Vacant Buildings, Empty Shops All Re-Imagined for Culture Night

Vacant Buildings, Empty Shops All Re-Imagined for Culture Night

Vacant buildings, empty shops, underused spaces and premises can be re-purposed and rea-imagined for civic use under a new Creative Ireland Kerry project called Re-imagining Kerry’s Vacant Sites. The project links artists to underused and vacant sites allowing the artists to reimagine the space and how it might be used in the future or offer…

It Takes a Village – Welcoming The Stranger Collective

It Takes a Village – Welcoming The Stranger Collective

The Girls’ National School Hall in Dingle was buzzing with drums, dance and laughter recently during the town’s Global Rhythm Festival, Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne. Natives and Refugees Welcoming The Stranger Collective, a dance group of Kerry locals from Dingle, Tralee and Killarney as well as migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from Afghanistan, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi,…

Artists’ Invite from KCC/Creative Ireland and Enterprise Office

Artists’ Invite from KCC/Creative Ireland and Enterprise Office

Creative Ireland Kerry at the Arts Office at Kerry County Council has announced a collaboration with Local Enterprise Office Kerry which will support visual artists in the county. The Bianconi Inn Taking place at The Bianconi Inn, Annadale Road, Dromavally, Killorglin on May 23rd and 24th, a professional facilitator has been engaged to offer support…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two…

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Actor and playwright Michael Hilliard Mulcahy, who is currently the drama facilitator with the Killarney Municipal District, will be giving free drama workshops in April for anyone interested in acting. The workshops are being held in the Killarney Cultural Centre on the weekend of April 8th and 9th. Successful Series “We had a very successful…

Open Invite to February Drama Workshops

Open Invite to February Drama Workshops

Actor and playwright Michael Hilliard Mulcahy, who is currently the drama facilitator with Killarney Municipal District, will be giving a series of free drama workshops in February for anyone interested in acting. The workshops are being held in the Killarney Cultural Centre on the weekends of February 11th and 12th, and 18th and 19th. Plays…

Council Filmmaker to Involve General Public in Workshops

Council Filmmaker to Involve General Public in Workshops

Ciara Hyland, a film documentary director, is the newly appointed Kerry County Council Filmmaker in Residence.  Ms. Hyland directed the TG4 documentary Diarmuid Lynch – The Forgotten Volunteer about the incredible life of the last man out of the GPO. She also produces and directs documentary segments for Nationwide on RTE and for Duiche on…

Council’s Writer in Residence Wants Your Writing for Radio Project

Council’s Writer in Residence Wants Your Writing for Radio Project

Máire Holmes is the newly re-appointed Kerry County Council Writer in Residence – a position which is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Máire has a lifetime’s experience in literature. She is the author of many poetry books and plays. She has been writer in residence in Mayo, Connemara and the Aran Islands, and…

First Sliabh Luachra Master Class in Scart on Saturday

First Sliabh Luachra Master Class in Scart on Saturday

A Sliabh Luachra Music Master Class will be conducted by Nicky and Anne McAuliffe on this Saturday September 6th from 10am in the Heritage Centre,Scartaglin. This will provide young musicians with the  opportunity to spend the day with master fiddle players and music tutors. This is a part of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail programme of events…

SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC TRAIL LAUNCH IN BALLYDESMOND

SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC TRAIL LAUNCH IN BALLYDESMOND

The 2014 Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, celebrating the unique traditional music style of the area, will be launched by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, at Ballydesmond Community Centre, on this Friday evening, March 7th. The initiative aims to create a year-round calendar of events, bringing together festivals and venues…