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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • Excavations at Reask (Thomas Fanning)
    • The Execution of the Earl of Desmond, 1468, (Art Cosgrove)
    • The Fall of the House of Desmond (Sister Margaret MacCurtain)
    • Dr Dermot Lyne: An Irish Catholic Landlord in Cork and Kerry under the Penal Laws (Gerard J. Lyne)
    • Nineteenth-century Settlements in theLesser Blasket Islands (Joan Stagles)
    • Richard Griffith and the Roads of Kerry 1 (Seán Ó Lúing)
    • A Census of the Parishes of Prior and Killemlagh, December 1834 (Pádraig de Brún)
    • Scéal Gaeilge ón Tóchar (Padraig de Brún)
    • Two Prehistoric Objects from Killarney in Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury (Peter Harbison)
    • A Neglected Sidelight on the Last Years of Ardfert Corporation (Michael Dolley)
    • 'Some Medieval Sculpture in Kerry’ - additional notes (Peter Harbison)
  • Articles featured:
    • The Souterrain in Kealduff Upper Townland, Glenbeigh - Michael Ryan
    • Fulacht Fiadh at Rath More Townland, Rathmore - Michael Ryan
    • Franciscan Friaries in Pre-reformation Kerry - Katherine Walsh
    • The Mac Finings Duibh O'Sullivans of Tuosist and Bearhaven - Gerard J. Lyne
    • Dr Nicholas Madgett's Constitutionalists Ecclesiastica, 1758 - Rev. Michael Manning
    • Richard Griffith and the Road of Kerry II - Sean Ó Lúing
    • John Windele's Visit to Skellig Michael in 1851 - Peter Harbison
  • Articles featured:
    • Rickard O'Connell (1572-1653) (Rev. Kieran O’ Shea)
    • Humfrey Owen’s Account of the Seigniory of Castleisland in 1686 (Rev. Kieran O’ Shea)
    • Land Tenure in Kenmare, Bonane and Tuosist, 1720-70 (Gerard J. Lyne)
    • The Dingle Train in the Life and Lore of Corkaguiny (David Rowlands and Walter McGrath)
    • Seán Óg Ó Caomhánagh (Sean Ó Lúing)