Posts tagged Tralee

Fare Kerry to Queensland 1884

Fare Kerry to Queensland 1884

Kerry Sentinel 6 June 1884

Revenue Man in Kerry 1869 (2)

Revenue Man in Kerry 1869 (2)

Ebenezer Turner, an Inland Revenue Officer, spent six years in Milltown “a somewhat squalid village” between 1869 and 1874.  Second instalment. I would like to thank Dr. John Knightly for allowing me to copy this from his post in the Milltown & Castlemaine Down Memory Lane FB  page. In this second post Ebenezer Turner  paints […]

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 […]

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

After a hectic September, I am finally getting down to ‘promoting’ my book Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry, which was launched by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Diaspora Affairs on Monday 7th September, to a full house in the Kerry County Library, Moyderwell, Tralee. The book is a comprehensive guide to tracing your ancestors in […]

Margaret Pendy’s Military Pensi...

Margaret Pendy’s Military Pension

The file relating to Margaret Pendy, born in 1881 gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of the War of Independence in Kerry and the level of organisation and opposition to the Crown Forces. Margaret was eventually awarded a pension in June 1941 but died in March 1943. In case anyone thinks this pension was […]

More Post-Civil War Compensation Clai...

More 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.   A selection to give you a flavour of life in County Kerry during the […]

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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