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The Kerry Magazine

The Kerry Magazine is an annual publication of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society. It was first published in 1989, when it was primarily intended as a newsletter to keep members abreast of activities within the Society.

This has grown over the years into a much-respected stand-alone publication, which provides a platform for both academics and non-academics to publish short articles, pertaining not only to archaeology/history but also to the wider culture and heritage of the County.

Articles submitted for consideration for publication by the editorial sub-committee of The Kerry Magazine, should be submitted by February 28 of any given year. We welcome short articles (maximum 2500 words) from both academics and non-academics related to any aspect of Kerry’s rich and diverse culture and heritage. Contributors are also required to submit appropriate illustrations and a brief biographical note for publication in our Contributors’ List.

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The complete index to the articles published in our magazine may be searched by entering a keyword/author’s name/title in the above search box. Please note, there was no edition published in 2004.


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    • A Note from Our President
    • Kerry Group: 50 Years Expanding Horizons (Tony Bergin)
    • Iveragh’s Repealers: the “Monster Meeting” at Kilpeacon, July 1843 (Maurice Bric)
    • The Massacre At Dún An Óir, 1580 (Conor Brosnan)
    • Remembering the Man from Kilsarkan, 360 Years on: Daniel Dominic O’Daly (1595-1662), Portugal’s Ambassador Extraordinaire (Declan M. Downey)
    • Student Week in the West (Alun Evans)
    • Memorial Plaque at Listowel Garda Station (J. Anthony Gaughan)
    • Writing Kerry’s Poor into History (Colum Kenny)
    • In Search of Dar Erca, the Saint of Valentia Island (Elva Johnston)
    • Village Change: based on my interview with the late John P. “The Tailor” Brosnan, Scartaglin, shortly before his death in 2001 (Tommy Martin)
    • Light Keeper’s Role in Historic Bird Migration Study at An Tearaght (Gay McCarron)
    • Ellen O’Connell and the Political Power of a Poem (Olivia O’Leary)
    • 1881: Tumultuous Court Cases, Agitation and Discontent in The Brosna Land War (Tom Roche)
    • The Repeal of the Act of Union 1801 Meeting in Ardfert on June 18, 1843 (Sylvia Turner)
    • Henry Shaw: A notable American Visitor to Co. Kerry in 1840 (Peter Wyse Jackson)
    • Kerry Young Historian of the Year, Senior Category My Great Grandfather Jan Danielak (1891-1944) (Mira Danielak)
    • Kerry Young Historian of the Year, Junior Category Dicksgrove – A History (Jack Blanchfield)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2022
    • Obituaries
    • Contributors’ List
    • Kerry Publications 2022
    • Membership Application Form
    • A Note from Our President
    • Lord Kenmare versus the Working Man: The Killarney Strike of 1917 (Tim Horgan)
    • The Fall of the Fitzmaurices - The Demise of Kerry’s First Family (Kay Caball)
    • Historical Sources for the study of the War of Independence in County Kerry (Tom Dillon)
    • A Chinese Kerry Interlude (J. Anthony Gaughan)
    • Ventry Protestant Church and Collegiate School (Bryan MacMahon)
    • The Book Trade in Kerry (Paul Dillon)
    • Shipwreck of the Dictator (Christopher Warner)
    • The Brosna Newspaperman who founded The Irish American Advocate: John C. O’Connor (1868-1946) (Tom Roche)
    • Tralee Imports and Exports of Food through the Port of Tralee during the Great Famine (Conor Brosnan & Kieran Murphy)
    • The Legacy of Arabella Denny and the Magdalen Asylum (Sylvia Turner)
    • Amelia Wilmot (1874-1955) Recovering a Kerrywoman’s Lost Revolutionary History (Mary McAuliffe)
    • Minutes of Killarney Dispensary and Fever Hospital 1813-1900 (Patricia O’Hare)
    • Teenage Takeover: What happens when young people are in charge of the past? (Claudia Köhler)
    • The Kerry Young Historian of the Year Award (Victoria McCarthy & Claudia Köhler)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2021
    • Obituaries
    • Contributors’ List
    • Kerry Publications October 2019 - December 2020
    • Membership Application Form
    • 1997 A.G.M. President’s Address (O Coileáin, Tadhg)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 1996 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Notes on a Medieval Bronze Bell (Bary, Valerie & Teahan, Shelann)
    • O’Connell – The Liberator: His death, Funeral and Local Reaction (Lehane, Shane)
    • The Building Stones of Tralee: a walking trail (Wyse Jackson, Patrick N.)
    • Kerry in Antiquarian Sea Charts (Pierse, J. D.)
    • The Dingle Fish Trawling Controversy 1849-1862 (Graham, Dan)
    • The Fate of John B. Kearney: District Inspector of the R.I.C. and Superintendent of the Civic Guard (O’Sullivan, Donal)
    • Praise for William Talbot Crosbie of Ardfert (McMahon, Bryan)
    • Molahiff House (Bary, Valerie)
    • Zouche: an Elizabethan in Kerry (Finn, Tom)
    • John Dominic Nagle: Dingle Antiquary (McMorran, Russell)
    • Logainmeacha atá le faghail í bParóiste an tSraidbhaile i gceanntar an Leithriugh atá i mBarúntacht Corca Dhuibhne, Co. Chiarraí (Ó Dubhda, Sean)
    • Faction Fighting in Kerry Balleagh Strand, 1834 (Browne, Eamon)
    • Big Drummer to the Emperor of Morocco Arthur O'Leary (1834 – 1919) (Fitzsimons, Dr Bob)
    • Tralee's First Composer (Fitzsimmons, Bob)
    • "Not so Much about the Cabbage Garden!" Kerry and the Year of Revolution- 1848 (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Michael J. Quill Memorial Centre, Killgarvan (Kelliher, Mary)
    • List of Books on Kerry and by Kerry Authors 1996
    • President's Address (Ahearn, Kit)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 1994 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • The Tithe Applotment Books as a County Kerry Genealogical Source (O'Connor, Thomas)
    • A Come-Uppance for Billy the Leveller (McMahon, Bryan)
    • List of Publications on Kerry and by Kerry Authors 1994
    • Patrick Ganly (1809 – 1899) and the discovery of evidence of way-up in rocks on the Dingle Peninsula. (Wyse Jackson, Patrick N.)
    • A Stone Alignment at Knockrower West (O'Hare, Patricia)
    • Richard Blennerhassett – Ships Doctor (O'Carroll, Helen)
    • Dunloe Castle 1812, More on Daniel of Dunloe (Mahony, Dan)
    • Michael Doheny and James Stephens in Kerry (McMorran, Russell)
    • The Pre-famine Fishing Industry on the Dingle Peninsula (Graham, Dan)
    • The Church Education Society, Ballylongford and the Famine (Ó’Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Some Memories of Kerry Railways in the Days of Steam (Davies, Michael)
    • Memories of the Fit-Ups (Houlihan, Patrick)
    • Flesk Cottage (Bary, Valerie)
    • North Kerry Placename (Ua Ciarrbhaic, Tomás)
    • 1995 Field Outings (O’Leary, Gerry)
    • Killarney Genealogical Centre (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Ross Castle Official Opening 1993
    • Bronze Tribute to Maurice Walsh (McOwan, Rennie)
    • Dun an Óir – Fortress of the Gold. How did it get its name? (Finn, Tom)
    • President’s address to 1993 A.G.M.(Ahearn, Kit)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 1993 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • The Last Oak Forest of Corcaguiney (Monahan, Ray)
    • A Unique Carved Stone from Aghadoe (Kissane, Dr. Michael A.)
    • ‘Is Fada an Luan Í, A Chuain’ (Ó Cathasaigh, Roibeard)
    • Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir-The Great Blasket Centre (de Mórdha, Michéal)
    • Index - KAHS Magazine 1989 - 2010
    • Inish Tiaracht Lighthouse Blasket Islands Co. Kerry (1870-1988) (Graham, Dan)
    • Daniel of Dunloe (Mahony, Dan) Placenames in Tralee (Ó Riordáin, Micheál)
    • List of Publications on Kerry and by Kerry Authors 1993 Museum Chorca Dhuibhne (Bennett, Isabel)
    • Roads in North Kerry (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • The Jeanie Johnston 1847 – 58: Famine Ship to be reborn (O’Carroll, Helen)
    • The Sale of the Crosbie Estate at Ballyheigue 1906—7 (McMahon, Bryan)
    • Griffith’s Valuation A Genealogical Source for County Kerry (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Alexander Nimmo in Kerry (McMorran, Russell)
    • Gortnaglough House (Bary, Valerie)
    • Heritage Awareness (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Téarmaí a bhain le tómhaiseanna i bhfeirmeireacht an Leith-Triúgh i mBarúntacht Chorcha Dhuibhne (Ó Dubhda, Seán)
    • A Hanafin Flies High and Low(McMahon, Gerard)
    • Eachtra Dearmadta I mBéal Atha Longphuirt (MacFhearghusa, Pádraig)
    • The Last Voyage and Tragic Wreck of the Port Yarrock (Mulcahy, Sheila)
    • Journal of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Contents 1968-1990
    • President’s Address to 1992 AGM (O'Leary, Gerry)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report for the Year 1992 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • "Dingle Train" - Steams Again (McConville, Seamus)
    • Rev. Fr. Kieran O’Shea (Kathleen Browne)
    • Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (1861-1955) (Ó Loingsigh, Pádraig)
    • Flesk Castle (Bary, Valerie) Joan Harmon and the Fitzmaurice Succession. (McKenna, Canon Jack)
    • St. Senach’s Island (McMorran, Russell)
    • Sean O'Connor Gentleman, Artist and Antiquarain (Nolan, Chriss)
    • Killarney Tourist Literature of the Past (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Archaeological Excavations in County Kerry 1985 - 1993 (Bennett, Isabel)
    • A Raid on the Inarticulate: The Poetry of Thomas McGreevy (Screibman, Susan)
    • Maurice Walsh Remembered (Nolan,Chriss)
    • Logainmneacha Paróiste an Chlochaín (Ó Dubhda, Séan)
    • The Sculpture of Jerome Connor (Ó Murhcú, Giollamuire)
    • The Tarbert Boating Tragedy of 1893(Donovan, Tom)
    • Tógra Béaloidis I mBunscoileanna Chorca Dhuibhne (Ó Cathasaigh, Roibeard)
    • Siamsa Tíre: Traces Face Us: European Congress and Festival of The Story, The Elder and The Region (Hannon, Marial)
    • Dingle Coast Guard Station (Graham, Dan)
    • Tuilleadh Logainmneacha Ó Chiarrai Theas (Nic Ghearailt Sr. Anslem)
    • The Pre-Bog Archaeology of the Loch A’Duin Valley (O'Coileain, Michael)
    • List of Publications on Kerry and by Kerry Authors 1992
    • 1998 A.G.M. President’s Address (O'Coileain, Tadhg)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 1997 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Centenary of Local Government – Kerry County Council (Quirke, Michael P.)
    • Kerry’s First Elected Ladies (Curtin, Danny)
    • The “Kitcheners” of 1798 – The Kerry Militia (Ó Conchubhair, Pádraig)
    • The Levelled Hillfort in the Townland of Glanbane (O’Hare, Patricia)
    • Caragh Cottage (Bary, Valerie) Adhbhair de Sheandalaíocht agus de Bhealoideas (Ó Dubhda, Seán)
    • Horse Racing at Killarney and Waterville Long Ago (Fennessy O.F.M, Ignatius)
    • Stand and Deliver (Browne, Eamon)
    • Lord Kenmare’s Century Old Hydro Station on the Deenagh River gets a new lease of Life (O’Sullivan, Donal J.)
    • Richard Hitchcock: Discoverer of Ogham Stones (McMorran, Russell)
    • Comóradh ’98 – How Kerry celebrated the Centenary of a Revolution. (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • The Earls of Desmond (Finn, Tom)
    • The Political Management of Kerry in the 1780’s and 90’s (O’Carroll, Gerald)
    • Queen Victoria’s Record of her visit to Killarney during August 1861 (O’Sullivan, Donal J.)
    • Sixty years of Estate Management in Ardfert (McMahon, Bryan)
    • “Fire Upon the Hearth” A Celebration of Irish American Women (Browne, Kathleen)
    • List of Books on Kerry and by Kerry Authors Published in 1998
    • Contributors'
    • Roads of Kerry 1778
    • President’s Address at Annual General Meeting 2002 (Finn, Tom)
    • Hon. Secretary’ s Report 2001 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Annual Heritage Award 2002
    • Oakview Collegiate School (McMorran, Russell)
    • Cnoc an Fhómhair (Moore, Pat)
    • Policing a Kerry Fair day in the 1870’ s (O’Sullivan, Donal)
    • Nóra Ní Shúilliobháin (RIP) Some Personal Recollections (Ó Luanaigh, Donall)
    • Kerry County Library – Local Studies/Archives Department. (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Kerry County Archives – An Introduction to Holdings (Lynch, Michael G.)
    • Sandes V. Silles, 1875 (McMahon, Bryan)
    • The Derrynane Horn (Finn, Clodagh)
    • Researching your Family Tree (O’Sullivan, Marie)
    • Cosan na Naomh – Saints Road (Ó’Coileain, Tadhg)
    • A Strange Account of the last MacCarthy Mór (Bary, Valerie)
    • The Valentia Tetrapod Tracks (O’ Sullivan, Donal)
    • The Black and Tans in Ballylongford (Ó Concubhair, Padraig & Lane, Caitriona)
    • A Lake of Stories (Bushe, Paddy)
    • The Presentation Brothers in Killarney (Lane, Michael)
    • Middle-Georgain Elections in Kerry: Contending Commitments to Accountabililty and Graft (O’ Carroll, Gerald)
    • Historic Ballylongford (Finn, Tom)
    • Kerry Publications 2001
    • Contributors'
    • 1992 A.G.M. President’s Address (O’Leary, Gerry)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report For the Year 1991 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Officers and Council Members Elected as 1992 Annual General Meeting
    • Sean O’Shea - A Tribute (O’Leary, Gerry)
    • The Robber’s Den in Glenflesk (McMorran, Russell)
    • The Conair (O’Dubhda, Sean)
    • National Monuments – An Endangered Species? (Bennett, Isabel)
    • The “Colony” at Dingle  Graham, Dan)
    • Surgeon General Thomas Maunsell, C.B., L.L.D., A.M.S. (McKenna, Canon John)
    • Tuilleadh Logainmneacha Fos Ó Chiarraí Theas (Nic Gearlailt, Sr. Anslem)
    • Case Studey – Oidreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (Ní Shítigh, Máire)
    • St. John’s Heritage Centre, Listowel (Relihan, Nora)
    • Kerry County Museum (Connolly, Michael)
    • Ballineegig, Gallán Mór, Dingle (Ó Coiléain, Tadgh)
    • Place Names in the Antarctic after Thomas Crean of Annascaul (Headland, R. K.)
    • The Difficulties in Coping with Parish Registers as a Genealogical Source (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Ballintermon House (McK Bary, Valerie)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Presentation of Heritage Award (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Ballybronan Ogham Stone (O’Reilly, Ann)
    • List of Publications on Kerry and relating to County Kerry Authors 1991
    • Journal of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society
    • Contents 1968-1989
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report for the Year 1989 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • The Benet Chalice (McKenna, Canon John)
    • Derrynane Abbey (McK Bary, Valerie)
    • Kerry Historic MonumentsCommittee (Carmody Lillian)
    • The Archaeological Survey of the Dingle Peninsula (Bennett, Isabel)
    • Logainmneacha Ó Chiarraí Theas (Nic Gearailt, Sr. Anslem)
    • County Kerry Genealogical Sources (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Rattoo Heritage Society (O’Connor, Bertie)
    • Short Note on some Standing Stones in North Kerry (Toal, Caroline)
    • An Introduction to Early Christian Ireland 400-1200 A.D. (O’Sullivan, Marie)
    • Preserving our Heritage (McMullin, Catherine)
    • Early Ecclesiastical Site at Cloon, Iveragh Peninsula (Sheehan, John)
    • The Voyage of the” Colleen Dhas” (McMorran, Russell)
    • County Kerry Sites and Monuments Record: Introduction (Stout, Geraldine)
    • The History of the INTO in Kerry (Chullota, Caitríona Ní)
    • Kerry Field Club-A Visit to Barrow 1941
    • Extract from Freeman’s Journal, 1922
    • Kerry Publications 1990
    • Introduction Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Hon. Secretary's Report for the year 1988 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Archdeacon Rowan, founder of The Kerry Magazine (McMorran, Russell)
    • An Introduction to Prehistoric Irish Archaeology (O’Sullivan, Marie)
    • Castleisland Archaeological Survey (O’Hare, Patricia)
    • South-West Kerry Archaeological Survey(Sheehan, John)
    • Listowel Archaeological Survey (Toal, Caroline)
    • The French Revolution – The Dingle Collection (McKenna, Canon John)
    • Keel House (McK Bary, Valerie)
    • To Dingle on Foot (Tom Finn)
    • Kerry Newspapers (Costelloe, Michael)
    • Indexing of Catholic Parish Registers for the Diocese of Kerry (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Report on recent Office of Public Works projects in County Kerry (Rourke, Grellan D.)
    • A List of Publications on Kerry and by Kerry Authors 1989
    • Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Contents (1967-1986)
    • Derrynane Abbey (McK Bary, Valerie)
    • Kerry Historic Monuments Committee (Carmody Lillian)
    • The Archaeological Survey of the Dingle Peninsula (Bennett, Isabel)
    • Logainmneacha Ó Chiarraí Theas (Nic Gearailt, Sr. Anslem)
    • County Kerry Genealogical Sources (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Rattoo Heritage Society (O’Connor, Bertie)
    • Short Note on some Standing Stones in North Kerry (Toal, Caroline)
    • An Introduction to Early Christian Ireland 400-1200 A.D. (O’Sullivan, Marie)
    • Preserving our Heritage (McMullin, Catherine)
    • Early Ecclesiastical Site at Cloon, Iveragh Peninsula (Sheehan, John)
    • The Voyage of the "Colleen Dhas" (McMorran, Russell)
    • County Kerry Sites and Monuments Record: Introduction (Stout, Geraldine)
    • The History of the INTO in Kerry (Chullota, Caitríona Ní)
    • Kerry Field Club - A Visit to Barrow 1941
    • Extract from Freeman’s Journal, 1922
    • Kerry Publications 1990
    • President’ s Address at Annual General Meeting 2003 (Kennelly, Emmet)
    • Index - KAHS Magazine 2000 - 20103
    • Hon. Secretary’ s Report 2002 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Society’ s Award 2003
    • The end of a mystery-how the gold ‘box’ from Ballinclemesig was used (Cahill, Mary)
    • The Grand Tour of Ireland and Kerry’ s first Motoring Tourists of a Century Ago (O’ Sullivan, Donal J.)
    • An Pibilín: Ireland’ s National Bird (King, Frank)
    • Heritage in Kerry (Cosgrave-Hanley, Una)
    • A Close Call (Gaughan, J. Anthony)
    • Lime-kilns and Lime Burning in Kerry (Downes, Billy)
    • The Legacy of the Celtic-Goddess and The Sacred Land (McCarthy, Eunice)
    • National Archives Advisory Council visit to Kerry (Browne, Kathleen)
    • An Introduction to the Heraldry of County Kerry (Gillespie, Fergus)
    • Trip to Austria 2003 (Bennett, Isabel)
    • Tralee’ s Old Market House (McMorran, Russell)
    • The Royal Munster Fusiliers Memorial in Killarney (Leane, Michael)
    • The Irish and Labour in America (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Scoil an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, 1935 (Ó Dubhshláine, Mícheál)
    • Sir Redvers Buller in Kerry, 1886 (MacMahon, Bryan)