Heritage Week

National Heritage Week will take place from Saturday, 14th August to Sunday, 22nd August 2021. As part of the week we will host a series of events focusing on local heritage.

In keeping with the 2020 Heritage Week theme, and focusing on ‘Heritage on your Doorstep’ we hosted an online lecture on the following subject.

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, he 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. Tom was Historian in Residence with Kerry Library in 2019 and undertook work as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme.

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 2021 visit www.heritageweek.ie.

Heritage Week