Upcoming Events

During the Autumn, Winter and Spring, the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society hosts a series of lectures, which are held at various locations throughout the County. The subject matter of our lectures is wide and varied, delivered by speakers from both academic and non-academic backgrounds. Although we are once again able to host our lectures in person, we will continue to present some of our Programme of Events as webinars.

Our summer programme is filled with fact-filled outings, and we are pleased to host in 2024 a number of excursions to places of interest outside Kerry. As places are limited, these excursions are open to members only. Details can be obtained by emailing . Please book early!

Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 25 January
Tralee Library & via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

The Feast of St Brigid
Thursday, 1 February
Dr Patricia O’Hare, Member
Via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

Vikings in the West – Reassessing the Archaeological Evidence of Cloghermore Cave, Co. Kerry
Tuesday, 12 March
Francesca Callaghan, Archaeologist
Tralee Library, 7:00 p.m.

Outing to Cork, to visit Nano Nagle Centre and
Cork Public Museum †
Saturday, 23 March

Away to West Cork †
15-17 April

Recent Rock Art Discoveries and What They Tell us About This Enigmatic Tradition
Tuesday, 23 April
Aoibheann Lambe, Archaeologist
Killarney Library, 7:00 p.m.

Outing; Coomasaharn area
Sunday, 28 April
Aoibheann Lambe
Meet Glenbeigh NS, Ballynakilly Lr, V93 KD50, 2:30 pm

Outing: Curator’s choice, Kerry County Museum
Wednesday, 8 May
Helen O’Carroll, Curator
Kerry County Museum, 11:30 a.m.

FitzMaurice Bardic Poetry
Tuesday, 14 May
Dr Deirdre Nic Chártaigh, TCD
Via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

St Brendan Mass
Thursday, 16 May
St Brendan’s Church, Tralee, 9:30 a.m.

St Brendan the Navigator †
Thursday, 16 May
Claudia Kohler, Education Officer
Zoom, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Killarney and the Railway
Oliver Doyle
Thursday, 13 June
Killarney Library, 7:00 p.m.

Outing: Killarney Railway Station
Oliver Doyle
Saturday, 15 June
Meet Killarney Railway Station, 2:30 p.m.

Outing: Muckross Farms, The Story of our Vernacular Dwellings and their Furnishings
Dr Patricia O’Hare
Saturday, 22 June
Meet outside Muckross Farm reception area, 2:00 p.m.

Outing: Ardfert Village, Cathedral and Friary
Sunday, 21 July
Meet at entrance to Cathedral at 2:30 p.m.

Outing: Ardnacrusha Generating Station  
Friday, 9 August, 3:00 pm
ESB Guide
Please book early, as spaces are limited.

Outing: Cahersiveen area (a Heritage Week event)
Saturday, 17 August
Prof. Maurice Bric
Meet Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church, 2:30 p.m.

100th Anniversary of the Kerry-Dublin All Ireland
Thursday, 5 September
Dr Richard McElligott, Historian
Tralee Library, 7:00 p.m.

Award Ceremony: Kerry Young Historian 2024
Wednesday, 25 September
Kerry County Museum, Tralee, 7:00 p.m.

Architecture Kerry 2024
Friday 27-Sunday 29 September

Recent Excavations on Dingle Peninsula
Tuesday, 8 October
Tony Bartlett, Archaeologist
Location to be confirmed, 7:00 p.m.

The Big House in Kerry
Thursday, 24 October
Jane O’Keeffe, Historian
Via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

The Michael O’Donohoe Archive, Castleisland
Thursday, 14 November
John Roche and Janet Murphy
Via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

Journal launch, and talk, Kerry Co-operative, 50th Anniversary
Thursday, 21 November
Tony Bergin, Editor
Tralee Library, 7:00 p.m.

Annual Social and Heritage Award Presentation
Sunday 1 December
Rose Hotel, Tralee 1:00 p.m.

Saol agus Saothar Cathaoir Ó Braonáin (1875-1937) – sagart réabhlóideach, scríbhneoir aislingtheach
Thursday, 5 December
Fr. Tom Looney, Past President KAHS
Tralee Library, 7:00 p.m.

† Members only event: For more information & to register interest, please email

NOTICE: On occasion lectures or outings may be unexpectedly cancelled or rescheduled. Please check our website, Facebook page, or sign up at www.kerryhistory.ie to receive updates.

The Society shall be indemnified in respect of all claims howsoever arising from the attendance of any non-member at any event of the Society’s, wherein that non-member’s attendance has breached the Constitution of the Society.

Please note that only trained service animals are allowed on field outings.

For a downloadable copy of our 2024 Programme of Events please click here: Programme 2024

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