Tralee To Come Alive For Culture Night

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Kerry’s celebrated dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador and helped launch the night during the week. Pictured from left; David Geaney, Kate Kennelly KCC Arts Office , Mayor of Kerry, Niall Kelliher , Moira Murrell chief executive of Kerry County Council and Sean Mulchinock KCC Arts Office. Photo By Domnick Walsh

CELEBRATED dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador and was on hand during the past week to launch the event which has a host of things to see and do in Tralee.

David will be promoting the night in Kerry on Friday, September 20th as Culture Night kicks off right across Ireland between the hours of 5.00pm and 11.00pm.

David, who has recently returned from the Broadway debut of his dance show ‘Velocity’, is a strong advocate of culture and art in Kerry and Ireland and as a proud Kerry native, David commented: “After being previously involved in Culture Night as an artist, I’m delighted to support and represent this year’s event as Culture Night Ambassador.

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The variety of events on offer ensures there is something that will appeal to everyone, with, tours, talks, screenings and performances that suit all tastes and ages.

In Tralee there are a host of events including, ‘Nightmare at 8’ in the Ballymac Bar. This will feature 10 monologues which contain both humor and horror combined making it light yet exciting celebrating the run up to halloween. Time: 8pm – 9:30pm.

Tralee’s newest coffee bar and lounge, Syphon on Courthouse Lane, will host ‘The Secret Garden’. This will be an Origami installation of floral pieces that make up a large scale indoor paper garden. Visitors will enter and seek out the Secret Garden and be amazed by it’s colourful presence. Time: 6pm – 11pm

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There will be a series of dramatic and comic pieces in site specific outdoor venues in Tralee including The Square and Tralee Town Park from 6pm – 8pm.

Taking place at the 321 Down syndrome Kerry shop on High Street, ‘Literature with Lámh’ will feature readings by author Anthony Garvey, the Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy and the Creative Writing Group all interprested with Lámh sign language, catering for children and adults with spcial needs and with Down Syndrome. Time: 5pm – 7pm

The Meadowlands Hotel will host ‘A Cultural look from St Patrick to Micheal D’. This is a play that takes a humorous  look at culture in Ireland. From St Patrick, Brigid’s Cross, Irish Music, dancing, the Irish Police force, myths and legends, sport, literature and President Michael D. Time: 8pm – 10pm

KETB Cultural Night takes place at 5-8 Denny Street, where there will be an evening of cultural activities based on diverse activities of KETB portfolio. Time: 6pm – 8pm.

Kerry County Museum will have a range of free attractions to visit, Siamsa Tíre is hosting ‘Imagining the Future – Climate and Coastal Communities’, while Ballyseedy House Hotel, St John’s Church, KDYS and Presentation Primary School are just some of the other venues hosting free events. You can see the full programme by clicking here.

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Niall Kelliher commented: “The breadth of events in this year’s Culture Night programme is fantastic and I recommend everyone to take the opportunity to experience something on Culture Night in Kerry. It’s all free and there really is something for everyone and is a great opportunity to experience the wealth of creativity in County Kerry and a chance to celebrate the imagination and inspiration of our hugely talented artists.”

Remember Culture Night on Friday September 20th. All events are free for the people to enjoy. For more details go to

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