Culture Abú for all of Kerry

Free events around the county set to keep locals happy

Leas Cathaoirleach, Cllr.Norma Moriarty of the South and West Municipal District, along with Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer at Kerry County Council were in Killorglin this week to mark the launch of Culture Night
Leas Cathaoirleach, Cllr.Norma Moriarty of the South and West Municipal District, along with Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer at Kerry County Council were in Killorglin this week to mark the launch of Culture Night

Fergus Dennehy

It's set to be a night of song and dance around South and West Kerry later this month as locals gear up to enjoy Culture Night, which is set to take place on the night of Friday September 22 from 5pm to 11pm.

Culture Night, a brainchild of the Kerry County Council Arts Office, is a night that sees a number arts and cultural groups across Kerry hosting free events for the public to enjoy.

Killorglin will certainly be one of the places to be on the night, with a wide range of poetry, song film exhibitions taking place across the town throughout the night.

Starting early in the morning, poets and songsters will be on hand at Library Place to keep locals entertained locals as they travel to work from 8am to 9am and are organisers are encouraging everyone to grab and coffee and take a moment to listen to their favourite poem or song.

In Annascaul art, music and song will feature at Joan's Café Nua on Main Street while in Dingle Áine Ní Chiobháin will mix it up with an event at Nelliefred's on Spa Road which includes live music, art, demo making and sean-nós.

A life drawing session will also be included with participants capturing other Culture Night events out and about the town and displaying them as an exhibition back at Nelliefred's at 9pm.

In Kenmare, poetry, song and dance will feature at the Carnegie Arts Centre and is presented by the Clann Na Farraige Writer's Group. In Cahirciveen the Library is hosting a Traditional Irish Cooking session at 7pm while at 7.30pm a Creative Ireland Kerry Youth Choral Open Session is inviting young people to get involved in singing by welcoming everyone to join them for a sing-a-long at the Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church in the town.

"It promises to be a lovely evening with something for all; it is also a great opportunity to visit one of our many cultural venues in South & West Kerry if you haven't been in a while," says Kate Kennelly.

For more information on Culture Night events in Kerry, visit www.culturenight.ie/kerry.

Kerryman

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