The Kerry Heritage Award was first initiated by the Society in 1986, to honour individuals and organisations who had made a major contribution in the areas of research, development, and/or promotion of the County’s culture and heritage.
The Kerry Heritage Award 2021 was presented to Ted Creedon, a former President of the Society, who has served on the National Heritage Council and the National Monuments Advisory Council, as well as on Kerry County Council’s Historic Monuments Committee. He was a founder member and first development officer of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne in Ballyferriter. In this role, he spearheaded the Dingle Peninsula Archaeological Survey and the establishment of the Heritage Centre, now Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne. We can also thank Ted for discovering/recognising some of the archaeological monuments on the Dingle Peninsula. Ted has lectured on heritage matters in Kerry and in the US. He continues to write articles on subjects of historical interest in Kerry.
The Award has been presented to date to the following individuals: