News Archive

Lecture - 'A hundred years of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' in the National Geographic magazine' - 25th August 2016, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture 'A hundred years of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' in the National Geographic magazine' by Patrick Duffy, Emeritus Professor of Geography in Maynooth University.

The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel at 8.00pm on Thursday 25th August and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'A Case of the Bends - Archaeological Discoveries on N86 Road Upgrade in Lispole' - 23rd August 2016, 8pm

Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Kerry County Council are organising a lecture to present findings from recent archaeological work in West Kerry. Archaeologist Bruce Sutton will talk about recent discoveries on the N86 road upgrade in Lispole, including fulachtaí fia and charcoal making in An Bhanóg Theas and an early medieval farmstead in Baile na Saor Beag.

The lecture will take place in O'Sullivans Bar, Garrynadur, Lispole on Tuesday 23rd August at 8pm. Please see poster: A Case of the Bends. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome. .

Field Outing - 'Brosna' - 21st August 2016, 2.30pm

A field outing to 'Brosna' led by Tom Roche N.T., Historian, will take place on Sunday 21st August. Meet at Brosna parish church at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Event - 'Heritage Week'- 20th - 28th August 2016

A whole host of heritage events will take place across County Kerry as part of Heritage week. For a full itinerary please see the Heritage Week Website

Lecture - 'La Juliana, a 1588 Spanish Armada Shipwreck off the coast of Sligo' - 11th August 2016, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'La Juliana, a 1588 Spanish Armada Shipwreck off the coast of Sligo' by by Fionnbarr Moore, Senior Archaeologist, National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Trial of Roger Casement' - 4th August 2016, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Trial of Roger Casement' by Patrick Fitzgerald. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Conference - 'Fitzgerald and Earls of Desmond Conference' - 22-23 July 2016

The 'Fitzgerald and Earls of Desmond Conference' will take place in Ballyferrier from 22nd-23rd July. The conference will include lectures, a Saturday tour, launches, music and poetry. For the conference programme please click on the following link: Fitzgerald and Earls of Desmond Conference

Field Outing - 'Annagh, Derrymore, Derryquay' - 17th July 2016, 2.30pm

A field outing to 'Annagh, Derrymore, Derryquay' led by Liam Sayers takes place on Sunday 17th July at 2.30pm. Meet at Annagh Graveyard Carpark at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Digital Mapping of Ireland’s Eighteenth-Century Barracks: The Munster Story' - 14th July 2016, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Digital Mapping of Ireland’s Eighteenth-Century Barracks: The Munster Story' by Dr Ivar McGrath, UCD School of History. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'An Seabhac Memorial Tour and Coláiste Íde' - 26th June 2016, 2.30pm

The 'An Seabhac Memorial Tour and Coláiste Íde' field outing will take place on Sunday 26th June. The outing will be led by Pádraig Ó Siochrú and Siobhán Corcora. Meet at the Car Park, Coláiste Íde, Ventry at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Notice - MA in Local History (UL\MIC) now enrolling 2016

The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College are currently enrolling for their part-time MA Programme in Local History starting in the next academic year. A number of Society members have completed this course in the past and have found it very useful and rewarding.

For more information, please see the course brochure: MA Local History Brochure.

Field Outing - 'The O'Rahilly Memorial Tour' 5th June 2016, 2.30pm

The 'O'Rahilly Memorial Tour' field outing will take place on Sunday 5th June led by Padraig O Conchubhair, O.S., Member and Author. Meet at Ballylongford Church car park at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Great Famine in West Kerry 1845-52' - 26th May 2016, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Great Famine in West Kerry 1845-52' by Dr Shane Lehane on Thursday 26th May at 8.00pm in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main Street, Dingle. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Con Keating Memorial Tour' 22nd May 2016, 2.30pm

The 'Con Keating Memorial Tour' field outing will visit Renard and Valentia Cable Station on Sunday 22nd May. The outing will be led by Junior Murphy, Historian. Meet at The Old Barracks Heritage Centre, Caherciveen at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Annual Mass - 16th May 2016, 9.30am

The annual St Brendan's Mass will take place in Our Lady's and St Brendan's church Tralee on Monday 16th May at 9am. All are welcome.

Event - 'Tomás Aghas 1916 Commemoration', 30th April 2016, 2pm

Coiste Cuimhneacháin Thomáis Aghas will are organising a commemoration event to mark the 1916 Rising on Saturday 30th April at the original Aghas homestead at Kinard, Lispole at 2pm.

Activities will include historical talks, the unveiling of a new memorial plaque, music, recitations and a walk to Carraig an Mhionnáin. For more details please see the Official Poster. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Franz S. Haselbeck' 26th April 2016, 7.30pm

A lecture on 'Franz S. Haselbeck', who was a Pictorial Artist and Photographer with the Louis Anthony Studio, Killarney circa 1920s, will be given by Patricia Haselbeck Flynn, Author, in Killarney Library on Tuesday 26th April at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Fishing for a Living in the Age of Oars & Sail' 21st April 2016, 8.00pm

Dingle Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture entitled 'Fishing for a Living in the Age of Oars & Sail: 19th century Dingle and south-west Ireland' by John Roney, Professor of European History, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut. Lecture takes place on Thursday, April 21st, 8.00pm at Dingle Benners Hotel, Main Street, Dingle. All Visitors welcome.

Lecture - 'Listowel 1916 Lectures' 23rd, 26th & 27th April 2016, 8.00pm

Listowel & District Historical Society will present three 1916 themed lectures on 23rd, 26th & 27th April.

Richard McElligott and Helen O'Carroll will give talks on 'Roger Casement and John Flannery will present on 'The man who shot Michael Collins'. For more details please see the Listowel 1916 Lectures. Lectures take place in the Kerry Writers Museum, Listowel at 8pm. All are welcome - admission 5 euro.

Event - 'National Commemoration at Banna Strand' 21st April 2016

Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins, will officiate at wreath-laying ceremony at Banna Beach to honour Sir Roger Casement at Banna Strand on 21st April.

Please see Kerry 1916 website or local media for more details. All are welcome.

Event - 'Ventry 1916 Commemoration' 16-17th April 2016

Ventry Historical Society will host a programme of events on 16th and 17th of April to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

Activities include an exhibition, lectures and the unveiling of a memorial to The O'Rahilly. For full details please see the Ventry 1916 Commemoration Official Programme. All are welcome.

Annual Dublin Lecture - 'Theme 1916', 8th March 2016, 6.30pm

As part of our annual Dublin lecture programme, two lectures will take place on 8th March with a 1916 theme.

Lecture 1 is entitled 'Ballykissane and 1916's First Casualties' by Donal O’Sullivan, Member and Author. Lecture 2 is entitled 'The Lonely Banna Strand and Casement' by Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair, Member and Historian. Cathaoirleach Joe O’Toole O.S. The lectures will take place in The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, and commence at 6.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Outing to Ashbourne to lay a wreath at Tomás Ashe’s memorial' 8th March 2016, 1.30pm

A field outing to Ashbourne to lay a wreath at Tomás Ashe’s memorial will take place on 8th March at 1.30pm. A bus will depart Heuston station Dublin at 12.15pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Irish Volunteers' 1st March 2016, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Irish Volunteers' by Dr. Daithí Ó Corráin, Member and Author, Coláiste Pádraig, Drumcondra, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Some Treasures of the Kerry Church' 23rd February 2016, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Some Treasures of the Kerry Church' by Prof. Salvador Ryan, Theologian and Author, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will take place in Tralee Libray on Tuesday 23rd February. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Asgard with Arms for 1916' 9th February 2016, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Asgard with Arms for 1916' by Pat Murphy, Asgard volunteer and historian, will take place in Tralee Libray on Tuesday 9th February. All are welcome.

Latest Edition of Society Journal 2016

The latest volume of the Society's Journal (Series 2, Volume 15) will be issued to Society Members in early February. Please ensure your 2016 subscription has been submitted to ensure you receive your Journal.

This year's Journal includes articles on 'The Famine Journal of H.N. Greenwell' by Bryan McMahon, 'The Kerry Days of the Knights Hospitaller' by Francis M. O'Donnell, 'Cork Mission to Peru 1965-2015' Canon Tom Looney, 'Turf Cutting Practices & Language of North Kerry' by John Phayer and 'The Kerry Sentinel' by Patrick Fitzgerald.

Paid up members can collect their copy at the Society AGM also.

AGM - Society AGM, 26th January 2016, 7.30pm

The AGM of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society will take place on Tuesday 26th January 2016 in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All members are welcome.

KAHS 2016 Programme of Events

The Society's 2016 Programme of Events 2016 has been finalised and can be found on the Events section of the website.

Hertiage Award - Maire O'Sullivan receives 2015 Heritage Award

Congratulations to the Kerry Magazine editor Maire O'Sullivan who received the Society's 2015 Heritage Award. The award was presented to Maire at the Society Annual lunch on Sunday, 29th November.

New Publication - Kerry Magazine now published

The latest edition of The Kerry Magazine is now published. This year's magazine has twenty individual articles and is based on a 1916 Commemorative theme. The magazine would make an excellent Christmas gift for those interested in Kerry history and is available in Easons bookshops in Dublin, Cork and Tralee as well as local Kerry bookstores.

Click on the link to view Kerry Magazine Cover & Contents.

Launch - Kerry Magazine 2015, 1st December 2015, 7.00pm

The Kerry Magazine 2015 will be launched by Pat McCarthy, Chairman of Kerry County Council, in the Local History Section of Tralee Library, on Tuesday, 1st December at 7pm. All are welcome.

Lunch - Society Annual Lunch, 29th November 2015, 1.00pm

The Society's Annual lunch will take place in Fels Point Hotel Tralee, on Sunday, 29th November at 1pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'A History of Salmon Fishing on the River Shannon', 26th November 2015, 7.30pm

Listowel and District Historical Society presents a lecture entitled 'A History of Salmon Fishing on the River Shannon' by Donal O'Connor, Tarbert. The lecture will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel 7.30pm. Admission is 5 euro and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Impact of Christianity on the Landscape of Corca Dhuibhne', 17th November 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Impact of Christianity on the Landscape of Corca Dhuibhne' by Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, U.C.C, will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'St. Columbanus 1400 - and Kerry Columban Mission' 10th November 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'St. Columbanus 1400 - and Kerry Columban Mission' by Fr Charles Meagher, S.S.C. Far East Missionary, will take place in Killarney Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Viking Ireland & Kerry' 4th November 2015, 7.30pm

Listowel and District Historical Society presents a lecture entitled 'Viking Ireland & Kerry' by John Sheehan, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at University College Cork. The lecture will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel 7.30pm. Admission is 5 euro and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Ardfert Witnesses at the Trial of Roger Casement', 20th October 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Ardfert Witnesses at the Trial of Roger Casement' by Helen O'Carroll, Curator of Kerry County Museum, will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Kerry Women Playwrights: A Literary Legacy' 15th October 2015, 7.30pm

Listowel and District Historical Society presents a lecture entitled 'Kerry Women Playwrights: A Literary Legacy' by Dr. Fiona Brennan, Lecturer and author of George Fitzmaurice 'Wild in His Own Way': Biography of an Abbey Playwright. The lecture will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel 7.30pm. Admission is 5 euro and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'A History of Employment & Labour Laws in Ireland' 8th October 2015, 7.30pm

Listowel and District Historical Society presents a lecture entitled 'A History of Employment & Labour Laws in Ireland' by Eddie Keane, Lecturer in Law at the University of Limerick. The lecture will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel 7.30pm. Admission is 5 euro and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'New Insights into Skellig Michael', 6th October 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'New Insights into Skellig Michael - Kerry’s UNESCO World Heritage Site' by Maggie Prendiville, Archaeologist, will take place in Killarney Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Irish Revolution 1913-1923: A photographic overview' 17th September 2015, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents an illustrated lecture entitled 'The Irish Revolution 1913-1923: A photographic overview' by Dr Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc, Author and Historian. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St., Dingle at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome.

Cancelled Field Outing - 'Listowel', 13th September 2015, 2.30pm

The planned field outing to Listowel on 13th September has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a future date.

Field Outing - 'Listowel', 13th September 2015, 2.30pm

A field outing to Listowel led by Michael Moriarty N.T. and Vincent Carmody will take place on Sunday, 13th September. Meet in Town Square at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Firies', 30th August 2015, 2.30pm

A field outing to Firies led by Tom Kelliher will take place on Sunday, 30th August. Meet at Firies Parish Church at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Lyreacompane and Duagh', 16th August 2015, 2.30pm

A field outing to Lyreacompane and Duagh led by Fr. Pat Moore, will take place on Sunday, 16th August. Meet at Meet at Roche's, The Four Elms Bar, Lyre at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Dingle Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme' 27th August, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents an illustrated lecture entitled 'The Dingle Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme' by Kay Caball, Author and Local Historian. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St., Dingle at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome.

Lecture - 'In the Eyes of Ireland: Eye Diseases of our Saints, Scholars, Sinners and Soldiers' 13th August, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents an illustrated lecture entitled 'In the Eyes of Ireland' by Dr Tim Horgan, Author and Historian. The lecture will detail the various eye diseases that influenced the lives and works of important Irish figures - in a light hearted and insightful way. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St., Dingle at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome.

Lecture - 'In Flanders' Fields: The First World War in the Eyes of Poets and Artists' 30th July 2015, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents an illustrated lecture entitled 'In Flanders' Fields: The First World War in the Eyes of Poets and Artists' by Robert Gerwarth, Professor of Modern History at UCD. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St., Dingle at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Kerry and The American Civil War' 16th July 2015, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Kerry and The American Civil War' by Damian Shiels. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main Street, Dingle on Thursday 16th July at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Clara, Drishane, Kilmeady Castle and Up. Ballydaly', 12th July 2015, 2.30pm

A field outing to Clara, Drishane, Kilmeady Castle and Up. Ballydaly led by Fr Seán Daly and Seán Radley, will take place on Sunday, 12th July. Meet at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Mount Trenchard and Foynes', 28th June 2015, 2.30pm

A field outing to Mount Trenchard and Foynes led by Tom Donovan, will take place on Sunday, 28th June. Meet at Parish Church, Loughill 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Trekking Through Time in Dingle', 18th June 2015, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents an illustrated lecture entitled 'Trekking Through Time in Dingle - Archaeology of the hills and mountains of the Dingle Peninsula' by Martin Fitzpatrick, Archaeologist. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St., Dingle at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách - All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Lough Adoon, Cahir, Shronebrin' 7th June 2015, 2.30pm

A field outing to Lough Adoon, Cahir and Shronebrin, led by Clare McMorran, will take place on Sunday, 7th June. Meet at Church carpark, Cloghane 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Kilgarvan', 24th May 2015, 2.30pm

Our first field outing of the year is to Kilgarvan led by Dermot Twomey. Meet at Parish Church Kilgarvan at 2.30pm.

Lecture - 'Lispole Ambush - 22 March 1921', 21st May 2015, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture in aid of the Nepal Earthquake victims. An illustrated lecture entitled 'Lispole Ambush - 22 March 1921' will be presented by Tim Horgan, Author. The lecture will take place in Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St., Dingle at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Annual Mass - 18th May 2015, 9.30am

The annual St. Brendan's Mass will take place at Our Lady and St. Brendan's Church, Tralee on Monday 18th May at 9.30am. All are welcome.

Annual Away Trip 2015 - 'The Midlands', 4-8th May 2015

The annual away trip takes place between 4th-8th May this year. The Society will be visiting a variety of heritage sites in the Midlands using Birr, Co. Offaly as a base. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Blasket Shipwrecks', 21st April 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Blasket Shipwrecks' by Micheál de Mórdha, Director Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, will take place in Killarney Library, on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'New Archaeological Discoveries along the Western Seaboard', 14th April 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'New Archaeological Discoveries along the Western Seaboard' by Michael Gibbons, Member and Author, will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 14th April at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - Seanchai Centre History Lectures, March to May 2015, 7.30pm

The Seanchai Centre in Listowel will run a series of history lectures from March to May 2015. See the brochure attached for more information.Seanchai Lectures Spring 2015

Dublin Outing & Lecture 2015 - Glasnevin Cemetery tour and Kerry Patriots Seminar, 24th March

The Dublin Outing will be to Glasnevin Cemetery on 24th March. Meet at Glasnevin Museum at 1pm. Cost 7 euro. Later that evening the Society will host the 'Kerry Patriots Seminar' in the Teachers Club, Parnell Square at 6.30pm. Running Order and Contributors: Fáiltiú by host Joe O’Toole O.S.; 'Tomás Ashe', by Micheál Ó Móráin, O.S.; 'The O'Rahilly', by Pádraig Ó Conchubhair O.S.; 'Austin Stack' by Fr. Anthony J. Gaughan. Cathaoirleach: Dáithí Ó Corráin of Coláiste Pádraig, Drumcondra. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Thomas Johnson Westropp, Antiquarian - Early Years and Diaries on Life in Munster', 10th March 2015, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Thomas Johnson Westropp, Antiquarian - Early Years and Diaries on Life in Munster' by George Stackpoole, Member and Author will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Women in Gaelic Society during the Middle Ages', 24th February 2015

A lecture entitled 'Women in Gaelic Society during the Middle Ages' by Gráinne Henry, Member and Author will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 24th February at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Men Will Talk to Me' - Kerry Volunteers in their own words (1913-1923), 10th February 2015

A lecture entitled 'The Men Will Talk to Me - Kerry Volunteers in their own words (1913-1923)' by Dr. Tim Horgan, Member and Author will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

AGM - Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society AGM, 27th January, 7.30pm

The Kerry Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society AGM will take place in Tralee County Library, Moyderwell at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th January. All members are invited to attend.

Launch - Kerry Magazine 2014 Launch, 9th December, 7.00pm

The Kerry Magazine 2014 will be launched in the Local History Department of Tralee Library on Tuesday 9th December at 7pm. The magazine will be launched by Helen O'Carroll, curator of Kerry County Museum. The magazine will be available for purchase on the night and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Kerry Girls - Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme', 2nd December 2014, 7.30pm

The Kerry Writers museum Listowel presents a lecture entitled 'The Kerry Girls - Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme' by Kay Caball-Maloney. The lecture will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square, Listowel at 7.30pm on Tuesday December 2nd. All are welcome.

Lecture - Tomás Ashe, The Patriot's Dublin Days, 18th November 2014, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Tomás Ashe - The Patriot's Dublin Days' will be delivered by Micheál Ó Moráin, O.S., in Tralee Library on Tuesday 18th November at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Radio Kerry - In Conversation with...Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 12th November 2014, 6pm

Radio Kerry (96-98FM) will present an hour long programme 'In Conversation with...Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society' on Wednesday 12th November from 6pm to 7pm. Presenter Alison Nulty will discuss a number of topics with Society members including the background of the Society, its 2014 and 2015 Programmes, the Kerry Magazine and Journal and much more. We encourage all members to listen in!

Field Outing - Ballykissane, Callinafercy and Keelacloghane Wood Poll an Aifrinn, 14th September 2014

A field outing to Ballykissane, Callinafercy and Keelacloghane Wood Poll an Aifrinn, will take place on Sunday, 14th September, led by Donal O'Sullivan. Meet at Ballykissane Pier at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

DHS Lecture - 'Children's Funerary Rites in Ireland - Yesterday and Today', 28th August 2014, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Children's Funerary Rites in Ireland - Yesterday and Today' by Dr Pádraig Ó Héalaí (Author and former Senior Lecturer NUIG). The lecture takes place in Dingle Library, Green Street on Thursday 28th August, at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - John F. Leslie Woodland and Knight of Glin Estate, 24th August 2014

A field outing to the John F. Leslie Woodland, Tarbert and the Knight of Glin Estate will take place on Sunday, 24th August, led by Gerry O'Leary, Member. Meet at The Bridwell, Tarbert at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Event - Heritage Week 2014, 23rd-31st August

Heritage Week 2014 takes place from 23rd-31st August. A variety of activities will take place across the county at centres such as Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Kerry County Museum, Listowel Castle, Tech Amergin Waterville, Tralee Library, Ardfert Friary, Kerry Writers Museum and many, many more. For more information go to www.heritageweek.ie

Event - Tarbert Church Bicentennial, 17th August 2014, 3.00pm

St. Brendan's Church (Kilnaughtin), Tarbert, bicentennial celebrations take place on Sunday 17th August 2014 and include an Ecumenical Service of thanksgiving, followed by an address on the history of the church and its community by Dr. Declan M. Downey, (UCD). After the Service, a commemorative book, published by The Tarbert Historical Society, will be launched by Professor John Coolahan, (NUI Maynooth). All are welcome.

DHS Lecture - 'Admiral Sylverius Moriarty', 14th August 2014, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents an illustrated lecture 'Admiral Sylverius Moriarty: A West Kerryman in the 18th century Royal Navy' by Dr Conor Brosnan (Member). The lecture takes place in Dingle Library, Green Street on Thursday 14th August, at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

DHS Lecture - 'Mothers and Midwives', 7th August 2014, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture 'Mothers and Midwives: The Experience of Childbirth and Midwifery in Ireland 1630-1800' by Phil O'Loughlin. The lecture takes place in Dingle Library, Green Street on Thursday 7th August, at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - Killarney, 4th August 2014

A field outing to a number of sites in Killarney will take place on Monday, 4th August, including the Friary Gardens, Speirbhean, Railway Station and Hotel. The field outing will be led by Fr Padraig Brehony, O.F.M., and Michael Leane, Member. Meet at Aras Phadraig car park, Killarney, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - Dingle History Society Weekend, 24-26th July 2014, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society will host three evening lectures themed on World War 1 from Thurs to Sat 24th-26th July. Lecturers include Keven Myers, Author (Thurs), Thomas F Martin, Author (Fri) and Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD (Sat). All lectures will take place in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle at 7.30pm each evening. Dingle Library are also hosting an exhibition on WW1 until 1st August. All are welcome.

Field Outing - Valentia Island, 13th July 2014, 2.30pm

A field outing to Valentia Island will take place on Sunday, 13th July, led by Micheal Lyne. The outing will include visits to the Tetrapod site, Cable Station, Slate Quarry and Grotto. Meet at the Skellig Interpretative Centre car park at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Great Blasket and West Kerry: A Photographic Portrait', 24th April 2014, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society will host a lecture entitled 'The Great Blasket and West Kerry: A Photographic Portrait' by Daithí de Mórdha, Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir/The Great Blasket Centre, in Dingle Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Dual Lecture -'Kerry Famine Girls' and 'Mapping the Great Famine in Kerry', 22nd April 2014, 7.30pm

Lectures entitled 'Kerry Famine Girls - Ancestors of Generations of Proud Australians' by Kay Caball, Member & Author, and 'Mapping of the Great Irish Famine in Kerry' by Michael Murphy, UCC, will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'History Ireland Hedge School Listowel', 28th March 2014, 7.30pm

A History Ireland Hedge school event has been rescheduled to take place in the Kerry Writers Museum Listowel on Friday, 28th March at 7.30pm. Entitled 'Before Banna: politics, society and sport in Kerry 1912-1916' the discussion will be chaired by History Ireland editor Tommy Graham and will include contributions from Richard McElligott, John Borgonovo, Padraig og O Ruairc and Tim Horgan. All are welcome to attend.

Outing and Lecture - Kilmainham Gaol tour and Lecture 'Sam Maguire - The Man', 25th March 2014

A tour of Kilmainham Gaol will take place from 2-4pm. Admission €4. Later that evening a lecture entitled 'Sam Maguire - The Man' by Donal O'Sullivan, Member and Author, will take place in the National Library, Kildare Street, at 6.30pm. Admission is free. All are welcome to attend both events.

Lecture - 'Ardfert Cathedral - Findings and Results', 18th March, 2014 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Ardfert Cathedral - Findings and Results' by Fionnbar Moore Downey (Senior Archaeologist National Monuments Service and Leader of Project) will take place in an Ardfert Venue at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Lecture - 'Irish Food Products from Ancient Times to the Medieval Period', 11th March, 2014, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Irish Food Products from Ancient Times to the Medieval Period' by Liam Downey (Former Director of Teagasc) will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Lecture - 'The Cantillons of Ballyheigue', 25th February, 2014, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Cantillons of Ballyheigue' by Bryan McMahon (Member and Author) will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

POSTPONED Lecture\Discussion - 'Before Banna: politics, society and sport in Kerry 1912-1916', 14th February, 2014 7.30pm

A History Ireland Hedge schoold event will take place in the Kerry Writers Museum Listowel on Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm. Entitled 'Before Banna: politics, society and sport in Kerry 1912-1916' the discussion will be chaired by History Ireland editor Tommy Graham and will include contributions from Richard McElligott, John Borgonovo, Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc and Tim Horgan. All are welcome to attend.

Lecture - 'Archbishop Mannix and De Valera - A Unique Alliance', 11th February, 2014, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Archbishop Mannix and De Valera - A Unique Alliance' by Patrick Mannix (M.A. and Author) will take place in Killarney Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Kerry Magazine 2013 Launch - 23rd November, 4.00pm

The latest edition of the Kerry Magazine will be launched in Dingle Library at 4pm on Saturday 23rd November by the Mayor of Kerry, Mr. Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin', 19th November, 2013, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin' by John Stephen O'Sullivan, Historian, will take place in Killarney Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Visiting some Cillinigh in Tuosist, '28th October, 2.30pm

A field outing 'Visiting some Cillinigh in Tuosist' will be led by Rev. Canon Tom Looney, P.P., Society President & Author. Meet at Tuosist Church, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Conference - 26th-28th October, 2013, 1.30pm

A series of talks will take place in Dingle Oceanworld from 26th-28th October as part of Dingle Maritime Heritage Weekend. The weekend's theme is 'Spies, Admirals and Shipwrights' and all are welcome.

Roger Casement Conference - 24th-26th October, 7.30pm

The annual Roger Casement conference entitled 'Roger Casement (1864-1916): The Glocal Imperative' will take place in Tralee between 24th-26th October. For further information please see http://irishstudies.nd.edu/events/conferences/roger-casement-1864-1916-the-glocal-imperative/

Lecture - 'South Kerry in the Dictionary of Irish Saints', 22nd October, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'South Kerry in the Dictionary of Irish Saints' by Dr. Pádraig O Riain, U.C.C., Author, will take place in Killarney Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Port of Dingle 1880-1940', 8th October, 7.30pm - 29th September, 1.00pm

A lecture entitled 'Port of Dingle 1880-1940' by Dan Graham, M.Litt & Member, will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Annual Lunch - 29th September, 1.00pm

The Society Annual lunch will take place in the Carlton Hotel Tralee at 1pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Why Irish America matters more than ever - from famine to peace process to the gathering', 29th August, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Why Irish America matters more than ever - from famine to peace process to the gathering' by Niall O'Dowd, Author and Journalist. Lecture takes place Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle, on Thursday, 29th August at 7.30pm . All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Camp', 25th August, 2.30pm

Field Outing to Camp on Sunday 25th August led by a local member. Meet at Camp Junction, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Mount Brandon - The Archaeology of a Holy Mountain', 22nd August, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Mount Brandon - The Archaeology of a Holy Mountain' by Frank Coyne, Archaeologist. Lecture takes place Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle, on Thursday, 22nd August at 7.30pm . All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Cloone Lake', 11th August, 2.30pm

Field Outing to Cloone Lake on Sunday 11th August led by a local member. Meet at Climbers Inn, Glencar, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - Aughatubrid, 28th July, 2.30pm

Field Outing to Aughatubrid on Sunday 28th July led by a local member. Meet at Tech Amergin, Waterville, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Perception and Reception of Daniel O'Connell in France', 27th July, 7.30pm

Professor Maurice Bric (UCD) presents a lecture 'The Perception and Reception of Daniel O'Connell in France'. Lecture takes place in Halla Bunscoil an Chlochair (Girl's Primary School Hall), Upper Main Street, Dingle, on Saturday, 27th July at 7.30pm . All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Warfare, Diplomacy & Horse-Racing - Some Prominent Émigrés from Kerry in Europe, 1600-1800', 26th July, 7.30pm

Continuing the weekend lecture series, Dr Declan Downey (UCD) presents a lecture 'Warfare, Diplomacy & Horse-Racing - Some Prominent Émigrés from Kerry in Europe, 1600-1800'. Lecture takes place in Halla Bunscoil an Chlochair (Girl's Primary School Hall), Upper Main Street, Dingle, on Friday, 26th July at 7.30pm . All are welcome.

Screening - 'The Pimpernel of the Vatican', 25th July, 7.30pm

As part of a weekend series of lectures entitled 'Prominent Kerry Emigrants', Dingle History Society will screen the DVD 'The Pimpernel of the Vatican - The amazing story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty'. The screening will be introduced by his nephew Hugh O'Flaherty. The venue will be Halla Bunscoil an Chlochair (Girl's Primary School Hall), Upper Main Street, Dingle, at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Mackerel - A Dingle Industry', 18th July, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Mackerel - A Dingle Industry' by Dan Graham. Lecture takes place in Dingle library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 18th July at 7.30pm . All are welcome.

Field Outing - Kiskeam & Knocknagree, 14th July, 2.30pm

Field Outing to Kiskeam and Knocknagree on Sunday 14th July led by a local member. Meet at Kiskeam Cailleach monument, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - Field outing to Kinard and Dingle Town, 19th May, 2.30pm

A field outing to Kinard and Dingle Town guided by Tadhg Ó Coileáin, Member, will take place on Sunday 19th May. Meet at former Bluirini Blasta Cafe\Seal Sanctuary in Lispole at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Conference - 'St Brendan International Conference', 17-18th May

The Saint Brendan International Conference is a 'Gathering 2013' event organised as part of St Brendan week celebrations from 14th-18th May. The conference involves leading speakers from Australia, America, Britain, France and Ireland and will explore various themes, including early Christianity, the landscapes of Brendan, the Brendan voyage, and the Brendan cult.

Annual Mass - 16th May, 9.30am

The Society will hold its annual St Brendan's Mass in St Brendan's Church, Tralee on Thursday 16th May at 9.30am. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Neutral Shores - Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic', 3rd May, 8.00pm

Listowel Military Festival presents a lecture entitled 'Neutral Shores - Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic' by Mark McShane, Author, which will take place in the Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre, The Square, Listowel at 8.00pm. Admission 5 Euros. All are welcome.

Field Outing - Field outing to Rath, Bonane, 28th April, 2.30pm

A field outing to Rath, Bonane guided by Shiela O'Sullivan, Member, will take place on Sunday 28th April. Meet at Bonane church, Kenmare, at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Famine in the Dingle Peninsula', 25th April, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Famine in the Dingle Peninsula' by Dr Kieran Foley, Author, which will take place in Dingle Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The early monastic site at Caherlehillan', 9th April, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The early monastic site at Caherlehillan' by Dr John Sheehan, UCC, will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The West Kerry experience during World War 1', 4th April, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The West Kerry experience during World War 1' by Thomas F. Martin, Author, which will take place in Dingle Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Sam Maguire - the Man', 2nd April, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Sam Maguire - the Man' by Donal O'Sullivan, Member, will take place in Killarney Library,7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The passion and death of Christ in the Medieval Irish tradition', 26th March, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The passion and death of Christ in the Medieval Irish tradition' by Dr Salvador Ryan, N.U.I. Maynooth, will take place in Tralee Library,7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Kerry in the 17th Century', 19th March, 6.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Kerry in the 17th Century' by Dr Marc Caball, UCD, will take place in the National Library Dublin, 6.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Founding of Volunteers in Killarney 1913', 26th February, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Founding of Volunteers in Killarney 1913' by Rev. Canon Tom Looney P.P., Society President and Author, will take place in Killarney Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - ''From Buck House to the House of Healing' Albinia Broderick - Gobnait Ni Bhruadair', 12th February, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled ''From Buck House to the House of Healing' Albinia Broderick - Gobnait Ni Bhruadair' by Pádraig Ó Conchubair, Member and Author, will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

AGM - Annual General Meeting, 8th January, 7.30pm

The Society's Annual General Meeting will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All Members are welcome.

Membership Subscriptions - 2013 Membership Subscriptions are now due

The Society would like to remind members that 2013 Renewal Subscriptions are now due. Subscriptions can be paid by cheque, direct debit or using Paypal. Please see the 'How to Join' section for more information.

Lecture - 'Prehistoric Settlement of The Lee Valley', 13th November, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Prehistoric Settlement of The Lee Valley' by Michael Connolly, Kerry County Archaeologist, will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Archaeological Landscapes of the South West', 30th October, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Archaeological Landscapes of the South West' by Frank Coyne, Archaeologist, will take place in Killarney Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Weekend Conference - Dingle Maritime Heritage Festival Weekend, 27/28th October

The Dingle Maritime Heritage Festival Weekend takes place on the 27th & 28th October. For a full schedule of events go to www.dingle-oceanworld.ie. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Kerry Funerals and Customs', 16th Oct, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Kerry Funerals and Customs' by Michael Leane, Member, will take place in Killarney Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Preventing Young Men from becoming Anglicised Cads', 2nd Oct, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Preventing Young Men from becoming Anglicised Cads - Thomas F. O'Sullivan and the rebirth of the Kerry G.A.A, 1895-1905' by Dr. Richard McElligott, Phd, will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Annual Lunch and Lecture, 30th September, 1.00pm

The Society annual lunch will take place in the Carlton Hotel Tralee on Sunday 30th September at 1.00pm. It will be followed by a talk from Dr Declan Downey, UCD. All are welcome.

Weekend Conference - Ceiliuradh 2012 'Landlords and Tenants', 28/30th September

The annual Blasket Commemoration weekend takes place in the Blasket Centre between 28-30th September 2012. The theme this year is 'Landlords and Tenants'. For a full schedule of events go to www.ceiliuradh.com. All are welcome.

Weekend Conference - 'The Roger Casement Gathering 2012', 29/30th September

'The Roger Casement Gathering 2012' commences in the Mount Brandon Hotel Tralee at 2pm on Saturday 29th September. For more information on this event call 066 7125205 or email seandawn@eircom.net. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Skellig Michael in the 13th Century Regensburg Schottenlegende', 21st Sept, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled ''A Rock surrounded on all sides by the deep Waters of the Mighty Sea' - Skellig Michael in the 13th Century Regensburg Schottenlegende' by Dr. Diarmuid Ó Riain, Historian, will take place in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Tin Ticket: The heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women', 20th Sept, 7.00pm

On Thursday 20th September, Cahersiveen Library will host US author Deborah Swiss who will deliver a lecture on her recent book 'The Tin Ticket: The heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women'. The lecture is free of charge and begins at 7pm sharp. All welcome.

Field Outing - 'Sites of North Kerry Heritage Trail', 2nd September, 2.30pm

Field Outing to sites on the North Kerry Heritage Trail led by Sean Quinlan, Author and Member. Meet at Tarbert Bridewell at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Medieval Tralee', 12th August, 2.30pm

Field outing around Medieval Tralee led by Gerald O'Carroll, Author and Member. Meet at County Library, Moyderwell at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Dingle Lecture Weekend - 'Ireland and World War 2', 18th August

Dingle lecture weekend continues with 3 lectures on Saturday. 1) 10.30am: 'The Internal Debate: the Emergency, Fianna Fail and Irish Unity, 1939-1945' by Dr. Stephen Kelly, Historian, UCD 2) 12.00pm: 'The Emergency, Neutrality and Ireland's Second World War Reconsidered' by Dr Michael Kennedy, Royal Irish Academy and 3) 3.00pm: 'An Ambivalent Neutrality: Ireland 1939-1945' Professor Tom Garvin, Professor Emeritus of Politics, UCD. All are welcome.

Dingle Lecture Weekend - 'Ireland and World War 2', 17th August

Dingle History Society presents a lecture weekend on 'Ireland and World War 2'. The event will be opened by Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Friday 17th at 7.30pm and will be followed by a lecture by Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter, UCD, entitled ''Smugness or Insurgency?': The Emergency in Ireland, 1939-45'. The venue is the Girl's Primary School Hall, Upper Main St, Dingle. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Medieval Tralee', 12th August, 2.30pm

Field outing around Medieval Tralee led by Gerald O'Carroll, Author and Member. Meet at County Library, Moyderwell at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - Sliabh Luachra, 29th July, 2.30pm

Field outing to Sliabh Luachra led by Local Historian. Meet at Gneeveguilla Church, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Irish Headhunter: The Photograph Albums of Charles R. Browne', 26th July, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture 'The Irish Headhunter: The Photograph Albums of Charles R. Browne' by Ciaran Walsh, www.curator.ie , in the Dingle Library, Green Street Dingle at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Foreign Games and the Founding of the GAA', 20th July, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture 'Foreign Games and the Founding of the GAA' by Dr. Paul Rouse, Lecturer at the School of History and Archives, UCD, in the Diseart, Green Street Dingle at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Age of Industry in Dingle Port 1880-1940', 13th July, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture 'The Age of Industry in Dingle Port 1880-1940' by Dan Graham, Local Historian in the Diseart, Green Street Dingle at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Museum Corca Duibhne, Ballyferriter and visit to nearby site', 1st July, 2.30pm

Field outing to Museum Corca Duibhne, Ballyferriter and visit to nearby site led by Isabel Bennett, Curator and Archaeologist. Meet at Museum 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Annual Mass - Society Annual Mass, 16th May, 9.30am

The Society's annual mass will take place in St, Brendan's Church Tralee on Wednesday, 16th May at 9.30am. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Lislaughtin Friary and Carrigafoyle Castle', 13th May, 2.30pm

A field trip to Lislaughtin Friary and Carrigafoyle Castle led by Pádraig Ó Conchubair, Member, will take place on Sunday 13th May. Meet at Ballylongford Church at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Rattoo Round Tower and Augustinian Priory', 24th June, 2.30pm

A field trip to Rattoo Round Tower and Augustinian Priory in Ballyduff, North Kerry led by Jim Counihan, O.P.W., will take place on Sunday 24th June. Meet there at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'The Great Blasket', 10th June, 10.00am

A field trip to the Great Blasket led by Danny Mac an tSíthigh will leave Dunquin Ferry on Sunday 10th June at 10.00am. Please reserve in advance - phone 086 3353805. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'West Kerry Family History - A Guide to Family Research', 31st May, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents A lecture by Daithí de Mórdha, Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle. on Thursday, 31st May at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Field Outing - 'Kilbrin, Ballygriffin (Nano Nagle Family Home)', 7th May, 2.30pm

A field trip to Kilbrin, Ballygriffin (Nano Nagle Family Home) led by Rev.Tom Looney, P.P. Dingle & Society President will take place on Monday 7th May at 2.30pm Meet by the roadside opposite entrance to Mallow Racecourse on Killarney Road, 2.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'From Poor Law to Free State Welfare and Healthcare in County Kerry, 1918-32', 6th May, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'From Poor Law to Free State Welfare and Healthcare in County Kerry, 1918-32' by Dr Donnnacha Sean Lucey, PhD., which will take place in the An Diseart, Green Street, Dingle at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Tomás Ó Criomhtain's An tOiléanach: A reassessment', 17th April, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Tomás Ó Criomhtain's An tOiléanach: A reassessment' by By Brian Ó Conchubhair, University of Notre Dame, U.S.A., will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'A Good Ship Going Down with the tide', 12th April, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled ''A Good Ship Going Down with the tide' - The collapse of the GAA in the 1890's' by Dr Richard McElligott in Dingle Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The evidence of Piracy and Prostitution in South West Ireland of early 17th Century', 10th April, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The evidence of Piracy and Prostitution in South West Ireland of early 17th Century' by Connie Kelliher, Archaeologist, will take place in Killarney Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Our Heritage', 4th April, 6.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Our Heritage' by Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs, (Member) will take place in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, at 6.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture Cancelled - ''A Rock surrounded on all sides by the deep Waters of the Mighty Sea' - Skellig Michael in the 13th Century Regensburg Schottenlegende', 29th March, 7.30pm

Lecture Cancelled - ''A Rock surrounded on all sides by the deep Waters of the Mighty Sea' - Skellig Michael in the 13th Century Regensburg Schottenlegende' By Dr. Diarmuid Ó Riain, Historian, will take place in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Exciting Recent Discoveries on Skellig Michael', 27th March, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Exciting Recent Discoveries on Skellig Michael' By Grellan O'Rourke, National Monuments & Parks, O.P.W., will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'On the Death of Muircheartach Óg Ó Suilleabháin of Berehaven, Co. Cork in 1754 and the lament of his Kerry Retainer Donal Ó Conail', 20th March, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'On the Death of Muircheartach Óg Ó Suilleabháin of Berehaven, Co. Cork in 1754 and the lament of his Kerry Retainer Donal Ó Conail' By Gerry Lyne, National Library, will take place in Killarney Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'St Patrick', 13th March, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'St Patrick' By Liam Irwin, University of Limerick, will take place in Killarney Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'New insights into the development of Skellig Michael World Heritage Site', 21st February, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'New insights into the development of Skellig Michael World Heritage Site' By Michael Gibbons, Archaeologist will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All are welcome.

AGM - Society AGM 2011, 31st January, 7.30pm

The Society's 2011 AGM will take place in Tralee Library on Tuesday, 31st January 2012, at 7.30pm. Open to all members.

Launch - Introduction of new Paypal Service, 16th January

The Society is pleased to announce the introduction of its new paypal service. It is now possible to join the society or renew membership online using your personal paypal account. For more information please see the paypal section on our main menu or click on the paypal icon.

Launch - 2012 Kerry Magazine, 10th December, 3.00pm

The 2012 edition of the Kerry Magazine (Issue 22) will be formally launched in Killarney Library on Saturday 10th December at 3pm. All are welcome.

Launch - 2012 Programme now published

The 2012 Programme of the Society's Activities is now published and can be viewed on the 'Events Programme' section of our website.

Lecture - 'Limerick Big Houses with Kerry Connection: Power & Privilege', 15th November, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Limerick Big Houses with Kerry Connection: Power & Privilege' by Tony Browne, Historian & P.R.O. Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society will take place in Killarney Library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Browne Family and Earls of Kenmare', 8th November, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Browne Family and Earls of Kenmare' by Patricia O?Hare, M.A. Muckross House, Killarney will take place in Tralee library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'Kerry Surnames', 1st November, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Kerry Surnames' by Dr. Paul MacCotter, U.C.C., will take place in Tralee Library, 7.30pm. All Welcome.

Lecture - 'Celebration of Samhain', 30th October, 2.30-5.30pm

A slide show and talk entitled 'Celebration of Samhain' will take place at Rattoo Museum, Ballyduff between 2.30-5.30pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Lecture - 'The Festival of Samhain', 25th October, 7.30pm

'A lecture entitled 'The Festival of Samhain' by Rev. Dr. Seán Ó Duinn, O.S.B., Glenstal Abbey, will take place in Killarney library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Power of Radio and Secrets of Kerry Football', 13th October, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Power of Radio and Secrets of Kerry Football' by Weeshie Fogarty, Radio Presenter, which will take place in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The history of Farmer Training in Ireland - Irish Agriculture by 2020', 11th October, 7.30pm

'A lecture entitled 'The history of Farmer Training in Ireland - Irish Agriculture by 2020' by Professor Liam Downey (former Director of Teagasc), will take place in Tralee library at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Annual Lunch - Carlton Hotel Tralee, 25th September, 1.00pm

The Society's Annual lunch will take place in the Carlton Hotel Tralee on Sunday 25th September at 1.00pm. Cost ?30. Please book directly with the hotel on (066) 719 9100. All Welcome.

Cancelled : Field Outing - Lixnaw, 21st September, 2.30pm

A field trip to Lixnaw will take place on Wednesday 21st of September led by Sean Quinlan, Member. Meet at the local church, 2.30pm.

Lecture - Climate Change and Ireland: Myths and Reality on the Road from Copenhagen to Durban, 15th September, 7.30pm

'Climate Change and Ireland: Myths and Reality on the Road from Copenhagen to Durban' by Professor John Sweeney, Maynooth University, in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 15th September, 7.30pm.

Field Outing - Muckross House and Muckross Abbey, 11th September, 2.30pm

A field trip to Muckross House and Muckross Abbey will take place on Sunday 11th of September. Meet at the car park of Muckross House, 2.30pm.

Lecture - 'William Steuart Trench, controversial agent of the Lansdowne Estate in Kerry, 1849-72', Dingle, 25th August, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'William Steuart Trench, controversial agent of the Lansdowne Estate in Kerry, 1849-72' by Gerard J Lyne, former Keeper of Manuscripts National Library of Ireland, in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 25th August, 7.30pm.

Lecture - 'Is de Valera Turning In His Grave?', Dingle, 18th August, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Is de Valera Turning In His Grave?' by Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History, UCD, Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 18th August, 7.30pm.

Lecture - The evolution of Burnham House and the transition to Colaiste Ide, 11th August, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The evolution of Burnham House and the transition to Colaiste Ide' by Siobhan Ni Chorcora M.A., in An Diseart, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 11th August, 8.00pm.

Field Outing - Mushera, Kerry to Cork Butter Road, 7th August, 2.30pm

A field trip to visit the Kerry to Cork Butter Road will take place on Sunday 7th of August led by a local historian. Meet at Millstreet Parish Church at 2.30pm.

Lecture - 'Liberator: Daniel O'Connell and the Making of Modern Ireland', Dingle, 28th July, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture by Dr Patrick M. Geoghegan, History Department TCD and presenter Talking History on Newstalk 106-108 FM on Thursday, 28th July, 8.00pm in the Diseart.

Field Outing - Waterville, 24th July, 2.30pm

A field trip to Waterville will take place on Sunday 24th of July led by Tom Horgan, Member and local history society founder. Meet at Charlie Chaplin Statue on Promenade, 2.30pm.

Open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'De Valera, Collins and the Civil War', Dingle, 22nd July, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'De Valera, Collins and the Civil War' by Ryle Dwyer in the Diseart, Green Street, Dingle on Friday, 22nd July, 8.00pm.

Lecture - 'Morality in Government - What the Irish Thought in the Middle Ages', Dingle, 14th July, 8.00pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, UCC on Thursday, 14th July 8pm in the Diseart.

Field Outing - Castlegregory, 10th July, 2.30pm

A field trip to Castlegregory will take place on Sunday 10th of July led by a local historian. Meet at the Secondary School Car Park, 2.30pm.

Open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field Outing - Blasket Islands, 2nd July, 10.00am

A field outing to the Blasket Islands will take place on Saturday 2nd July (Weather Permitting). Meet at the Dunquin Pier, 10.00am. Contact Mick on - 086-3353805.

Open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Archaeology of Loch a'Duin (The Lake of the Fort)', Dingle, 23rd June, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Archaeology of Loch a'Duin (The Lake of the Fort)' in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 23rd June, 7.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Micheál Ó Coileáin, M.A. Archaeologist.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Annual Away Trip - Away trip to Beara, 20th-22nd June

Away trip to Beara. Three days and two nights B&B. Contact Gerry O'Leary on 066 7126648.

Field Outing - Kenmare, 12th June, 2.30pm

A field trip to Kenmare will take place on Sunday 12th of June led by Andy O'Sullivan, Member. Meet at Kenmare Library, 2.30pm.

Open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'A New Perspective on a 16th Century Tomb: Traces of the Knight of Kerry [FitzGerald] in the Barony of Clanmaurice', Listowel, 2nd June, 11.30am

A lecture entitled 'A New Perspective on a 16th Century Tomb: Traces of the Knight of Kerry [FitzGerald] in the Barony of Clanmaurice' will be delivered by Sir Adrian Fitzgerald, Member, in Listowel Library, on Thursday, 2nd June at 11.30am.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field Outing - Killorglin 29th May, 2.30pm

A field outing to Killorglin led by Sean O'Suilleabhain, Member, will take place on Sunday 29th May. Meet at the Car Park across from Killorglin Church, 2.30pm.

)pen to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Ireland's Economic Crises of 1958/9 and 1986/7 and the lessons that we failed to learn from those experiences', Dingle 19th May, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Ireland's Economic Crises of 1958/9 and 1986/7 and the lessons that we failed to learn from those experiences' in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 19th May at 7.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Tim McCarthy, PhD.

Annual Mass - St Brendan's Church Tralee, 16th May, 9.30am

Our annual St Brendan's Mass will take place in St Brendan's Church Tralee on Monday 16th May at 9.30am.

All are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland, 1565-1603', Dingle, 28th April, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland, 1565-1603' in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 28th April, 7.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Ben Kiernan, Professor of History, Yale University and author of 'Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur'.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field Trip - 'Dingle in the late '30's and early '40's', Dingle 24th April, 2.30pm

A field outing enitled 'Dingle in the late '30's and early '40's' will be led by Gerry O'Leary, Member on Sunday 24th April at 2.30pm. Meet in the Marina Car Park on the quays in Dingle. All Welcome.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Tsunami: What, Where and When', Dingle, 21st April, 7.30pm

Dingle History Society presents a lecture entitled 'Tsunami: What, Where and When' in Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle on Thursday, 21st April, 7.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Dr John D. Boon, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Plaque Unveiling - In commemoration of Archbishop Thomas W. Croke, Tralee 16th April, 12 noon

A plaque to commemorate Archbishop Thomas W. Croke, First Patron of the Gaelic Athletic Association, will be unveiled by Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly and Patron of the GAA, at The Square, Tralee (paternal home, where Croke spent his summers) on Saturday, 16 April, 12 Noon.

Lecture - 'The Aghadoe and River Laune Crossiers', Killarney 12th April, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Aghadoe and River Laune Crossiers' will be delivered by Dr Griffin Murray, Kerry County Museum, in Killarney Library on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Medieval Nunneries', Tralee, 24th March, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Medieval Nunneries' will be delivered by Tracey Collins, M.A. Aegis Archaeology Limerick, in Tralee Library on Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Richard Cantillon of Ballyheigue 1680-1734 Entrepreneur & Economist', National Library Dublin, 22nd March, 6.30pm

AA lecture entitled 'Richard Cantillon of Ballyheigue 1680-1734 Entrepreneur & Economist' will be delivered by Bryan MacMahon, Author, in the National Library Dublin on Tuesday 22nd March at 6.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Cultures, Society and change in early modern Kerry: The Gaelic Evidence', Tralee 24th February, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Cultures, Society and change in early modern Kerry: The Gaelic Evidence' will be delivered by Dr Marc Caball, Director U.C.D., Humanities Institute, Dublin, in Tralee Library on Thursday 24th February at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Archaeology of Lochadoon', Killarney, 15th February, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Archaeology of Lochadoon' will be delivered by Micheal Ó Coileáin, M.A. Archaeologist in Killarney Library on Tuesday 15th February at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Society Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 25th January, 7.30pm

The Society's Annual General Meeting will take place in Tralee Library at 7.30pm..

Launch of the Kerry Magazine 2011, Tuesday 7th December, 7.00pm

Issue No. 21 of The Kerry Magazine will be launched on Tuesday December 7th, at 7.00pm, in the Local Studies Department of Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee.

The Magazine will be launched by Mary-Rose Stafford, Head of Department of Hotel, Catering, Tourism and Business Studies, Institute of Technology, Tralee. All members are welcome to attend.

This year's magazine contains 17 articles (including what has become known as "our schools' project") with subject matter ranging from Reminiscence of Molahiffe Fair to The Challenges of Caring for a Historic House. Also included is part two of The Index to the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Magazine, Issue No. 11 (2000) to Issue No. 20 (2010).

Continuing with our policy of publishing synopses of certain lectures, this issue of the magazine contains an article by Bryan MacMahon entitled Richard Crosbie: Pioneeer of Balloon Flight.

This year The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society was happy to collaborate with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, in our Outreach Programme. 15 first-year travel and tourism students were set an assignment by Ms. Fiona Tobin (tour-guiding module lecturer) to design and run a half-day tour of Tralee and its environs. For the purpose of the assignment the class was divided into two groups. One of the assignments a Historic Tour of Tralee is published in the magazine.

The Kerry Magazine is published annually in December. Anyone wishing to submit an article for consideration by the editorial committee should do so by the preceding June 30th. We welcome short articles (maximum 2000 words) from both academics and non-academics, on topics related to any aspect of Kerry's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Contributors are also required to submit appropriate illustrations with their articles and a brief autobiographical note for publication in our contributors' list.

Marie O'Sullivan - The Kerry Magazine, Hon. Editor.

Announcement - Isabel Bennett receives Kerry Heritage Award 2010

The 2010 Kerry Heritage Award was presented to Isabel Bennett at the Society's annual lunch on Sunday 28th November 2010.

Event open to the general public and all are welcome.

Society Annual Lunch, Sunday 28th November, 1.00pm

The Society's Annual Lunch will take place at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee at 1.00pm. Cost 35 Euros.

Event open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Dennys of Tralee - 1587 to 1830', Tuesday 16th November, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Dennys of Tralee - 1587 to 1830' will be presented by Gerald O'Carroll, Member and Author, in Killarney Library, on Tuesday 16th November at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Too Soon their Banner fell - The Fenians in Eirinn agus thar lear', Tuesday 26th October, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Too Soon their Banner fell - The Fenians in Eirinn agus thar lear' will be presented by Pádraig Ó Conchubair, Member and Author, in Tralee Library on Tuesday, 26th October, at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - '19th Century Farmhouse Interiors Through Art, (PART 2)', Tuesday 12th October, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled '19th Century Farmhouse Interiors Through Art, (PART 2)' will be presented by Dr Claudia Kinmonth, Furniture Historian, in Tralee Library, on Tuesday, 12th October at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'The Balloonist Richard Crosbie, Ireland's First Airman', Tuesday 5th October, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'The Balloonist Richard Crosbie, Ireland's First Airman' will be presented by Brian MacMahon, Member and Author, in Tralee Library, on Tuesday, 5th October at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - 'Medical Person, Henry Rice, Dingle, c1750', Thursday 30th September, 7.30pm

A lecture entitled 'Medical Person, Henry Rice, Dingle, c1750' will be presented by Dan King, Member, in Dingle Library on Thursday, 30th September, at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field Trip - Knocknagoshel, Sunday 26th September, 2.30pm

A field trip to Knocknagoshel will be led by Luke Keane, Local Historian. Meet at Local Church, 2.30pm.

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field Trip - Annascaul Field Outing, Sunday 12th September, 2.30pm

A field trip to Annascaul will be led by Lar Dunne, Archaeologist. Meet at Local Church, 2.30pm.

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Tour - North Kerry Museum, Rattoo Heritage Centre, Ballyduff, Tralee, Sunday 4th July, 2.30pm

A tour of the North Kerry Museum, Rattoo Heritage Centre, Ballyduff, Tralee will take place on Sunday 4th July at 2.30pm led by Seán Quinlan, Curator and Member. Light snacks and tea\coffee served beforehand at 2.00pm, compliments of the Committee.

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Tour - Daniel O'Connell Crypt, Glasnevin, Tuesday 22nd June, 2.30pm

A visit and tour of the Daniel O'Connell Crypt in Glasvein, Dublin will take place on Tuesday 22nd June. The crypt was reopened to the public in October 2009 after many years of restoration. Meet at the main entrance of Glasnevin cemetery at 2.00pm.

Tour open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field Trip - Derrynane, Sunday 20th June, 2.30pm 2010

A field trip to Derrynane will be led by Paddy Bushe, Member. Meet at Daniel O'Connell home at 2.30pm

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Field trip - Kerry Head Promonotory Forts, 23rd May 2010

Kerry Head Promotory Forts Cahercarbery â?? Led by Seán Quinlan, Member. Meet at Ballyheigue Castle Entrance, 2.30pm

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Mass - St Brendan's Mass, 17th May 2010, 9.30am

St Brendan's Mass, 17th May 2010, 9.30am. St Brendan's Church, Tralee

All are welcome.

Field trip - 16th May 2010

Shanid Old Abbey & Askeaton led by Dr Declan Downey, U.C.D. Bring picnic. Meet at Foynes Museum, 10.00am

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Conference - Diseart, Dingle 7th-9th May 2010

The Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement holds its annual conference in Dingle on May 7th to 9th. Further details about the forthcoming conference are available from the Group's web site, www.irishsettlement.ie.

Space is limited in the conference venue, so if you are interested in attending, please register in advance, or email your intentions to the Group via the Contact page on the web site, http://irishsettlement.ie/contact/.

Field trip - Banna & Ardfert, 2nd May 2010

Banna & Roger Casement led by Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair, Member. Meet at Ardfert Cathedral, 2.30pm

Field trip open to the general public and all are welcome.

Nora Ní Shúilleabháin Memorial Lecture - National Library Dublin, 29th March 2010

The 2010 Nora Ní Shúilleabháin Memorial Lecture entitled "The Fenians were Dreadful Men" will be presented by Pádraig Ó Conchubair, Member, in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin on Monday 29th March at 6.30pm.

The lecture deals with the Kerry influences on the founding of the IRB and the efforts made by Fenians to obtain military training in the Papal Brigade. It describes the Cahersiveen Rising, touches on the General Rising on March 5th & 6th 1867 and the Clerkenwell Explosion - the 'last hurrah' of the Fenians.

"We'll never know pain or poverty,
Or physical force again,
They all died out with the Fenians,
O, the Fenians were dreadful men."

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - Killarney Library, 30th March 2010

A lecture about "Thomas Moore" will be presented by Frank Shields in Killarney Library on Tuesday, 30th March at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - Tralee Library, 6th April 2010

lecture entitled "The Lords of Kerry in the Early Middle Ages, Kings, Saints and Genealogy" will be presented by Dr. Donncadha Ó Corráin, U.C.C. in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 6th April at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - Tralee Library, 9th March 2010

A lecture entitled "The Knights of Glin - Seven Centuries of Change" will be presented by Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, Member, in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 9th March at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - Tralee Library, 25th February 2010

A lecture entitled "The Similarities and Differences between the Prehistoric Archaeology of South Kerry and West Cork" will be presented by Connie Murphy, M.A., Archaeologist in Tralee Library, on Thursday 25th February at 7.30pm.

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Lecture - Killarney Library, 9th February 2010

A lecture entitled "Bronze Age Warfare in S.W. Ireland" will be presented by Dr. William O'Brien, U.C.C., in Killarney Library, Tuesday 9th February at 7.30pm

Lecture open to the general public and all are welcome.

Kerry Magazine 2010 published - 30th November 2009

The 2010 edition of the Kerry Magazine has now been published and will be launched in Kenmare Library on Monday night next at 7PM. Society members and members of the general public are invited to attend.

The magazine will be circulated to all members in early December 2009.

Non members may purchase the magazine at a cost of €6(excluding postage). For more details please see the publications section of our website or email magazine@kerryhistory.ie

Annual Lunch Fels Point - Sunday 29th November

The Society Annual Lunch will take place on Sunday 29th November at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee, 1pm. Cost €35.00.

Please book directly with the hotel in advance by 26th November - Phone 066/7119986.

Website Launch, ITT Tralee, Friday 27th November 2009

The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society will officially launch its new website on Friday 27th November at 7pm in the Solas Building, North Campus, Institute of Technology in Tralee.

Kerry Museum Public Lecture Series

Lectures  take place as follows:

Thur 1st October 2009

"Plunder or Funerary Offerings: The Viking Artefacts from Cloghermore Cave"
Dr Michael Connolly, County Archaeologist

Wed 28th October 2009

"Recent Medieval Finds from Tralee and Dingle"
Mr Lar Dunne, Laurence Dunne Archaeology

Wed 25th November 2009

"Irish Sheila-na-gigs: the Kerry connection"
Mr Eamonn Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland

Wed 16th December 2009

"The Aghadoe and Inishfallen croziers: two church treasures from Kerry"
Dr Griffin Murray, Kerry County Museum

Wed 27th January 2010

"Viking finds from County Kerry"
Mr John Sheehan: Department of Archaeology, University College Cork

Wed 24th February 2010

"The siting, context and function of ogham stones in Kerry"
Mr Fionnbarr Moore, Department of the Environment

Mon 15th March 2010

The Lislaughtin Cross "a medieval masterpiece in context"
Mr Raghnall A? Floinn : Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland

All lectures are free to members of the public and commence at 8.00pm sharp

Lecture - Tralee Library, 10th November

"Being and Having in Kerry by George Rice, Historian.
Tralee Library, 8.00pm.

KAHS Next Outing - Sunday 14th September

The next KAHS outing entitled "In the footsteps of Mochuda" will take place on Sunday 14th September.
Meet in Griffins Pub car park, Castlemaine at 2.30pm.

New Book on the Iveragh Peninsula Launched

01/09/2009

A new book of interdisciplinary essays on the Iveragh Peninsula has been published

'The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas Of The Ring of Kerry', edited by John Crowley & John Sheehan, was formally launched by John A. Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History, UCC and John O'Donoghue TD, An Ceann Comhairle, at Tech Amergin, Waterville on 17th July.

The publication is now available for purchase in all good book shops.

Tara to be designated a 'Landscape Conservation Area'

30/08/2009

MAJOR developments including shopping centres and retail parks will not be allowed to be built off the controversial M3 motorway near the Hill of Tara reported the Irish Independent on the 18th of July.

The Tara Skryne Valley, one of the most archaeologically rich areas in the country, will be officially designated as a Landscape Conservation Area, which will ban major developments and ensure the landscape is left intact, Environment Minister John Gormley announced yesterday.

And he said he was fully committed to nominating the Hill of Tara as a UNESCO World Heritage site when Ireland draws up its shortlist of sites at the end of the year.