Tag Archives: Muckross

The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House

July
17th,
2014

The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House Archaeology is one of the few romantic sciences. It conjures up images of vast excavations in Egypt revealing mummies and tombs. Ireland has long been a favourite for archaeologists as, thanks to our large tracts of peat bog which are good for preserving materials over a long period of time, loads of ancient artifacts, tools, weapons and even bodies have been discovered here. So it’s great that Muckross House are hosting an Archaeologic ...

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Beaches in Kerry

Beaches in Kerry We hope you’ve been enjoying the fine weather we’ve been having this past week. There’s nothing quite like Killarney in the sun, is there? The good news is the heatwave will be lasting into next week so you might be gagging for the beach to catch some rays and to placate the kids. With that in mind here’s three great little beaches around South Kerry we heartily recommend. 1. Inch Beach This gorgeous sandy beach is nestled at the foot of a long mountain road wh ...

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Run Killarney Marathon back for July 2014

June
19th,
2014

Run Killarney Marathon If ever there was a town solely built for marathons, fun runs and races, Killarney would be that town. You’ve got the miles of winding road, challenging terrain and, most importantly, beautiful scenery. So it’s no surprise we do attract our fair share of them. And a month today, on the 19th July, will see the very popular Run Killarney Marathon return to the town. Now I know many of you will have switched off and stopped reading after the word “marathon” ...

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Killarney Regatta back for summer 2014

June
15th,
2014

Killarney Regatta Said to be the oldest rowing regatta in Ireland and the oldest traditional regatta in the world, the Killarney Regatta is a proper fixture on Killarney’s summer calendar. It’s now in its 229th year and is showing no signs of slowing down as it fast approaches a quarter of millennium as Killarney’s no.1 rowing festival. Held in O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, it’s an event which locals just love and visitors too are always welcome ...

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National Drawing Day 2014: The work of Mary Herbert

May
07th,
2014

National Drawing Day You may or, more than likely, may not know that Saturday the 17th of May 2014 is National Drawing Day on this fair isle. Well it is. And to celebrate this day The Schoolhouse in Muckross is hosting a special talk focusing on the artistic work of Mary Herbert, a 19th century watercolour painter famed for her stunning landscape paintings of Kilalrney. She was married to Henry Arthur Herbert who is significant as he is the man responsible for the building of Muckross House. Born Mary ...

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Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge Reunion Concert

April
30th,
2014

Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge Reunion Concert It’s been three long decades since one of Ireland’s most popular and successful folk bands, Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge, disbanded. With their distinct Cork accents and raucous traditional music they were one of the 70s premier folk bands. By the time they broke up they had recorded only two albums but The Boys of Fairhill and Camphouse Ballads are today both considered Irish classics. But now they’re back. And the Killarney is pla ...

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Things to do for Easter 2014 in Killarney

Easter in Killarney Easter’s fast approaching and that means two things – 1) You can finally break your lenten vows. 2) You can finally enjoy another bank holiday. It’s going to be another rip-roaring weekend in Killarney so here’s three cool things to check out this week and, stay tuned, because there’ll be plenty more Easter and Bank Holiday related news next week! Easter in Killarney 1. Kayaking and walking tours Ah well, I know many of you are probably planning a very ...

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History of Hurling event to be held in Muckross

April
07th,
2014

History of Hurling Are you visiting Ireland from another country and want to acquaint yourself with some Irish culture? Or are you Irish and want to learn more about the country you inhabit? Whatever the story, this day-long seminar could be just the event for you. A History of Hurling, Our National Game is being held in The Schoolhouse in Muckross on Saturday the 26th April. The aim of the event is to promote the game of Hurling and showcase it’s colourful and varied history. There will be a n ...

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History of early 20th Century Ireland exhibition in Muckross

March
20th,
2014

History of early 20th Century Ireland exhibition in Muckross Calling all history buffs – if you’re free on Saturday 29th March and out and about in Killarney, you should definitely consider checking out the Revolutionary Decade Roadshow the UCC History Society will be putting on in the Schoolhouse in Muckross. The exhibition will be looking at Ireland’s revolutionary decade between 1912 and 1923 that saw The Easter Rising, The War of Independence and the Civil War ravage the country ...

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The Great Irish Famine – Public Talks

February
23rd,
2014

The Great Irish Famine Calling all history aficionados – doing anything on Friday the 7th March? No? Great. Because on that very day in The Garden Restaurant, Muckross House there’s going to be a couple of public talks on that still oh-so prickly subject, The Great Irish Famine. Yes, you know the one. It involved potatoes, or more accurately, a great lack of potatoes. Speaking on the night will be a pair of intellectuals who are more than qualified for the task at hand. Kay Caball, a gene ...

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