Lecture 6 of ‘The Webinar Series

Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

Date: 17th November 2020 at 7:30pm

Kay Caball


‘The Fall of the Fitzmaurices’

The upcoming webinar will explore many facets of the dramatic lives of the Fitzmaurice dynasty of North Kerry. Additionally, a new book entitled ‘The Fall of the Fitzmaurices’ has been released, it tells the story of the demise of the Fitzmaurice family, who had been powerful Lords of Kerry, since the year 1235.

By 1818, after over five hundred years as Kerry’s premier family, through a combination of extravagance, irresponsibility, and reckless living, their titles and estates were no more. A potent story of power, wealth, land, money, and sex among the Irish aristocracy in the 18th century’.  Overall, it promises to be an engaging, informative and fascinating webinar.