Posts tagged Listowel

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 […]

The Kerry Girls Christmas 2016

The Kerry Girls Christmas 2016

Radio Kerry will broadcast a one hour documentary on The Kerry Girls: Emigration & The Earl Grey Scheme, on Christmas Day at 2pm.   The documentary, produced by J.J. O’Shea will feature snippets from yours truly as well as a range of contributors.  Over a month in Australia in Spring of 2016, J.J. interviewed a number of […]

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

I seem to have been ‘off the air’ for the past two or three weeks, all for a good cause though.  With all the different 1916/2016 commemorations the last few weeks have been a bit hectic.  On Easter Monday I was at the day long commorative tribute in Dublin, the highlight being the National Commemoration […]

Nth Kerry World War1 Dead

Nth Kerry World War1 Dead

Names of those who lost their lives in World War 1 compiled by Jim Halpin of  Listowel Military Museum from information supplied by Kerry County Archives, Tom Dillon, Ger Kennelly and others.  Any information on further names would be appreciated by Jim.  (Contact details) or email jhss@eircom.net.   Abbeydorney (4), Ardfert (5), Asdee/Beale (3), Ballyduff (6), Ballyheigue […]

History of Indexing Kerry Registers

History of Indexing Kerry Registers

There is such confusion regarding the Indexing and general ‘who did what, when’ regarding Kerry Catholic Parish Registers that I thought this article written by Tommy O’Connor (now Kerry County Librarian) in 1989 in the The Kerry Magazine would clear up a number of misconceptions.

Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Fa...

Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry

Listowel Tidy Towns wishes to announce publication of Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry by John D. Pierse The book records what happened in the Listowel Union area, which comprised the baronies of Iraghticonnor and Clanmaurice during the period 1845-1852. It is a detailed study of many aspect of the Famine […]

Emigration from Kerry 19th Century

Over the next few weeks, we will go into all the details of emigration from Kerry in the 1800s.   Who emigrated?  Where did they mostly emigrate to?   What ports did they sail from?  What were the travel costs involved? Do we know the ages of the emigrants? Lists of names of those who […]

Post-Civil War Compensation List Kerr...

Post-Civil War Compensation List Kerry

Post Civil War Compensation  List for County Kerry County Kerry Claims for compensation for loss of or damage to property that occurred as a result of military action between July 1921 and March 1923, under the Damage to Property (Compensation) Act, 1923 are now available  at the National Archives.   I have been going through […]

Kerry Birth Deaths & Marriage Re...

Kerry Registration Districts can be the cause of a lot of confusion.  Hopefully this will help. Prior to 1864, we are reliant on Baptismal records (where available) to trace County Kerry Ancestors.  From 1864 onwards the Poor Law Unions became known as Superintendent Registrar’s Districts.    This was in order to put in place and keep […]

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