'These artists, through this exhibition, are reaching out to the Kerry diaspora not only in Ireland but all over the world.
Each artist sends their own message to Kerry people living outside the county. Every year thousands of young Kerry people leave their county for further education and work, in many cases never to return except for holidays or to visit relatives.
However, although they choose to live outside of Kerry they never leave in spirit and very few Kerry people lose that emotional connection to their county; to its unique landscape and seascape, to its distinctive culture including our rich music and literary traditions, to the green and gold of Kerry football and to its very warm welcoming people.'
Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritge and the Gaeltacht
A catalogue of all the works accompanies the exhibition and may be downloaded here
'There are many Kerry men who say there are only two real Kingdoms - The Kingdom of God, and the Kingdom of Kerry.
The Kingdom of Kerry contains Killarney of the lakes, Tralee of the Roses, and Listowel of the writers.
The County is distinguished by a gossamer-like lunacy which is addictive but not damaging.'
John B. Keane