Heritage Week 2020 runs from Saturday 15th to Sunday 25th of August and this year’s theme is ‘Heritage & Education: Learning from our Heritage’.

In keeping with this theme, and focusing on ‘Heritage on your Doorstep’ Kerry Writers’ Museum will host an online lecture via Zoom on Thursday August 20th at 7.30 pm. The following subject will be explored.

Heritage Trees of County Kerry

From the centuries-old Muckross Yew to Tarbert’s Wishing Tree and Parnell’s beech at Kilmorna, the ancient and historic trees of Kerry are living relics of the past. The heritage trees dotted all around the county will be the subject of this online lecture by historian Tom Dillon who will talk about the history, folklore and traditions associated with them.

Guest Lecturer

Tom Dillon graduated from the University of Limerick with an MA in History of the Family in 2014. Between 2014 & 2018, Tom gave numerous lectures on the involvement of Kerry people in the First World War and wrote the hugely successful 1916 centenary supplement published by Kerry’s Eye. A volunteer member of Kerry Writers’ Museum and Kerry County Museum, Tom recently completed the post of Historian in Residence with Kerry County Library.

You can now view Tom’s lecture on ‘Heritage Trees of County Kerry HERE

To find out about other events taking place for Heritage Week 2020 visit www.heritageweek.ie.