Mick O’Connell – Kerry’s Gaelic Football Sorcerer

Mick O’Connell – Kerry’s Gaelic Football Sorcerer

Position: Midfield Place of birth: Valentia Island , Co. Kerry Date of birth: 4 January 1937 Year of interview: 2010   CLUBS Young Islanders Waterville Kerry (1956-1973)   TITLES All-Ireland: 4 National League: 6 Munster Titles: 12   AWARDS All Star...
County Kerry – Choose a Topic

County Kerry – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Kerry’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Kerry people)   Mary Stack, Listowel – Vanishing Ireland Podcast Willie Joe Cronin (farmer, born 1956), Ballinskelligs Joan...
The MacCarthys of Munster

The MacCarthys of Munster

An account of the origins of the McCarthy family, and various branches thereof, plus the miscellaneous and colourful MacCarthy exiles living in France during the 18th century, with reference to the branches at Carrignavar, Gortroe and Spring House. Become a member of...
John Murphy (1925-2015) – Farmer & Gardener – Waterville, Co. Kerry

John Murphy (1925-2015) – Farmer & Gardener – Waterville, Co. Kerry

John has no interest in parliamentary affairs. “Feck politics, amen”, he suggests. His particular gripe is against the ‘rules and all kinds of feckology that came in when he and his wife tried to set up a small caravan park in the 1980s. One can see why he got on with...
Kilkea Castle – (2) De Ridelesford & the First Castle (1169-1304)

Kilkea Castle – (2) De Ridelesford & the First Castle (1169-1304)

Following the Cambro-Norman conquest of Leinster in the late 12th century, the lands around Kilkea and Castledermot in County Kildare were granted to Walter de Ridelesford, a man with strong links to the Knights Templar. The original stone castle – once among the most...