Welcome from the Kerry Association

Welcome to the Kerry Association in Dublin’s website. We hope you will find its content informative and we very much look forward to welcoming new members who would like to join us. The success of the Association is due to the vast number of dedicated members and the involvement of many of Kerry’s most eminent and respected men and women over the years. We are all well aware of the depth of talent that has emerged from our county. Perhaps it’s something in the water or maybe it’s the rare air, but growing up in Kerry makes for a special kind of person. Whether in politics, music, sport, literature or the arts, Kerry has produced a wealth of exceptionally talented sons and daughters, many of whom have had their achievements recognised not just nationally, but internationally. Ceád Mile Fáilte.

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Sunday 22nd October – Garda Band Concert
Some of our members are involved in the Garda Band Concert taking place in the Red Cow Hotel, Naas Road on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets are €10 and are payable on the door. All proceeds are going directly to a holiday programme to help fund holidays for senior citizens’ groups.
Thursday 26th October – Mass for Danny Tim
Many of you will know that our ever popular 2015 Kerry Person of the Year, Danny Tim O’Sullivan, was taken ill during the summer. A mass for Danny Tim’s speedy recovery has been organised by the Kerry Association for 7.30pm on Thursday 26th October in Edmund Rice House, North Richmond Street, Dublin 1.
Friday 10th November – Annual Mass
Our Annual Mass for deceased members and friends will be held on Friday 10th November in the University Church on St. Stephen’s Green and as usual, there will be refreshments afterwards in the Harcourt Hotel.
Saturday 18th November – “The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes”
Written by Killarney actor Ray O’Sullivan, this sell-out stage comedy that tells the story of the Healy-Rae political machine and how it brought the Kilgarvan family to political fame is back for its second tour this year. The play sold out its eight performances all over Kerry earlier this year and is now returning with five more performances including one in Dublin. The venue is the Teachers’ Club in Parnell Square on Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm. We’re happy to arrange a group booking so just email us if you would like to be included for what promises to be a great Kerry night.
30th November – Nominations for Kerry Person of the Year 2018 / Laochra Chiarraí 2018
The search for Kerry Person of the Year 2018 and Laochra Chiarraí 2018 has begun and nominations are now being accepted. Please email your nominations to info@kerryassociation.ie noting why the person or group are deserving of the awards. The individual and group selected must have shown leadership, brought honour to and performed community, charitable or other services to such an extent that could be described as being beyond the norm of everyday life. The roll of honour of past participants is most impressive. We look forward to hearing from you!
Friday 1st December – Christmas Lunch
Our Christmas Lunch is booked for Friday 1st December in the Croke Park Hotel.
Friday 2nd March 2018
The committee is already planning our annual flagship event, Oíche Chiarraí, which this year will be held on Friday 2nd March in the Ballsbridge Hotel. The recipients of the Kerry Person of the Year award for 2018 and the 2018 group award, Laochra Chiarraí, will be formally presented with their awards that night. Always a fantastic night, be sure to save the date!