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Lord Ventry’s tenant to NY Governor’s Ma

Lord Ventry’s tenant to NY Governor’s Mansion

On Tuesday  17th  September, at midnight, Kathy Hochul (born Kathleen Courtney),   New York’s first female governor, will take office.   Kathy will be moving into the Governor’s Mansion in Albany  New York –  it has housed governors and their families since 1875.   It is at some remove from where the Courtney/Cournane family lived in Ireland in […]

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 in the Annals of Beara Vol 2 (Chapter 7).  I would like to thank […]

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 […]

 
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