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August 2019

Lunchtime Talk: Knights of Kerry

August 19 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

John Fitzgerald, 12th Knight of Kerry, who held on to his family’s ancestral estates during the political upheaval of the 17th century, is the subject of this captivating talk by historian Tom Dillon. Tom Dillon graduated from the University of Limerick with an MA in History of the Family with first class honours in 2014.…

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Afternoon Talk: Rebecca’s Closet

August 18 @ 3:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Rebecca Kemp from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Office for a lively afternoon chat on the challenges and excitement of collecting and minding the Rose of Tralee winners’ dresses. Every year during Heritage Week, Kerry County Museum hosts a popular exhibition showcasing the dresses of past Roses along with memorabilia from the Museum’s…

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July 2019

Summer Camp at your Museum

July 15 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 3:00 pm

If you would like a fun and activity filled Summer camp for your child aged 6 to 12 years, why not book our Museum Summer Camp? We specialise in small groups, high-quality creative activities and fun learning in an informal setting. Our experienced and garda vetted facilitators Helena Stackpoole and Janna King deliver a perfect…

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June 2019
Free

Cruinniu na nÓg: Creative Journalling Session

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Education Room,
Kerry County Museum, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
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Join Kerry Writer in Residence Annemarie Ni Churreain for a morning workshop where children aged 6 to 11 are encouraged to get involved in crafting and creative writing, using their imagination to explore and invent personal journals. This workshop draws upon language excercise to support children in the discovery of poetry, storytelling and creativity. Please…

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Free

Free Entry & Medieval Mayhem

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Kerry County Museum

As part of Feile na mBlath – The Park Festival Tralee & Cruinniu na nÓg you can visit the Museum free of charge all day. Other highlights include Medieval Mayhem in the Geraldine Experience with members of local history group Tralee Medieval Society showcasing medieval crafts, games and activities. This ties in with battle re-enactments…

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May 2019
Free

Mobile Museum visits Listowel Library

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Listowel Library,
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Delighted to be part of the annual Listowel Writers’ Week, our Mobile Museum is visiting the library with our handling collection for a morning workshop with local schools. For more information on our travelling handling collection please email education@kerrymuseum.ie. For more events during Writers’ Week please check www.writersweek.ie

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Sásta! Drawing Saint Brendan

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

Join museum facilitators Helena and Janna and hear all about Saint Brendan’s wonderful travel stories meeting mermaids, griffins and sea monsters. Saint Brendan’s feast day is on 16 May and he is the patron saint of Kerry and all seafaring people. While you are listening to his stories, you can doodle away and draw your…

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National Drawing Day 2019

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kerry County Museum would like to invite all our visitors to Doodle a New Museum as part of National Drawing Day. Simply grab a clipboard at Reception and start doodling your favourite object, exhibition or even an object or exhibition you would like to see in your Museum.

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April 2019

Sásta! Become a Bone Investigator

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Become a Bone Investigator with Museum archaeologist Niamh and excavate two Viking skeletons. Find out what we can tell by examining the bones and why they were buried with grave goods. Niamh is also going to show you a rotten Viking tooth found during excavations near Tralee and the leg bone of a medieval murder victim. Our…

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Sásta! Fossil Clinic

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

Join geologist Gosia and explore the world of fossils and other treasures that can be found at our lovely beaches in Kerry. Gosia can often be spotted looking at the rockpools out in Fenit and Barrow. She has a very fine collection and Gosia would love if you brought your own fossils along. This drop-in workshop…

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