Welcome

Fáilte go dtí suíomh idirlíon oifigiúl Cumann Seandalaíochta is Staire Chiarraí.

Welcome to the official website of The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

The Society was established in May 1967 for the collection, recording, study and preservation of material relating to the history and antiquities of County Kerry.

With an annual membership of over 600 members worldwide, the Society operates from Kerry Library Headquarters in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. It organises a series of lectures throughout the year and a number of outings mainly during the summer months. The Society also publishes a Journal and Magazine on an annual basis.

We hope you enjoy our website and would welcome you to participate in our events.

If you have any queries, comments or feedback please do no hesitate to Contact Us.

News

Lecture - 'Some Treasures of the Kerry Church' 23rd February, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Some Treasures of the Kerry Church' by Prof. Salvador Ryan, Theologian and Author, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday 23rd February. Please note that this lecture was originally scheduled for Tralee Library but is now taking place in Killarney Library. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Irish Volunteers' 1st March, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Irish Volunteers' by Dr. Daithí Ó Corráin, Member and Author, Coláiste Pádraig, Drumcondra, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Outing to Ashbourne to lay a wreath at Tomás Ashe’s memorial' 8th March, 1.30pm

A field outing to Ashbourne to lay a wreath at Tomás Ashe’s memorial will take place on 8th March at 1.30pm. A bus will depart Heuston station Dublin at 12.15pm. All are welcome.

Annual Dublin Lecture - 'Theme 1916', 8th March, 6.30pm

As part of our annual Dublin lecture programme, two lectures will take place on 8th March with a 1916 theme.

Lecture 1 is entitled 'Ballykissane and 1916's First Casualties' by Donal O’Sullivan, Member and Author. Lecture 2 is entitled 'The Lonely Banna Strand and Casement' by Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair, Member and Historian. Cathaoirleach Joe O’Toole O.S. The lectures will take place in The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, and commence at 6.30pm. All are welcome.