Inspired by Objects: Free Creative Writing Workshop

Join published writer Bayveen O’Connell for a free creative writing workshop at Kerry County Museum. The aim of this creative workshop is to inspire museum visitors to engage with objects in a creative way. The workshop is aimed at writers and members of the public of all levels of writing experience. Writers of all genres are welcome. The participants will spend time with the artefact, draw inspiration from it and from the theme it inspires, and will produce a piece of writing they can share on the museum’s website. 

Bayveen has been giving regular professional Creative Writing Workshops in person and online since 2018. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Irish and international print anthologies and in online literary magazines. She has a background in TEFL teaching, and holds a BA English, Media & Cultural Studies, an MLitt in Publishing, and is currently doing an MA in Museum Studies. In July 2022, she delivered an ekphrastic themed workshop on the Retreat West writing platform. Her writing has been nominated for Best Microfiction and the Pushcart Prize. She has a deep interest in writing inspired by art and artefacts and is exploring this in her Museum Studies dissertation. She is also currently working on her collection of flash fiction – short fiction of fewer than 1000 words.

By |March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

Saint Patrick’s Day: Free Entry to the Museum after the Parade

We love St Patrick’s Day and Kerry County Museum is inviting everyone to visit us free of charge after the Parade. The Tralee St Patricks Day Festival Parade 2023 will take place on Friday March 17 at 12 noon starting from the John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee. Come and see us afterwards – it’s always great fun and we will have some fun picture opportunities ready for you!

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

Dig Tralee Information Evening

Dig Tralee – Information Evening with Dr Michael Connolly, County Archaeologist- Tuesday 28th March – 7pm – in Kerry County Libary Moyderwell, Tralee

Have you ever dreamed of being like Indiana Jones? Now’s your chance! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work on an exciting community archaeology project. Summer 2023 is the second year of Dig Tralee , a major archaeological excavation at Knockanacuig, the site of a prehistoric monument complex.  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 lead by a team of professional archaeologists with the support from community volunteers. We’re looking for people who have an interest in archaeology and history, like working outdoors, and are keen to learn new skills by working alongside experts. Open to all over 18 years of age.

To find out more about the project join us on Tuesday 28th of March at 7pm in Kerry County Library Moyderwell, Tralee.

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

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