The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Kerry County Museum and Kerry County Council are delighted to announce a new education and outreach project aimed at young people interested in history, archaeology and heritage. The Young Kerry Historian Award is an annual initiative open to all Kerry secondary schools and all Kerry students aged 12 to 19. It is 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. Winning essays will be published in The Kerry magazine, an annual publication by The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

• Competition opens: October / November 2021
• Deadline for submissions of essays: April 2022

For further information please contact project managers Victoria McCarthy and Claudia Kohler at

  KYHA 2022