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December 2017

The Festive Hall

December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - December 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

A seasonal event not to be missed   Visit the The Festive Hall at Kerry County Museum this Christmas season for a delightful, fun-filled experience the whole family will enjoy. A host of cheery characters will come to life from Christmas tales old and new, to take you on an enchanting tour of our magical…

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Talk: ‘Burton in the West of Ireland’

December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free talk with Dr Marie Bourke, curator of the exhibition Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art will give a talk exploring Burton’s excursions in Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Kerry between 1839-41 that left the artist with an abiding love for the people and landscape of the west of Ireland.…

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November 2017

Ancient Pottery Making – Lone Beiter O’ Reilly

November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Booking is essential 0667127777 Suitable for all ages   Lone Bieter O’Reilly is a Dingle -based ceramicist whose work is regularly seen in exhibitions. She run pottery workshops and is passionate about teaching creativity to all age groups. Lone is currently working on reconstructions of the pottery that was found in Killaclohane Portal tomb.

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Family Show: Accidental Science

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

Booking is Essential 06671-27777 Suitable for Children aged 6-12 years   Family Show: Accidental Science Join Catherine Guinness, a.k.a. Science Cat to hear the story of ten scientific discoveries that changed the world – and were all discovered by accident! Catherine is an experienced scientist, teacher, museum educator and trainer and we are thrilled to have her…

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How the dead speak to us with Dr. Linda Lynch

November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free entry-Booking is Essential- 066 1727777 Suitable for Adults As an osteoarchaeologist Linda is trained in the study of bones recovered from archaeology digs. In a fascinating talk she describes the extraordinary amount of information even the smallest fragment can contain and what she learnt from those recovered at Killaclohane.

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Decoding the past: Decoding the Past: How ancient DNA is revolutionizing our relationship with our ancestors

November 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Booking for this event is Essential:Call 066 71-27777 Join us for a free talk with Kendra Siark, a current PhD candidate at University College Dublin. Kendra will be discussing the ability to extract and study DNA from skeletal remains found in Killaclohane Portal Tomb in Miltown Co. Kerry. . Kendra guides us thorough these intriguing…

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Killaclohane Portal Tombs:Foraging to Farming -Dr. Michael Connolly

November 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free entry- Booking is essential -066 71 27777 Suitable for Adults. Join lead archaeologist Dr. Michael Connolly on the Killaclohane Portal Tomb project as he takes us through the dig, describing the tools and techniques used. From high-tech geophysical surveying and radio carbon dating to mundane trowling and soil-sieving,all of which played their role in…

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The Tomb in the Lab

November 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Using 21st century science to reveal the Neolithic secrets of Killaclohane Portal Tomb, three days of discussions, demonstrations and displays.  Killaclohane Portal Tomb near Milltown in mid Kerry is the oldest known man-made structure in the county. It underwent a major excavation and restoration programme during the summer of 2015 and the artifacts found have been…

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Bone Investigator Workshop

November 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Booking is essential 066 71-27777 Join one of our in house archaeologist Niamh and discover what it’s like to be an archaeologist in an 45 minute workshop

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October 2017

The Haunted Hall just got scarier…..

October 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Visit the Haunted Hall at Kerry County Museum this Halloween for a thrilling, heart-stopping, fun-filled experience the whole family will enjoy. Guides will help you navigate your way around Medieval Tralee but, be warned, the place has been taken over by an army of ghouls, ghosts and goblins! So keep your eyes peeled at all…

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