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.

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