Although being a small town, Killorglin and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer for those interested in culture and heritage.
SIGHTS IN KILLORGLIN
Located in Killorglin Town this monument was erected to Townsend Blennerhasset, a member of the Kerry Militia, who was drowned in 1867 while rescuing a friend from drowning at Ballykissane Pier.
King Puck Sculpture
"An Puc Rí", bronze statue of King Puck in Killorglin. In honour of the goat that takes over the reign over Killorglin each year during Puck Fair. Next to the statue a number of slate plates tell the story of Puck Fair. Don't miss out reading the lovely poems of the locals on the right handside on the outer side of the bridge.
St. James' Church
In 1837, a Church and a School were built on the site of the present day Church. It was cruciform in shape with a thatched roof and a mud floor and fell into bad disrepair. The present Church took two years and ten months to build and work commenced in 1887. The sandstone for the building was transported from Castlemaine on the newly opened railway line, the limestone was quarried in Steelroe and the Altar came from Sicily. The Church is a good example of Gothic Architecture.
If you are new to the Parish community and would like to find out more about us please feel free to contact. You will also find information in our Parish Information Leaflet. CLICK HERE to download a copy.
Opening Hours of the parish office:
Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Tel. (066) 9761172
ART EXHIBITIONS ETC.
Pauline Bewick art collection
Killorglin is the home to the famous Irish artist Pauline Bewick. Pauline gave all her unsold work to the state when she turned 70. The state splitted them into three third: one third is permanently exhibited in the Pauline Bewick art collection in the council building next to the local library.
Admission is free. The exhibition shows a huge number of Pauline's work which she created between the age of 2 and 70. Among the exhibited works are pieces from the famous Yellow Man cycle and from her time with her daughters in Polynesia.
More information on Pauline Bewick can be found on her website.
Jum's Accessories and art room
Open Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 6.00pm
Opposite the Tourist Office on School Road ( Beside Adrian Hassett Auctioneer)
In the back room of Jums Hair Accessories you can see a whole lot of original artworks from local artists like Marie Claire Stacey and Dingle based artist Peter Green. Their works are also available on Modern Art Ireland, a website specialising in contemporary Irish art.
Nadja Teege's art studio
Open most afternoons from 2 p.m. or call for appointment (087)9900813
Nadja's studio is located in Langford Street, opposite O'Neills bar and next to Boyles old hardware store. She specialises in modern, contemporary and realistic oil painting of local scenery. However, she prefers the odd spots in the area. She has her very own style which is quite different to many other local artists.
See more of her work on her website.
Chapel on the Hill
The Chapel on the Hill (Market Street, next to Crowley's mens wear) is a cultural venue that can be rented. There are various drama nights, art exhibitions etc. taking place throughout the year. Watch out for a sign in front of the Chapel to be informed about the next event.