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Kerry’s architectural landscape on display

Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Jimmy Moloney and Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer, Kerry County Council, pictured in Listowel at the launch of the fourth annual Architecture Kerry Festival.
Picture: Pauline Dennigan

KERRY’S architectural heritage and landscape will be celebrated during the annual Architecture Kerry Festival between September 24 and 26.

A wide range of events, including free guided tours and exhibitions, form part of the programme for the event which is now in its fourth year and which is part of the Creative Ireland Kerry Programme.

The aim of the festival is to highlight the wide diversity of the architectural landscape in Kerry and to make some of the best-known sites of architectural significance in the county accessible to all ages.

Due to Covid-19, Architecture Kerry has adapted its programme to reflect the need to run many of its events online in addition to some physical events.

Muckross Traditional Farms: Demonstrations

Kerry County Council ran a public photography competition called Shapes of Kerry where people were asked to submit their favourite images of Kerry’s built environment and the top 20 winning entrants will be showcased for Architecture Kerry 2021.

Kerry County Museum and Kerry County Library are also hosting exciting new events for Architecture Kerry exploring archaeology and the county’s rich archives and heritage.

This year, Muckross Traditional Farms will be partnering with the festival to celebrate traditional crafts in Kerry with practical demonstrations showcasing Kerry’s practitioners lined up for September 24 and 25.

The full programme of events is now available on the Kerry County Council website or via www.architecture.kerrycoco.ie.