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National Famine Commemoration Kilrush Ma...

The National Famine Commemoration took place yesterday in Kilrush, Co. Clare.  Kilrush was a very apt place to hold this year’s commemoration as it was one of the places in Ireland that suffered most from starvation, disease, emigration and evictions County Clare had the highest number of evictions, in proportion to its population, of any […]

Follow Century Ireland

Follow Century Ireland

ABOUT CENTRY IRELAND The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. Century Ireland is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23. News reporting on life in […]

My Grandparents In Law

Ancestors Wedding

I was recently given this very attractive photo of my grandparents in law, Mollie and Arthur Caball, who married in Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1908. They came from two very different backgrounds.    Arthur’s father was Edward Willasey Caball, a native of Saxmundham in Suffolk, who came to Athlone as garrison librarian with the Old 2nd […]

Genealogy Research

Market Day, Listowel, County Kerry

Once you start on genealogy research, you never finish.   Forget about telling yourself  – “I will just do this branch of the family and then I will be finished”.     In my experience that never happens.  you branch out into other lines and family names that just throw up lots of more questions.   You keep going […]

Tar Abhaile

We had a very exciting  and exhausting time in the filming of the first section of Tar Anhaile which will be a documentary on TG4 this coming Autumn.  Our (North Kerry Reaching Out) section will tell the story of the search for the background of Bridget Ryan who was one of the first lot of […]

Earl Grey ‘Orphans’ 1

Earl Grey ‘Orphans’ 1

One of my UL projects was a short history of the Earl Grey Orphans who were shipped out to Australia from Listowel Workhouse in 1849/1850. I grew up in Listowel but only had a kind of outline of what the Great Famine meant in the locality and I had never heard of the Earl Grey […]

First Post

First Post

This is my first Kerry Ancestors post.   I think I need to explain where I am coming from and WHY the website and blog!    I am a Kerry native and completed a most interesting training in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Limerick in 2011/2012.    As part of this training, I completed assignments on […]

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