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 May 15 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.

For queries relating to The Kerry Magazine or for a copy of our Contributor’s Guidelines, please email

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, or downloaded here. Please note, there was no edition published in 2004.


Magazines Available to Purchase

    • President’s Address (Marie O'Sullivan)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 2018
    • Maurice Neligan: A Labour Organiser in Kerry, 1918-1920 (Dr Paul Dillon)
    • Scartaglin: Area Mapping Surveys and Surrounding Place-name Definitions (Jerry Flynn)
    • Outpost of Empire-The Dingle Royal Constabulary Barracks, 1886-1922 (Dan Graham)
    • Mapping Kerry 450 Years Ago (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • From Kerry to Laois: The Return of the Seven Septs (Dr Michael Christopher Keane)
    • The Tomb in the Lab: A Major Science Week Event Exploring Killaclohane Portal Tomb (Claudia Köhler & Jemma O’Connell)
    • Corporal Thomas Joseph Murray and the Connaught Rangers Mutiny of 1920 (Bryan MacMahon)
    • Architecture Kerry 2018 (Victoria McCarthy)
    • Life on the Tearaght 1883 - 1886 (Gay McCarron)
    • A Description of Castleisland Castle by Sir William Herbert 1590 (Robert McGuire)
    • Faction Fighters of County Kerry (Seán Moraghan)
    • Saleen Pier (Pádraig Ó Concubhair)
    • Ryan’s Daughter in Dingle – A 50th Anniversary Recollection (John O’Connor)
    • The Visit of the Prince of Wales to Killarney – April 1858 (Dr Patricia O’Hare)
    • A Well-Travelled Uniform-The Life of Captain R. E. Palmer (Jude O’Gorman)
    • Cogadh Na Saoirse i gCiarraí Thiar (Noel O Murchú)
    • The Life and Times of James Boothby Roche MP for East Kerry and Great- Grandfather to Diana, Princess of Wales (Tom Roche)
    • James Kerin (1779-1848) Surgeon (Sylvia Turner)
    • Muckross Lichen Collections in the Natural History Museum, London (Roy Vickery)
    • Obituaries
    • Tralee Medieval Society
    • Contributors’ List
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2020
    • Kerry Publications October 2018 - September 2019
    • Membership Application Form
    • Call for Participation: The Young Kerry Archaeologists’ Club
    • President's Address (Marie O'Sullivan)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2017
    • Launch of The Kerry Magazine, No. 29, 2018, Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Kerry Library HQ, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (John Breen)
    • We Always Vote Redmond in This House (Dr Pat McCarthy)
    • The Rose of Tralee International Festival: Connecting the Global Irish Community since 1959 (John Drummey)
    • The Architecture and Landscape of Tralee Castle (Victoria McCarthy)
    • Siamsa Tíre – 50 Bliain ag Fás: From Fadó Fadó to Anam (Caitriona Fallon)
    • 10 Years of Tionól Mhic Easmainn (Dr Aoife Ní Chonchubhair)
    • John Francis Marshall Miles - Dingle Doctor, Magistrate and Humanitarian 1847-1912 (Dan Graham)
    • Views from the Sea: Four Little-known Images of Kerry Harbours in the 1630s (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • 1848 i gCiarraí agus in Iarthar Luimnighe (Pádraig Ó Concubhair)
    • Harry Clarke’s Windows for Diseart Chapel, Presentation Convent, Dingle (Dr Roisin Kennedy)
    • Phoenix Paradiso (John O’Connor)
    • Ancient Tomb - Youthful Imagination: Killaclohane Portal Tomb: An Innovative Approach to Heritage Education in Kerry (Claudia Köhler)
    • Christy O’Grady: Patriot, Prisoner and Professor (Jude O’Gorman)
    • 500 Years after Martin Luther: The Reformation and Its Legacy in Kerry (Venerable Simon J. Lumby)
    • Mallets and Clubs: Victorian Pastimes from the ‘Big House’ (Patricia O’Hare)
    • Anthony Trollope and Isaac Butt in Tralee Courthouse in 1849 (Bryan MacMahon)
    • The Harrington Brothers and Their Kerry Connections (Donal J. O’Sullivan)
    • ‘Women Voted Early and in Large Numbers’; Irishwomen, Activism, and the 1918 General Election (Dr Mary McAuliffe)
    • Farranfore: A Village on a Crossroads in the Centre of Kerry (Marie O’Sullivan)
    • Fr William Ferris’s History of BallymacElligott: The Book, the Bishop and the Ban (Brendan McCarthy)
    • Major Charles George Fairfield of Loyal Mount Eagle Lodge, Brosna, County Kerry (Tom Roche)
    • Royal Visit to Kerry - June 15, 2018General Data Protection Regulation Requirements
    • Obituaries
    • Contributors’ List
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2019
    • Kerry Publications September 2017 - October 2018
    • 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 at Annual General Meeting 2001 (Finn, Tom)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 2000 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Obituary: Brian Looby (1948-2001)
    • A Moated Site in the Townland of Cliddaun (O’Hare Patricia)
    • Charles de Gaulle in Kerry (McConville, Seamus)
    • Brosna Ladies’ Land League, The Parnell Visit (Curtin, Danny)
    • The Square at Milltown (Bary, Valerie)
    • The Tralee Election of 1852 (McMorran, Russell)
    • Kerry Diamonds : Facts & Folklore (Wyse Jackson, Dr. Patrick)
    • St. Mary’s Well, Killarney, 7 Centuries of Rounds (Ó Luanaigh, Tomás B.)
    • Fr. John Crowley, Padré of the Desert (O’ Sullivan, Donal J.)
    • Tralee and its Links to the G.A.A. (Browne, Eamon)
    • Cloghane Pattern in the 1930’s (Mulcahy, Sheila)
    • Cannons at Derrynane Harbou, Co. Kerry (Burke, Edward)
    • The Herberts of Muckross (O’ Hare, Patricia)
    • A Race - Ball at Dingle in 1746 (Finn, Tom)
    • Antarctica: An Exhibition at Kerry County Museum (O'Carroll, Helen)
    • “Manifestations of Joy” - Eachtra ó chogadh na ndeachúna I gCiarraí thuaidh (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Programme 2001
    • Books on Kerry and by Kerry Authors published in 2000
    • Contributors
    • A Note from Our President
    • Cartwheels, Stócachs and the Battering Ram: Forgotten Aspects of Munster’s Skellig Shrove Traditions (Shane Lehane)
    • John Kerin (1753-1823) (Sylvia Turner)
    • Canon Brosnan and Cnoc na dTobair, Cahirciveen (Maurice J. Bric)
    • Fr John J. Kennedy DSO: Republican and Imperial War Hero (Lorcán Ó Cinnéide)
    • Ballymullen Barracks, Tralee & the Soldiers who Served, Part 1 (Tommy Martin)
    • Muintir Chiarraí agus Craobh an Chéitinnigh: Kerry connections with the Keating Branch of the Gaelic League, 1901-1916 (Mary Mac Diarmada)
    • Playing Cat by the Shores of Loch Léin, Killarney (Fr Tom Looney)
    • From Kerry to Kildare Street: The Aglish Cross Inscribed Ogham Stone (Tony Bergin)
    • Engaging Young People in History and Heritage: Kerry Heritage Hunters and Kerry Young Historian Award 2023 (Claudia Köhler & Victoria McCarthy)
    • Fiana Fail in Kerry: from Anti-Treaty Insurrection to State Power. (Thomas Earls Fitzgerald)
    • A Civil War Letter by Guerilla Leader Tom Barry to his Mother (Dr Patricia O’Hare)
    • A Lost Opportunity for an End to the Civil War in Kerry (Bryan MacMahon)
    • A visit to the Palace of Westminster (J. Anthony Gaughan)
    • Murder of Batty McCarthy and Trial of his Killer William Little 1916-1917 (Young Kerry Historian of the Year -Kieran Cahill)
    • Lassinagh House (Young Kerry Historian - Junior Category: Aaron Harty)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2023
    • 2024 Events - Programme Highlights
    • Obituaries
    • Contributors’ List
    • 2023: A Year of Commemorations
    • Kerry Publications 2023
    • Annual Membership Renewal
    • Membership Application Form
    • Editorial Comment
    • Presidents Address 2009 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report
    • Searching for Roots in Kenmare Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society Outreach Programme 2009 (Class Cillian- Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine)
    • Some Notes on the O'Connells of Derrynane (Bary, Valerie)
    • Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society trip to Flanders, March 2009 (Bennett, Isabel & McKenna Sue)
    • Variable Rate Deposits: Beaker and Early Bronze Age finds from Tralee (Connolly, Dr Michael)
    • Lartigue Monorail Restoration Project (Deenihan, Jimmy)
    • Tales of Sheon Burns a 19th century - North Kerry - Strongman (Dalton, Ciarán)
    • The Lammas Fair Patent Killorglin - 1613 (Doyle, Tom)
    • She was lovely and Fair: The Rose of Tralee 1959-2009 (Dwyer, Dr Ryle)
    • Yann - Renard Goulet: Sculptor of the Ballyseedy Memorial (Kenny, Michael)
    • Daniel O'Daly of Kilsarkin: 1595-1662 (MacCurtain, Dr Margaret, OP)
    • Kerry County Infirmary (Fitzsimmons, Dr Bob)
    • Listowel Writers' Week at Forty (Gaughan, Fr Anthony J.)
    • The History of Castleisland Castle (McGuire, Robert)
    • Richard Cantillon of Ballyheigue: the Greatest Economist of All? (MacMahon, Bryan)
    • The Ballyvelly Races (McMorran Russell)
    • An Pota Teangacha Ceilteacha (Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig An Canónach)
    • Henry Arthur and Emily Herbert of Muckross, Killarney (O'Hare, Patricia)
    • Kerry’ tenuous connection with the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association (O’ Sullivan, Donal)
    • Sugar Loaf as a term in Hill-names (Tempan Paul) Waterville Cable Station (Rudd Amy)
    • The National Photographic Archive Edel Quinn Commemoration
    • Presentation Sisters Celebrate 200 years in Tralee
    • Obituary
    • Kerry Heritage Award
    • Contributors' List
    • Kerry Publications 2008/2009
    • 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 (Tómas B. Ó Lunaigh)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2012
    • The Irish Harp-Official Symbol of Ireland: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Outreach Programme
    • Minard Castle (Tony Bergin)
    • The Eóganachts of Cashel in Kerry (Tighe & Elizabeth O’Donoghue/Ross)
    • In the Shadow of the School - Memories of Growing-up in Rural North Kerry in the 1950s (Dick Carmody)
    • Faill Móir - go - Freemantle: Na Finíní i gCiarraí 1867 (Breandán Ó Duinneacha)
    • Kenmare Remembers - The Headford Ambush, 1921 (Mark Daly)
    • Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Society Retrace the World War II Rome Footsteps of the Monsignor October 8-12, 2012 (Jerry O'Grady)
    • The “Flying Huntsman” - A Limerick Paddle Steamer/Tugin Dingle Harbour1887 – 1892 (Dan Graham)
    • A Demolished Thatched Dwelling, from College Street, Killarney (Patricia O’Hare)
    • “The Gathering” and Kerry (John Griffin)
    • Founding of the Volunteers in Killarney 1913 (Tomás B. Ó Luanaigh)
    • Records of the “Victorian Internet” - Cable Charts showing South Kerry and the near Atlantic around 1900 (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Trip to Munich, June 8-15, 2013 (Peggy O’Shea)
    • Dennis Fenton: The Triple Olympic Champion from Baile an Chótaigh (Dr Tom Hunt)
    • Education in Kerry in 1831 (Donal J. O’Sullivan)
    • Geraldine Tralee Birth and Destruction of a Medieval Town (Claudia Kőhler)
    • East Kerry of the One Hundred Thousand Welcomes: A Diary of a Gathering Event (Marie O'Sullivan)
    • Jeremiah Purcell: A Tralee Deaf Man’s Life of Poverty and Crime (Cormac Leonard)
    • Féile na Cásca 1974-2013 Obair na Bunscoileanna Seandálaíocht agus Ealaíon “Mo Cheantar Féin” (Máire Uí Shíthigh & Isabel Bennett)
    • Napoleon, Wellington and Cantillon (Bryan McMahon)
    • Obituaries
    • Contributor’s List
    • Kerry Publications October 2012-September 2013
    • President's Address (Maureen Hanafin)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2014
    • Telling Time (Dr Michael Connelly)
    • A Special Curtin Scrapbook (Gay McCarron)
    • The Spaces of Irish Natural History: Maude Jane Delap, Valentia Island 1866-1953 (Dr Nessa Cronin)
    • Oisín Kelly’s Statue of Roger Casement (Bryan MacMahon)
    • Thomas F. Meagher and the Tricolour (Senator Mark Daly)
    • Dan O’Mahony 1862-1934, Poblachtánach, Moonlighter agus Sealgaire Afracánach (Éamonn Ó Braoin)
    • The Liberator’s Piper: Pádraig a' Chasúir Ó Súilleabháin (Seán Donnellly)
    • The O’Rahilly (Padraig Ó Conchubhair)
    • The Kerry Steamship - SS Derrymore and World War One (Dan Graham)
    • Fenit Lighthouse Part Two (Tommy O'Connor)
    • The Role of Women in Gaelic Society in the Middle-Ages (Grainne Henry)
    • The Indomitable Irishry (Tighe & Elizabeth O'Donoghue/Ross)
    • Fr John O’Sullivan 1807-1874 (Holy Cross 150 Group)
    • Con Keating: Personal and Political (Sarah O’Farrel)
    • Charting the Cycle Routes of County Kerry over 100 Years Ago - The Kerry Road Maps of R.J. Mecredy (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • Tenant Farmers Host Dinner for Henry Arthur Herbert of Muckross, December 27, 1849 (Patricia O’Hare)
    • The Tudor Conquest of Munster, 1565-1582Prof. Ben Kiernan (Tomás Ághas)
    • The Dublin Years (Micheál Ó Móráin)
    • Kerry Library Archives Collections: the 1916 Context (Michael Lynch)
    • The Arrest and Detention of Roger Casement in Kerry (Donal J. O’Sullivan)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2016
    • Contributor’s List
    • Kerry Publications October 2014- September 2015

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