Calling all Kerry Secondary Schools: The Kerry Young Historian Award 2024

The Kerry Young Historian Award is an annual initiative open to all Kerry secondary schools and all Kerry students aged 12 to 19. It is a joint project of the erry Archaeological and Historical Society, Kerry County Museum and Kerry County Council and kindly supported by The Education Centre Tralee and The History Teachers’ Association of Ireland, Kerry branch.

The purpose of the award is to encourage participants to research and write about a local history topic in a personal, interesting and critical way with a special focus on some of Kerry’s untold stories. The award aims to encourage and produce the historians of the future as well as engaging young people in local history, archaeology and heritage.

Award Prize: Winning essays will be published in The Kerry Magazine, an annual publication by The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society. Each participating school will receive a voucher from Kerry County Museum for a free visit or outreach visit to the school. Prize winning schools in the Junior and Senior categories will be guaranteed a free living history workshop as part of the Architecture Kerry Festival in September 2024.

Competition opens: October 2023
Deadline for submissions of essays: March 2024


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Calling all Kerry Primary Schools: Heritage Hunters Award 2024

Heritage Hunters is an award-winning local heritage competition open to all Kerry primary schools. Kerry County Museum has teamed up with Radio Kerry, the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society, Kerry County Counci, the Education Centre Tralee and the Heritage in Schools Programme by the Heritage Council of Ireland for this exciting opportunity to showcase all the amazing heritage projects that are underway in primary schools across Kerry. So how does it work? Simply send an email to and we will send you a simple starter-guide. Deadline for submission of finished projects is the end of March 2024.

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Halloween Family Fun & October Bank holiday weekend opening times

Join Me and The Moon at Kerry County Museum on Sat 28 and Sun 29 October to celebrate Oíche Sahmhna. You can create your own spooky haunted house at this creative construction workshop. The event is drop-in, no booking necessary and included in the general admission fee: €5 per adult; children go free as part of our family admission offer. We also have a lovely Halloween activity booklet, trail and spooky colouring for you from 20 October until 6 November as part of your museum visit.

October Bank holiday opening hours:

Sat 28 October: 9:30am – 5pm (last admission at 4pm)

Sun 29 October: 10am – 5pm (last admission at 4pm)

Mon 30 October: 10am – 5pm (last admission at 4pm)

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