Category Archives: Arts

Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair on Saturday from Noon to Five

Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair on Saturday from Noon to Five

Tralee Shopping Centre will be oozing Christmas spirit this Saturday, December 2, as the town centre premises hosts the annual Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair – that’s according to Recovery Haven Kerry’s PR and Marketing Officer, Marisa Reidy. Management at the shopping centre on The Mall has offered to open up several empty units toRead more…

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.Read more…

Audrey’s First Novel On-Line Launch on Friday

Audrey’s First Novel On-Line Launch on Friday

A Tralee woman has taken her first step to becoming a self-published author. This Friday, November 24th., Audrey Reidy’s first novel, Hysteria will become available on Amazon to purchase in digital format and in paperback. Creative Writing Audrey is a graduate of IT Tralee, recently obtaining a BA in Creative Writing. Though this is herRead more…

Arts Festivals in the Kerry-Cork Region to Benefit from Mentoring!

Arts Festivals in the Kerry-Cork Region to Benefit from Mentoring!

 When teams in Kerry and Cork clash, sparks usually fly, but what happens when they collaborate? Shared learning and experiences is proving to be very exciting for six key arts festivals in Kerry and Cork County and City. A creative mentoring project for arts festivals is currently underway as a partnership between Kerry, Cork CityRead more…

Credit Union 2017 Art Competition Launched

Credit Union 2017 Art Competition Launched

Calling all budding local artists, you are invited to submit entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is: Set your imagination Free – which is sure to inspire artists of all ages. Now in its 34th year, the competition attracts up to 30,000 entries through 250 creditRead more…

Culture Night Launch for Handed Down No. 4 in Scart

Culture Night Launch for Handed Down No. 4 in Scart

Castleisland archaeologist, historian and Skellig Michael tour guide, Maggie Prendiville-Keane, will give a talk on the his/story of the Patrick O’Keeffe monument and on its creator, Mike Kenny in Scartaglin on Friday, September 22nd. at 7pm. If the weather obliges on Culture Night the talk will be delivered on the plinth. If not there areRead more…

KCFE Information Session on Further Education Options

KCFE Information Session on Further Education Options

School Leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Tralee on Wednesday, August 23rd. commencing at 6.30pm sharp. “The information session will highlight how career goals can be achieved through Level 5 and Level 6Read more…

On a Window in a Town Far from the Sea

On a Window in a Town Far from the Sea

On a window in a town far from the sea, I spied this notice on Saturday evening. ‘Gone Sailing in the ‘Fastnet’ Race in Schull – See you Tuesday.’ And because the same Saturday evening marked the sixth anniversary of Mike Kenny’s death it reminded me of a saying of his when the breeze wasRead more…

‘The Shoemaker’ to be Re-unveiled Tonight at 9pm

‘The Shoemaker’ to be Re-unveiled Tonight at 9pm

A reminder that on this Friday night at 9pm in the Shoemaker’s Bar, Nuala and Steve Curtin are facilitating a Mike Kenny memorial event. The late Mr. Kenny’s mid 1980s painting, The Shoemaker – which was rediscovered in the store-room of the bar recently – will re-unveil by Matt Cranitch and he will be joinedRead more…

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Young people interested in getting involved in choral singing now have an opportunity of joining a group near them thanks to a Creative Ireland Kerry initiative. Creative Ireland Kerry is co-ordinated by Kerry County Council’s Arts Office. No Cost to Parents One of its early projects is the creation of opportunities for young people toRead more…