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Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council Pays Tribute To Brendan Kennelly

October 18, 2021 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jimmy Moloney, has extended his condolences to the family of the late Brendan Kennelly following his death on Sunday. “Brendan Kennelly was a remarkable poet and writer who produced some of the most important and iconic poems which now form part of his […]

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29/03/2017
Picture shows Poet Professor Brendan Kennelly with President Michael D Higgins at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green,Dublin  where he received  the inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award.The award was presented to Professor Brendan Kennelly by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. 
President Higgins presented the bespoke piece of Dingle Crystal to Brendan and in his address, President Higgins paid tribute to his close personal friend and fellow poet. The President spoke of Brendan’s ‘immense’ influence on Irish arts and society.  
The Kerry Association in Dublin was established in 1951 and aims to develop the great sporting, literary and cultural heritage of Kerry. 2017 is the inaugural year of the Association’s Arts Award which was sponsored by Kerry Group plc and it is intended to be an annual reward, to recognise a Kerry individual’s excellence in the Arts. Professor Kennelly was chosen by the selection committee to be the first recipient of the award for his outstanding achievements in Literature. Jimmy Deenihan, former TD and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, chaired the selection committee.  
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President Higgins Makes Special Presentation To Brendan Kennelly

March 30, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award was presented to Professor Brendan Kennelly by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins this evening at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green. President Higgins presented a bespoke piece of Dingle Crystal to Brendan and in his address, President Higgins […]

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Brendan Kennelly Honoured In His Native Ballylongford

Brendan Kennelly Honoured In His Native Ballylongford

January 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE poet and former Trinity College professor, Brendan Kennelly, has today been honoured by Kerry County Council which hosted a Civic Reception in his native north Kerry village of Ballylongford to mark his contribution to literature. Mr Kennelly (80), who recently moved back from Dublin to Kerry, was joined by his […]

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Council To Honour Brendan Kennelly In His Home Village

Council To Honour Brendan Kennelly In His Home Village

January 13, 2017 at 10:59 am 1 comment

THE renowned poet, novelist, playwright and educator, Brendan Kennelly, is to be honoured for his contribution to literature throughout his life next weekend in his home village. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Michael O’Shea will host a reception by the local authority to honour a man who is […]

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