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:
    • 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:
    • 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)
  • Articles featured:
    • The Earlier Geraldine Knights of Kerry (Paul MacCotter)
    • Ardfert witnesses at the Trial of Roger Casement (Helen O’Carroll)
    • ‘For Having Robbed His Ship On The High Seas’, Tomás Maol Ó Cearna, John D. Nagle and a Blasket Crew in Belfast (Dáithí de Mórdha)
    • Glanbane Hillfort and the Bronze Age in Kerry (William O’Brien, James O’Driscoll and Nick Hogan)
    • Law and Disorder, Listowel Union 1845-1852 (John Pierse and Martina Flynn)
    • The Desmond Wars -The Beginning of the End of the Gaelic Order (Elizabeth & Tigh O’Donoghue Ross)
    • The Killing of Sir Arthur Vicars, April 1921: An Exceptional Case?(Conor Joy)
    • Miscellanea: 1. Holy Cross Church Kenmare 150: Review (Séamus Mac Gabhann)
  • Articles featured:
    • The Famine Journal of Lieutenant H.N. Greenwell, 1846-7 (Bryan MacMahon)
    • An Investigation of Turf-Cutting Language and Practices Associated with East Limerick / North Kerry and Scotland (John A. Phayer)
    • The Kerry Days of the Knights Hospitaller (Amb. (ret.) Francis M. O’Donnell, KM)
    • Cork Mission to Peru 1965-2015: Golden Jubilee Reflection(An Canónach Tomás Ó Luanaigh)
    • The Keys of the Kingdom: The Kerry Sentinel, its Commercial & Political rivals (Patrick Fitzgerald)