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County Museum Event To Reveal Tomb’s Ancient Secrets During Science Week

County Museum Event To Reveal Tomb’s Ancient Secrets During Science Week

November 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum will reveal the ancient secrets of Killaclohane Portal Tomb using 21st century science next week as part of Science Week. The Tomb in the Lab is a series of discussions, demonstrations and displays taking place during Science Week Ireland. All events are based on Killaclohane Portal Tomb near Milltown, […]

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Pictured at the presentation of awards by the Heritage Council’s Museum Awards Standards Programme (MPSI) are Sarah O’Farrell, Jemma O’Connell and Helen O’Carroll from Kerry County Museum, with Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys TD, and Chairman of the Heritage Council, Michael Parsons. The museum retained its Full Accreditation with the programme. The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI), which started in 2006 with just 12 participants, now has 57 museums across the island of Ireland, participating in it. The programme recognises excellence in caring for collections, museum management, education, exhibition and visitor services.

Kerry County Museum Recognised For High Standards

July 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum has been recognised by the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. The museum, along with Muckross House, Muckross Traditional Farms and Muckross House Research Library, retained the Full Accreditation they had previously been awarded, while Seanchaí “Kerry Writers’ Museum” in Listowel was awarded Interim Accreditation. The Museum Standards […]

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Kerry County Museum To Receive €15,000 In Funding

Kerry County Museum To Receive €15,000 In Funding

June 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum in Tralee will receive €15,000 in government funding after the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD announced a series of small grants for local and regional museums around the country on Monday. Total funding of €134,965 is being made available under […]

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Packed Programme Of Events For Heritage Week At Kerry County Museum

Packed Programme Of Events For Heritage Week At Kerry County Museum

August 18, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum has unveiled a packed programme of events to be held to coincide with Heritage Week which runs from Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 28. As well as a lecture on the Kerry witnesses at the trial of Roger Casement, there will be a walking tour of medieval Tralee and a […]

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Bettys Bar on Strand Street.

County Museum And Betty’s Bar Receive High Praise In New York Times Article

August 8, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry County Museum features in a New York Times article where a travel writer retraces the footsteps of Roger Casement taking in visits to Banna and Tralee. Rosie Schaap also found time to stop off for a pint in Bettys Bar on Strand Street, where she wrote it is “a wonderfully cozy […]

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Creators of the Media Rising Exhibition, Liam McElligott, Jenny Plunkett, Noel Nash and Aine Brennan, in front of a revolving hologram of Padraig Pearse reading the Proclamation, at the opening of the exhibition at Kerry County Museum on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Create Innovative Multimedia Look At 1916 Rising At Museum

May 20, 2016 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from the IT Tralee have created a fascinating look at the 1916 Rising, featuring innovative technology and even a hologram of Padraig Pearse reading the Proclamation. Noel Nash, Jenny Plunkett, Liam McElligott and Aine Brennan spent the past working on ‘Media Rising’ as part of their final year […]

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Great New Website Explores Work On 6,000 Year Old Tomb In Milltown

Great New Website Explores Work On 6,000 Year Old Tomb In Milltown

November 12, 2015 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW website has been created based on a project to conserve and excavate the oldest extant archaeological monument in the county – a portal tomb at Killaclohane, Milltown. The Kerry County Council Archaeology Department and Kerry County Museum are behind the  innovative and unique educational website. The project has successfully conserved […]

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Tralee Library To Host Lecture On Ardfert Witnesses At Roger Casement’s Trial

Tralee Library To Host Lecture On Ardfert Witnesses At Roger Casement’s Trial

October 15, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Library is getting set to host a lecture next week based on the stories of the five civilians that witnessed the arrival of Roger Casement to Kerry in 1916 and the subsequent story of their evidence at his trial. The story of Casement’s arrival in Kerry is well known […]

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Culture Night 2015

A Whole Host Of Arts Events In Town For Culture Night

August 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  NUMEROUS cultural activities will take place in Tralee as part of the national ‘Culture Night’ event on Friday,  September 18. A wide range of  free arts events will be made available to the public and will take place over the course of the night. Ten different venues will host events with it […]

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At the IT Tralee Post Graduate Exhibition on in the Ashe Memorial Hall were, from left: Zara and Josephine O'Dowd. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Innovative Ideas Abound At IT Tralee Graduates’ Exhibition

June 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students took over Kerry County Museum Thursday when they exhibited the work they had produced over the year long course. The Master of Arts in Creative Media programme is designed to facilitate a broad range of media contexts, including film-making, broadcasting, design, music, performance, visual arts, literature and interactive […]

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VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

March 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were driving from south Kerry yesterday, you may have passed a couple of gentlemen dressed in full medieval armoury, hitchhiking on the road. No, you weren’t hallucinating, it was two lads from Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland who are raising awareness of their efforts to head to Poland next month as part […]

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VIDEO: Scoil Eoin Children Brave The ‘Haunted Hall’

VIDEO: Scoil Eoin Children Brave The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 25, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Haunted Hall’  is entering its final week and from today (Saturday), the public can experience the thrills schoolchildren have been experiencing for the past two weeks. The new seasonal attraction, which sees the cavernous Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum transformed into a hall of horrors, has just […]

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Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum is scary enough at the best of times but it’s about to get a whole lot more frightening in the run-up to Halloween! The staff have transformed the cavernous medieval experience into a ‘Haunted Hall’ for the next few weeks and schoolchildren from […]

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