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When researching your Kerry ancestors, have you noticed that almost all marriages in the 1800s took place in January or February? Did you wonder why? Well into the 20th century, the busiest time for match-making in Ireland began right after Nollag na mBan,  January 6th. This was because the Irish had misinterpreted a Church ruling […]

The Great Famine in ...

The County of Kerry suffered a drop on population of 19% between the Census of  1841 and the Census of 1851 as a result of An Gorta Mór –  from starvation, disease or emigration.  While this was the overall drop, it varied from from 52% drop in Killahan, Dunquin 48%,  to Kilflynn 9% and Killarney […]

Great Famine in Kerr...

The County of Kerry suffered a drop on population of 19% between the Census of  1841 and the Census of 1851 as a result of An Gorta Mór –  from starvation, disease or emigration.  While this was the overall drop, it varied from from 52% drop in Killahan (or Dunquin 48%) to Kilflynn 9% (or […]

The Great Famine in ...

The County of Kerry suffered a drop on population of 19% between the Census of  1841 and the Census of 1851 as a result of An Gorta Mór –  from starvation, disease or emigration.  While this was the overall drop, it varied from from 52% drop in Killahan (or Dunquin 48%) to Kilflynn 9% (or […]

Kathy Hochul – Kerry

Comhghairdeas to Kathy Hochul, making history today, elected Governor of New York state,   Kathy is a ‘Kerry Girl’!  Her grandfather John Courtney was born in 1909 at Fahamore Castlegregory. We find Kathy Hochul’s grandfather John Courtney/Cournane aged 2 with his family at Fahamore, Castlegregory on the 1911 Census of Ireland:     1911 Census of […]

Emigrant Ships from ...

Updated 22 December 2017.    Update kindly supplied by Helen O’Carroll, Curator/Manager, Kerry County Museum.    (Also  Blennerville; Gateway to Tralee’s Past) View in PDF Name of Ship Destination No. on Board Date of Departure Union St. Johns N.B 87 17 May 1828 Marie British America Unknown 1 Aug 1828 Union St. John, New B. […]

An American Wake in ...

Muiris Bric, a native of Na Gorta Dubha, Ballyferriter, is now a long-term resident of New Rochelle, New York. Maurice has a great memory for the significant events of his childhood at home in the Dingle Peninsula as in this memory of An American Wake. Muiris says  ‘This is the story of Múraí, real name […]

 
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