The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine 2018 cover. The magazine is available now in newsagents and supermarkets throughout Kerry and beyond.
The Kerry Magazine 2018 cover. The magazine is available now in newsagents and supermarkets throughout Kerry and beyond.

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 of articles, 20 in total and all pertaining to Kerry’s rich and diverse culture and heritage.

“This year’s magazine contains articles relating : Valentia Island; Ballyheigue; Killarney; Dingle; Brosna; Oileán Chiarraí; Firies and Tralee,” said magazine editor, Marie O’Sullivan.

“It covers such topics as 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 and Future.

Two Articles on Tomás Ághas

“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.

Tralee 800 Conference

“Also published are proceedings from the Tralee 800 Conference and the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Golden Jubilee Seminar.

“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 and supermarkets throughout Kerry and beyond.

“It’s 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,” said Ms. O’Sullivan in conclusion.


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