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Kerry County Museum

The Kerry County Museum, located in the Ashe Memorial Hall in the town Tralee, which has many interactive elements that are enjoyed by children. The museum features an extensive interpretive media centre that covers the history of the area, along with many medieval and prehistoric archaeological treasures. There are exhibits on Gaelic football, an important sport in Kerry, and an attractive film that covers Irish history from 1914 through 1965 in newsreel format. Another section is dedicated to the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean (1877 - 1937), a Kerry native. The museum also features an exhibition known as "Kerry: The Kingdom" 

Kerry "the Kingdom"

Kerry "the Kingdom" is a multi-level exhibition that chronicles the history of fiercely independent County Kerry and its people. Kerry was nicknamed "the Kingdom" due to its disregard over the years for the country's rulers in Dublin and the reputation of its people. County Kerry is blessed with a beautiful landscape as well as numerous historical sites ranging in age from prehistoric to medieval. The exhibition Kerry the Kingdom reaches back into 8,000 years of history to present an enjoyable experience for visitors from all around the world. It is made up of distinct sections

  • Kerry in Colour - This audiovisual presentation allows the viewer to observe scenic and historical attractions in and around the towns of the county. Included are the Mesolithic settlements, beehive huts, and some of the other surviving early dwellings that belonged to the Celtic residents and later the early Christians.
  • The Geraldine Experience - Visitors take an excursion back in time to medieval Tralee. This attraction shows history from the viewpoint of the Munster Geraldine family, and features a reconstructed town complete with authentic light, sound, and smell effects. Great efforts have been made to ensure historical accuracy.

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