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Kerry: The Unquiet Grave (2)

Kerry: The Unquiet Grave (2)

Continuing- another chapter from The Unquiet Grave (Edited by Michael Connolly).    A Tale of Two Tombs: The Rise of the Catholic Middle Class is by Helen O’Carroll, Curator, Kerry County Museum  and it considers how two graves reflect a family’s change in status in the 1800s.   It has a wealth of information about one […]

Life in Kerry in the 19th century

Life in Kerry in the 19th century

It is important to give descendants of  Kerry ancestors a picture of what life was like when your grandparents  or great/great grandparents emigrated, from the county  in the nineteenth century: Travel: For most of the nineteenth century, travel in County Kerry was walking or by horse or donkey & car.  A person walking will average […]

 
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