Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society
Fostering and promoting an interest in the wider culture and heritage of County Kerry
The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society was founded in 1967 by a group of visionaries who saw the need to raise awareness of the County’s past. Our Society is a voluntary, non-profit-making association. All proceeds from sales of subscriptions and publications are utilised exclusively in the day-to-day running of our activities.
In 1967, the aims of the Society were identified as “the collection, recording, study and preservation of the history and antiquities of Kerry, including the preservation of historical and antiquarian remains, the promotion of scientific excavation and the publication of a journal”.
During the intervening years, those aspirations have expanded to include the nurturing, fostering and promoting of interest in the wider culture and heritage of County Kerry.
The Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society has been published virtually every year since 1968. It was joined in 1989 by a second Society publication, The Kerry Magazine. Both publications are supplied free to members.
Today, our Society has over 500 members internationally. We host a series of autumn, winter, and spring lectures. During the summer months we organise outings to a variety of sites of historical or archaeological interest, sometimes even venturing abroad. Membership subscription also entitles members to free entry to the vast majority of these events.
Webinar Series 4, 2023, No.5: ‘Urban Kerry: the development and growth of towns, c. 1580-1840’. By Eamon O’Flaherty. This webinar is now available to view in the Members Area.
In this webinar Eamon O’Flaherty explores the development and growth of towns in
Webinar Series 4, 2023, No.4: ‘The Battle of the Day Place Gate: Religious Tension in Mid Nineteenth Century Tralee’. By Laurence Jones. This webinar is now available to view in the Members Area.
In this latest webinar Laurence Jones describes the key events in one of
Webinar Series 4, 2023, No.3 ‘Fr. John O’Sullivan and Kenmare’. By Dr. Colum Kenny. This webinar is now available to view in the Members Area.
In this webinar Dr. Colum Kenny of TCD, examines the history and development