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The Lyreacrompane and District Journal which
researches, records and preserves the story of the
Lyreacrompane district. Click here
- The four day Dan Paddy Andy Festival of music and dance Click here which also includes the Bog Walk http://www.irishtv.ie/kerry-matters-51 with its display of old time turf cutting by sleán and tae in the bog. Also, for a short promotional video of our Festival click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TTCMWIV0o4
- The recording and publishing of the music and songs of the area. Click here and the promotion of local traditional talent through the Irish Rambling House shows and trips to entertain the exiles in England www.irishramblinghouse.com
-The upkeep and updating of this website.
- The renovation and preservation of the old Glen Schoolhouse pending Planning Permission. (see below)
-In 2014 we funded repairs to Lyre Grotto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nesBFaMfkJ4 and this year we have received some funding toward the work of removing Japanese Knotweed which is infesting our local streams and rivers. Click here We were invited to organise the reunion of former Lyreacrompane National School pupils to mark the 50th anniversary of its opening Click here.
The Old Glen Schoolhouse
The Glen Schoolhouse is a protected structure (the only one in the area) and we are delighted to see it features in the fabulous new publication by Kerry County Council entitledThe Home Place - an inventory of Traditional Rural Architecture in North and East Kerry.
Recently we engaged Architectural Conservation Professionals to plan the appropriate renovation of the building and a Planning application is now with Kerry County Council.
The building will be presented as an old renovated school largely as it was and as a place where the heritage of the Stacks and Glanaruddery Mountains can be displayed. This would include...
The story of education in the area going back to the mid-1800s told in the history we have researched of the school, the story of the building and development over time of the house itself.
The story of the unique blanket bog landscape of the area and how it got that way over thousands of years (including the more recent story (implements and records) of Bord na Mona in the area (1930 to 1960s), the case for repairing our boglands to start them growing again as part of the world’s peatlands – the best carbon store in the world and of great interests to tourists interested in the environment.
The story of the wind turbines as an alternative energy powerhouse.
of the last of the Great Irish Matchmakers, Dan Paddy Andy
O’Sullivan and the connection of JB Keane with the area.
The Stacks and Glenarrudery Mountains have a story to tell that will be of interest to many visitor types to Kerry. There is no other museum/heritage building in the general Stacks/Glenaruddery Mountains area since the closure some years back of the Day in the Bog museum.
The Lyreacrompane Heritage Group has Charitable Status and is actively seeking funding for this project.