Get a FREE visit by a Heritage in schools expert

Kerry County Museum is delighted to announce that all Kerry primary schools participating in our annual local heritage competition “Heritage Hunters” can avail of a free visit by a heritage education expert from the Heritage in Schools programme. The Heritage in Schools Scheme by the Heritage Council of Ireland provides a panel of Heritage Specialists who visit primary schools to help children and their teachers learn about and appreciate their local heritage. We would like to thank Heritage in School co-ordinator Maria Walsh for this generous offer and continuous support. If you are participating in Heritage Hunters 2024 and would like to avail of your free heritage expert visit, please put “Kerry Heritage Hunters” in the reference line. More information on how to book can be found here:

Make your own podcast with Radio Kerry

Kerry County Museum is also delighted to announce that to date Radio Kerry has broadcast ten Heritage Hunters school projects to date and more are in the making! 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 and The Education Support Centre Tralee. You can listen to these award-winning podcast series on the Radio Kerry website:

Heritage Hunter podcasts to date (click and listen)

Episode 1: Oyster Fishing | Spa National School (2023)

Episode 2: Blennerville Windmill | Blennerville National School (2023)

Episode 3: Ghost Train | Glenbeigh National School (2023)

Episode 4: Presentation Order | Presentation Primary School Tralee (2023)

Episode 5: Fenit NS | Little Samphire Lighthouse (2023)

Episode 6: Tarbert NS | The History Tarbert Bridewell (2023)

Episode 7: Knocknagoshel NS | The History of Knocknagoshel (2023)

Episode 8: Scoil Íde NS | The Life of Con Houlihan (2023)

Episode 9: Glenderry NS | St. Daithleann’s Well (2024)

Episode 10: Lyreacrompane NS | Lyreacrompane in the 1800s (2024)