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Creative Ireland, County Kerry

Kerry

The vision for Kerry is to ensure people across Kerry truly value and experience creativity. Through creativity we will cultivate wellbeing in communities; increasing people’s participation in, and ownership of, creative experiences whilst growing Kerry’s creative profile. Creative Ireland Kerry: own it, be it!

As a Local Authority, we work to enhance the lives of our citizens and recognise that, by enabling greater access to creativity, we are working for a better quality of life for people. Kerry is internationally renowned for its scenic beauty and nationally renowned for its football achievements; through the Creative Ireland Programme we will work to ensure our equally impressive living culture receives due recognition and a vastly increased profile.
We will work with the people of Kerry to ensure we are delivering a strong programme that reflects and promotes the wealth of creativity in our county.
Creative Ireland Kerry values community, collaboration, communication, participation, inclusivity and empowerment.
Creative Ireland Kerry has delivered these values in several successful projects including:

The Lost Palace of Lixnaw
The retelling of the lost history of a golden age in Lixnaw’s illustrious past using artforms of drama, theatre, storytelling, video and craft making to retell Lixnaw’s 18th Century history.

Knocknagoshel Halloween project
A Street Spectacle project by National Circus Festival Ireland to engage the community of Knocknagoshel in creating a fire sculpture that became part of the Knochknagoshel Halloween festival and then rolled out the resulting fire sculpture as part of the National Circus Festival in Tralee.

An Illustrated Inventory of Everyday Objects
Alison MacCormaic and Nora Duggan’s project that captures a sense of time and place in North Kerry using workshops, inventory making, animation and mosaics.

Living Museum
The Glucksman gallery in Cork leading a 'The Classroom Museum' project with 2 South Kerry Schools- Portmagee NS & Caherdaniel.

Nature Music
Composer Seán Ó Dálaigh and the Scotia Ensemble collaboration on amalgamating the live sounds of nature into a classical composition

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The Lost Palace of Lixnaw

The Lost Palace of Lixnaw’ project stood out in the Kerry Municipal District Creative Communities offerings in 2019 giving an insight to both new generations and old on the lost history of a golden age in Lixnaw’s illustrious past, the project used artforms of drama, theatre, storytelling, video and craft making to retell Lixnaw’s 18th Century history.

Culture and Creativity Team

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Kate Kennelly

Creative Ireland Coordinator & Arts Officer

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Sean Mulchinock

Creative Ireland Project Administrator

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Moira Murrell

Chief Executive, Kerry County Council

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Michael Scannell

Director of Services, Economic & Community Development

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John Breen

Director of Services, Sustainable Communities & Quality of Life

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Helen O’Carroll

Kerry County Museum Curator

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Dr Michael Connolly

County Archaeologist

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Tommy O’Connor

County Librarian

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Roibeard Ó hEartáin

Irish Language Officer

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Tomás Hayes

Head of Local Enterprise

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Joan McCarthy

Head of Tourism Development

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Niamh O’Sullivan

Head of Community Department & Chief Officer of Local Community Development Committee

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Bridget Fitzgerald

Economic Development Officer

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Victoria McCarthy

Architectural Conservation Officer

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Mike Lynch

County Archivist, Kerry Library

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Our Strategy

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