IT'S the music it was built for!
The atmosphere at Carrigafoyle Castle - one of the county's great landmarks - was returned to something like its original tone on festive occasions with a stunning evening of harp music on Friday.
It was the first time in 400 years that the delicate sound of the instrument was heard within the solid walls.
This was one of the more spectacular events in the county organised to mark Kerry Heritage Week as some of the county's leading harpists gathered at Carrigafoyle.
Killarney-based harpist and singer Marina Cassidy, Dingle harpist Deirdre Granville, harpist Aibhlínn McCrann, and director of Dingle's An Lab Theatre and Arts Centre Aine Moynihan joined forces in the stunning space on Friday to present a selection of harp music and poetry of the period.
The historical context for the concert was set by Arts and Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan at the outset.
"North Kerry has a long tradition of harp music which has been re-ignited by the present generation of Kerry harpists," he said.
"Carrigafoyle has a long and illustrious history and welcomed many of the 16th and 17th century Harpers and poets to perform there. This is a great opportunity and particularly appropriate, as we celebrate National Heritage week, for the echo of harp music to be heard once again in Carrigafoyle!"