Posts by Kay Caball

Fares Ireland to America 1884

Fares Ireland to America 1884

Kerry Sentinel 6 June 1884

Fare Kerry to Queensland 1884

Fare Kerry to Queensland 1884

Kerry Sentinel 6 June 1884

Ballybunion Eviction 1884

Ballybunion Eviction 1884

One of our readers, Mary Wesley-Smith  has kindly alerted me to this letter which her relative John Stack wrote to the Kerry Sentinel in 1884.   A well written letter outlining his case: Ballybunion   7/6/1884 Sir,You will oblige me by giving publicity to the following facts in the columns of your popular journal to demonstrate the […]

Rain in North Kerry 1733

Rain in North Kerry 1733

In the past week of a hurricane, rain, storm and floods in Kerry, I was fascinated to discover not much of a change to what was happening in 1733.  It is an account I transcribed from the Ipswich Journal of 31 March 1733. The background story is that John Fitzmaurice, second son of Thomas 1st Earl […]

Griffiths Valuation in Kerry

Griffiths Valuation in Kerry

While this post is headed ‘Griffiths Valuation in Kerry’ the explantions provided here for the Pierce tenanted land, are applicable to any other Griffith’s record, in any part of Ireland.  I am posting this Kerry Griffith’s Valuation explanation in reply to questions that I am often asked – to explain the different letters and figures […]

State Emigration from Kerry 1883

State Emigration from Kerry 1883

Boards of Guardians were empowered under an Act of Parliament 1849/1850 to apply part of the Rates and to borrow money ‘for the purpose of defraying or assisting to defray the expenses of the migration of poor persons’.  Power was given by The (British) Treasury to borrow from public funds  and  authorise the Commissioners of Public […]

Kerry Emigration 1851 -1906

Kerry Emigration 1851 -1906

The enumeration of emigrants from Irish Ports did not start until 1st May 1851.  From that time onward to 1906, we have a list of the numbers leaving the country, unfortunately neither their names, the ports they left from nor their destinations have been included. The figures below show that 113,237 males and 113,827 females, […]

Evictions in Glenbeigh 1887

Evictions in Glenbeigh 1887

One of the most infamous evictions to take place in Kerry was that from Glenbeigh in January 1887.  One of my readers – John O’Connor has alerted me to the published sources which give us a rounded view of what took place in that part of the county.   John’s own Great GrandUncle is the […]

Kerry Famine Evictions

Kerry Famine Evictions

Evictions  occurred in Ireland when tenants could not pay the rent? While this might be the simplistic view it is not the full story. Inability to  pay the rent was usually the reason, but there were also a number of other explanations. Unreasonable  and unjust rent increases or landlords consolidating land from smallholdings that had […]

O’Sullivan Kerry & Beara

O’Sullivan Kerry & Beara

I get a large number of queries and consultations on Sullivan/O’Sullivan families both in Kerry and in the Kerry Catholic Diocese of the Beara Peninsula, so I thought they needed a blog of their own.  For the very few of you who don’t know the importance of the O’Sullivans to this part of Ireland, I […]

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