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.


KAHS Golden Jubilee Seminar - 14th February, 7.00pm

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Society will host a seminar on the Society and its activities in Tralee Library on Tuesday 14th February at 7.00pm. The seminar will be chaired by Gerard Lyne, Former Keeper of Manuscripts at the National Library of Ireland, and will have contributions from Kathleen Browne (Former President and Founder Member), Maire O'Sullivan (Current President and Kerry Magazine Editor), Isabel Bennet (Former Editor of the Society Journal) and Donal O'Sullivan (Author and Member).

The 2017 Heritage award will presented to the Founder Members before the seminar at 7.00pm. All are welcome

Lecture: 'Sean Keating and the fine art of nation building' - 28th February 2017, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Sean Keating and the fine art of nation building' will be presented by Dr Eimear O'Connor, Art Historian and Author, TCD, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Dublin Outing and Lecture: Thomas Ashe - 7th March, 2017

The Dublin Outing and Lecture will take place on Tuesday 7th March focusing on Thomas Ashe. At 2.30pm, a tour of Mountjoy prison museum will be led by Sean Reynolds followed by a memorial mass in honour of Thomas Ashe in the Mater Hospital Chapel at 3.30pm (Homilist: Fr J. Anthony Gaughan, PE, Author and Member).

Later that evening, the Thomas Ashe Centenary Memorial lecture will take place in the Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, at 6.30pm. The lecture will be chaired by Joe O'Toole and will feature speakers from the Lusk Historical Society. All are welcome.