Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

The Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society is issued free to members and is published annually.

It generally contains a variety of academic articles on topics relating to the History and archaeology of the County and nearby regions. It also sometimes carries articles about the exploits of Kerry people outside of their own home area. It is highly regarded, both at home and abroad.

The Journal is noted for the fact that it contains an index in every issue. Illustrations have always been included in articles, where relevant, and in recent years colour has begun to appear within the pages, making the Journal even more attractive.

The current editor, Tony Bergin, welcomes contributions in all relevant areas, which can be sent directly to him at . Please review Guidelines for Article submission and then contact the editor directly with your proposal.

The complete index to the articles published in our Journals may be searched by entering a keyword/author’s name/title in the above search box or by clicking on this link.


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  • Articles featured:
    • Regular Contributors to the Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 1968 to 2020 (Paul McCotter)
    • Past lifeways between the Maine and the Laune: Archaeological excavations on the N70 Kilderry Bends Road Improvement Scheme (Kerri Cleary, Ed Lyne and John Olney)
    • The Castle of the Island (Robert McGuire)
    • Recent rock art discoveries in Kerry: An exponential rise in the known numbers of rock art panels (Aoibheann Lambe)
    • Luíochán Lios Póil (Micheál Ó Moráin)
    • A quintet of editors - celebrating the first 50 years of the publication of this Journal (Isabel Bennett)
  • Articles featured:
    • A River Runs Through It: The Archaeology of the N69 Listowel Bypass, Co. Kerry (Tony Bartlett and Ross Drummond)
    • Sickness, Death and Burial in Tralee Workhouse, 1844-1847 (Bryan MacMahon)
    • A Recently Identified Petroglyph Panel at Gabhlán Thoir near Lios Póil on the Dingle Peninsula (Aoibheann Lambe)
    • A Blacksmith's Forge on the Turnpike Road: Excavations of the N72 Stagmount Bends Road (Tony Bartlett and Ross Drummond)
    • Cill Áirne agus Oireachtas na nGael 1914-1918 (Tomás B Ó Luanaigh)
    • 'This Modern Tell': John Townsend Trench (1834-1909), Kerry's Controversial Cycling Pioneer (Brian Griffin)
  • Articles featured:
    • Helping the Stones to Speak: The Corca Dhuibhne 3D community project (Isabel Bennett, Nora White and Gary Devlin)
    • An Ogham stone in the Black Valley (Fionnbarr Moore)
    • References to Thomas Ashe in the Bureau of Military History Witness Statements (Tony Bergin)
    • Townland, ‘Gneeve’ and ‘Cos’; Land taxes and ‘Cows’ grass’ (JF Collins)
    • Íochtar Cua & the Stone Rows of Kerry (Michael Connolly)
  • Selection of articles reproduced from the KERRY ARCHAEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, published between 1908 - 1920 General Index to Journals 1 - 29 Articles featured:
    • The Civil Journey - A Cromwellian Record (Matthew J. Byrne)
    • Some Holy Wells in Valencia and Portmagee (M. J. Delap)
    • Tobar na Molt (Bligh Talbot-Crosbie, Esq)
    • Lislaughtin Abbey (M.G. McGelligott, F.R.C.S.)
    • The Skelligs (S.M)
    • Kilcrohane (B.B.G.)
    • Ballycarbery Castle (S.M.)
    • Maum-An-Afrinn (S.M.)
    • The Post Reformation Bishops of Kerry (Rev J.C. O’Ryan, O.P.)
    • Distinguished Kerrymen (James O’Neill)
    • Some Old Tralee Notes (S.M.)
    • “Puck” Fair (S.M.)
    • A Great Kerry Physician (S.M.)
  • Articles featured:
    • Medicine and Society in 19th Century Kerry - A Life of Francis Crumpe, M.D. (Bob Fitzsimons)
    • Seán Ó Súilleabháin (1903-96), Múinteoir agus Cartlannai Béaloidis (Eoghan Ó Súilleabháin)
    • Excavations of Clocáin in Glin North Townland, Co. Kerry (Isabel Bennett)
    • The ‘Glattjoch-Chapel in Honour of St. Virgil’- An Irish Oratory in Austria/Central Europe!? (Volker Fauler)
    • Daniel O’Connell: The Counsellor, and Our Present Constitutional Disposition (Justice Hugh O’Flaherty)
    • Review: To Make the Stones Sing, Poems by Paddy Bushe: A Perspective (Micheál Ó Fionnáin)
  • Articles featured:
    • The Coast Guard on the Dingle Peninsula (Ted Creedon)
    • From Kerry to Gloucestershire - The Stoughton family of Ballyhorgan. Gortigrenane and Owlpen (Fergal Browne)
    • Travel, Transport and the Roads in the Knockanore Area (Micheál Ó Ciosáin and Noel Kissane)
    • Bonane Heritage Park Dugout Boat Project (Dr. Niall Gregory)
    • The Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union in Kerry, 1909-1930 (Francis Devine)
  • Articles featured:
    • Daniel O’Connell’s cultural links to the Sea: Evidence from ship iconography and writing on plaster at Derrynane (Dr Connie Kelleher)
    • The ringfort of Lissaniska and the petty kingdom of Aes Coinchind within Corcu Duibne (Dr. Paul MacCotter)
    • ‘We are almost on the lip of the volcano’ The Blueshirts in County Kerry, 1933-35 (Owen O’Shea)
    • Corca Dhuibhne agus Feachtais Dhónaill Uí Chonaill, 1823-43 (Dr. Muiris Bric, MRIA)
    • Early to Late Bronze Age fulachtaí fia at Woodview Place, Tarbert, Co. Kerry (Graham Hull and Damien McCarthy)
    • Poems on the Fitzmaurices of Lixnaw (Dr Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh)
  • Articles featured:
    • A Brief Survey of the Typical Vernacular Housing of a Portion of East Kerry (Patricia O’Hare).
    • Guardians of the East Road at the West End of the World (Ignatius Fennessy O.F.M.)
    • Thoughts on the Early Christian Church (Donncha Ó Conchúir)
    • Old Ireland Lent this Champion to the Australian Imperial Force (Richard E. Reid)
    • An Leana Mór: From Woodland to Townland on the Trinity College Estate (Michael H. O'Connor)
  • Articles featured:
    • Smuggling in Dingle in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Dr Conor Brosnan)
    • A Case Study for Landscape Applications of Drone and Photogrammetry Techniques: Faha and Caherconree Hillforst, Co. Kerry (Dr James O'Driscoll)
    • Bád na nGort nDubh (Dáithí de Mórdha)
    • Quakers in Kerry during the Famine (Kay Caball)
    • Pettiocaot Government?  The borough of Dingle during the 1770's (Dr Tony Barnard)
  • Articles featured:
    • The Early Years of Tralee Workhouse, 1840-45 (Bryan MacMahon)
    • Transience and Permanency - Four Thousand years of settlement on the Dingle Peninsula: Archaeological Excavations near Lispole and Camp in advance of the N86 Road Scheme (2015-2016 Bruce Sutton)
    • Kerry's Jewish People (Lorcan Harney)
    • 'Between a rock and a hard place' - The Limerick Jail Escape (Martin Moore)
    • The Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union in Kerry, 1909-1930 (Francis Devine)
  • Articles featured:
    • The Coming of the Gael: How and why one saga of Invasion became Three - All Roads Lead to Kerry (Tighe O’Donoghue/Ross)
    • Exploring the evidence for Early Medieval Pilgrimage at Kilcolman (Louise Nugent)
    • James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond, and Catherine Fitzgerald concerning W.F. Butler’s treatise on ‘An Irish legend of the origins of the Barons of Cahir (Glen Paul Hammond)
    • Captain Right: The Rightboy Movement of the Late 18th Century (Elizabeth O’Donoghue/Ross)
    • ‘De Bello Clerico’: Fr Batt O’Connor’s attack on the Evangelical Missionaries (Hugh O’Reilly)
    • Anáil an Bhlascaoid Mhóir as Shaothar Sheoirse Mhic Thomáis (Aogán Ó hIarlaithe)
    • The Sandmen and their Sandboats in Kerry's Agri and Maritime History (Tomás B. Ó Luanaigh)
  • Articles featured:
    • A Gold Box from Ballinclemesig (Michael Ryan)
    • A Log Boat from Derryco (Eamonn P. Kelly)
    • Fishing in seventeenth-century Kerry: The Experience of Sir William Petty (T.C. Barnard)
    • Rev. Forster Archer's account of Kerry in 1801 (Pádraig de Brún)
    • Caoineadh ar an Easpag Ó Siochfhradha (Pádraig de Brún)
    • Kildare Place Society in Kerry: IIa (Pádraig de Brún)
    • Traditional Houses at Riasc (Alan Gailey)
    • Miscellanea:
      • Container of butter froma bog at Banemore (P. Healy)
      • Dugout wooden boat in the estuary of the Cashen (P. Healy)

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