Reception for Announcement of 2015 Kerry Person of the Year, Iveagh House, St. Stephen’s Green, 20 January 2015
Business Breakfast with Guest Speaker, Brendan McDonagh, Chief Executive of NAMA, Alexander Hotel, 10 February 2015.
Book Launch of Mind the View, a collection of poems, paintings and mosaics by Tarbert man and poet, Paddy Creedon, and Listowel based artist and Duagh native, Olive Stack. The Dublin launch of this book took place in the Pepper Canister Church on Mount Street on Friday 27 February ,2015.
Oiche Chiarraí 2015, Ballsbridge Hotel, 7 March 2015.
2015 AGM, Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street. 14 April 2015
Opening Night of The Field, The Gaiety Theatre, 28 April 2015
Barge Trip, Grand Canal, 11 June 2015
Our Lady’s Hospice – Harolds Cross 9 July, 2015
This year’s annual fund-raising event, with which members of the Association are involved, in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, took place in the Garda Boat Club, Longmeadows, Islandbridge on Thursday 9th July. Wine, cheese and finger food was served; plenty of entertainment was provided and there was a raffle and an auction. The event – now in its seventeenth year – is a very sociable and enjoyable one, as those of you who have attended in the past can vouch.
Art Exhibition, Tuesday 15th September, 2015
Killarney born artist, Dolores Lyne, daughter of the late Kerry footballer, Jackie Lyne, will be opening a solo show at the Ranelagh Arts Centre which will run from 15th September to 3rd October as part of the 10th annual Ranelagh Arts Festival. Called, Placing the Word, it is an exploration of the Kerry landscape and writers’ responses to it. It features paintings of Kerry places that inspired writers such as Nell McCafferty, Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill, John McAuliffe, Bernard O’Donoghue, Mick Delap, Eileen Sheehan, Theo Dorgan, Paddy Bushe, Ellen Cranitch and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The exhibition will be officially opened by Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Tuesday 15th September at 6pm and the Killarney Brewing Company will be providing refreshments.
A reading with some of these writers will take place on Wednesday 16th September at 8pm in Sandford Park School – admission €5.
Dolores will be giving a talk in the Arts Centre at 2pm on Saturday 19th September where she will explain the inspirations behind her work. She would love some Kerry support.
Golf Classic – Friday September 18 September 2015 – Lucan Golf Course
Kerry GAA Supporters’ Club in Dublin will host a Golf Classic to raise funds for Kerry GAA’s new Centre of Excellence.
Post All Ireland Function – 20 September, 2015
The traditional Kerry Team Post All Ireland Function will take place in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4 (the Old Jury’s Hotel).
Annual Weekend Away 9th – 11th October – Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow
Friday 6 November Annual Mass University Church St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2
Friday 13th November 1pm – 2pm – National Concert Hall – Lunchtime Concert with Kathy Nugent and members of the African Gospel Choir Dublin – (01) 417 0000 or www.nch.ie for bookings
Thursday 19th November at 7pm – Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square – Launch by Minister Jimmy Deenihan of a new collection of poems by Matt Mooney, Earth to Earth.
Friday 20th November 1pm – 2pm – National Concert Hall – Lunchtime Concert. Kerry’s Colm “Stride” O’Brien plays the works of Ragtime & Stride Piano Legends Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and Fats Waller. Colm (www.colmstrideobrien.com) is Ireland’s leading exponent of Ragtime Piano and has performed regularly in the UK and USA including the prestigious Scott Joplin Festival in Missouri USA and Cork Jazz Festival. Tributes to Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald will be highlights of this lunchtime event. Booking NCH 01 4170000 www.nch.ie
Tuesday 24th November at 7pm – Iveagh House, 80 St. Stephen’s Green – Launch of Kerry Heroes of 1916 Calendar. A calendar which will feature the Kerry heroes of 1916 will be launched in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offices in Iveagh House, 80 St Stephens Green, on Tuesday 24 November at 7p.m. Proceeds will go towards the Literary Centre in Listowel. RSVP to Bernadette Lee if you propose to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01/6194483.
Kerry Night and Tomás O’Sé’s Book launch
On Saturday 28 November Kerry friends and players will gather in the Courtyard Hotel in Leixlip for a great Kerry night. The night will feature the launch of Tomás O’Sé’s recent book “The White Heat”. The book is an account of his upbringing and his time as one of the best defenders of football, where he won 5 All-Ireland Senior medals and had 88 championship appearances – the most by any player. The event will run from 7pm to 10pm.
Friday 4 December Annual Christmas Lunch Croke Park Hotel Jones’s Road Dublin 3