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 - 'The Knight of Kerry - Military Regiment, Habsburg Spain' - 31st July 2018, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Knights of Kerry and the raising of the first ever military regiment exclusively for West-Munstermen in the service of Habsburg Spain, c.1636-1646.', by Dr. Declan M. Downey, Royal Academy of History, Madrid & University College Dublin, School of History, in the Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle, on Tuesday 31st July at 8.00pm.

Field Outing - 'Spike Island' - 6th August 2018, 11.30am

A field outing to Spike Island will take place on Monday, 6th August. Meet at Cobh Ferry 11.30am (Ferry at midday). Cost 16 euro per person for ferry (return), fully guided tour and plenty of time to explore.

Field Outing - 'Carrigafoyle Castle and Lislaughtin Abbey' - 18th August 2018, 2.30pm

A field outing to Carrigafoyle Castle and Lislaughtin Abbey will take place on Saturday 18th August led by Pádraig Conchubhair O.S. Meet in carpark of St. Michael's Church, Ballylongford 2.30pm.

Lecture - 'Discoveries at Lissaniska Ringfort' - 21st August 2018, 8.00pm

Transport Infrastructure Ireland, in association with Kerry County Council, present a lecture entitled 'Discoveries at Lissaniska Ringfort'. The lecture will be delivered by Excavation Director Ed Lyne in the Nagle Rice Community Centre, Milltown on 21st August at 8.00pm.