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Culture Night Kerry is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in partnership with Kerry County Council.

The type of functions and times of activities on the night:


The Square
4pm-6.45pm
Family Fun with performances from Cassie Leen School of Dance, Monsieur Gusto, stiltwalker and facepainting.  Meet some of your favourite Disney characters and other surprises.
The Square
KerryCounty Arts Office
arts@kerrycoco.ie
066 7183541

Craft Makers – Visit to Workshop
5pm-11pm
Workshops and demos all evening including large scale group wood panel carving, paper album making, screen printing, music, hot toddys.
Craft Makers, 37 Ashe Street
www.craftmakers.ie
066 7120632

Craft Makers – Walking Tour of Tralee
5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Walking tour covers key milestones in the history of Tralee from early times but most especially the last 200 years of TraleeTown history. 

The meeting point is Craft Makers, 37 Ashe Street and includes a tour and introduction to the Victorian building and its historical footprint in the town of Tralee. 

The tour returns for hot toddys at Craft Makers or tea and crumpets at Chopin’s Cafe.  Our tour guide for the evening is Grace O’Donnell and tours depart at 5.00pm, 7.00pm & 9.00pm.
Craft Makers, 37 Ashe Street
www.craftmakers.ie
066 7120632

‘Beees are Beeeautiful’
5pm-6.30pm
Project will take place in the Gallery allowing children to create their own bee or butterfly to place in our virtual garden, and dance workshops will encourage you to get active!
Siamsa Tire
boxoffice@siamsatire.com
066 7123055

Performance by FeargalO’Murchú
6.30pm-7.30pm
Sean nós singer and musician, Fergal O’Murchú, gives an insight into his life as a performer.
Siamsa Tire
boxoffice@siamsatire.com
066 7123055

‘Welcoming the Stranger’
8.30pm-9.15pm
Welcoming the Stranger following its huge success at Féile Fáilte comes to Siamsa Tire to perform this heart warming and moving dance piece with a cast of 25 performers (dancers and musicians) set to live music. Welcoming the Stranger looks at the notion of welcoming & integrating 'the other' into our community and spans a myriad of dance and music forms including African, Irish & Palestinian rhythms and dance.  This dynamic and highly energetic show is not to be missed.
Siamsa Tire
boxoffice@siamsatire.com
066 7123055

Tralee Women’s Resource Centre Creative Writers Group
6pm-8pm
Creative Writers Group celebrate Culture Night – poetry, prose, recitations, musicians and art activities
Community Room, ArásanPhobail, Croílár na Mistéalach, Tralee
lesleycoll@gmail.com

After Dark at the Museum
6pm-10pm
After Dark at the Museum - Enjoy a stroll through our exhibitions at the Museum, including Casement in Kerry: A revolutionary journey. Our exhibition guides you through Casement’s fascinating life. Other exhibitions include the Museum Gallery & Tom Crean Room.
KerryCountyMuseum, Denny Street
education@kerrymuseum.ie
066 7127777

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Traditional Music with Sliabh Mish Comhaltas 6pm-9pm
Traditional Music with Sliabh Mish Comhaltas - We are delighted to announce that Sliabh Mish Comhaltas are back again by popular demand. Everybody is welcome to experience traditional music, dance and storytelling at its finest.
KerryCountyMuseum, Denny Street
education@kerrymuseum.ie
066 7127777

Tralee 800 Family Fun
6pm-9pm
Tralee 800 Family Fun at the Museum - This is your chance to celebrate Tralee’s 800th birthday and stroll down a medieval street dressed up in costume. Other family fun activities include a skeleton dig, inspecting a rotten medieval tooth and asking our archaeologists Jemma and Niamh all you ever wanted to know about being an archaeologist.
KerryCountyMuseum, Denny Street
education@kerrymuseum.ie
066 7127777

Quilting Exhibition
6pm-10pm
This is your chance to attend a special late opening of a temporary exhibition by the Cíar Quilters. On display are all types of quilts from traditional to contemporary. Members of the Cíar Quilters will be at hand throughout the evening.
KerryCountyMuseum, Denny Street
education@kerrymuseum.ie
066 7127777

Behind the Scenes Tour
6.30pm-8.30pm
Behind the Scenes Tour by Helen O’Carroll (Curator) and Sarah O’Farrell (Collections Officer).
Our ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Museum’s collections is your chance to explore some of the unusual, intriguing, and thought-provoking objects that Kerry County Museum has been collecting for the last 25 years.
Kerry County Museum, Denny Street
education@kerrymuseum.ie
066 7127777

Craobh Thrá Lí CCÉ
7pm-9pm
A traditional session with Craobh Thrá Lí in Manor Shopping Centre.
Manor Shopping Centre
seandawn@eircom.net

Travelling Tea Party
7pm-9pm
Tricia O’Connor, a Socially Engaged Artist, presents points of discussion around the 8th Amendment.  Each discussion is documented by transferring conversations onto teacups and plates. 
Cottage Kitchen Coffee Shop Blennerville
triciaoconnor18@gmail.com

Art for Everyone
7pm-9pm
Tralee Art Group - Art for Everyone - Come, Enjoy, Participate - Create and have fun.  Enjoy art created by members of Tralee Art Group on exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre.  Watch artists in action as they create new work.  Join in and create your own work of arts.  (Materials provided)  You will be able to paint and draw using a variety of materials but most of all you will be able to enjoy yourself.  Everyone welcome.  All the work will be brought together to form one large piece of work.
Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for Older Persons, Balloonagh
geraldinesartstudio@eircom.net

“2ndLietuenant Denis Baily: A Kerryman at the Somme”
7pm-8pm
A lecture on Lieutenant Denis Joseph Baily, Military Cross, killed in action 21st February 1917 near the village of Wulvergem.  Denis was the son of John Baily and Johanna (Nagle) Baily, 17 The Mall, Tralee, CountyKerry.
Tralee Library
tralee@kerrylibrary.ie
066 7121200

Thursday Night Writers
8pm-11pm
Join Thursday Night Writers, Tralee for an evening of Poetry, Prose and Song (acoustic). They will have featured readers and an open mic session, plus special guests! Come share your work or just have a listen to some great writing.
They are a diverse, up and coming group whose goal is to encourage creative writing by the people of Kerry. 
The Abbey Inn
https://www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightWritersTralee/?fref=ts



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