Kerry’s Memorials, Plaques and Signs – Can You Help?

Memorials, plaques and signs are an often overlooked part of our cultural heritage. They identify and honour people, historic events and heritage landmarks of the county. Whilst we know that there are many such memorials, plaques and signs located throughout County Kerry, they have never been comprehensively recorded to date. So, as part of the Kerry 2016 Centenary Programme the Heritage Office of Kerry County Council is now undertaking an audit of these memorials, plaques and signs and we would like your help.

The information gathered in this audit will be made public and may be of interest to local community groups, historians, educational institutions, tourists and our Diaspora. A travelling exhibition through the County Library Network will be launched during Heritage Week 2016 and the audit will also be utilised to inform future civic memorial, plaque and sign policies within the county


The types of memorials that we are interested in are those which commemorate:

  • Influential people (politics, sport, religion, literature, public life)
  • Events
  • Dedications on buildings, bridges and other structures 
  • Special or sacred places and/or structuresSignificant street names and laneways
  • Miscellaneous (bench marks, armorial plaques, mile markers etc)
  • Personal memorials

Please note – graveyard memorials are not included in this survey.

If you know of any such memorials in your area we would be very grateful if you could let us know by filling out the survey form below and either post or email it back to T.J. O’Mahony, Heritage Officer, Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee, County Kerry. Tel: 066-712111 ext 3370. Email:

This Kerry 2016 Centenary Programme project is co-funded by the Heritage Council. 

Survey Form
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Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: