Poetry as Commemoration: Creative Writing Workshops 2 & 9 September

Join poet John W. Sexton and Kerry County Museum curator Helen O’Carroll for two unique creative writing workshops on Saturday 2 and 9 September from 11am – 1pm.

Guided by writer John W. Sexton, participants are invited to respond creatively to a selection of War of Independence & Civil War artefacts from the Kerry County Museum collection.

Poems composed during the workshops will be collected and preserved in a special Poetry as Commemoration archive housed in UCD Special Collections. Participants who have family stories or materials relating to the revolutionary period are invited to share these, but no family connection is necessary and all are welcome.

Please note that participants should attend both workshops. One ticket allows access to both workshops on 2 and 9 September. This is a free event but booking via Eventbrite is necessary: Book Now

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

Féile Thrá Lí – New exciting streetfest 18-22 August

Féile Thrá Lí, the Tralee StreetFest will take place between August 18-22 to coincide with the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Featuring parades, live music, street theatre, markets, fireworks and an extensive programme of family fun, the Féile will incorporate all the traditional elements of festivals in previous years. As part of the festival, Kerry County Museum is delighted to offer free entry to our special temporary exhibition “Gowns of Glory – The Rose of Tralee dresses through the decades”. Young heritage hunters can also pick up a free Tralee Town Park spotter sheet at the museum and go on a journey of discovery to explore all of the park’s hidden gems. We also highly recommend a visit to Tralee Library who is hosting their popular annual Rose Memorabilia Exhibition. Full details of the programme can be found on www.festivaltralee.com. Hard copies are available at Tralee Library, Tourist Information Office, Kerry County Museum and other local businesses around town. Please note that from 16 – 22 August entry to Kerry County Museum is via the Tourist Information Office, which is located on the playground facing side of the Ashe Memorial Hall.

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

Heritage Week Events 2023

By |August 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

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