We are delighted to announce that the museum was successful during 2017 in some grant applications. Discussions are ongoing with regard to an update to the main exhibition, thanks to a grant provided under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016, and a new display case, with drawers, was purchased with grant aid from the Local Regional Museum Scheme 2017 (both administered by the then Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs).
During the autumn of 2017 the
museum was assessed in its application for Full
Accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme
for Ireland, which is administered by the Heritage Council.
Word has not yet come through about whether we were
successful, but we are very optomistic!
To celebrate National Heritage Week, you are invited to visit the museum on Sunday August 20 2017 free of charge. There will also be free entry to the museum on Sunday 27 August. Fáilte roimh chách!
The Discovery Programme 25 Year Anniversary Exhibition, which was launched in Dingle Library last year (see below) is now on display in our temporary exhibition area. As well as featuring work carried out by the Programme in various parts of County Kerry, it also highlights some of the work carried out by the local Corca Dhuibhne 3D Project.
The Discovery Programme 25 Year Anniversary Exhibition for the Dingle Peninsula was launched recently in Dingle Library. Much work has been carried out on the Dingle Peninsula and elsewhere in Kerry by the Programme, and we were delighted that this area was selected to be one of the places which would host one of their anniversary exhibitions. The exhibition, which was launched by Ted Creedon, will be in Dingle Library for another short while, and will be on display in the museum next summer. One of the panels featured the work of the Corca Dhuibhne 3D project, which is carried out in conujunction with the Discovery Programme and the Ogham 3D Project of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, on Friday 8 July, there will be no entry charge to visitors to the museum. At 10.30 am the curator, Isabel Bennett, will lead a guided visit around the museum exhibits. Afterwards all will be invited to have a cuppa in the museum café. All welcome/Fáile roimh chách!
We are delighted to announce two training sessions, to take place on Monday 14 March at 2.00 in the Lárionad in Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) and again on Tuesday morning 15 March at 10.00 also in the Lárionad. These are follow-up session on the introduction to the scanning process that we had last November. All are welcome, it is not necessary to have attended the first session, but please email Isabel at email@example.com if you plan to attend. Bring your digital camera (or phone camera), with your battery charged, as we plan to do field work in Riasc on the Monday afternoon. Wear suitable clothing! We are grateful to the Kerry Group for generous sponsorship to enable us to carry out this work, which is being done in conujunction with the Discovery Programme and the Ogham 3D Project of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.