Archive for December 7th, 2018

Kerry County Council’s writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin pictured at the launch of Launch of 'Still In The Dreaming' – an anthology of Kerry poets at Muckross House, Killarney on Thursday evening with some of the writers and trusee of Muckross House, seated from left, Kate Kennelly, Kerry Arts Officer, Annemarie Ní Churreáin,  John Joe Culloty, Vice-Chairman, Killarney MD and Philomena Hearne. At back, Geraldine Rosney, Faye Boland, Elizabeth Murtough, Kevin Griffin, Lola Scollard, Barbara Derbyshire, Lorraine Carey, Bernadette Ní Riada, Michael Joyce,  John McGrath, and Mary Lavery Carrig, Lily Cronin and Denis Reidy.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Launch of Still In The Dreaming – an anthology of Kerry poets
Muckross House was the beautiful venue for the launch of a stunning new book ‘Still In The Dreaming’ on Wednesday evening. Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Culloty launched the book, praising the quality of the poems and the dedication of the writers to their craft.
Last June a call-out for submissions to Kerry County Council’s writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin, on social media, newspaper and radio as well as through the Arts Office’s own e-newsletter drew a huge response. Sixteen poets were selected, and they worked with Annemarie to polish and hone their poems in preparation for publication. 
These poets are Barbara Derbyshire, Bernadette Ní Riada, Conor Cleary, Elizabeth Murtough, Faye Boland, John McGrath, Kevin Griffin, Lola Scollard, Lorraine Carey, Marian Relihan, Mary Lavery Carrig, Michael Joyce, Noel King, Paul Murphy, Philomena Hearne (nee Stack) and Victoria Kennefick.
The workshops took place in Kerry County Museum and Annemarie has now overseen the editing and publication of these poems. 
‘I chose ‘Still In The Dreaming’ for the title of the book as a tribute to the late John Moriarty,’ she explains. ‘John was a poet who was deeply inspired by nature and he described Kerry’s landscape as one that was still in the dreaming.’
Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, adds, ‘These new poems all capture in their own way the deep connections of nature and nurture that Kerry people feel for the world and people around them. Each poem is a worthy addition to the treasure that is Kerry literature and the book is something to be proud of.’
‘The residency was supported by Kerry County Council, The Arts Council, The Trustees of Muckross House and Gardens, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Creative Ireland Kerry, and along with Kerry County Museum’s hosting of the workshops and Kerry Library hosting workshops also, reflects the strong support there is for writing in the county.’
The writer in residence programme will recommence in March 2019 and further details will be posted on @KerryCoArts on twitter and facebook and in the e-newsletter which can be subscribed to through Kerry County Council’s website. 
Copies of Still In The Dreaming will be available to purchase on the night and can be bought for a limited time through the Arts Office at Kerry County Council. They will also be available for loan through Kerry Libraries.

New Anthology Of Kerry Poets Launched

December 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

MUCKROSS House was the beautiful venue for the launch of a stunning new book ‘Still In The Dreaming’ recently. Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Culloty launched the book, praising the quality of the poems and the dedication of the writers to their craft. Last June a call-out for submissions to Kerry […]

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Callum Houston of Blennerville NS with 'Gravespeakers' author Anthony Garvey.

Blennerville Pupil Callum Is The Hero In New ‘Gravespeakers’ Book

December 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARD-winning presenter and author Anthony Garvey launched his new children’s book on Friday at Blennerville National School, as a pupil there stars in it! Aimed at 8-12 year olds, the Gravespeakers’ series tells the stories of six children who discover on their 12th birthday they have a special gift – […]

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Met Eireann.

Another Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

December 7, 2018 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

NO sooner has one weather warning ended than another is about to take effect here. There were strong winds overnight in Kerry and we can expect more of the same this evening and tonight. A Status Yellow Wind Warning has been issued for Kerry, Cork, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim […]

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Jerome O'Shea pictured in 1963.

Sadness At Passing Of Kerry GAA Great Jerome O’Shea

December 7, 2018 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA has lost another great from the past with the death of Jerome O’Shea at the age of 87 after a brief illness. The Cahersiveen native won three All-Ireland senior medals with the Kingdom in 1953, 1955 and 1959. Playing at right-corner back, he made his Championship debut for […]

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Amber Galvin, Karla White and Chloe Galvin at the IT Tralee SVP Society Enchanted Evening Ball in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour From The ITT SVP Ball At Ballyroe

December 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES and gents were looking very stylish in on Thursday as IT Tralee St. Vincent de Paul Society held the ‘Enchanted Evening Masquerade Ball’ in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Around 160 people attended the ball where they enjoyed a drinks reception, three course meal and entertainment. All the money raised will […]

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Katie Allen, Julie Daly, Emma Daly and Breda Friel at the Tralee LES Christmas Coffee Morning on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over €2,000 Raised At Tralee LES Christmas Coffee Morning

December 7, 2018 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the third year in a row, the people at Tralee Local Employment Services (LES) held a Christmas coffee morning on Thursday to help out a local organisation. There were wall-to-wall Christmas jumpers at their office at North Circular Road with people from local agencies and employers associated with Tralee LES […]

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Exciting Week For Presentation Students Past And Present

Exciting Week For Presentation Students Past And Present

December 7, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a busy week for current and former Presentation Tralee students. On Monday three students were presented with scholarships at UL. Maebh Pierse, Ciara Sookarry and Isobel Horgan were presented with awards in a ceremony in Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick. Maeve, who is studying Applied Languages was awarded a UL […]

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The lights at Ballygarry.

PHOTOS: The Tree Is Back At Ballygarry And It Looks Wonderful

December 7, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT proved such a hit last year that they had to bring it back! The folks at Ballygarry House Hotel always have the place looking amazing over the festive period and the scene was completed last night with the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Guests enjoyed a reception […]

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The lights on The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 7, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Party/shopping season is truly upon us, but when you’re not spending in the shops or clinking glasses, here’s a few things to get up to… Saturday 1. One for history lovers… An exhibition to mark the centenary of the 1918 general election and the First Dáil will be officially opened […]

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