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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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The Work of Professional Artists were exhibited at Department of Culture, Heritage, & the Gaeltacht, Government Buildings, Killarney at Culture night in Killarney, At the opening of the exhibition  were, Artists Martine Moriarty, left, Rebecca Carroll, Kerry County Council Arts Officer Kate Kennelly and Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley. Culture Night coinsided with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland who opened their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year. .Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants Awards

November 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

THE Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2019. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Thursday, December 13 2018. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate […]

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NO REPRO FEE 26/9/2018 Pictured are fashion designer Helen Steele, popular photographer Damien Broderick and CEO of Tweak.com, Jerry Kennelly at the launch of the annual One4all Design a Gift Card competition. The trio lead line up of the 2018 judging panel for the competition, which calls on aspiring designers, artists and photographers to submit their own One4all Gift Card designs. The winner is given the incredible opportunity to gain national exposure for their work, with the winning design being turned into a gift card and sold in An Post outlets nationwide and online at One4all.ie in 2019. 
The Design a Gift Card competition is open for entries from Wednesday 3rd of October and closes on Friday the 16th of November 2018. For further information on how to enter the competition and specific guidelines, visit One4all.ie/design. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Call For All Creative Kerry People To Enter Competition

September 28, 2018 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

CREATIVE people in Kerry are being invited to enter a competition which could win them a trip to Barcelona and see their winning entry sold in shops all around the country. This October will see the One4all Design a Gift Card competition return, and the 2018 judging panel is on […]

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Tralee man and festival organiser, Con Horgan, in the parade on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Groups In Tralee District Receive €5,700 In Arts Grants And Bursaries

March 13, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of groups and organisations in Tralee Municipal District shared €5,700 under the  2018 Arts Grants and Bursaries Scheme at Kerry County Council. The scheme was heavily subscribed this year with the application process  managed by the Arts Office at Kerry County Council and co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Kate […]

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SPONSORED: Craft Makers Hosting Number Of Courses And Workshops Next Month

SPONSORED: Craft Makers Hosting Number Of Courses And Workshops Next Month

September 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of workshops are due to commence at the Craft Makers Centre on Ashe Street next month. Leaving Certificate Syllabus Course in Art with teacher, artist and designer Rebekah Wall will take place on Tuesday evenings from  October 11 2016 to April 11 2017. It’s €840 per person for the year including all materials, books […]

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Announcing details of the new arts slot on the Saturday Supplement on Radio Kerry – l-r: Kate Kennelly (Arts Officer, Kerry County Council), Frank Lewis (Radio Kerry), Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, Kerry County Council).

Council Supports New Arts Slot On Radio Kerry

September 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has announced details of a new monthly arts and culture slot which will be broadcast on Radio Kerry once a month. ‘Creative Kingdom’ is a new feature which will be aired on the second Saturday of every month as part of the Saturday Supplement programme with Frank Lewis. Supported by […]

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Kerry County Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants 2016

Kerry County Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants 2016

January 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council are inviting applications for Arts Grants for 2016. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest in the arts, promote knowledge and appreciation of the arts and improve standards of practice in the arts. “Funding to support the arts is crucial,” […]

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Incredible Richard Harris Drawing By Tralee Artist Wins Portrait Competition

Incredible Richard Harris Drawing By Tralee Artist Wins Portrait Competition

November 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

AN artist from Tralee has shrugged of national and international competition to win the first ever Richard Harris International Film Festival Portrait Competition. The portrait by Charlotte Lee from Lahern, took four weeks to complete and features pixelated features of Richard Harris rugged face to signify the late Limerick man’s […]

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There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

October 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know Halloween isn’t over yet, but Christmas is only eight weeks away and people are already getting ready for it. The Tralee Chamber Alliance realises this and put up a Facebook post earlier today that they plan on putting on a Christmas market from Thursday, December 17 to Wednesday, […]

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Filmmaker In Residence Keen To Work With Schools And Communities

Filmmaker In Residence Keen To Work With Schools And Communities

September 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

    KERRY County Council has announced that award winning artist/filmmaker Lisa Fingleton is returning as the County Filmmaker in Residence. This residency is co-funded by the Arts Council. Lisa Fingleton has over 20 years experience in participatory projects and recently completed an MA in documentary film at Goldsmiths College London. In […]

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Coláiste Launches Book Of Poetry And Prose By Students

Coláiste Launches Book Of Poetry And Prose By Students

October 15, 2014 at 5:35 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí- Post Primary School in Clash has launched ‘The Next Instalment’, an anthology of poetry and prose, produced by students of the school. The book, which has been published locally, is a sequel to their earlier anthology of poetry and prose, entitled ‘The Write Stuff’ which was published […]

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VIDEO: Atmosphere Of Culture Night In Town Caught On Film

VIDEO: Atmosphere Of Culture Night In Town Caught On Film

October 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WERE you at Culture Night in Tralee last month? Well Michael Kelly of Feenish Productions, has put together a great short video of the events held in Siamsa Tire, The Square and the Tralee International Resource Centre. So if you were around town on Friday, September 19, you might see […]

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Music To Play A Big Part In Upcoming Kerry Film Festival

Music To Play A Big Part In Upcoming Kerry Film Festival

October 1, 2014 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

A WEEK long feast of cinema in Tralee will kick off this Saturday when the first screenings of the Kerry Film Festival 2014 get under way. The festival is now in its 15th year and has been an important part of the county’s cultural landscape ever since the beginning. The […]

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Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

June 10, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say talent runs in the family and this is certainly the case with Joy Agwu and her nine year old daughter Sandra. The two of them are set to release books at the same time in the County Library on June 21. Joy originally from Nigeria has been living […]

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