Calls for a museum for Killorglin

Sinead Kelleher

Killorglin councillor Damian Quigg has called for a museum for Killorglin to house the town's rich history. The Sinn Fein councillor called on Kerry County Council to examine the possibility of purchasing a commercial building in the town to convert it to a museum as Killorglin has a rich and varied history and this could be developed into a tourist attraction for the Mid Kerry area and for Killorglin.

He cited Puck Fair, the Bewick Art Collectin and the K-Fest collections as some of the   displays that could be put in the museum as well as an exhibition on Killorglin's links to  1916. He said that the idea would attract "tourist footfall 12 months of the year" and would be an added attraction.  He said that the development would also "demonstrate the council's commitment to dealing with vacant buildings."

Kerry County Council however rejected the idea stating that the county has Kerry County Museum which displays the historic elements of the county. They said that there is also no capital funding available.