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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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    • President’s Address at Annual General Meeting 2000 (Finn, Tom)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report 1999 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Arranmore House (Bary, Valerie)
    • Edward Harrington and the first G.A.A. Event in Kerry (Curtin, Danny)
    • A Tourist’s View of Killarney in 1810 (Fennessy O.F.M., Ignatius)
    • Stromboil (Finn, Tom)
    • An Equestrian Feat in Ballymullen Barracks, Tralee (McMorran, Russell)
    • Yann Renard - Goulet, Sculptor and Patriot (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig & Wren, Denise)
    • From Gallarus to the Glattjochkapelle 2000 A.D. (Ní Nuallaín, Chriss)
    • More Than a Game: A Study of the G.A.A. and its links with Politics in County Kerry 1885 – 1935 (Browne, Eamon)
    • Mary Hickson: Forgotten Kerry Historian (McMorran, Russell)
    • Note on the Re-location of Rock Art from Killelton Townland, SMR KE037-022 (Bennett, Isabel)
    • A Penal Day Chalice Recovered (O Luanaigh, Tomás B.)
    • Tragedy at the Old Weir Bridge (Leane, Michael)
    • Laying the Atlantic Cable (O’Sullivan, Donal)
    • Beidh Siochain in Gra mhar Againn le Cheile, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Dingle - 1846 (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Holden’s Annual London and Country Directory 1811 List of Books on Kerry and By Kerry Authors Published in 1998 and 1999
    • Programme 2002
    • Obituaries: Tom Barrington (1916-2000) F.X. Martin (1922-2000) Sean O Luing (1917-2000)
    • Contributors
    • President's Address (Tómas B. Ó Lunaigh)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2010
    • Address by Archbishop Dermot Clifford at the Unveiling of a Plaque to Dr. Croke, in The Square, Tralee (Archbishop Dermot Clifford)
    • The Ballyheigue Affray of 1869 (Bryan McMahon)
    • Crossing The Generations: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Outreach Programme 2012. Fossa National School
    • Charles Smith's Study of County Kerry 1756 (Seán Moraghan)
    • The Mystery of the Killmackillogue Tugs (Claire Aylett)
    • The Family in County Kerry 6,000 Years Ago (Gerard Mulligan)
    • Final Notes on the O’Connell’s of Derrynane (Valerie Bary)
    • Early-Medieval Bells and Crosiers from County Kerry (Dr Griffin Murray)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Trip to Beara, June 20-23, 2011 (Isabel Bennet)
    • Cogadh na Talún agus na ‘Moonlighters’ (Éamonn Ó Braoin)
    • Conservation Bookbinding at Muckross House (Paul Curtis)
    • The Archaeology of the Loch a' Dúin Valley (Michéal Ó Coiléain)
    • Kenmare Telegram Announces the Beginning of The 1916 Rising to the World (Mark Daly)
    • Letters from a Victorian Princess to Blanche Herbert of Muckross House (Patricia O’Hare)
    • William Larkin and the Mapping of Kerry Roads 200 Years Ago (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • The World's Best-Known Kerryman, Field Marshall Horatio Herbert Kitchener (Dónal J. O’Sullivan)
    • Molahiffe Village in By-gone Days (Helen Jenkinson)
    • November Fair Day - Sole Survivor from a once Packed Calendar in Castleisland (John Reidy)
    • Theories Regarding the Function of Ringforts and South terrains in County Kerry (Robert McGuire)
    • Kerry Publications October 2010 - October 2011
    • Tuarisc An Uachtaran 2007 - (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Hon. Secretary's Interim Report 2007 (Brown, Kathleen)
    • Edward Harrington and Press Freedom (Lynch, Michael)
    • William Melville - Spymaster An Exhibition at Kerry County Museum (O'Carroll, Helen)
    • Gerald Arthur Sandes: A South American Hero (McMahon, Bryan)
    • The element MÁLAINN in Place-names (Tempan, Paul)
    • The Abduction of Phillis O'Leary (Pierse, John D.)
    • General Daniel Charles O'Connell of Derrynane (Coghlan, Liam)
    • Blight Talbot-Crosbie of Ardfert Abbey, Poet and Antiquary (Dalton, Ciaran)
    • The Story of the Gallowglasses of Munster (Bary, Valerie)
    • "A Visitor to Killarney – April 1916" (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Gaughan, J. Anthony)
    • Index - KAHS Magazine 2000 - 20106
    • Tomás Ághas - Laoch na nGael 90 bliain ar Lár (Ó hEartain, Roibeard)
    • Bronze Age Metalworking has a 20th century Application (Prendiville, Maggie & Kenny, Michael)
    • Kerry County Museum Loan Boxes for Schools (Buckley, Kate)
    • All's Well That Ends Well: An Article in Memory of Tom Finn (Finn, Clodagh)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society: 40 Years A-Growing (O'Sullivan, Marie)
    • The Hon. Albinia Broderick Becomes Kerrywoman Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (Moriarty, Norma)
    • Contributors' List
    • List of Publications about Kerry or by Kerry Authors during 2007
    • 1991 A.G.M. President's Address (O’Leary, Gerry)
    • Hon. Secretary’s Report for the year 1990 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • Index - KAHS Magazine 1989 - 20102
    • Irish National Teachers’ Organisation Exhibition I.N.T.O. Congress, Killarney, 1991 (Chullota, Caitríona Ní)
    • The Siamsa Tíre Story In Brief (Ahern, Fr. Pat)
    • Tarbert House (McK Bary, Valerie)
    • Kerrymen in the Circus (Houlihan, Patrick)
    • Dingle Pier (Graham, Dan)
    • The Name of the Diocese (McKenna, Canon John)
    • County Library Annual History Competition for Primary Schools (Chullota, Caitríona Ní)
    • Kerry Historic Monuments Committee 1990/’91 (Creedon, Ted)
    • The Kerry Field Club visit Adare 1949 (Hilton, Morna)
    • Ballyseedy Wood (McMorran, Russell)
    • Tuilleadh Logainmneacha Ó Chiarraí Theas (Nic Gearailt, Sr. Anslem)
    • Directories as Genealogical Sources for County Kerry (O’Connor, Thomas)
    • Tralee Ship Canal and Basin (O Ruairc, Micheál)
    • Blennerville Windmill Project (Lyons, Dr. Henry)
    • Dingle Railway was Accident-Prone but Railfans loved it (McGrath, Walter)
    • Field Monuments and Planning Control (Carey, Tom)
    • New Faces in the Arts Discovering “New” Archaeological Monuments (Bennett, Isabel)
    • 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
    • President's Address (Tómas B. Ó Lunaigh)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2011
    • Crossing The Generations - Part 2: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Outreach Programme 2012. Fossa National School
    • Puck Fair in Cinema and Television (Sean Moraghan)
    • Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) (Isabel Bennet)
    • A Forgotten Scholar of Irish Annals (Dónal Murphy)
    • Nunneries in Ireland in the Middle Ages: An Archaeological Overview (Tracy Collins)
    • A Glimpse of Killarney Town during the Visit of Queen Victoria, August 1861 (Michael O’Connor & Daniel McCarthy)
    • Michael Collins, Currans: A Forgotten Kerry Olympian (Dr Helena Daly & Marie O’Sullivan)
    • Writers’ Writers’ WeekTommy (Frank O’Connor)
    • Currow Remembers the Sinking of the Titanic (Con Dennehy)
    • The Usurpers of West Munster: The O'Donoghues - Legend and Legacy (Elizabeth O’Donoghue/Ross)
    • The Age of Industry in Dingle Port 1880 - 1940 (Dan Graham)
    • Father Tom Jones-Handball Player and Hero (Jude O’Gorman)
    • Three maps of Caherciveen in the early1840s (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • Fenians, Puppets and Magic Lantern Shows! A Victorian Re-Enactment at Muckross (Patricia O’Hare)
    • Lady Arabella Ward - a Vignette (Dr John Knightley)
    • James Franklin Fuller - Kerry's Great Architect of the late-19th century (Dónal J.O’Sullivan)
    • Of Monasteries, Masons and Medieval Murder – Tales from Medieval Tralee (Claudia Köhler)
    • Mairin Cregan (Jim Ryan)
    • The Earls’ of Desmond and The Tower of London (Robert McGuire)
    • Kerry Publications October 2011-September 2012
    • Cardinal Samuel Stritch of Chicago (Bryan MacMahon)
    • President’s Address Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society AGM 2005 (Kennelly, Emmet)
    • Hon. Secretary’ s Report 2004 (Browne, Kathleen)
    • The Valentia Altazamuth Stone (O’Sullivan, Donal J.)
    • Kerry Heritage Award
    • Fr. Paul Henry O’ Sullivan OP (Gaughan, J. Anthony).
    • Limistear an Roid, Bheiginis agus Oilean na Og (MacSithigh, Domhnall)
    • Obituary: Sean O Dubhda (1911-2004)
    • Medieval Tralee Uncovered. (Connolly, Michael)
    • The Handchair of Dingle
    • ‘Nios Measa na an Ruis’ (Ó Concubhair, Pádraig)
    • Skellig Lists and Chalk Sunday: Two Forgotten Kerry Customs (Dalton, Ciarán)
    • Fenit Honours St. Brendan the Navigator (O Donnchadha, Gearoid)
    • Index - KAHS Magazine 2000 - 20104
    • King George's Jubilee Celebrated in Tralee in October 1809 (O’ Carroll, Gerald)
    • The National Archives of Ireland The Mount Hawk Races (McMorran, Russell)
    • Musaem Chorca Dhuibhne agus Tigh Mhucrois agus an Sceim Chreidiunaithe Phiolotach da chuid na Comhairle Oidhreachta, 2002-2004 (O’ Hare, Patricia & Bennett, Isabel)
    • The County Kerry Club (Lehane, Shane)
    • Kerry Publications 2004
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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 (Maureen Hanafin)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2015
    • Knockaderry National School, Farranfore Remembers 1916: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Outreach Programme
    • Letters from Tomás Ághas while Imprisoned in the United Kingdom (Tony Bergin)
    • The Blackest Days of Black ’47 in Tralee (Bryan MacMahon)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society - Early Days (Kathleen Browne)
    • Tochaltánna Bréachaí (Éamonn Ó Braoin)
    • A West Kerry Summer Diary, 1846 (Dr Marc Caball)
    • The Murder of John O’Connell Curtin: A 19th Century Tragedy at Castlefarm, Firies (Gay McCarron)
    • The Anchors of the 1916 Gun-Running Ship return to Tralee Bay after 100 years under the Sea (Laurence Dunne)
    • Casement in Kerry: A Revolutionary Journey (Helen O’Carroll)
    • The Life and Times of Captain Richard Edward Walter Burke 1893 - 1977 (Dan Graham)
    • Dingle Coastguard Station (John O’Connor)
    • Tralee 800 (John Griffin)
    • Brendan's Immrama - The Archaeological Evidence of the Irish Discovering America (Tighe & Elizabeth O’Donoghue/Ross)
    • Firies in 1916: The Story of Jim Riordan (Dr Tim Horgan)
    • Killarney’s Victorian Gardens (Patricia O'Hare)
    • Mapping Sliabh Luachra in the early-19th Century (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • The Royal Irish Constabulary Mutiny at Castleisland (Donal J. O’Sullivan)
    • Prince Geoffrey O’ Donoghue, Bard and Lord of the Glen, Killarney (Caroline Hurley)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary (Marie O’Sulliva)n
    • Early-17th Century Piracy along the South-West Coast: The Kerry Connection (Dr Connie Kelliher)
    • Opening Address at the Roger Casement Autumn Gathering, September 4, 2015 (Celine Slattery)
    • Kerry 2016 Centenary Celebrations (Kate Kennelly)
    • Slí Bhréanáinn - In the footsteps of St Brendan from Fenit to Lerrig (St Brendan Heritage Committee, Fenit)
    • Historic Tralee: Site of Holy Cross Dominican Priory-Kerry County Council (Archaeology Department and Kerry County Museum)
    • Obituaries: Chris Nolan, Fr Gearóid Ó Donnchadha (Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta)
    • Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Programme 2017
    • Contributor's List
    • Kerry Publications October 2016-August 2017
    • President's Address (Maureen Hanafin)
    • Hon. Secretary's Report, 2013
    • 25 years of Archaeological Excavations in Kerry (Isabel Bennett)
    • Captain Flora Sandes of the Serbian Army (Bryan MacMahon)
    • Jeremiah Buckley Ballymacelligott First World War Veteran (Ethel Corduff)
    • An tAthair Máirtín Ó Mathúna / Mártán Ó Mathghamhna 1879-1944 (Éamonn Ó Braoin)
    • Cumann na mBan - Remembering the Women of South Kerry (Mark Daly)
    • Recruiting the Dead an oration delivered at TraleeTown Council Commemoration Ceremony in PáircAn Phiarsaigh, Tralee, April 20, 2014 (Helen O’Carroll)
    • Anti-Recruiting in Kerry 1903-1914 (Alan Drumm)
    • Fenit Lighthouse (Tommy O'Connor)
    • In Memory of my Father, Tom Finn 1927-2006 (Clodagh Finn)
    • Early Christianity in Kerry Eastern Coptic Influence Meets Druidic Philosophy (Tighe & Elizabeth O’Donoghue/Ross)
    • Andrew Carnegie, Peg, and the Dingle Carnegie Free Library (Dan Graham)
    • 50 Years of Heritage Interpretation at Muckross (Patricia O'Hare)
    • Humphrey “Free” Murphy Kerry's foremost Soldier during the Revolutionary Period (Tim Horgan)
    • Memories of a Rural Irish Sports Meeting (Jim O’Shea)
    • The “Sunny Side” of Early 20th Century Kerry (Dr Arnold Horner)
    • Milestones in the Policing of Tralee down through the Years (Donal O’Sullivan)
    • Valerie Bary A Tribute (Dr John Knightly)
    • Castleisland Through the Ages: A Brief Overview (Marie O'Sullivan)
    • Kerry Explorer Tom Crean comes to Knockaderry National School Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Outreach Programme (Claudia Köhler & Marie O’Sullivan)
    • Storytelling in Kerry (Ray O'Sullivan)
    • Forgotten Political Displays in Cahersiveen (Gerard Leen)
    • Reminiscence of a Childhood in Farranfore in the 1930s (Dr Dick Shanahan)
    • Tralee Soldiers in the Great War 1914-1918 (Russsell McMorran)
    • Former Editors
    • Contributor’s List
    • Kerry Publications October 2013-October 2014