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The Kerry Girls – Earl Grey Famine Scheme
I was delighted to see the well-researched article in last Saturday's Irish Independent (18th October 2020) on The Irish orphan girls who shaped Australia's character. In the article, Clodagh Finn, ...
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Killarney Lying-in Institution
Last month I was perplexed by a query I received from a descendant whose ancestor had been born in the 'Killarney Lying-in Institution'. I had never heard of it and ...
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Born in Kerry?
If your ancestors were born in Kerry, where were they born? And I don't mean, what location? I mean do you know exactly where they were born? At home, a ...
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Kenmare, Co. Kerry 1837
An excerpt from Samuel Lewis Kenmare – A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837: Kenmare, a post-town and parish, in the barony of GLANEROUGH, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, ...
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