Fáilte go dtí suíomh idirlíon oifigiúl Cumann Seandalaíochta is Staire Chiarraí.

Welcome to the official website of The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

The Society was established in May 1967 for the collection, recording, study and preservation of material relating to the history and antiquities of County Kerry.

With an annual membership of over 600 members worldwide, the Society operates from Kerry Library Headquarters in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. It organises a series of lectures throughout the year and a number of outings mainly during the summer months. The Society also publishes a Journal and Magazine on an annual basis.

We hope you enjoy our website and would welcome you to participate in our events.

If you have any queries, comments or feedback please do no hesitate to Contact Us.


Lecture - 'Luftwaffe over Kerry' - 15th August 2017, 8pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Luftwaffe over Kerry - The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry WW2' by Justin Horgan on Tuesday 15th August. Venue is the Dingle Skellig Hotel at 8pm. All are welcome.

Book Launch - Kerry Launch of Thomas Ashe Biography - 18th August 2017, 7pm

The Kerry launch of the reprint of Sean O Luing's biography on Thomas Ashe, 'I Die in a Good Cause' will take place in O'Sullivans Pub, Lispole on Friday 18th August at 7pm. The launch is organised in association with UCC and Mercier Press. Copies of the book will be on sale on the night.

Kerry Writer's Museum Heritage Week Lectures - 19th, 20th & 25th August 2017

Kerry Writer's Museum will present three interesting lectures over Heritage Week on 19th, 20th and 25th August.

'Kerry Protestants and the Irish Revolution' by Conor Joy (19th, 7.30pm), 'Ritual Animal Sacrifice in Irish Folklore' by Billy Mag Fhloinn (20th, 7pm) and 'Thomas Ashe - Kerryman and Irish Martyr' by Dr Tim Horgan (25th, 7.30pm)

Entry is free and all are welcome

Field Outing - 'Church of St John the Evangelist, Tralee' - 23rd August 2017, 12pm

A tour of the 'Church of St John the Evangelist' Ashe St., Tralee, led by Donal O'Sullivan, Member and Author, will take place on Wednesday 23rd August. Meet at Church, 12pm.