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New playground in village (23/2/2015)
The village is home to a wonderful new playground, situated beside the building in which our parent organisation, Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, has its headquarters. A great facility for all those with young children both living in the area and visiting.
Cosán na Naomh Facebook page (26/11/2014)
We are delighted to support the new Cosán na Naomh Facebook page - please give it a 'like'!
We have a leaflet on Cosán na Naomh available here in the museum, one of our series of Siúlóid Oidhreachta (Heritage Walks). This is No. 5, and was produced with support from Údarás na Gaeltachta. The wonderful maps in the leaflet are the work of artist Dómhnal Ó Bric. Details of this and other walks can be downloaded from our Walks page.
New museum store! (11/11/2014)
Thanks to the new office development for Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, our parent body, we are delighted to now have a brand new storage facility for the musuem, so work will begin, over the next few weeks, in transferring artefacts from the museum collection, into the new store. We are grateful to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, which, under their 2014 Scheme to Assist Local and Regional Musuems, allocated a generous grant towards the cost of shelving for the museum, and for archival storage materials, also to be used in the new store.
MSPI Certificate Presentation (3/7/2014)
Isabel Bennett, Curator, Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, and Máire Uí Shíthigh, Director, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, travelled to Dublin yesterday to an awards ceremony organised by the Heritage Council which took place in the Royal College of Physicians, at which the certificates for both Interim and Full Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland were presented to seven participating museums by Conor Newman, Chairman of the Heritage Council. Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne was successful in its recent re-application for Interim Accreditation, and is now striving to achieve all standards necessary for Full Accreditation. Sincere congratulations to all the museums who were presented with the awards yesterday. Further details will be available on the Heritage Council web site.
Double launch in the Museum (2/5/2014)
We were delighted to have been asked by Féile na Bealtaine this year if we could host their opening event - and we were delighted to oblige! This took place yesterday, May Day, and there was great fun, frolics and entertainment. The Féile opening was followed by the launch of Louis Mulcahy's latest book of poetry, The Clogher Quartet, by Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin (more information here). What a day!
New book launched (10/3/2014)
Téanam go Min Aird (Leabhar & CD); Scéal na Gaelainne i ndúthaigh Líse Ní Shúilleabháin (1923-2009) ar an CD agus Tuairisc Bheathaisnéiseach óna peann. Cóirithe agus curtha in eagar ag Roibeard Ó Cathasaigh.
Lís Ní Shúilleabháin was a storyteller and a raconteur. She spent most of her adult life teaching in Dublin but returned to her native Lios Póil when she retired. She had an intense interest in the local history of her parish and had marvelous recall. The Irish Language was a passion and she was hopeful it would continue to be the language of her people. The book will enhance the current debate about Irish language planning in the Gaeltacht areas and encourage Irish-speaking communities.
Roibeard Ó Cathasaigh got to know Lís in the seventies when they were both teaching in the coláiste samhraidh in Lios Póil. She agreed to being recorded and wrote to Roibeard for a period afterwards. The results of these endeavors are in this book Téanam go Min Aird. People from Corca Dhuibhne, Irish Language learners and scholars and local historians will be interested in this pioneering publication.
Foilsitheoirí/Publishers: Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí.www.oidhreacht.ie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wild Atlantic Way (18/2/2014)
We are all getting excited by the prospect of the great new driving (cycling - or even walking!) route, being developed by Fáilte Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way. Where better to experience it than here on the Dingle Peninsula. The museum is situated on the route, and of course, our displays show how people have lived so close to the sea for millenia. There are several videos you can watch which show what the Wild Atlantic Way is all about. You can look at them here, here and here.
Use of metal detectors (24/1/2014)
A new brochure has been published, with advice to the public on the use of metal detectors and their impact on our archaeological heritage. Huge damage can be done to archaeological sites, and to the archaeological record, by the improper use of these devices. You can access a pdf of the leaflet here.
Another date for your diary (19/8/2013)
We were delighted to welcome Frank Lewis and his crew to the museum recently, for a recording of his popular Radio Kerry programme, Saturday Supplement. Along with some invited guests, Frank, the curator Isabel Bennett, and development officer of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Máire Uí Shíthigh, toured the museum and discussed and debated some of the items on view and their history. Everyone involved agreed they all learned a lot (and also often agreed to disagree!)
Among the guests were neighbour Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the popular The House on an Irish Hillside; Nick Massett, of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, who worked on the 'Whales and Dolphins of the Dingle Peninsula' exhibition in the museum; Place name expert, historian and archaeologist Breandán Ó Cíobháin, historian Pat Nelligan, Siobhán Uí Fathaigh, another neighbour and Bernie Goggin, naturalist and geologist.
The programme will be broadcast on Saturday August 31 from 9.00am - 11.00am, and it is also hoped to be able to put a link up to the podcast. Do listen in!.
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter), Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.