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Many of the local histories listed are out of print and hard to come by. Bookstores like "Kenny's" mentioned below may be able to help in locating these rare books. Some can be found at the Kerry County Library in Tralee, and the National Library in Dublin of course. Others with hyperlinks can be purchased online. If you know of any books to add, or bookstores that help with rare Irish books please let me know! Suggestion: Use your "Find" feature from the edit menu of your broswer to search pariticular locations, authors etc.

Waterlily's recommendations for your Kerry research:

"Guide to Tracing your Kerry Ancestors " by Michael O'Connor Dublin, Flyleaf Press, 2001

"Families of County Kerry, Ireland" by by Michael C. O'Laughlin March 2000

"Discovering Kerry : Its History, Heritage and Topography" by T.J. Barrington March 2000

"Kerry: A Natural History" by Terry Carruthers, Cork Ireland, The Collins Press 1999

"Houses of Kerry" by Valerie Bary Ballinakella Press Co Clare 1994

Note: Most of the Hyperlinked books go to where you can read more about them and purchase them online too. I have found in many cases Amazon's prices were cheaper than genealogy/Irish bookstores. (I'm in the U.S.) If you purchase a book thru Amazon from one of my links they give me a wee bit :)

Local Histories:

"Abbeydorney:our own place" 1989

"The Story of Aghavallin Churchyard" by Padraig O Concubhair. Local Millennium Committee, Ballylongford, 2000

"Remembering Ahanagran : A History of Stories" by Richard White September 1999 Hill & Wang Pub; ISBN: 0809080729, story of mother's memory, born in Listowel area of Kerry, emigrated US.

"Ardfert in Times Past" by Tommy O'Connor 1990, Ardfert 1990 new release 1999

"Adrfert and Aghadoe clergy and parishes" by J. B. Leslie, Dublin 1940

"Historical Guide to Ardfert" by J. Kavanagh published prior to 1986

"Summer Sands of Youth: Memories of Ballinskelligs" by M. Mulcahy, Killarney Advertiser, Killarney, 1981.

"Skellig: Island outpost of Europe" by D. Lavelle, Dublin 1976

"Skelligside" by Michael Kirby, ISBN: 0946640521, Lilliput Press Limited, January 1997 - (Ballinskelligs/Waterville)

"The Story of Ballyheighue" by Bryan MacMahon Pub: Oidhreacht, Baile Ui Thaidhg, Co. Chiarrai May 1994, Printed:Enprint, Earls Court Industrial Estate, Beaumont Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14

"The History of the O'Rahilly's Ballylongford G.A.A. Club" P. Kennelly C.N.B. Press, Cork 1986

"The History of Ballymacelligott and its People" IGSI Bookstore

"Beara, A Journey Through History"

"The Grand Tour of Beara" by P.Durell, C. Kelly Cailleach Books; July 23, 2000 ISBN: 0953782301

"Blennerville, Gateway to Tralee's Past" by Liam Kelly et al. Tralee 1989

"Guide to Blennerville and the Dingle Peninsula" by Blennerhassett, Frank and Hollwey, Sara Published in August 1991 by Butler Sims

"Meini: The Blasket Nurse" by Leslie Matson October 1998 Irish Amer Book Co ISBN: 1856351335

"Letters from the Great Blasket" by E. Shuilleabhain Irish Amer Book Co; October 1998 ISBN: 0853428484

"The Blasket Islands: Next Parish America" by Stagles Irish Amer Book Co; May 1998 ISBN: 0862780713  

"The Blasket that was: the story of a deserted village" by George Thomson Publication:Maigh Nuad [Maynooth, Ireland]:An Sagart, 1982

"Island home: the Blasket heritage" by George Thomson An amended and enlarged edition of "The Blasket that was," published in Maigh Nuad (Maynooth), 1982.Publication: Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland : Brandon Book Publishers Ltd., 1987. Wolfboro, N. H. : Brandon Book Publishers Ltd. ISBN/ISSN: 0863221017

"Blasket memories" by Padraig Tyers, Irish Amer Book Co;1999 ISBN: 1856352307 in paperback

"The Blaskets - People and Literature" by Muiris Mac Conhail 1995, ISBN 0-946172-44-7 (pbk)

"The blaskets : a Kerry Island library" by Muiris Mac Conghail Country House; ASIN: 0946172129

"Twenty Years A-Growing" by Maurice O'Sullivan 1998 (Blaskets) J S Sanders & Co; ISBN: 1879941392

"Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island "An Old Woman's Reflections 1974

"The Islandman" by Tomas Crohan 1978 (Blaskets)

"A Day in Our Life" Written by Sean o`Crohan, son of Tomas, the `Islandman`, this book is by way of an epilogue to the story of the Irish-speaking Blasket. 2000

"Island Cross-Talk" by Thomas O'Crohan (Blaskets)

"A Pity Youth does not last" by Michael O'Cuiheen (Blaskets)

"Hungry for Home - Leaving the Blaskets - A Journey From the Edge of Ireland" by Cole Moreton, 2000, Viking Press ISBN 0-670-88012-4

"Western Island" by Robin Flower 1978 (Blaskets)

"The Story of Brosna" by Fr. Michael G. Murphy 1930, 1977 Brosna Local History Committee

"Echoes of Caher" by Kevin Murphy (Cahersiveen) I993

"I heard the wild birds sing, a Kerry childhood" by Patrick O'Sullivan ISBN 0 947962 55 7. Has 191 pages about life in Callinafercy which is between Killorglin and Milltown ( not the Milltown beside Dingle)

"Castleisland: Church and People" by Kieran O'Shea. 1981

"The Story of Castle Magne" (Castlemaine) by Rev. James Carmody I9O8. Nell Kelliher P.R.O. Castlemaine Community Council, Castlemaine, Co, Kerry, Ireland. 1999 reprint £5 plus postage

"Causeway, location, lore and legend" by J. Allman, Naas 1983

"Corca Dhuibhne, its People and their Buildings" by D. O'Conchuir (about Corkaguiny Barony) Ballyferriter, 1977 (Dingle Peninsula)

"Language maintenance: Irish in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht, 1926-1986" by Pádraig Ó Riagáin Institiâuid Teangeolaâiochta âEireann; ASIN: 0946452792 (Dingle Peninsula)

"Flóra Chorca Dhuibhne : aspects of the flora of Corca Dhuibhne" by Máirín Uí Chonchubhair, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne; ASIN: 0906096073 (Dingle Peninsula)

"History of the Natural, Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical State of County of Kerry - Corkaguiny" by  Patrick Foley  1907 (Dingle Peninsula)

"Romantic hidden Kerry; a description of Corkaguiny" by Thomas F. O'Sullivan, Tralee, The Kerryman 1931(Dingle Peninsula)

"A brief account of the rise and progress of the change in religious opinion now taking place in Dingle and the west of the County of Kerry, Ireland " by Mrs. D. P. Thompson. London [England] : Seeley, 1847.

"Dingle" by Jack McKenna 1st printing 1985, 2nd printing 1993

"Dingle Down the Years : a collection of old photographs" by Tom Fox  Brandon, Dublin 1992 ASIN: 0863221556

"Dingle Down the Years : a second collection of old photographs" by Tom Fox : Holy Stone, 1996 ASIN: 0952827808

"Ancient Town of High Renown: rhymes and poems from Dingle town and peninsula" by Tom Fox   Holy Stone, 1997.

"Dingle Peninsula: History Folklore & Archaeology" by Steve MacDonogh 1993 Irish Books & Media; ASIN: 0863221599

"Archaeological survey of the Dingle Peninsula" by Judith Cuppage Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne; ASIN: 0906096065

"The Dingle Peninsula 30 Walks & Scrambles" by Barry Keane 1997 Collins Pr; ISBN: 1898256284

"The Dingle Train in the life and lore of Corkaguiny" by W. McGrath, D. Rowlands 1978

"Green and Gold: The Wrenboys of Dingle" by Steve MacDonogh 1984

"Peninsula : poems of the Dingle Peninsula" by Desmond Egan ; with photographs by Liam Lyons.  Newbridge Co., Kildare, Ireland : Kavanagh Press, 1992.

"A Visitor's Guide to the Dingle Peninsula" by Steve MacDonogh  1985 Brandon Books; ASIN: 0863220762

"Geological guide to the Dingle Peninsula" by Ralph R. Horne, Department of Industry and Commerce;ASIN: 0905910001

"Ogham Stones of the Dingle Peninsula" by Isabel Bennett Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne; ASIN: 0906096081  

"Duagh - Its Story by Paddy Lysaght" Bernie Keane, Secretary  - The Duagh Historical and Heritage Society, Duagh, Co. Kerry

"Sea Heritage of Dingle" by Long, Padraig

"Barony of Dunkerron North, Co. Kerry" by B. O'Ciobhain, Dublin 1978

"In Iveragh and the Dunkerrons in The Ten Islands and Ireland" by J. MacKay, 1919

"A Popular History of East Kerry" by T. M. Donovan Dublin : Talbot, 1931

"The River Feale" by Paddy Lysaght, Limerick 1987

"Excavations at Ferriter's Cove, 1983-95 : last foragers, first farmers in the Dingle Peninsula" by P. C. Woodman Bray, Ireland : Wordwell, 1999. ISBN 186985733X

"A Span Across Time: Finuge. A Folk History" by the Finuge Heritage Society and ANCO 1986

"Glanarought and the Petty Fitzmaurices" by H. Lansdowne 1937

"Iveragh Peninsula, An Archaeological Survey of South Kerry" by John Sheehan, ISBN: 0902561847, International Specialized Book Services, April 1996

"Killarney Sketches" by Rev John F. FitzErin 1862

"Echo After Echo. Killarney & Its History" by Donal Horgan, Blackface Publications; ASIN: 095133820X

"The Mountains of Killarney" by J. C. Coleman 1948 

"Muckross Folk Museum, Killarney" by F. Lewis, Killarney, 1975

"History of Killorglin" by Kieran Foley, Killorglin History & Folklore Society, (January 1988) ISBN: 095139360X

"The Kenmare Manuscripts" by Edward McLysaght 1942, Irish Manuscripts Commission, Dublin, 1947. Irish University Press for the Irish Manuscripts Commission ASIN: 0716509903

"Kenmare and Its Storied Glen" by Sr Philomena McCarthy

"Kilgarvan, in the Beautiful Valley of the Roughty"

"Knockanes national school : 1887-1987"

"The Boro and the Cross" parish hisotry Knockanure/Moyvane  2000 Edited by Aine Cronin and John Looney, with Gabriel Fitzmaurice as advisory editor launched by Bishop of Kerry, Dr. Bill Murphy

"Arise Knocknagoshel:story of parish and vicinity with variety galore" by Micheal O Murchu

"Knocknagoshel Then and Now, Parish Annual " by Luke Keane, Kerry Co Library 1985

"Knocknagoshel Parish" by Father Keiran O'Shea

"Gander at the Gate" by Rory O'Connor  ISBN is 1 901866 53 X published by Lilliput Press  (1930's Knocknagoshel memoir)

"Listowel and Vicinity" by Father Anthony  J. Gaughan, 1973, 2ns ed Mercier Press, Cork 1974

"Milltown...Memories of other days" by Denis Sugrue 68 page book, including local adverts, published in the early 1980's. Many old photos, legends,and anecdotes from the area.

"In the Shadow of the Paps" by Dan Cronin . Research on the history and culture of Sliabh Luachra and its people and reminiscences from Dan's own life in Rathmore. 2001

"Stone Mad for Music - The Sliabh Luachra Story" by Donal Hickey ISBN 1 86023 097 0, 1999

"The massacre at Smerwick (1580)" by Alfred O'Rahilly Cork U.P., 1938

"Sneem, The Knot in the Ring" by T. E. Stoakley, Leinster Leader, Naas, Kildare, 1986, Sneem Tourism Association; ; 2nd and enl. ed. edition ASIN: 0951163000

"Tarbert on the Shannon" by D & J Holly, Donegal Democrat, Ballyshannon, Donegal May 1981.D&J Hollys' address in UK 65 Humber Ave So Okendon Essex, UK a local contact Mrs P Healy Tarmon's Cross Moyvane Listowel, Co Kerry Ireland.

"Tralee, a short history and guide to Tralee and environs" by R. McMoran 1980

"Tralee" Images of Ireland series compiled by Michael Diggin. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 1998. ISBN 0717127702

"Tralee poor law union during the famine" by Shirley Healy. 1998. Univ of Cork Thesis

"Valentia: portrait of an island" by D.C. Pochin Mould , Dublin 1978 Blackwater Press;ASIN: 0905471067

"Valentia. A Different Irish Island" by Nellie O'Cleirigh Portobello Press; ASIN: 0951924907

"Emergency-Kerry Coast: The Story of Valentia and Its Lifeboat" by Richard J. Robinson, Co. Clare 1990


County Kerry History, Natural History, Archeology, Folklore, Travel Narratives:

"Daniel O'Connell, the British Press, and the Irish Famine: Killing Remarks" (Nineteenth Century,Aldershot, England).by Leslie Williams, W. H. A. Williams, Jeff H. a. Astley Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company; (January 2003) ISBN: 0754605531

"Account of the ancient stone amphitheatre lately discovered in the county of Kerry : with fragments of Irish history relating thereto." by Charles, Vallancey 1721-1812. Dublin : Graisberry and Campbell, 1812.

"The Ancient & the Present State of the County of Kerry, Being a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical, and topographical descriptions thereof ... Undertaken with the approbation of the Physico-historical society" by Charles Smith, Dublin 1756, reprinted in OCM vol. 10.

"The Antiquities of the County of Kerry" by John O' Donovan, 500 copies reproduced in Cork 1983. Royal Carbery Books Ltd, ISBN 0946649 01 9.

"The Book of Kerry: Towns and Villages of the Kingdom" by Arthur Flynn   1997

"A handbook of Irish dances: with and essay on their origins and history" by James George O'Keeffe Dublin, 1944. Kerry - p 95-96 Gill and Macmillan; ; 7th ed. edition ASIN: 0717100774  

"Irish historical allusions, curious customs and superstitions, County of Kerry, Corkaguiny" by Patrick Foley Oakland, Cal. 1916.

"A country diary : the year in Kerry " by Patrick O'Sullivan ; illus Terry Myler. Dublin, Anvil books, 1994. ISBN: 094796276X

"County Kerry, Past and Present" by Jeremiah King, Hodges, Figgis Co Dublin 1931, reprint  Mercier Press 1986

"Description of Kerry" by B. O'Connor, 1751

"The Diocese of Kerry (formerly Ardfert) " by Rev. Donal A. Reedy (Reidy) - Killarney 1937
"Discovering Kerry, Its History, Heritage & Topography" by T J Barrington 1986, 1999

"Fairy Tales from West Kerry " by Jeremiah Curtin published in the Sunday supplement of a New York newspaper June 18, 1893.

"The Families of County Kerry Ireland" by Michael C. O'Laughlin  2000

"The famine in Kerry" edited by Michael Costello.Tralee: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society with assistance from Kerry County Council, 1997.

"Kerry's Fighting Story of 1916-21 / told by the men who made it" printed by The Kerryman Ltd, Tralee, reprinted OCM vol 7

"Kerry Landing, August 1992: An Episode of the Civil War" by Niall C. Harrington, ISBN: 0947962700, Anvil Books Limited, January 1992

"Kerry" The little guides series by C. P. Crane. London : Methuen, 1914 First published March 1907; Second edition 1914. Map on front end-paper.

"A Fortnight in Kerry" by James A. Froude yr?  

"History of Kerry" by Jerimiah. S. King vol 1-6 Printed serially in the Kerry People, 1909, 1910, 1912-14, 2nd edition c 1912, 3rd edition 1931, repub 1986, Mercier Press, ISBN 0-85342-798-4

"The History Of The Kingdom Of Kerry" by Mary .F. Cusack London 1871, 1995

"The land war in Kerry 1879-87" by John Anthony Kearney 1978

"In Kerry Long Ago" by John  O'Donoghue, London, B. T. Batsford, 1960 (continues a biography begun in: "In A Quiet Land")

"In the Kingdom of Kerry" by Richard Hayward, Dundalk 1950, Dundalgan Press, 1946.

"Kingdom of Kerry" by Maurice Ryle, 2nd ed, 1903

"The scenery and character of Kerry" by Sean Feehan Cork 1975

"Legends of Kerry" by T. Crofton Croker and Sigerson Clifford 1972, 1978 Geraldine Press, Kerryman Ltd. Tralee, Ireland.

"Letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Kerry, collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1841" Reproduced under the direction of Rev. Michael O'Flanagan. Bray, 1927. J.S. Billings Mem. Coll.

"Kerry Pastoral, 1719" by M. O'Connor, re-printed in early English Poetry, ballads of Popular Literature of the Middle Ages, Percy Society, vol. bii, 1842

"The 'men of the South' in the War of Independence" by Donnie Murphy.Newmarket, Co. Cork : Inch Publications, c1991.

"North Kerry archaeological survey" by Caroline Toal. Dingle, Co. Kerry : Brandon in association with FAS Training and Employment Authority, Tralee, Co. Kerry, 1995.

"The piseog in Kerry" by Mary C. Finn 1994 (superstitions)

"County Kerry Agricultural Resource Survey " Published in 1972 by Kerry Cttee. of Agriculture

"Kerry: A Natural History" by Terry Carruthers, Cork Ireland, The Collins Press 1999

"Excavations at Ferriter's Cove, 1983-95 : last foragers, first farmers in the Dingle Peninsula" by P. C. Woodman  Bray, Ireland : Wordwell, 1999. ISBN 186985733X

"Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican" J.P. Gallagher, Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican New York: Coward-McCann), 1968, p.63. ISBN 000621892X

"Sketches in Ireland, descriptive of interesting portions of the counties of Donegal, Cork, and Kerry"  by C. Otway, the author of "A tour in Connaught." Dublin, W. Curry, jun, and company, 1839

"The story of Kerry" by Padraig Pleimionn Dublin : Browne and Nolan, 1935

"Tans, Terror and Troubles: Kerry's Real Fighting Story, 1913-1923" by T. Ryle Dwyer Mercier Pr Ltd; 2001 ISBN: 1856353532

"Tragedies of Kerry 1922-1923" by Dorothy MacArdle Dublin Irish Freedom Press, 1988 14th ed

"Houses of Kerry" by Valerie Bary Ballinakella Press Co Clare 1994

"A Popular History of East Kerry" by T.M. Donovan Dublin 1931 (IGSI Library has)

"Exploring the Rich Heritage of the North Kerry Landscape" by B. Tarant and G. O'Connell, Listowel, 1990

"North Co. Kerry: Territorial Organisation and Settlement before c.1600 AD" unpublished  PhD thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin 1979

"North Kerry Football Board: The Clubs of North Kerry 1924-1984" P. Conchubhair, & T. MacGearailt, Fitzsimons Printers, Shanagolden, Co. Kerry 1981.

"Kerry and Wicklow" by John M. Synge. Boston, Bruce Humphries Publishers

"In Wicklow, West Kerry & Connemara" by J. M. Synge, Dublin, 1911.Reprinted 1919, 1980

"1846 Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland " lists nobility, clergy, traders, etc. in Castleisland, Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney, Listowel, Milltown, Tarbert, and Tralee. Holdings of the Kerry Arch. Historical Society

"Discovering the Neolithic in County Kerry: a passage tomb at Ballycarty " by Michael Connelly, Bray, Co. Wicklow : Wordwell, 1999

"Stone Cirles of Cork and Kerry: An Astronomical Guide" by Jack Roberts 1997

"In the Name of the Game" by J.J. Barrett , 1997 This story of how six kerry footballers epitomised the spirit of Gaelic games throughout the country in the difficult `20s and `30s makes gripping reading from both the sporting and historical viewpoint.Dub Press; ISBN: 0952792354


Kerry Travel Guides, Kerry Walks:

"Cadogan Guide: Southwest Ireland: Cork, Kerry and Limerick" ISBN: 0947754962

"Direct from Southwest Ireland: Kerry and West Cork" by Patricia M. Levy, ISBN: 0844297119, NTC Publishing Group, March 1996

"Kerry Walks" by Kevin Corcoran, ISBN: 0862782937, Irish American Book Company, March 1998

"Killarney National Park: A Place to Treasure" by Bill Quirke (Editor) Collins Pr; 2002 ISBN: 1898256691

"The Dingle Peninsula: 30 Walks and Scrambles" by Barry Keane, ISBN: 1898256284, Dufour Editions Incorporated, July 1997

"Dingle and district walking map" by Laurence Jones Dingle : Léarscáileanna, 1998. ISBN 0953271617 "Roads, tracks and paths of Dingle and surrounding areas showing places of interest" - cover.

"The Dingle Peninsula : 16 walks through its heritage" by Maurice Sheehy Dingle 1991

"Hill Walkers Kerry" by David Herman, 1997

"Irish Jaunt: Walking Tour from Dublin to Kerry" by Roger Jones 1989

"Irish Coast to Coast Walk" by Paddy Dillon Cicerone Press; 2001  ISBN: 1852842113

"Around Ireland in low gear" by Eric Newby 1987. A British travel writer describes a winter cycling tour in 1985. Chapter 11 finds him in Kerry in January, cycling near Dunquin in a snowstorm.

"Footloose in the West of Ireland" by Mike Harding (1996) Hardcover  ISBN 0 7181 33 595;Audio Cassette :Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (October 1997) eight cassettes. A detailed map enclosed

ISBN: 0754000370


Kerry Genealogy, Family History:

"Guide to Tracing your Kerry Ancestors " by Michael H. O'Connor 2001 Flyleaf Press

"Selections from Old Kerry Records" by Mary Agnes Hickson, Watson & Hazel London 1872-74

"Place and Surnames in Kerry" by Mary Hickson, Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland Journal, vol xxi and xxiv.

A Handbook of Co. Kerry Family History 1878" by Sir Henry L.L. Denny, published by the Archaeological Group of "The County Kerry Society" 1923

"Exploring Family Origins in Killarney" by Noel Farrell, Park Rd, Longford, IRL; tel 043 47269

"Lord Castlerosse, his life and times" by George Malcolm Thomson, Weidenfeld and Nicolson; ASIN: 0297766244
"The Social State of the Southern and Eastern Counties of Ireland in the Sixteenth Century" by H. J. Hore 1870

"History of Terenure" by Brian MacGiolla Phadraig Dublin 1954

"The McGillycuddy Papers" by W. Maziere- Brady London : Longmans, Green, 1867

"Glanarought and the Petty Fitzmaurices" by H. Lansdowne 1937

"The Lansdowne Estate in Kerry Under W. S. Trench 1849-72" Gerard J. Lyne, 2001 tenants names listed. ISBN 0 906602 81 5

Unpublished Manuscripts by MacSwiney - Royal Irish Academy. Historical notes and will abstracts mainly from Cos. Cork and Kerry

"Genealogies of North Cork and East Kerry" by J. Windele. Information on Cork and Kerry familes. Including Coppinger, Cotter, Crosbie, O'Donovan, O'Keeffe, McCarthy, Sarsfield and others. National Library Dublin, reprinted in OCM vol. 7

"Biographical notices primarily relating to counties Cork and Kerry" collected from newspapers, 1756-1827, with a few references, 1749-1755. Dublin, R. Ffolliott, 1969

"Kerry Genealogies " by Rev. Arthur Blennerhassett Rowan, 1846, [NLI] microfilm POS 2786

"Thomas Ashe 1885-1917" by Thomas Gghas

"The Story of Thomas Ashe: Collected Works by Sean O'Casey" Classic Books; 2000 ISBN: 0742632105

"The Lament for Thomas Ashe: Collected Works by Sean O'Casey" Classic Books; 2000 ISBN: 0742632091

"Three Kerry Families:(Mahoney, Conway, Spotwood)" by S.T. McCarthy, 1923

"Maccarthys of Munster, the History of a Great Irish Sept: A Facsimile Edition with an Extended Commentary Thereon by the MacCarthy MOR" by Samuel T. McCarthy ISBN: 0965422011, Gryfons Publishers & Distributors, June 1997

The "Nash Newspaper Cuttings Collection for Co.Kerry", LDS microfilm 0477616

"Charles Graham : The Apostle of Kerry" by W.G. Campbell (Methodist minister)


About Kerry, Growing up in Kerry:

"Idir dha Shaol" [Between Two Worlds] Padraig o Murchu -published in 1990 About west Kerry and the orient, stories, customs and personal experiences

"Maid of Killarney" by Ana Seymour Jove Pubns;December 2002 ISBN: 0515134155 romantic fiction set in 1576 Killarney

"Kerry on My Mind: Of Poets, Pedagogues, and Place" by Gabriel Fitzmaurice ISBN: 1897648545, Salmon, December 1999, Essays on Kerry

"A Country Diary: The Year in Kerry" by Patrick V. O'Sullivan, ISBN: 094796276X, Irish Books & Media, Incorporated, January 1994

"The Wild Rover: The Autobiography of Tomas O Cinneide" by Tomas O. Cinneide, Padraig Tyers (Translator), ISBN: 1856351823, Mercier Press, June 1997- growing up in Kerry

"Destiny of Dreams" by Michael Bowler, ISBN: 1853710652, January 1990 - growing up in Kerry

"A Day in Our Life" by Sean O'Crohan, Tim Enright (Translator), ISBN: 0192126032, Oxford University Press Incorporated, May 1992- growing up in Kerry

"I Heard the Wild Birds Sing: A Kerry Childhood" by Patrick V. O'Sullivan, ISBN: 0947962557, Anvil Books Limited, January 1991

"Remembering Ahanagran : A History of Stories" by Richard White September 1999 Hill & Wang Pub; ISBN: 0809080729, story of mother's memory, born in Listowel area of Kerry, emigrated US.

"Help, I'm an Irish Innkeeper " by Maureen Erde, who returned to North Kerry from the U.S, 28 years after her first visit at age 8,and stayed. Setting is Churchill, or Kilfenora. (1990's) ISBN..1 85371 756 8

"When youth was mine: a memoir of Kerry, 1902-1925" by Jeremiah Murphy Dublin, Ireland Mentor Press, 1998. ISBN 0947548882

"Kerry slides" by Paul Muldoon (pictures and poems) ; with photographs by Bill Doyle. Loughcrew, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland : Gallery Press, 1996. ISBN 185235190X

"Kerry Dance" Louise Brindley, Large Print Edition,1997 New American Library; ; Reissue edition 1984 ASIN: 0451129245

"Kerry in Pictures" by Michael Diggin Collins Pr; 2001 ISBN: 1898256977

ISBN: 1898256977

"John O`Leary of Sliabh Luachra-Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry" Terry Moylan (editor) Well-researched and beautifully produced. 1995

"Mighty Healy-Rae- a biography" by Donal Hickey  1997 Dublin : Marino ; Niwot, Colo. : Irish American Book Co., (present day Kerry politician)

"Moloney Up And At It" by Brendan Kennelly, 1984 Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853427216

"The orgy"  by Coward-McCann 1965 New York, (novel about Co Kerry)

"Catholics" by Brian Moore The story of a group of monks living on a rmote island off the Kerry coast, which explores the boundaries between duty and faith, obedience and dissent. 1996

"Voices of Kerry : conversations with men and women of Kerry" by Jimmy Woulfe Tallaght, Dublin : Blackwater Press, c1994.

"For the Love of Kerry " is a 96 page book of photos of people and places,and published by Kerry Arts of Maine Street, Tralee ISBN.0 9528087 22

"Impressions of Kerry " by Blake, Liam Published in March 1987 by Appletree Press, Irish Books & Media; 1986 ISBN: 0862811821


By or about Kerry People and their work:

"The Poacher's Apprentice" by Tommy Frank O'Connor, ISBN: 1860230504, Irish American Book Company, June 1997, fiction by a Kerry author

"The Red-Haired Woman: And Other Stories" Sigerson Clifford, ISBN: 085428824, Irish American Book Company, March 1998

"George Fitzmaurice" by Arthur E. McGuinness, ISBN: 0838778704, Bucknell University Press, January 1975, biography

"Kerry Playwright: Sense of Place in the Plays of John B. Keane" by Marie Hubert Kealy, ISBN: 0945636547, Susquehanna University Press, January 1993

"Stones in His Pockets" by M. Jones, M. Gussow about Kerrymen who are hired as extras on a big-shot Hollywood filmset. Applause Theatre Book Pub; 2001 ISBN: 1557834725

"Stories from A Kerry Fireside" by John B Keane, Irish Amer Book Co 1993 ASIN: 185635041X

"The Man of Triple Name" by John B Keane  Brandon Books; 1984 ASIN: 0863220614

"Moll" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1991 ASIN: 0853429936

"The Chastitute" by John B. Keane Irish Books & Media; 1981 ASIN: 0853426430

"Moll: The Chastitute; Many Young Men of Twenty: A Bar-Room Sketch" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ISBN: 1856352641

"Inlaws and outlaws and other stories " by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 1856351238

"Death be not proud and other stories" by John B. Keane Mercier Press;ASIN: 0853424705

"Innocent Bystanders and Other Stories" by John B. Keane 1994 Irish Amer Book Co; ISBN: 1856350843  

"The Good Thing" by John B. Keane 1984 Proscenium Press; ISBN: 0912262451

"A Warm Bed on a Cold Night, and Other Stories" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; 1997 ISBN: 185635184X

"Love Bites and Other Stories" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1991 ASIN: 0853429685

"The Highest House on the Mountain" by John B. Keane  Irish Amer Book Co; 1998 ISBN: 1898175012  

"The Rain at the End of the Summer" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1998 ISBN: 1898175039

"Irish Short Stories" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1976 ASIN: 0853428190

"More Irish Short Stories" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1991 ASIN: 0853428182

"Irish Stories" by John B. Keane Roberts Rinehart Pub; 1998 ASIN: 1570980705

"More Irish Stories for Christmas" by John B. Keane Roberts Rinehart Pub; 1996 ASIN: 1570980691

"A Christmas Surprise" by John B. Keane, 1999 Dufour Editions; ISBN: 1856352870

"A Voice of an Angel:and other Christmas Stories" by John B Keane, 1995 Mercier Press; ISBN: 1856351300

"An Irish Christmas Feast: The Best of John B. Keane" by John B. Keane Carroll & Graf; 2002 ISBN: 0786710543

"An Irish Christmas" by John B Keane Carroll & Graf; 2000 ISBN: 0786708158

"The Short Stories of John B. Keane" by John B. Keane Mercier Pr Ltd; 2001  ISBN: 1856353443

"A Christmas Omnibus: The Best of John B. Keane" by John B. Keane 2001 Mercier Press; ISBN: 1856353699

"The Bodhran Makers " by John B. Keane 1996 National Book Network; 1996 ISBN: 156833186X

"The Best of John B. Keane" by John B. Keane Mercier Pr Ltd; 2001 ISBN: 185635265X

"Under the Sycamore Tree, and Other Tales" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; 1997  ISBN: 185635170X

"Owl Sandwiches" by John B. Keane Brandon Books; 1985 ISBN: 0863220754

"The Contractors" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1999 ISBN: 1856350584

"Gentle Art of Matchmaking" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1988 ASIN: 0853428549

"Letters of a Matchmaker" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1990 ASIN: 0853429227

"Letters of an Irish Parish Priest" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1992  ASIN: 0853429243

"Letters to the Brain" by John B. Keane Brandon/Mount Eagle; 1993 ISBN: 0863221572

"Letters of a Country Postman" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1994 ASIN: 1856350509

"Letters of a Sucessful T.D." by John B Keane Dufour Editions; 1990 ISBN: 0853428247

"Letters of an Irish minister of state" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853425620

"Letters of a civic guard" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853424632

"Letters of an Irish publican" by John B. Keane Mercier Press ; U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions; 7th ed. edition ASIN: 085342926X

"Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer and other Irish Stories" by John B Keane, Roberts Rinehart Pub; Reprint edition (November 1997) ASIN: 1570981663

"The Celebrated Letters of John B. Keane" by John B. Keane Mercier Pr Ltd; August 2001 ISBN: 1856351564

"More Celebrated Letters " by John B. Keane Mercier Press; January 2001 ISBN: 1856352978

"Durango" by John B. Keane National Book Network; Reissue edition August 1995 ASIN: 1570980381

"The Ram of God: A Novel" by John B. Keane Roberts Rinehart Pub; 1996 ASIN: 1570980683

"The Year of the Hiker" by John B. Keane, Ben Barnes (Editor) Irish Amer Book Co; ; Revised edition 1991ASIN: 0853429650

"The Field" by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co;; Reprint edition 1992 ASIN: 0853429766

"The Field and Other Irish Plays" by John B Keane, Roberts Rinehart Pub; 1994 ASIN: 187937398X

"John B. Keane: Three Plays: Sive; The Field; Big Maggie" by John B. Keane, Ben Barnes (Editor), Irish Amer Book Co; ; 1990 ASIN: 0853429073

"Sharon's Grave: The Crazy Wall; The Man from Clare: New Revised Texts" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; 1995 ISBN: 1856351009

"The Man from Clare: A Play in Two Acts" by John B. Keane, Ben Barnes (Editor) Irish Amer Book Co; Revised edition (April 1993) ASIN: 1856350290

"The change in Mame Fadden : a play in two acts" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853423326

"Values, three one act plays" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853423695

"The crazy wall : a play in two acts" by John B. Keane  ASIN: 085342389X

"Dan Pheaidi Aindi" [Gaelic Language]  by John B. Keane Irish Amer Book Co; 1998 ISBN: 1856352099

"A high meadow : a novel" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 1856350908

"Three Plays by John B. Keane" by John B. Keane 2001 Garnder's UK; 2001 ISBN: 1856353656

"My Village - My World" by John B. Keane, John M. Feehan, Irish Amer Book Co; 1993 ASIN: 1856350266

"Unusual Irish careers" by John B. Keane Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853426708

"The Little Book of John B. Keane" by John B. Keane 2000 Mercier Press; ISBN: 1856353214

"Democracy and Civil Society" by John B. Keane Verso Books; 1988 ASIN: 0860912019

"Civil Society & the State: New European Perspectives" by John B. Keane (Editor) Verso; 1997 ISBN: 0860919218

"The Apprentice" 1 by Eamon Kelly Marino Books 1995 an imprint of Mercier Press 1, Hume St., Dublin 2. ISBN 1 86023 046 6

"The Journeyman" 2 by Eamon Kelly Published 1998 as above e.mail: ISBN 1 86023 071 7 Published in the US & Canada by the Irish American Book Company, 6309 Monarch Park Place, Niwot, Colorado 80503

"Ireland's Master Storyteller - The collected stores of Eamon Kelly" 3 Published 1998 details as no.2. ISBN 1 86023 080 6

"According to Custom" by Eamon Kelly, Bryan MacMahon Irish Amer Book Co; 1995 ASIN: 1856351122

"In My Father's Time: An Evening of Storytelling" by Eamon Kelly, Irish Amer Book Co; 1998 ASIN: 0853429286

"The Holy Well: An Evening of Storytelling" by Eamon Kelly, et al Irish Amer Book Co; 1998 ISBN: 0853429294

"Bless Me Father: An Evening of Storytelling" by Eamon Kelly, Irish Books & Media; Reprint edition 1993 ISBN: 1856350118

"The rub of a relic" by Eamon Kelly Mercier Press; ASIN: 0853425434

"The enchanted cake" by Eamon Kelly Poolbeg Press; ASIN: 1853712264

"Bridge of Feathers" by Eamon Kelly Dufour Editions; 1990 ASIN: 1853710539

"English That for Me and Your Humble Servant: Two Nights of Storytelling" by Eamon Kelly Irish Amer Book Co; 1991 ASIN: 0853429367

"Jerome Connor : Irish-American sculptor 1874-1943" Giollamuire O Murchu Dublin : National Gallery of Ireland, 1993 ISBN 0903162679

"Quiet Man and Other Stories" by Maurice Walsh 1997 Roberts Rinehart Pub; 1997 ASIN: 1570981396

"The Deposition of Father McGreevy " by Bryan O'Doherty ISBN 1 900850 48 6 Arcadia Books. The disappearance of the inhabitants of a remote mountain village in Kerry

"Bog Warriors" by John Galvin, who is a serving policeman in Dingle (crime thriller set in Ireland)

"The Unsung Hero - Tom Crean Antarctic Survivor" by Michael Smith, Collins Press, West Link Park, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Co. Kerry.


Kerry Journals:

Journal of the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society (Family Histories: Palmer Family of Kenmare, Glanerought an the Petty Fitzmaurices, Hewsons of Finuge, Markham of Nunstown and Callinafercy, Morris of Ballybeggan and Castle Morris, Murphys of Muskerry, Families of Denny of Tralee, Fuller of Cork, Kerry and Halstead, Richard Cantillon de Ballyheigue, Bernards, Blennerhassets, Conways , Eagar, Fitzmaurice of Dough, Leslies of Tarbert, Mahonys, O'Moriarty, Orpen of Killowen, Pierse, Trant, Spotswood)

"The Kerry magazine" Tralee : Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, No. 1 1989 annual

Kenmare Literary and Historical Society Journal

Kerry Archaeological Magazine

Helpful Irish Genealogy Books:

Waterlily's recommendations for your Irish research:

"Clans and Families of Ireland" by John Grenham March 1994

"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" by John Grenahm January 1993

"The Book of Irish Names : First, Family, and Place Names" by Ida Grehan, Ronan Coghlan (Contributor), P. W. Joyce (Contributor) November 1989

"Irish Families : Their Names, Arms, and Origins" by Edward MacLysaght

"Irish Records : Sources for Family and Local History" by James G. Ryan 1997

"Irish Names and Surnames" by Partick Woulfe, ISBN: 0806303816, Genealogy Publishing, June 1993

"A Guide to Irish Parish Registers" by Brian Mitchell, ISBN: 0806312157, Genealogical Publishing Company Incorporated, January 1988

"Irish Pedigrees: The Origin and the Stem of the Irish Nation" by John O'Hart, ISBN: 0806307374, Genealogical Publishing Company Incorporated, January 1999

"Famine Immigrants: List of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York" by Ira A. Glazier, ISBN: 0806310847, Genealogical Publishing Company Incorporated, August 1984, first of a series

"Irish Family Histories" by Ida Grehan, ISBN: 187937370X, Rinehart, 1993

"Search for Missing Friends: 1831-1850: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot" by Ruth-Ann Mellish Harris, ISBN: 0880820225, New Eng Hist Soc, January 1989, first of a series

"Origin and History of Irish Names of Places" by Patrick W. Joyce, ISBN: 0788409727, Heritage Books Incorporated, July 1998

"Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Ile in 1847" by Andre Charbonneau,  ISBN: 0660168774, Canadian Government Publishing, January 1997

"Maps, Genealogies, and Lists: A Companion to Irish History" by T. W. Moody, ISBN: 0198217455, Oxford University Press Incorporated, November 1984

"A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland" by Brian Mitchell, ISBN: 0806311525, Genealogical Publishing Company Incorporated, December 1995

"General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland: 1851" Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. (Editor), ISBN: 0806310529, Clearfield Company, January 1984

"The View From Shanty Pond : An Irish Immigrant's Look at Life in a New England Mill Town 1875-1938  by Joseph Blanchette , November 1, 1999, Shanty Pond Press; ISBN: 0967153751


Please email me if you have any additions!:     

Ordnance Survey 1/50,000 scale Discovery Series Maps

# 63 "Clare/Kerry" (Listowel)
# 64 "Clare/Kerry/Limerick" (Tarbert)
# 70 "Dingle/Kerry"
# 71 "Tralee/Kerry"
# 72 "Kerry/Cork/Limerick"
# 78 "Killarney/Kerry" (Kenmare)
# 79 "Cork/Kerry"
# 83 "Caherciveen/Kerry" (Iveragh)
# 84 "Cork/Kerry" (Beara)
# 85 "Bantry/Cork/Kerry"
These maps will show contemporary townlands,
but not their borders

Get Discovery Maps in the U.S. from the IGSI,
IGSI Map order form.

If you arent in the U.S., try the TIARA website, it has a list of map sources, or try the Irish Interest Bookshops listed below.


Irish Interest Bookstore Internet Sites

Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries, Galway, Ireland

The Genealogy Bookshop - Great list of Irish Genealogy books.

Global Genealogy - Another detailed source list for Irish Genealogy

IGSI Bookstore

Welcome to the Read Ireland bookstore

 Frontier Press Bookstore - Ireland

 Flyleaf Press

Amazon books

Irish Books and Media (Minneapolis)

Eason & Son Ltd - Dublin

Fios Feasa - Learn Munster Gaelic CD - "First Steps in Irish"


 Dingle Bookstore Addresses

Café Liteartha Dykesgate Lane, Dingle, Co. Kerry   066  91 51388

Léith Linn–The Dingle Bookshop Green Street, Dingle Co. Kerry 066 91 52433
(gaelic for..Read with us) proprietor is Joanna Willford.
Ballyferriter, Co Kerry   066  91 56333


Dingle Map

Thanks to "Tourist Directory for the Dingle Peninsula"
Ask for their brochure: Tel 066 56486   Fax 066 56348

"The sun is sinking o'er the westward,
The fleet is leaving Dingle shore,
I watch the men row in their curraghs,
As they mark the fishing grounds near Skellig Mor.
All thro' the night men toil until the daybreak,
While at home their wives and sweethearts kneel and pray,
That God might guard them and protect them,
And bring them safely back to Dingle Bay."

- Irish Ballad

I hope you found this information
helpful to you on your quest
~back to your own ones. 

de nobis fabula narratur
(their story is our story)


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