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Found - another Kerry Girl, Earl Grey Scheme

Found – another Kerry Girl, Earl Grey Scheme

When I attempted to research the identities of the 117 Kerry Girls who went to Australia in 1849/1850 on the Earl Grey emigration scheme, there was a huge blank in finding the families of the Killarney girls. The thirty five ...
Killarney to Van Diemens Land 1837

Killarney to Van Diemens Land 1837

This is an unusual blog. Together with an Australian PhD candidate, Margaret Coffey, I am trying to identify all or some of the Killarney families who were FREE emigrants to Van Diemens Land [Tasmania] in 1837. These families were not ...
Emigrant's tale 1837- 1933

Emigrant’s tale 1837- 1933

The following history of his family, written in the USA by Daniel E. Harrington over a three-year period from 1830 to 1933, gives an insight into the sad times and terrible hardships of emigrants in the 1800s. This letter appears ...


Webinar on the Fall of the Fitzmaurices (By Kay Caball)


Oct 2020 with the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

The book is available for purchase at O’Mahonys Booksellers Limerick.