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The RIAI at Architecture Kerry 2018

Published: Friday, September 14, 2018

Dates: 28 - 30 September

Architecture Kerry is the inaugural celebration of Kerry's architectural heritage. This weekend festival features talks, guided tours, workshops and exhibitions to showcase the extraordinary built environment on offer in Kerry and is open to people of all ages.

The vision behind Architecture Kerry is to show why good architecture, design and vibrant public spaces are vital to our quality of life. Experience exciting opportunities to visit some hidden gems throughout the County with tours led by architects and owners. Some buildings are open for one weekend only. Children can enjoy events at local libraries to explore architecture and buildings. Kerry County Museum is also hosting an exhibition to celebrate the festival. Events are free, but spaces are limited so we urge people to book their places with tour organisers.
Architecture Kerry is supported by Kerry County Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the OPW, RIAI, IAF, and the Heritage Council. Architecture Kerry forms part of the Creative Ireland Kerry Programme.

Symposium: New Life in Old Spaces
Friday 28 September, 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Former Chapel. Balloonagh, Convent, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Welcome address:
Moira Murrell, Chief Executive, Kerry County Council
The opening symposium to launch Architecture Kerry is an extraordinary opportunity to listen to some of Ireland’s top architects and professionals who will discuss ‘New Life in Old Spaces’.
Speakers include Alison Harvey from the Heritage Council, Louise Cotter and Noreile Breen both of whom are Kerry-born award winning architects, Miriam Delaney who exhibited at the 2018 Venice Biennale and Tarbert-based architect Barbara Carey of Carey Architects.
Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Councillor Norma Foley, will address the symposium and invite delegates to enjoy an opportunity to engage and debate with speakers.
For further information contact; Victoria McCarthy, Kerry County Council, on 066 718 3793


Exhibition
RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2018
Saturday 29 Septembe , 12noon
Venue: Tralee Library, Moyderwell, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Launch by RIAI President David Browne
Enjoy an exhibition showcasing both the 2018 winners of an Irish architectural awards and see some of the best Kerry architects by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). The awards recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members in 2017 and highlight the contribution that Irish architects make to society for everyone’s benefit.

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