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 - 'The Black Valley' - 13th February 2018, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Black Valley - an archaeological perspective' by Frank Coyne, Archaeologist, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday, 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm.

Lecture - 'Harry Clarke, stained glass artist' - 27th February 2018, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Harry Clarke, stained glass artist - with special reference to Kerry' by Dr Roisín Kennedy, UCD, will take place in Tralee Library on Tuesday, 27th February 2018 at 7.30pm.

Dublin Outing and Nora O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture - 6th March 2018

The Society's 2018 Dublin Outing will take place on Tuesday 6th March and will involve visits to Arbour Hill and to the National Museum of Decorative Arts, Collins Barracks. Meet at the Aisling Hotel (near Heuston Station) at 1.30pm.

Later that evening the Nora O'Sullivan Memorial lecture will take place in the Teacher's Club, Parnell Square at 6.30pm. The lecture entitled 'Kerry TDs of the First Dáil' will be presented by Dr Dáithí O Corráin, DCU. The evening will be chaired by Joe O'Toole O.S.