Kieran Cahill is the Kerry Young Historian 2023

In a joint event by Kerry County Museum, Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and Kerry County Council as part of Architecture Kerry 2023, Kieran Cahill, a graduate of CBS, Tralee was presented with the overall Kerry Young Historian Award by Jimmy Deenihan at Kerry County Museum on 27 September. Awards were also presented in the junior, senior and highly commended categories to Anna O’ Mahony, Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, Aaron Harty, Mercy Mounthawk, Lauren Coffey, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Rory O’ Flaherty, Mercy Mounthawk, Niamh O’ Donnell, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Siobhan Griffin, Mercy Mounthawk, Edel O’ Donoghue, Presentation Seconday School, Castleisland and Adam Lucid, Castleisland Community College (absent). Also in the photo are Claudia Kohler, Kerry County Museum, Victoria McCarthy, Kerry County Council, Tony Bergin and Edel Codd from Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society. The award ceremony is followed by a gallery talk, display and demonstration by archaeologist and historical advisor Dave Swift of Claíomh who will investigate the material culture of 1916 and the Irish Revolutionary Era. Photos: Pauline Dennigan

Photo: Pauline Dennigan

By |September 29th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

AK23 Event: 1916 & The Irish Revolutionary Era

Join material heritage expert Dave Swift of Cláiomh at Kerry County Museum for a drop-in living history demonstration showcasing the material culture of the Irish revolutionary era. This event is suitable for all and all are welcome to this interactive workshop as part of Architecture Kerry 2023.

For full event programme please have a look here:

By |September 29th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

Autumn Events Programme: The Museum After Dark

We are delighted to announce that Kerry County Museum is hosting a series of free evening events this autumn. Our varied programme of events will showcase Kerry’s rich history and heritage through gallery talks, discussions, interactive demonstrations, life music and storytelling. This series of events is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through their After Hours at the Museum Scheme 2023 #NTE23

By |September 9th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

The Museum After Dark: Culture Night Events Friday 22 September

The 18th edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 22 September 2023 and we are going to throw our doors open at 6pm so you can experience the Museum after dark. Explore our vibrant historical and cultural exhibitions, engage in hands-on activities for all the family. Kicking off Culture Night at 6pm are the dynamic Skills for Life students, who will launch their new music video BRAVE at 6pm: “This year’s music will show the world that you should give no matter how we struggle we should everything a go! Say what you want to say!”

A special treat for families awaits –  the fabulous medieval re-enactment group THE LAST PRINCE is back by popular demand and will populate the streets of Medieval Tralee so you can take your fun pictures, join in the fun and games of times gone by and celebrate Culture Night medieval style! You can also look forward to a permormance by the Kerry Ukrainian choir and join members of our MUSEUM CULTURE CLUB for a dazzling culture sharing dance performance in partnership with Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre.

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council and we would like to thank our local Kerry Arts Office for all their support in making Culture Night one of our flagship events every year. We also also like to acknowledge the financial support of the event by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through their After Hours at the Museum Scheme 2023 #NTE23

Events at a Glance:

6pm-10pm: Welcome to the Museum After Dark – all exhibitions are open!

6pm-10pm: Living history group THE LAST PRINCE will populate the Medieval Experience for the enjoyment of all.

6pm: Premiere show of Skills for Life’s new music video “Brave” – Be ready to be inspired!

6pm-7pm: Learn a Ukrainian dance with our Museum Culture Club, a culture and heritage-sharing initiative for everyone in the local community.

7pm-7.45pm: We are delighted to welcome the Kerry Ukraine Choir for a special performance at Kerry County Museum!

All are welcome!

Family fun at the Museum
The Last Prince: Living History – Life in Gaelic Medieval Ireland
Skills For Life

A list of all events in Kerry can be found here:

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized||

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