Congratulations to Adealine Fahy and her family who were the winners of the Aqua Dome 21st Birthday Key Hunt competition in the Kerry County Museum. Adealine found the hidden key in the bone dig section of the bone investigators section of the museum. The clue to the key was ‘Go and dig and you will find, your key beneath the sands of time’ so well done Adealine for finding the key!
Bone Investigators in the Kerry County Museum is a compelling hands-on workshop that gets children excited about archaeology. Equipped with high-vis vests, hard hats, kneeling pads, trowels and brushes, they discover why and how archaeologists excavated an ancient Viking burial site. As they carefully reveal the skeletons and grave goods, they also learn how to interpret what they are finding, building a picture of what life was like for these people long ago. The kids also get to do other cool stuff like inspecting a 1,000-year-old rotten tooth, examining ugly bugs under a microscope and puzzling over the evidence of a real-life medieval murder mystery.
So for Adealine this really was a dig with a difference and instead of finding skeletons and bones she found the hidden key and became the Kerry County Museum Aqua Dome Key Hunt Winner!
Kerry County Museum collects, records, preserves, displays, and communicates material relating to the archaeological, historical and cultural heritage of County Kerry. It is a designated repository under the National Monuments Act and has a strong and varied collection of approximately 4,000 objects. KCM was awarded Full Accreditation from the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland in 2013.
Well done Adealine for finding the 21st Aqua Dome Key in the Kerry County Museum Key Hunt Competition and winning a one months family membership worth €140!