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September 2018

Architecture Kerry

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Architecture Kerry taking place on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018.  For more information contact Victoria McCarthy -066-7183793 

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Free

Culture Night

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for Culture Night on Friday 21st of September. We’ll have wonderful traditional Irish music from the Sliabh Mish Comhaltas Group. The talented ladies from Ciar Quilters  will show case  their fine craft. All our galleries will be open on the night and  Bone Investigators workshops will run for our younger visitors. Curator Helen O’Carroll and Collections Officer Sarah…

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August 2018
Free

Exhibition Launch: By Hammer, Lens & Pencil

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

Kerry County Museum is delighted to launch ‘By hammer, lens and pencil: North Kerry Landscape in the eye of Frederick James Foot’ on Saturday 25 August at 4pm as part of National Heritage Week. Guest speakers include Prof Wyse Jackson and Museum curator Helen O’Carroll. This is a free event and all are welcome. ‘By…

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Free

Become a Fossil Explorer!

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

Become a Fossil Explorer with Gosia from Kerry Geo Adventures! Learn how to identify varies different rocks, minerals, and fossils. Come and see a collection of fine examples of colourful rocks and minerals from around Ireland. This is a free family event suitable for all ages as part of National Heritage Week. Booking is highly recommended.

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Free

Lunchtime Talk: Ancient Greece – Irish Soil

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

Join Architectural Conservation Officer Victoria McCarthy and Museum Curator Helen O’Carroll as we travel from Ancient Greece to Irish soil in looking at the buildings of Denny Street and the creation of the Town Park. If you ever wondered about the use of iron, limestone, slate and the influence of Ancient Greece in Tralee, or if…

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Free

Lunchtime Talk: Reconsidering Tom Crean

August 23 @ 1:00 am - 1:45 pm
Kerry County Museum

It is over sixteen years since KCM created its award-winning Antarctica exhibition which centred around the polar exploits of Annascaul man Tom Crean. Since then Tom has gone from being an unsung hero to an iconic figure, featuring in everything from the primary school curriculum to a Guinness ad. In that time, too, the original…

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Free

Lunchtime Talk: From Tralee to Rhodesia, Dr Georgina Revington 1889-1961

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Kerry County Museum

In 1912, Georgina Revington became the first Tralee woman to graduate with a Bachelor in Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin. She went on to become the medical officer for Lurgan Workhouse, Armagh in 1913. By 1921, she was working in Rhodesia at the Kalene Missionary Hospital. Dr. Revington is one of a number of Kerry women…

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Free

Fact or Fiction: The Mulchinocks

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kerry County Museum

Fact or Fiction? This symposium explores the fascinating history of the Mulchinock family and their role in the town’s most famous love story: The Rose of Tralee. Kerry County Museum is delighted to host this interactive event organised by the Rose of Tralee International Festival. The symposium aims to lead to the establishment of a working…

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Rebecca’s Closet: Minding the Lovely Dresses

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kerry County Museum

Meet Rebecca Kemp from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Office and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the lovely dresses! One of Rebecca’s many jobs (and passion!) is to collect and mind the Rose of Tralee winner’s dresses which we love to have on display in the Museum every year during…

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Free

Free Heritage Week Events at your Museum

August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 26 @ 5:30 pm
Kerry County Museum

Heritage Week is Ireland’s largest cultural festival with thousands of free events nationwide. Kerry County Museum will host a range of free events, including lunchtime lectures, special exhibitions and a fossil explorer workshop for children. All our events can be found on our website and for events nationwide have a look at www.heritageweek.ie. For more…

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