Council Launches Photography Competition As Part Of Architecture Kerry Festival

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Built in 1820,‘Coltsmann’s Castle’, or Flesk Castle in Killarney. Tours of the Castle were given as part of Kerry County Council’s Architecture Kerry festival last year. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

KERRY County Council has launched a photography competition as part of this year’s Architecture Kerry Festival which invites participants to submit their images of Kerry’s built environment.

Architecture Kerry is held during the last weekend of September features talks, guided tours and exhibitions to showcase the extraordinary built environment on offer in Kerry.  It aims to celebrate creativity and culture throughout Kerry.

Tours of buildings in the past have included contemporary offerings from the science and technology sector, private architect-designed homes, the best in state architecture, energy efficient buildings, Kerry lighthouses, historic houses, railway buildings, castles, churches, schools and much more.

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“If you would like to be part of Architecture Kerry this year, and if you like to photograph what you see of Kerry’s built environment, then this competition is for you,” said Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer with Kerry County Council.

“As part of Architecture Kerry this year, Kerry County Council invites you to send us your favourite images of Kerry’s built environment with the theme of ‘Rediscovering your hidden Kingdom’. Twenty images will be chosen and exhibited to the public as part of this year’s festival which runs from September 25-27. The Irish Architecture Foundation will be partnering with Kerry County Council to adjudicate the entries,” she said.

Images should be submitted by email to and closing date is Friday, August 28, 2020. Full details can be found on the Architecture Kerry Facebook page including terms and conditions.

Architecture Kerry is supported by Kerry County Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the OPW, RIAI, Irish Architecture Foundation, and forms part of the Creative Ireland Kerry programme.

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