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Heritage Week 2019

17th August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 25th August 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Heritage Week 2019

Heritage Week 2019 runs from August 17th to 25th and Kerry Writers’ Museum is hosting a packed programme of events throughout the week including walks, talks, tours and workshops:

Sat. 17th/24th: Listowel Guided Heritage Walk – 11 am
Join our local guides for a stroll through the historic town of Listowel to hear stories of mutiny and murder, myths and legends.

Sun. 18th: The Power of Matchmaking – 2 pm
An insight into the Dan Paddy Andy O’Sullivan archives. A chance for you to share family stories, from Kerry and further afield. We will discuss the mighty Matchmaker from the Kerry mountains.

Mon. 19th: Listowel’s Past Revealed – 8 pm
A talk presenting an overview of archaeological investigations for the Listowel Bypass. Discoveries include Bronze Age cooking sites, a possible water mill and the remains of a 19th Century structure.

Tues. 20th: Listowel’s Heritage on our Doorstep – 10 am
Discover what makes the streets and buildings of Listowel so special. Expect plenty of images – maps, photos, sketches and conversation!

Sat. 24th: William Pembroke Mulchinock – 12 noon
Learn the true story of Tralee born Mulchinock and his love affair with servant girl Mary O’Connor, the inspiration for the world renowned Rose of Tralee Festival.

Sun. 25th:The Colleen Bawn Tour – 9.30 am
To mark the 200th anniversary of the tragic murder of Ellen Hanley and join us on a coach trip to areas located with the event including Killimer and Kilrush, Co. Clare and Glin Castle & Village, Co. Limerick.

Whatever your interest during Heritage Week 2019 you will find it at Kerry Writers’ Museum.

Contact us on 068 22212 or email to book for all events.


17th August 2019 @ 11:00 am
25th August 2019 @ 5:00 pm