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Now available! ‘The Big House in Kerry: A Social History’

‘The Big House in Kerry: A Social History’, edited by Jane O’Hea O’Keeffe, draws together the latest research by some of Kerry’s finest historians into a wide-ranging and detailed account of the lives of a selection the county’s gentry families and their contributions to Kerry’s social, political and physical landscapes.


The Burning of Kerry’s Big Houses, 1919-23
Tarbert House | Leslie Family
Kilmorna House, Listowel | O’Mahony and Vicars Families
Crotta House, Kilflynn | Ponsonby Family
Ballyheigue Castle | Crosbie Family
Ardfert Abbey | Crosbie Family
Tralee Castle | Denny Family
Churchill House, Tralee | Denny Family
Oak Park, Collis Sandes House & Oakvilla, Tralee | Bateman & Sandes Families
Kilmurry House, Castleisland | Macintosh and Mahony Families
The Spring Journey: From Lavenham to Kerry
Kilcoleman Abbey, Milltown | Godfrey Family
Callinafercy, Milltown | Leeson Marshall Family
The Reeks, Killarney | MacGillycuddy Family
Beaufort House | Mullins/de Moleyns Family
Muckross House, Killarney | Herbert Family
Flesk Castle, Killarney | Coltsmann/Cronin/MacGillycuddy Families
Killarney House | Browne Family
Derryquin Castle and Askive, Sneem | Bland and Stokes Families
Creators and Custodians of the Kerry Landscape
Belleville House, Portmagee: A Conservation Story | Butler Family

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