Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched In Tralee Library

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At the launch of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society’s Kerry Magazine 2018 in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening were, from left; Donal O’Sullivan, Kathleen Browne, Dick Maguire, Elizabeth O’Donoghue Ross, John Breen of Kerry County Council, Marie O’Sullivan, Dan Graham and Tony Bergin. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Kerry Magazine 2018 was launched on Tuesday evening in Tralee Library by Mr John Breen, Director of the Services, Kerry County Council.

Between its covers are a range of articles  pertaining to Kerry’s rich and diverse culture and heritage.

Published annually by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and edited by Marie O’Sullivan, this year’s magazine, Issue No.28, contains articles relating to Valentia Island, Ballyheigue, Killarney, Dingle, Brosna, Oileán Chiarraí, Firies and Tralee.

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Proceedings from the Tralee 800 Conference and the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Golden Jubilee Seminar are covered.

The major centenary of 2017 the death of patriot Tomás Ághas is marked by two articles. Scoil Naomh Eoin Báiste, Lios Póil collaborated with the Society in this year’s Outreach Programme.

The students “delved deeply into the lore and heritage of their parish through the study of the life and times of local patriot and hero Tomás Ághas”.

Their work is synopsised and published in an article entitled Scoil Naomh Eoin Báiste, Lios Póil: Tomás Ághas Remembered.

Other topics covered are Knightstown on Valentia Island – a New Village in the 1830s; Michael Glazier: Kerryman Extraordinaire; The Ballyheigue Wreck; History of the Roman Catholic Chapel, Chapel Lane Killarney; District Inspector Michael John Hunt of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Greys Lane, Dingle (1911-1915); St Moling: A Native of Brosna; Seán Ó Riada (1882-1967) Oileán Chiarraí; On the Road with the Kerry Junior Football Team: 1954; A Vicious Boycott Firies, January 1886 – April 1888; Boatbuilding in Dingle; The Anchors of the 1916 Gun-Running Ship Aud return to Tralee Bay; The Transplantation of the Laois Septs to Kerry and the Continuing Presence of their Descendants in Kerry over four Centuries; The Palatines; Dermot Browne’s Letters from the Western Front and The Gaelic Irish Chief: Past, Present& Future.

As always included is a list of publications about Kerry, relating to Kerry, and by Kerry authors, received by Kerry Library, during the period September 1, 2016 – October 15, 2017.

Retailing at €10 per copy The Kerry Magazine is widely available, in bookshops/newsagents/supermarkets throughout Kerry and beyond.

It is a must have for anyone from or with an interest in Kerry and would make an ideal Christmas gift/stocking-filler for anyone either at home or abroad.

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