Listowel Tidy Towns wishes to announce publication of
Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry by John D. Pierse
The book records what happened in the Listowel Union area, which comprised the baronies of Iraghticonnor and Clanmaurice during the period 1845-1852. It is a detailed study of many aspect of the Famine which will be of great interest to the general public and to those interested in local history, as it contains details relating to every district in the Union area.
The book has been researched over a period of several years and contains the following information:
- A Prelude to the Famine (1824)
- The Potato Failure in North Kerry over successive years
- Population decrease 1841-1851
- Counting the dead
- Teampall Bán/other local graveyards
- Emigration and transportation
- The Nuns’ story
- Famine Relief Commission
- Conditions in the Workhouse/Fever Hospitals/Work of the Guardians
- Detailed subscription lists of 1537 names who subscribed from North Kerry Parishes
- 30 Illustrations/Appendices/Bibliography/Index
The book arose out of research into the Famine Graveyard Teampall Bán and the history relating to those who were buried there. It is a limited hardback edition costing €20. All Proceeds from the book go to Tidy Towns Listowel.
Further information & book orders: Click here
Will this book (Teampall Ban) be available to USA customers and what would be the cost?
Maureen (a Kerry grandaughter)
Maureen, John Pierse who wrote the book is donating all proceeds to Listowel Tidy Towns. The secretary there – Mary O’Hanlon is dealing with sales and distribution and will be delighted to send a book to you. Would you contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org please and mention that I have referred you. Kay C
I would like further information about post @ package costs for the delivery of the publication’Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry’ to the UK please.
ll the best
Is it possible to buy ’Teampall Bán & Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry from the US and have the booked shipped to America? If not, could I obtain a copy through you, Kay? I can send Euro to cover the book, shipping, etc. Thanks, Mark
Mark, I will get you a copy from John Pierse. I was involved in a small way with getting it onto paper, a few years ago (He has spent seven years researching and hand writing it. He doesn’t ‘do’ Internet or emails!) and I also researched the Quaker Appendix. Just send your current address to my email and I will get it off to you. It is absolutely the definitive account of the Famine in North Kerry. From a genealogy point of view the names of 1500+ ‘plain people of Kerry’ mostly who contributed to the Relief Committees are astonishing. Labourers and ‘Cottiers’ giving their last shilling. Kay
I am a descendent of a number of families from North Kerry who emigrated between 1849-1860 and would appreciate information on obtaining a copy. Thank you so much!
Mary Ellen, thank you for the enquiry for John Pierse’s book. He is donating all the proceeds to Listowel Tidy Towns and they are looking after the sale, postage and packing. I know it will cost about €5. It is really a fantastic book – the definitive book on the Famine in North Kerry. John spent 7 years researching and writing it. You should email Mary Hanlon at email@example.com and she will be able to fix you up. You might mention to Mary that I have given you her contact details. Kay
Would Listowel be considered North Kerry?
Yes Listowel is the capital of North Kerry. It is where the Union Workhouse was situated during the Famine.
I know I am seeing this several years after it was listed but I wonder if there is a copy of this book somewhere for purchase? I have tried emailing the hotmail account listed above but I got a message saying that it was not available. Many thanks!
Louise, I actually have copies of it in my ‘Store‘ so just click in there and you can order. The story about the book is that John D. Pierse, having published it, donated the entire proceeds to Listowel Tidy Towns Committee. (In fact Listowel was judged the tidiest town in Ireland in 2018!). They are a voluntary group of citizens and not in a position to act as sales people for the book so I purchased a number of copies from John and can send you one now if you wish. Click here.