Easter at Kerry County Museum: Kids go FREE and lots of fun activities for families

Did you know that we are open throughout the Easter bankholiday weekend? Visit Kerry County Museum during the Easter school holidays and explore our exhibitions and fun activities. Follow our Easter bunny trail, relax with some spring colouring and fun arts and crafts and learn all about Kerry’s colourful history. A special treat awaits on Easter Saturday at 12noon and 2pm – join Ann Fitzgerald for a traditional Punch & Judy puppet show. All events are free of charge and are included in the admission fee of €5 per adult/ €10 family ticket. Our opening times over the easter bank holiday weekend is as follows:

Good Friday: 9:30 – 5:00 (last admission at 4:15pm)

Easter Saturday 8 April: 9:30 – 5:00 (last admission at 4:15pm)

Easter Sunday 9 April: 10:00 – 5:00 (last admission at 4:15pm)

Easter Monday 10 April: 10:00 – 5:00 (last admission at 4:15pm)

By |April 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

FREE ENTRY to Roger Casement exhibition on Good Friday 7 April

Roger Casement’s landing at Banna Strand on Good Friday 1916 was a pivotal event in the lead up to the rebellion that broke out in Dublin a few days later.

Our exhibition guides you through Casement’s fascinating life journey: from crown servant and celebrated international humanitarian to doomed revolutionary. We explore the repercussions of his brief sojourn in Kerry and its impact on local people, how the failure of his gun running mission affected The Rising, and the way his trial for High Treason was prosecuted in London. Tracing this remarkable man’s legacy, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view objects that have never been displayed before.

By |April 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Плата за вхід: для всіх відвідувачів з України вхід вільний

Запрошуємо сім’ї: наш музей підходить для сімей, ми маємо багато

заходів та подій для дітей та сімей, наприклад: ви можете одягнутись в середньовічні костюми та викопати скелети вікінгів або скористатись буклетом – «Стежка дослідника» (безкоштовні дитячи буклети з блакитною обкладинкою на стійці рєцепції).

Тривалість: ми рекомендуємо 60-90 хвилин для вашого визиту.

Графік роботи: вт – сб з 9:30 до 17:00 (останній вхід: о 16:15).

Влітку (червень, липень і серпень) ми відкриті сім днів на тиждень.

Рецепція та туалети: розташовані на цьому рівні, біля входу.

Доступність: вбиральні для людей в інвалідних візках та пеленальні

столики для немовлят розташовані на нижньому поверсі. Будь ласка, запитайте співробітника.

Ліфт: до всіх виставкових майданчиків можливо дістатися ліфтом. Будь ласка, запитайте у наших співробітників.

Однобічна система: діє однобічна система (рух в одному напрямку) і ми рекомендуємо почати свій візит нагорі з виставкової кімнат 1.

Виставки з 1 по 5 розташовані нагорі: 1 – Погляд на життєву подорож

сера Роджера Кейсмана (Roger Casement), та його перебування у Керрі у 1916 році; 2 – Тимчасовий виставковий зал; 3 – Аудіо-відео кімната; 4 – Головна галерея муїзею, Керрі з найдавніших часів; 5 – Полярна кімната Тома Кріна (TomСrean).

Виставки 6 і 7 розташовані внизу: 6 – Зал археології;

7 – Прогулянка середньовічними вулицями міста Тралі, реконструкція

1450 року нашої ери.

Вихід: вихід такий самий, як і вхід, через стійку реєстрації.

Контактна інформація: якщо ви хочете взяти участь в екскурсіях та

майстер-класах українською або хотіли б стати волонтером у музеї, зв’яжіться з нашим спеціалістом з освіти Клаудією за адресою: education@kerrymuseum.ie.

Чи знаєте ви: у нас є «Клуб музейної культури» і ми будемо раді, якщо

Ви приєднаєтесь до нас – події зазвичай відбуваються по суботах.

Соціальні медіа: слідкуйте за нами у Facebook, Twitter та Instagram.

Веб-сайт: для отримання додаткової інформації відвідайте наш веб-сайт: www.kerrymuseum.ie.

The Museum Culture Club visiting Kerry County Museum. Images by Pauline Dennigan Photography

By |April 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Inspired by Objects: Free Creative Writing Workshop

Join published writer Bayveen O’Connell for a free creative writing workshop at Kerry County Museum. The aim of this creative workshop is to inspire museum visitors to engage with objects in a creative way. The workshop is aimed at writers and members of the public of all levels of writing experience. Writers of all genres are welcome. The participants will spend time with the artefact, draw inspiration from it and from the theme it inspires, and will produce a piece of writing they can share on the museum’s website. 

Bayveen has been giving regular professional Creative Writing Workshops in person and online since 2018. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Irish and international print anthologies and in online literary magazines. She has a background in TEFL teaching, and holds a BA English, Media & Cultural Studies, an MLitt in Publishing, and is currently doing an MA in Museum Studies. In July 2022, she delivered an ekphrastic themed workshop on the Retreat West writing platform. Her writing has been nominated for Best Microfiction and the Pushcart Prize. She has a deep interest in writing inspired by art and artefacts and is exploring this in her Museum Studies dissertation. She is also currently working on her collection of flash fiction – short fiction of fewer than 1000 words.

By |March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Saint Patrick’s Day: Free Entry to the Museum after the Parade

We love St Patrick’s Day and Kerry County Museum is inviting everyone to visit us free of charge after the Parade. The Tralee St Patricks Day Festival Parade 2023 will take place on Friday March 17 at 12 noon starting from the John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee. Come and see us afterwards – it’s always great fun and we will have some fun picture opportunities ready for you!

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Dig Tralee Information Evening

Dig Tralee – Information Evening with Dr Michael Connolly, County Archaeologist- Tuesday 28th March – 7pm – in Kerry County Libary Moyderwell, Tralee

Have you ever dreamed of being like Indiana Jones? Now’s your chance! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work on an exciting community archaeology project. Summer 2023 is the second year of Dig Tralee , a major archaeological excavation at Knockanacuig, the site of a prehistoric monument complex.  The aim of the project is to explore this ancient monument and uncover what role it might have played in the origins of Tralee. The dig will be lead by a team of professional archaeologists with the support from community volunteers. We’re looking for people who have an interest in archaeology and history, like working outdoors, and are keen to learn new skills by working alongside experts. Open to all over 18 years of age.

To find out more about the project join us on Tuesday 28th of March at 7pm in Kerry County Library Moyderwell, Tralee.

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Kerry Civil War Conference at Siamsa Tire 23/24/25 February 2023

A three-day conference marking the centenary of the Irish Civil War, assessing its history, memory and legacy is taking place at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, County Kerry on 23/24/25 February 2023. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (U.C.D.), ‘Faith, Reason and Betrayal: The Irish Civil War’. The conference is being livestreamed at www.https://kerrycivilwarconference.ie/live/

Kerry County Museum curator Helen O’Carroll will present a paper on Saturday 25 February as part of the panel discussion Panel 4: Civilian and Socio-Economic Impacts of the Civil War, which will take place from 9.15am-10.45pm. Her paper will be on the museum’s forthcoming exhibition ‘Decade’: Ten Objects which Portray the Lived Experience of People in Kerry during the Turbulent Period of 1918-28′. The full programme of events is available on the conference website www.https://kerrycivilwarconference.ie

The conference is being organised and managed by Kerry natives, Dr Mary McAuliffe, Bridget McAuliffe and Owen O’Shea, who are a team of professionals with extensive experience in conceptualising, developing, presenting and showcasing history and historical events to a wide audience. The three organisers have comprehensive experience in research, writing, publishing, broadcasting, event management and public relations. Between them, they have written and published several books and articles on the history of this period in Kerry and in Ireland.

By |February 24th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Saint Brigid Cross making Origami workshop on Saturday 4 February

St. Brigid’s Day – Lá Fhéile Bríde – celebrates Ireland’s only female patron saint on February 1 and most people will be familiar with the popular tradition of making crosses in St Brigid’s honour. Join artist Rebecca Lyons at Kerry County Museum ob Saturday 4 February from 11am until 3pm for a St. Brigid cross making workshop using Origami techniques. As Brigid is associated with the arrival of spring, Rebecca is also going to show you how to make simple but beautiful Origami flowers. This drop-in workshop is suitable for all ages and is included in the regular admission fee: €5 for adults; children go free.

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Chinese New Year event at the Museum on Saturday 28 January

2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit. The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture and 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. Are you heading into Tralee on Saturday 28 January to partake in the Chinese New Year festivities? Make sure to drop into our museum to make your own Chinese dragon puppet. This fun family activity is included in our admission fee of €3 per adult; children go free. Better still, our visitors can avail of two for the price of one on Saturday 28 January. For the full programme of events taking place in Tralee check Tralee Chamber Alliance’s social media.

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Museum Opening Times January 2023

Happy New Year! We are back open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9:30am to 5:00pm; last admission is at 4:00pm. During January, the Medieval Experience and Archaeology remain closed to our visitors as it gives us a chance to follow-up on necessary maintenance work in the exhibitions. We will be fully back open for Saint Brigid’s Bank holiday weekend. Following exhibitions are open as usual: Casement in Kerry (1916), Main Museum Gallery, Audio-Visual Room and Tom Crean Polar Room. Visitors can avail of a reduced admission fee of €3 for adults and children go free. Watch this space as we are going to launch a new temporary community art exhibition shortly and we are also planning drop-in arts and crafts events for families.

Three major exhibitions for only €3 per person: Casement in Kerry, Main Museum Gallery and Tom Crean Polar Room. Family offer: children go free

By |January 21st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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