Webinar Series 2, 2021, No. 12

Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

Date: 17th September 2021 at 7:30pm

Dr. John G. Knightley


‘The Big House in Kerry during the War of Independence and Civil War’


In this deeply awaited webinar, John will explore some of the upstanding and lost Big Houses of Kerry. John works as a civil servant in the heritage sector, has a background in landscape conservation, did a PhD in history on the Kerry Big Houses and grew up beside one of the last Big Houses in Kerry so became very interested in that world from a young age.

John undertook the cataloguing of the Godfrey Papers of Kilcoleman Abbey, Milltown some years ago which are now in Muckross House and have just recently finished cataloguing another major Kerry Big House collection. He is currently working on editing the diaries of Major Markham Leeson Marshall of Callinafercy House, Milltown for publication and is also working with Jane and Maurice O’Keefe on a forthcoming book which will explore the Big Houses of Kerry.