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Architecture Kerry 2019

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:05:00 IST
Architecture Kerry 2019  

Architecture Kerry 2019, a weekend festival celebrating Kerry's built environment, is taking place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2019.  The county-wide festival will include guided tours of a selection of Kerry's finest contemporary and historic buildings including Ross Castle in Killarney with its collection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century furnishings; Derrynane House which was the home of Daniel "The Liberator" O'Connell (1775-1847); Tarbert Lighthouse where visitors can enjoy exceptional views of the Shannon Estuary; the transatlantic cable building on Valentia Island; and the multi-level Slate House in Ballybunion where traditional forms and materials help to integrate a contemporary insertion into an historic environment.  A local guide will lead a tour through Listowel where visitors can learn about the unique stucco work by Pat McAuliffe (1846-1921) while Pat-Joe Gilbert will explore the architectural and social heritage of Lixnaw.

Niall Scott, a former Director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects, will look back on his career and his connections with Kerry at an event to be held in Killarney House on Friday 27th September.  Saturday 28th September will see the opening of an exhibition in Tralee Library showcasing the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Awards 2019 which promises to be a must-see for those interested in modern architecture in Ireland.

Architecture Kerry 2019 is a free event open to people of all ages.  Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  Download the brochure for more information:  Architecture Kerry 2019