Kerry Lives 1950-1973
The ‘Kerry Lives’ exhibition was officially opened at the Kerry County Museum, Tralee by Dr Patrick Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland. Images from the Kennelly archive illustrate life in Kerry between 1950 and 1973.
The exhibition is open from 9.30am to 5.30pm daily.
‘Kerry’s Greatest Book Ever’
Eyewitness has been awarded ‘Kerry’s Greatest Book Ever’. Listeners to the Kerry Today show voted Eyewitness the best Kerry book of all time from the following shortlist: Durango, John B. Keane; The Master, Bryan Macmahon; An tOileánach, Tomás Ó Criomhthain and The Poacher’s Apprentice, Tommy Frank O’Connor. Radio Kerry announced the results during Listowel Writers’ Week.
EYEWITNESS collector’s edition, available exclusively online, features 256 pages of rich black-and-white photo reproductions. Some of the most memorable images from the first twenty years (1953-1973) of the archive were carefully selected, bound and encased in a custom-made library slipcover. This book reflects the prolific photographic careers of Padraig and Joan Kennelly and is a treasured keepsake of Ireland’s past.
Eighty-year-old photojournalist Padraig Kennelly is founder and editor of Kerry’s Eye newspaper. Founded in 1974, it is one of Ireland’s most successful provincial newspapers. He carefully filed the photographs he took over his 50-year plus career.
“It was the way we were. Fascinating images of a bygone era feature in a beautiful coffee-table book.”