Declan O’Rourke headlines culture celebrations

The excellent Declan O’Rourke will perform in Muckross Schoolhouse

AN exciting programme of high-quality, free entertainment is lined up for Killarney this Friday as the town embraces the annual Culture Night celebration.

St Brigid’s Secondary School will be the focal point this afternoon with a successful collection of artworks from young artists on display for two hours, from 4.00pm, with refreshments.

The fifth Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase will be launched at 6.30pm at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on New Road and light refreshments will be served.

At the newly refurbished Killarney Cultural Centre, DB O’Connor will host an hour of storytelling, sean-nós singing and dancing while in St Mary’s Church from 8.00pm to 9.30pm Afro Trad Ireland will perform their unique blend of songs, stories and drumming.

On the railings of the church, local artist Betty Rohan will exhibit her work from 5.00pm to 10.00pm.

The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society host a talk on The Wran in Kerry at Killarney Library from 7.30 to 9.00pm while a gathering at Killarney House and Gardens will hear the stories of the women who lives and worked there over the centuries from 7.00pm.

The excellent Declan O’Rourke will be in concert at the Muckross Schoolhouse at 7.30pm9pm and Don Mescall will give a song writing workshop and performance at the INEC from 7.30pm. Kerry Film Festival and Killarney Cinema will screen two short films from 6.30 to 7.00pm.

A set dancing ceilí at Fossa Community Centre will run from 9.00pm to midnight.

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