The Arts

Ireland’s National Events Centre in Killarney, Siamsa Tíre
(National Folk Theatre of Ireland) in Tralee, Tinteán Theatre
Arts and Culture Centre in Ballybunion and St. John’s Theatre
in Listowel as well as numerous festivals and other events
offer a cultural experience and continue to attract local and international audiences.

Since the inception of film, Kerry as a local has attracted directors from across the globe.  Films made in Kerry include Ryan’s Daughter, The Dawn, Far and Away, Excalibur, and Playboy of the Western World.  Many TV documentaries and advertisements have also used the stunning Kerry scenery as a backdrop.  Its beauty attracts over one million overseas visitors each year, earning it international reputation as Ireland’s tourism capital.  (Find out more on and
There are cinemas in Listowel, Killarney,Tralee and Dingle.

Arts Database
To view arts/artists available in Kerry View our online Arts Database


Substantial Industrial Base

Kerry has established a substantial industrial base with national and international companies. The range of products range from financial services to textiles. These include FEXCO (Killorglin), Kerry Group,Astellas, Temmler, Liebherr (Killarney). There has been a surge in the number of the indigenous businesses resulting in a growing base of small and medium manufacturing and service businesses.