Park Festival Tralee: Free Entry to Museum & Medieval Living History on Sat 17 & Sun 18 June

Kerry County Museum is delighted to participate in the magnificent Park Festival in Tralee, celebrating the return of Summer live music, food and arts to Kerry. The Park Festival is hosted in the picturesque outdoor space of Tralee Town Park in the heart of Tralee town and Kerry County Museum are offering free entry to all our exhibitions on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June. We are also delighted to host a major living history event in our Medieval Experience. “The Last Prince” offers an immersive, entertaining and hands-on insight into life in Gaelic late medieval Ireland. This event is also free of charge and is on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June from 11am until 4pm. The 2023 Park Festival is presented by Kerry County Council Tralee Municipal District and supported by Kerry Group. Flagship events include the traditional Féile na mBláth family festival of Flower Presentations, Demonstrations, Street Theatre and Arts, Craft and Food Stalls both outdoors and under our Festival Marquees. For all events during the Park Festival have a look here:

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

June Bank Holiday weekend: Museum open daily + Arts & Crafts on Sat 11am-3pm

Welcome summer! Are you getting too hot being out and about in Tralee this bank holiday weekend? Why not drop into the Museum to cool down and explore our exhibitions and hands-on activities! We are open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am until 5pm; last admission is at 4pm. A special treat awaits on Saturday 3 June: our facilitator Helena is delivering fun drop-in arts and crafts workshops from 11am until 3pm. Our arts and crafts activities are most suitable for children of primary school age – but younger or older kids can join in too! Learn how to make your own walking spider or other creepy crawlies and rest assured – anyone who has done workshops with Helena before knows that it’s fun guaranteed!

By |June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

Heritage Hunter Podcasts: Explore Kerry’s rich heritage through children’s eyes

Kerry’s primary schools engage in amazing local heritage projects every year: climbing in and out of ringforts, exploring the history of their schools or village, researching landmark buildings near their school, recording native plants and birds, interviewing their grandparents, making history models – the children’s creativity and imagination is boundless. To showcase some of these fabulous projects, we have partnered up with Radio Kerry to create Heritage Hunters, a series of ten short podcasts which are being broadcast on Jerry O’Sullivan’s Kerry Today throughout 2023.

Kerry Heritage Hunters is a creative collaboration of Radio Kerry, the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society, Kerry County Museum and Kerry County Council. This primary school initiative is kindly supported by the Heritage Council of Ireland, The Education Centre Tralee and the Sound and Vision fund of Coimisiún na Meán.

Click on the links below and explore Kerry’s rich local heritage through children’s eyes. We would like to invite you to join the pupils of Spa NS going oyster fishing in Fenit, climb to the top of Blennerville Windmill with the pupils of Blennerville NS and travel on the Ghost train to Croker with the pupils of Glenbeigh NS. The remaining poscasts will be recorded over the next few months – watch this space!

LISTEN TO Spa National School – Oyster Fishing in Fenit 

LISTEN TO Blennerville National School – The Windmill:

LISTEN TO Glenbeigh National School – The Ghost Train to Croker:  

By |June 1st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

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