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Kerry Emigrants to New Zealand

Kerry Emigrants to New Zealand

We are delighted this week to promote an important database of Kerry emigrants to New Zealand between 1860 and 1875.   I have always been intrigued by the number of Kerry people who emigrated there in the first half of the twentieth century, a great number of them from the Ballymacelligott area.   Why New Zealand?   Who […]

Fall of a Kerry Dynasty

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 ago.   This research took me from Kerry (Lixnaw and Kenmare) to Dublin, London and Paris, not to mention calling on a number of other Kerry […]

Born in Kerry?

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 hospital, a private nursing home or …?    Well the answer is that it depends on when they were born.  What era? From the earliest […]

Kenmare, Co. Kerry 1837

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, 30 1/2 [?] miles (S.) from Tralee, and 160 miles (S.W.)from Dublin, on the new road from Killarney t.o Glengariff; containing 4957 inhabitants, of which number, […]

 
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