Box Office Opening Hours  June 25th - 29th

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10-5

Thursday and Saturday 2- 11 pm

Tickets available online for all events or call the Box Office 064 6648701. Theatre Closed Mondays.


The Ultimate Collection of Christie Hennessy featuring Aonghus McAnally
July 26th - Tickets €25- Booking Now.
Joni & Me- The Music of Joni Mitchell
July 13th 8pm. Booking Now.
Kieran Goss & Annie Kinsella- Live at The Carnegie
August 3rd - Booking Now

Some of our upcoming programme highlights...

Upcoming Events

Visual Arts- June Exhibition- 'The Arts & Crafts'- Glengarriff


Runs until July 3rd
Free Event. Last chance to see this wonderful exhibition.

The 'Glengarriff Arts and Crafts' Group.

The Carnegie Arts Centre is delighted to welcome back our artistic neighbours,The Glengarriff Arts & Crafts group. This show will exhibit their
latest works created during the year during the month of June. All welcome.



Drama - 'Cash on Delivery' by Inkwell Theatre Group

Saturday June 29th 8pm
Tickets:€15/€12 (students)

'Cash on Delivery' by Michael Cooney

Cash on delivery is a hilarious comedy by Michael Cooney. Eric Swan a landlord has been defrauding the Social Welfare for many years claiming benefit of non existing lodgers. When it is all too much for him he decides to come clean only to start a rollercoaster of problems, mistaken identities and a hole that gets deeper by the minute. Set at a frantic pace the play uncover more plots than were ever intended. Once described as a hybrid of Faulty Towers and Father Ted you will want to have your wits about you to keep up with the calamities.

The Inkwell Theatre Group , Minane Bridge, Cork.

The Inkwell Theatre and drama group was formed in 2014 when the old Knocknamanagh School which dates back to 1900 was rescued from demolition and transformed into a state of the art theatre and Arts centre in middle of a very rural community. The group was set up to foster drama in the community and contribute to the development of the centre.
This is our 6th year in producing drama at the centre. Last year with director Philip O Byrne we produced a 6 night sell out of “Anyone could Rob a Bank” followed in the Autumn by three one act lays. In March of 2109 We performed the All Ireland winning comedy “Cash on Delivery” again to a 6 night sell out audience. This was the most demanding play to direct and technically challenging requiring extending the stage to facilitate much of the movement. We are really looking forward to bring this play to Kenmare. It is another step in our development and we are excited to perform in front of a very different audience.


Childrens Puppet Show- The Mergle's presented by Inabubble Theatre Company

Wednesday July 17th 1pm (duration approx 1 hour)
Tickets €10

Innabubble Theatre Company presents
‘The Mergle’s Tale’

A magical, musical, sensory puppet show for your inner child

The Mergle’s Tale is a story from deep beneath the sea of the not-quite mermaid girl Sheah, who is banished by the evil Nefando for being different. Using her magical gift of making stories come alive, Sheah takes her new friend Otto on an inspirational journey through a world of imagination towards a final showdown with Nefando in the stars.

This modern fable from Innabubble’s director Andrew ‘Skatz’ Scattergood is unique, fun and full of puppets, lights, songs, bubbles, pirate fish and an octopus artist who thinks he’s a genius.

It’s ‘a tale of no tail, with a mermaid attached!’

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Poetry Reading with Three Salmon Poets.

Monday July 15th 7pm
Free Admission

With Three Salmon Poets

Nessa O'Mahony John W. Sexton and Eileen Sheehan.

Nessa O’Mahony is a Dublin-born poet and novelist. She has published four books of poetry – Bar Talk, (1999), Trapping a Ghost (2005), In Sight of Home (2009) and Her Father’s Daughter, published by Salmon in September 2014. Novelist Joseph O’Connor described In Sight of Home as ‘a moving, powerful and richly pleasurable read, audaciously imagined and achieved’ whilst poet Tess Gallagher said of Her Father’s Daughter that ‘words are her witching sticks and she employs them with beautiful, engaging intent, the better to make present what has preceded and what approaches.’ Her first novel, The Branchman, is published by Arlen House in September 2018. O’Mahony won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards. Her fifth collection, The Hollow Woman on the Island, was published by Salmon in 2019.

John W. Sexton is the author of seven poetry collections: The Prince’s Brief Career (1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, a book of haiku with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock (2004), Vortex (2005), Petit Mal (2009), The Offspring of the Moon (2013), Futures Pass (2018) and Inverted Night (2019). He also created and wrote The Ivory Tower for RTE radio, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes. His novels based on this series, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are both published by The O’Brien Press and have been translated into Italian and Serbian. Under the ironic pseudonym of Sex W. Johnston he has recorded an album with legendary Stranglers frontman, Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons of Shiva, which has been released on Track Records. He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem "The Green Owl" won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007. In 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry.

Eileen Sheehan lives in Killarney and is originally from Scartaglen, in the Sliabh Luachra area of County Kerry. She has read at festivals in Ireland and abroad including The Shanghai Literary Festival; the ACIS Conference in Davenport, Iowa and The Cork International Poetry Festival. Anthology publications include The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets (editor Joan McBreen/ Salmon Poetry); Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland (editor Gabriel Fitzmaurice with photographs by John Reidy/ Curragh Press) and The Deep Heart's Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (editors Eugene O'Connell & Pat Boran/ Dedalus Press). One of the poems from her third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls (Salmon Poetry), is on the Leaving Certificate English Syllabus 2019 - 2022. In May of this year she was Bealtaine Writer in Residence at The Seanchaí Kerry Writers' Museum, Listowel.



Music - 'Joni Mitchell & Me' featuring Liz Scattergood

Saturday July 13th 8pm
Tickets: €15

Joni Mitchell & Me featuring Liz Scattergood

Kerry-based singer Liz Scattergood brings to the Carnegie an infectious passion for the music of arguably the greatest and most influential songwriter of her lifetime.

Through a selection of Joni’s material spanning 4 decades she weaves a few of her own delightful songs along with insights into Joni’s life and music, and how they have had such a powerful impact on Liz’s musical and personal life.

Liz’s spellbinding voice and guitar playing are backed by her multi-instrumentalist husband Andrew ‘Skatz’ Scattergood on piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, himself no stranger to the Carnegie having starred in several performances here.

Having performed Joni’s songs for many years in the UK, and for three much anticipated repeat performances down the road in Waterville since moving to Kerry, Liz is delighted to be appearing at The Carnegie.

All profits from this concert go towards multisensory equipment and materials for Innabubble’s unique sensory puppet adventure ‘The Mergle’s Tale’ for people with intellectual disabilities or dementia, and young children. This inspiring, stimulating and unique show will be on at The Carnegie too (See our website for details, or go to



Music - ' The Ultimate Celebration of Christie Hennessy' featuring Aonghus McAnally


Friday July 26th 8pm
Tickets: €25

Celebrating Christie Hennessy featuring Aonghus McAnally and his Musicians.

Aonghus McAnally and his musicians will perform new versions of Christie Hennessy’s biggest hits. Don’t Forget Your Shovel, All The Lies That You Told Me, Messenger Boy, Oh Jealous Heart, If You Were To Fall (And I Was To Fall In Love With You), Remember Me and many more.

One of Ireland’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Christie Hennessy delighted audiences at home and abroad until his tragic and untimely death in 2007, aged just 62. In this show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Featuring all his best loved hits – Messenger Boy, Jealous Heart, Don’t Forget Your Shovel, If You Were To Fall, All The Lies That You Told Me, and the iconic Roll Back The Clouds – this magical evening showcases the storytelling brilliance of Christie Hennessy with 22 of his greatest songs.


Inhabiting the role of Christie is particularly poignant for Aonghus as the two were such close friends – Aonghus even delivered the eulogy at Christie’s funeral. Speaking about the show, Aonghus said, “It’s a genuine privilege to share Christie’s incredible music with audiences around the country, and an honour to be part of keeping his spirit alive. Music fans want one more Christie gig, and to be able to recreate that magic for them is one of the most special feelings I’ve ever had on stage. Having played Christie before, maybe the greatest compliment I’ve ever received as a performer was when Christie’s wife Gill came to me after the show in tears, saying it’s like having Christie back again.”

The show has toured to over 30 venues all over the country including selling out the NCH in Dublin twice in 3 weeks, and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

Aonghus McAnally is one of Ireland's best known faces and voices in entertainment. A son of multi-BAFTA winning actor Ray McAnally (The Mission, My Left Foot) and actress Ronnie Masterson ( Angela’s Ashes), it was no surprise that he ventured into show business, starting off in the early 70's with trad rock group Mushroom. For over 30 years he has been a regular face and voice on both television and radio, hosting such well known shows as Anything Goes, The Lyrics Board, Both Sides Now, Late Date, and for the last 5 years has been the Series Producer on Joe Duffy’s Liveline.


Music- Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella Live

Saturday August 3rd
Tickets: €25

KIERAN GOSS AND ANNIE KINSELLA -'Home For The Summer'  Ireland Tour 2019

Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella return to Kenmare with songs from their debut duo album ‘Oh, The Starlings'…... songs, stories and harmonies that transport the listener to another world, this is music from the heart, for the heart… A show to make you laugh and cry… A show to move you with its honest beauty… A show not to be missed.

"Oh, The Starlings, the debut album from Irish duo Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella, is quite simply stunning. Great songs, beautiful harmonies and an artistic triumph that constantly reminds us that less is more.”
Irish Times

"Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens… the harmonies, the chemistry… just sublime.”
Time Out Magazine.

Recorded in New York with eight time Grammy winning engineer and mixer Kevin Killen at the helm (David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, U2, Elvis Costello), 'Oh,The Starlings' has been described by songwriter Rodney Crowell as: "So good, it’s heartbreaking... the record itself feels like an old friend.”

Having already won the kinds of reviews that signal their elevation onto the international stage, Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella's 'Oh, The Starlings’ is a work of art with poetry and melody at its heart. While at times reminiscent of the great music of the 70s – Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen – Goss and Kinsella have undeniably succeeded in creating something magnificently, uniquely theirs: an album that is both classic and modern, simple and multi-layered, quiet and dynamic. /





Film - Stan and Ollie (2018) (98mins )Bio/Drama/Comedy


Thursday October 17th 8pm
Tickets: €8/€6 (students)
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Stan and Ollie - Delay to original release date.

The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.



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