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Creative Ireland, County 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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Birds of the Kerry Biosphere

Creative Ireland Kerry Projects 2023

Open Video

Culture and Creativity Team

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Kate Kennelly

Creative Ireland Coordinator & Arts Officer


Emma Carmody

Creative Communities Engagement Officer


Niamh O'Sullivan

Director of Services, Economic & Community Development


Bridget Fitzgerald

Senior Executive Officer - Community


Hannah Pinckheard

Assistant Arts Officer


Helen O’Carroll

Curator, Kerry County Museum


Claudia Kohler

Education Community & Outreach officer, Kerry County Museum


Tommy O’Connor

County Librarian


Tomás Hayes

Head of Local Enterprise Office


Victoria McCarthy

Architectural Conservation Officer


Brendan Kirwan

Biosphere Officer, Kerry Biosphere Reserve


Breda Moriarty

Environmental Awareness Officer


Siobhán Griffin

Municipal District Officer - Kenmare Area

Kerry Age Friendly Programme Coordinator


Deirdre Enright

Local Creative Youth Partnership, Kerry ETB


Alex Grassick

Climate Change Coordinator


Jean Foley

Municipal District Officer - Tralee Area


Andy Smith

Municipal District Officer - Listowel Area


Annemarie Lynch

Municipal District Officer - Castleisland/Corca Dhuibne Area


Matthew Farrell

Municipal District Officer - Killarney Area


Rósaí Ní Chárthaigh

Ukrainian Community Response Liaison


Ann Fitzgerald

Executive Librarian, Tralee


Niamh Doyle

Executive Librarian


Siobhán Ní Chonchúir

Irish Officer


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