Category Archives: History

Friar Daniel O’Daly 1595-1662 Buried in Lisbon, Honoured in Kilsarcon

Friar Daniel O’Daly 1595-1662 Buried in Lisbon, Honoured in Kilsarcon

The store of history contained in lines on head-stones within the walls of local cemeteries continues to astound those who take time to appreciate it. A recent email from Tom O’Connor – a native of Dromulton and now living in Dublin – casts a light on the life of a most remarkable Currow man who… Read more…

Love, Betrayal and Murder in Kilflynn – Anyone Know Jeremiah Finaghty?

Love, Betrayal and Murder in Kilflynn – Anyone Know Jeremiah Finaghty?

One of the many items in the Castleisland based Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Archive is the following on a Jeremiah Finaghty, Kilflynn c1871-1920. The project archivist, Janet Murphy is putting out an appeal for more information on the man and she’s also wondering if there’s a photograph of him available in anyone’s album anywhere. Born c1871… Read more…

Free Talk on Milltown Tomb Excavations

Free Talk on Milltown Tomb Excavations

A free public talk on recent excavations at a portal tomb in Milltown – now known to be one of Ireland oldest man-made structures – will take place in Milltown Community Hall on Thursday, May 3rd at 8.pm. Dr. Michael Connolly County Archaeologist, Dr. Michael Connolly will explain the significance of what was discovered during… Read more…

The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine is published annually by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and edited by Marie O’Sullivan. Issue No. 28, 2018 was launched on Tuesday, November 28, in the Kerry County Library in Tralee by John Breen, Director of the Services, Kerry County Council. A Range of Articles Between its covers is a range… Read more…

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

A act of destruction in Knocknagoshel last night has sickened the chairman of a 1923 commemoration committee. A Civil War monument to the six Irish Free State Soldiers killed by a land mine in Barnarrig, near Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel on a March night in 1923 was smashed to pieces in the course of last… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

  For most students the dawning of their Leaving Cert year looms large and dominates the landscape and mindset for the duration. Not for Paddy Flynn. The St. Patrick’s College student, Cordal GAA Club PRO and now founder of the Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project is busier than ever at this important juncture in his… Read more…

Two Murders in Three Days Left Scartaglen Shaken in 1923

Two Murders in Three Days Left Scartaglen Shaken in 1923

Galway author, Colm Wallace has written a book entitled The Fallen and it tells the story of twenty one Gardaí killed in the line of duty during the lifetime of the Irish Free State. One of the stories included in the book is that of Sergeant James Woods, who was shot dead in Scartaglen in… Read more…

Cordal’s John Twiss 1895 Hanging For BBC TV Documentary

Cordal’s John Twiss 1895 Hanging For BBC TV Documentary

An independent television production company, working on commission for the BBC has made contact through the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project website. The company, Chalkboard Television Production, is working on a series of documentaries for the BBC at present and a representative has expressed an interest in taking a closer look at the John Twiss… Read more…

Bloody and Tragic Events of July 1921 Remembered

Bloody and Tragic Events of July 1921 Remembered

A song composed and recorded in the mid 1960s should have more relevance now than it ever did with our world in the state it’s in. ‘What the World Needs Now’ was composed by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and it features regularly on compilations since. Local Piper, Noel O’Mahony did his own bit in… Read more…

1921 Irish Volunteers Commemoration on Saturday Evening

1921 Irish Volunteers Commemoration on Saturday Evening

The Bonn / Doherty Sinn Féin Cumann in Castleisland will commemorate the tragic events of July 10th 1921 on the coming Saturday evening, July 8th at 7:30pm. A colour party will march from the Old Railway Car Park to the monument on Rice’s Height. There, Cllr. Toireasa Ferris will deliver an oration and a wreath… Read more…

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Category Archives: History

Friar Daniel O’Daly 1595-1662 Buried in Lisbon, Honoured in Kilsarcon

Friar Daniel O’Daly 1595-1662 Buried in Lisbon, Honoured in Kilsarcon

The store of history contained in lines on head-stones within the walls of local cemeteries continues to astound those who take time to appreciate it. A recent email from Tom O’Connor – a native of Dromulton and now living in Dublin – casts a light on the life of a most remarkable Currow man who… Read more…

Love, Betrayal and Murder in Kilflynn – Anyone Know Jeremiah Finaghty?

Love, Betrayal and Murder in Kilflynn – Anyone Know Jeremiah Finaghty?

One of the many items in the Castleisland based Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Archive is the following on a Jeremiah Finaghty, Kilflynn c1871-1920. The project archivist, Janet Murphy is putting out an appeal for more information on the man and she’s also wondering if there’s a photograph of him available in anyone’s album anywhere. Born c1871… Read more…

Free Talk on Milltown Tomb Excavations

Free Talk on Milltown Tomb Excavations

A free public talk on recent excavations at a portal tomb in Milltown – now known to be one of Ireland oldest man-made structures – will take place in Milltown Community Hall on Thursday, May 3rd at 8.pm. Dr. Michael Connolly County Archaeologist, Dr. Michael Connolly will explain the significance of what was discovered during… Read more…

The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine is published annually by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and edited by Marie O’Sullivan. Issue No. 28, 2018 was launched on Tuesday, November 28, in the Kerry County Library in Tralee by John Breen, Director of the Services, Kerry County Council. A Range of Articles Between its covers is a range… Read more…

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

A act of destruction in Knocknagoshel last night has sickened the chairman of a 1923 commemoration committee. A Civil War monument to the six Irish Free State Soldiers killed by a land mine in Barnarrig, near Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel on a March night in 1923 was smashed to pieces in the course of last… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

  For most students the dawning of their Leaving Cert year looms large and dominates the landscape and mindset for the duration. Not for Paddy Flynn. The St. Patrick’s College student, Cordal GAA Club PRO and now founder of the Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project is busier than ever at this important juncture in his… Read more…

Two Murders in Three Days Left Scartaglen Shaken in 1923

Two Murders in Three Days Left Scartaglen Shaken in 1923

Galway author, Colm Wallace has written a book entitled The Fallen and it tells the story of twenty one Gardaí killed in the line of duty during the lifetime of the Irish Free State. One of the stories included in the book is that of Sergeant James Woods, who was shot dead in Scartaglen in… Read more…

Cordal’s John Twiss 1895 Hanging For BBC TV Documentary

Cordal’s John Twiss 1895 Hanging For BBC TV Documentary

An independent television production company, working on commission for the BBC has made contact through the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project website. The company, Chalkboard Television Production, is working on a series of documentaries for the BBC at present and a representative has expressed an interest in taking a closer look at the John Twiss… Read more…

Bloody and Tragic Events of July 1921 Remembered

Bloody and Tragic Events of July 1921 Remembered

A song composed and recorded in the mid 1960s should have more relevance now than it ever did with our world in the state it’s in. ‘What the World Needs Now’ was composed by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and it features regularly on compilations since. Local Piper, Noel O’Mahony did his own bit in… Read more…

1921 Irish Volunteers Commemoration on Saturday Evening

1921 Irish Volunteers Commemoration on Saturday Evening

The Bonn / Doherty Sinn Féin Cumann in Castleisland will commemorate the tragic events of July 10th 1921 on the coming Saturday evening, July 8th at 7:30pm. A colour party will march from the Old Railway Car Park to the monument on Rice’s Height. There, Cllr. Toireasa Ferris will deliver an oration and a wreath… Read more…

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