‘Irish in Kenya’ set for Tralee
THERE are exciting times ahead for the team at ‘Go Kerry’ later this month as they get ready to welcome and host the ‘100 Years of the Irish in Kenya’ exhibition.
Launching in the Meadowlands Hotel on the night of Friday Sseptember 22 at 7:30pm, the exhibition is an initiative of the newly reopened Embassy of Ireland in Kenya to commemorate, in a positive manner, the 1916 Rising.
Through a series of interviews, family documents and religious archives it attempts to capture the stories of the Irish in Kenya over the 100 years, and more, since 1916.
Following its launch in The Meadowlands, the exhibit will then move to the Kerry County Museum on Denny Street from October 5 to October 29 where it will be available for viewing from 11am to 4pm daily.
The event will be launched by Chairperson of the Irish Kenyan Society, Jack O’Regan, himself a native of Kerry. Jack will be travelling to Tralee with his wife Yolanda and 25 other Kenyans to help launch the event.
All are welcome to attend.
Launching the celebration of the Irish 100years in Kenya in the Meadowland Hotel,Tralee on Monday were from l - r: Joan O’Regan, Heather McIver (Sales & Marketing Meadowland Hotel, Tralee) Grace O’Donnell (Go Kerry) and Gillian Wharton.