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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Saturday 25th November – Kerry Association in Cork Dinner Dance
The Kerry Association in Cork are holding their annual dinner dance in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Saturday 25th November. They would be delighted to have Kerry Association in Dublin members in attendance. If you would like to attend, please contact Anne O’Regan @ (021) 487 1632.
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 at 1pm. Please let us know if you would like to attend.
Sunday 10th December – “Celebrating Christie Hennessy – The Platinum Collection Tour 2017”
On Sunday 10th December at 7.30pm, “Celebrating Christie Hennessy – The Platinum Collection Tour 2017” will be coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. This is a performance by the RTE personality, Aonghus McAnally, who was a close personal friend of Tralee man, Christie. This show is back on the road after a hugely successful tour in 2016 that included two sold-out shows at the National Concert Hall. Tickets are €36.50 but depending on the numbers booking, we can get a group discount. If anyone would like to attend, just let us know.
Tuesday 12th December – “Sunday Miscellany: Live at Christmas”
On Tuesday 12th December at 8pm, “Sunday Miscellany: Live at Christmas” which for many years has been presented on Radio 1 by Listowel man, Cyril Kelly, is back at the National Concert Hall. If you would like to join the Sunday Miscellany team and the RTE Concert Orchestra for a night of music and creative writing at its finest, just let us know. Tickets for the choir balcony are only €12 or €10.50 concession.
Friday 2nd March 2018 – Oíche Chiarraí 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!