Internationally renowned for its scenic beauty and containing over 10,000 archaeological and heritage sites, including the iconic Skelligs, Kerry is a county that abounds with vision, culture and the arts.
Kerry is home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, the Tralee Institute of Technology, portions of both the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail and the Wild Atlantic Way, the Valentia Trans-Atlantic Cable Station and Listowel Writers’ Week, as well as numerous heritage groups, more than thirty arts festivals, and two of its very own Gaeltacht areas.
The unrivalled scenery of the county has long attracted filmmakers, directors, and producers to its peaks and shores - from the O’Kalem productions of the early twentieth century to Ryan’s Daughter in 1970 and onward to the more recent Star Wars films - and has in turn inspired a quality of life and appreciation for culture that fosters strength, passion, and innovation. Creative icons from John B. Keane, Padraig O'Keeffe, and Paddy Cronin to Eamon Kelly and Michael Fassbender all share roots in this spectacular part of Ireland.
Kerry is home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, the Tralee Institute of Technology, portions of both the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail and the Wild Atlantic Way.
With the Creative Ireland programme centred around the themes of identity, culture and citizenship, Kerry’s part in the initiative’s five-year journey began in 2017 with extensive creative plans.
To find out more read the County Kerry Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022