Free Public Tours And Exhibitions In Tralee For ‘Architecture Kerry’ Festival This Weekend

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Pictured at the launch of the Architecture Kerry Festival in Ballonagh Convent Chapel were from left Barbara Carey, Carey Architects, Mike Scannell, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer, Kerry County Council, Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Cormac Kane, Kane Williams Architects and Kate Kennelly, Creative Ireland Coordinator in Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

KERRY’S architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival this weekend and Tralee venues will host events and tours of buildings.

The event, which will showcase and celebrate the best of the county’s architectural heritage, will take place from Friday to Sunday and will feature talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events.

The aim of the new festival, which is part of the Creative Ireland Programme, is to highlight the wide diversity of the architectural landscape in Kerry and to make some of the best-known sites of architectural significance in the county accessible to all ages.

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Several public and private buildings across the county will open their doors for free guided tours. A wide-ranging symposium, ‘New Life in Old Spaces’ will be hosted in the chapel of the former Balloonagh Convent in Tralee on Friday at 9am.

The weekend will also see Tralee Library hosting an exhibition of the winners of the 2018 Irish Architecture Awards on Saturday at 12 noon and highlight the contribution that Irish architects make to society for everyone’s benefit.

The showcase will be opened by the President of the RIAI, David Browne. Kerry architects will also showcase their work throughout the festival.

On Saturday morning there is a tour of the Kerry Group buildings at 10am, at 11am there is a tour of. Pembroke House on Pembroke Street and later at 3pm there is an Exhibition of the Kerry County Museum Children’s History Club: ‘DennyStreet -Whatastory!’. Finally, on Sunday there is a tour of Ballyseede Castle Hotel.

The full programme of events is available on the Kerry County Council website or via and will be available in council offices and libraries around the county.

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