Welcome

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.

News

Lecture - 'From Laois to Kerry - How the Crosbies planted North Kerry' - 17th April 2018, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'From Laois to Kerry - How the Crosbies planted North Kerry', by Michael Christopher Keane, Author and retired UCC lecturer, will take place in the Seanchaí Centre Listowel at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th April.

Lecture - 'Sinn Féin Food Committee vs the Earl of Listowel' - 22nd April 2018, 7.00pm

Listowel & District Historical Society presents a lecture by Kay Caball, Author and Historian, that will recount the story of how in February 1918 members of Listowel UDC and locals ploughed the ‘Cows’ Lawn’ in defiance of the Earl of Listowel, to use as tillage land to alleviate food shortages. Admission 5 euro. Lecture takes place on the 22nd April at 7.00pm in the Seanchaí Centre Listowel.

Book Launch - ’Fr William Ferris's History of the parishes of BallymacElligott, Ballyseedy, O'Brennan and Nohoval' - May 2018

A new book on Fr William Ferris's History of the parishes of BallymacElligott, Ballyseedy, O'Brennan and Nohoval will be published in May 2018.

This book ,written by Fr Ferris in 1932 but never published, is now being published by Cló Staire Chiarraí in May. The book contains a wealth of material on the history of these parishes,is fully indexed and also includes a biography of Fr Ferris. For further details and to pre-order the book,visit 'www.ballymacelligott.com' or e-mail the editor on ballymacbook@gmail.com