates. Why not check out our new online resource section with plenty of object based activities for teachers and home schooling, Museum publications, podcasts and colouring activities? If you have any queries please email

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

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