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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 […]

Kerry Ancestors – Be

The vagaries of searching for ancestors in the Beara Peninsula and Bonane in particular are well known.    A large area of the Beara Peninsula is in Co. Cork but in the Catholic Diocese of Co. Kerry.  I am grateful to Mike Riney for his Guest Post here, giving us an excellent explanation of the […]