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Kerry Ancestors – Beara & Bonane
The vagaries of searching for ancestors in the Beara Peninsula and Bonane in particular are well known. A large area of the Beara Peninsula is in Co. Cork but in ...
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Fall of a Kerry Dynasty
One week after the launch of The Fall of the Fitzmaurices, I have got around to give my readers some details of the book that I started researching five years ...
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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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