Radio Kerry will broadcast a one hour documentary on The Kerry Girls: Emigration & The Earl Grey Scheme, on Christmas Day at 2pm. The documentary, produced by J.J. O’Shea will feature snippets from yours truly as well as a range of contributors. Over a month in Australia in Spring of 2016, J.J. interviewed a number of […]
Thirty five Killarney girls were meant to sail on the Elgin from Plymouth to Adelaide, (Southern Australia) on 31 May 1849. Finding the identity of these thirty five girls has been a major problem for me, since starting the research on the book The Kerry Girls: Emigration & the Earl Grey Scheme.
I was delighted to get a very positive Review from the prestigious Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists – DESCENT (Sept issue). My focus on writing the book was two fold – to tell people in Kerry about these girls, whom most of us had never heard of. They had been ‘airbrushed’ out of […]