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On Friday September 23, Ireland will become a cultural playground where everyone is invited to seek out culture around every corner.

This will mark the 17th year of Culture Night - an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity, and the arts. Kerry will be host to a programme of events on the night that offers something for everyone and invites everyone, everywhere, on one night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today.

This year’s programme will have a greater focus on late night events scheduled after 9pm through additional support by the Arts Council. Street spectacles, fire shows, and gigs will all form part of the programme.

Cathaoirleach of Kerry, Councillor John Francis Flynn, shared his thoughts as he launched Culture Night Kerry outside Library Place in Killorglin.

“Kerry is lucky to have enough talent and culture to fill every night of the year with colour and celebration. Culture Night is a highlight of the calendar for arts in Kerry and I am grateful to all the artists, community groups, theatres, and institutions that come together on the night to shine a light on all that the Kingdom has to offer. I look forward to Friday September 23 and hope to see you there.”

Library Place houses Kerry’s Collection of 250 artworks by Pauline Bewick. A former ambassador for Culture Night, Bewick’s legacy and her art will be celebrated with a late opening at Library Place on the night.

Throughout Ireland, doors to cultural institutions such as museums, theatres and arts centres will open late. Special events are programmed at participating locations, and, thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council and Kerry County Council, all activities are free of charge.

In Tralee experience places such as Collis Sandes House like never before with ‘Build’ – an art workshop by Me and the Moon which invites children to build how they see their town’s future. Later in the evening, the halls of Collis Sandes House will come alive with music by string students of Sempre Music Academy as they accompany a special historical tour of the house.

Culture Night has evolved to become a collaborative experience with an emphasis on opening doors, welcoming people into new spaces and the discovery of different experiences.

Niamh O’Sullivan, Acting Director of Services for Economic and Community Development at Kerry County Council, welcomed the launch of Culture Night in Kerry.

“Culture Night showcases the wealth of talent that exists throughout the county. It is an opportunity to connect people to cultural activities and to invite people to celebrate the very best of our culture.”

The courtyard in Killarney House and Garden will be the setting of a not to be missed performance of Guido’s Impossible Circus by the Fanzinis. Followed by a late-night look at the books with a tour of the Killarney House Library – not usually accessible to the public.

An open call for applications for Culture Night Kerry welcomed proposals for events from artists, venues, and community groups earlier this summer. Responses to the open call created this year’s programme for Culture Night Kerry.

“Through an open call we were able to ensure that the talent of an artist could be seen in their town, that the building with a story could stay open late for its neighbours, and that community groups could celebrate their work in their local area," Hannah Pinckheard, Assistant Arts Officer for Kerry County Council, commented.

"We are grateful to those who took the time to contribute and look forward to sharing the programme with everyone.”

For further information about Culture Night please visit www.culturenight.ie.

An e-brochure detailing all events in Kerry will be available in September from the Arts Office website.

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Massive Park Road housing development given green light

A private developer has been given planning permission to build 249 new residential units at Upper Park Road. The development, which will be built on a recently cleared site near […]

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A private developer has been given planning permission to build 249 new residential units at Upper Park Road.

The development, which will be built on a recently cleared site near An Post’s sorting office, will include a variety of properties from five-bed houses to single apartments, along with a crèche and over 500 car spaces and over 300 bike spaces.

The development has been welcomed by local councillor Martin Grady.

“Killarney has a massive housing shortage so this is very positive. It will retain young families in the area, stimulating economic growth,” he said. “After 17 years of different planning applications it’s finally coming to fruition.”

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Ballydribeen residents living in fear due to anti-social behaviour

Residents in the Ballydribeen are living in fear as a result of increased anti-social behaviour in the estate. Several serious incidents in the estate have resulted in several Garda visits […]

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Residents in the Ballydribeen are living in fear as a result of increased anti-social behaviour in the estate.

Several serious incidents in the estate have resulted in several Garda visits in the last week.

Local councillor Martin Grady told the Killarney Advertiser that residents are “living in fear” as a result of very serious incidents in the last week alone.

One house in the estate was badly damaged when fire crackers were placed inside a letter box.

Another house had its windows smashed in over the weekend.

“It’s a major problem,” added Grady after meeting residents there earlier this week.

One of the most serious incidents occurred on Tuesday night.

A passing motorists had rocks thrown at his car while driving along the bypass whch is adjacent to the estate.
Taking to social media, local primary-school teacher Pádraig O’Sullivan posted:

“Travelling home tonight, at 11.05pm on the Killarney side of the bypass our car was hit by a rock – not a pebble – from the Ballydribben side , which hit the passenger door.

“It was centimetres away from hitting the window where my father, who is visually impaired, was sitting.

“This could have caused catastrophic permanent injury to him.

“The Killarney Garda were on the scene within three minutes.

“They can’t be patrolling the bypass all night.

“It comes down to parenting. You should know where your children are at this hour and be able to teach them what’s funny and what ruin a person’s life or cause a fatal crash.“

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