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Walter Glynn Doolin, Architect of St. James’ Church Killorglin

Walter Glynn Doolin was born in Dublin circa 1850, the son of William Doolin  and his wife Anne Eliza, née Glynn. He attended school at Tullabeg and Castleknock Colleges, then entered Trinity College, Dublin, where...

Harman Blennerhassett

Harman Blennerhassett Harman Blennerhassett, from a 1796 miniaturepainted in London Born October 8, 1764 Hampshire, England Died February 2, 1831 (aged 66) Nationality Irish Occupation Lawyer Known for Blennerhassett Island Signature Harman Blennerhassett (8 October 1764 – 2 February 1831) was an Anglo-Irish lawyer and politician. He was born in Hampshire, England, to Conway Blennerhassett and his...

The Blennerhassett’s/Mullin’s of Killorglin

Robert Blennerhassett (MP for Tralee)   Robert Blennerhassett (c.1622 - c.1689) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and politician. Blennerhassett was the son of Captain John Blennerhassett and Martha Lynn. He was probably born at the family...

Killorglin during the 1916 Rising.

  Ballykissane Pier - Killorglin Located on Ballykissane Pier is a monument to commemorate the loss of life of three Volunteers. In 1916 their car plunged into the sea while they were on the...

Tom Barry, Irish Republican

    Tom Barry     Born 1 July 1897 Killorglin, County Kerry Died 2 July 1980 (aged 83) Cork Allegiance  United Kingdom Template:Country data Irish Republic Flag.svg  Ireland Service/branch  British Army Template:Country data Irish Republic Flag.svg Irish Republican Army  Irish Defence Forces Rank Commandant General Unit Irish Republican Army Commands held Officer Commanding,...

Castle Conway

Castle Conway is a former castle and stately home that was situated in Killorglin. Today only the ruins of one wall remain. Originally called Killorglin Castle, a defensive structure was first...

St.Lawrence, Saint of Killorglin

Lawrence of Rome     Saint Lawrence Lawrence before Valerianus Martyr Born c. 225 AD Osca, Hispania (now modern-daySpain) Died 258 CE 10 August Rome Honored in Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglican Communion,Lutheranism Canonized Pre-Congregation Majorshrine Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura in Rome Feast August 10 Attributes Usually holding a gridiron and wearing a dalmatic Patronage Rome, Rotterdam, Birgu (Malta),Huesca (Spain), San Lawrenz,Brgy. San Lorenzo, San...

New research shows Killorglin is older then Tralee

New research into the medieval origins of Tralee, has discovered that the Kerry capital was first established as a town, as early as 1216 – but only after Killorglin was established a few years...

‘The Gorgeous Gael’ Jack Doyle and his wrestling match against the mighty Michael ‘Butty’...

    Above; A young Jack Doyle poses for a picture.    Statistics Nickname(s) The Gorgeous Gael Rated at Heavyweight Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Reach 79 in (201 cm) Nationality Irish Stance Orthodox Boxing record Total fights 23 Wins 17 Losses 6 Draws 0 No contests 0 Jack Doyle (31 August 1913 in Cobh, Ireland – 13 December 1978 in Paddington, London), known as "The...

Townlands of Killorglin.

The townland is the smallest and most ancient of Irish land divisions and is the goal of all family researchers in identifying the origin of their ancestors. The townland was named at an early...

Jack Doyle ‘Dirty Jack’ Famous Professional Baseball Player.

John Joseph "Jack" Doyle (October 25, 1869 – December 31, 1958) was an Irish-American first baseman in Major League Baseball whose career spanned 17 seasons, mainly in the National League. He was...

Alfred Price; Engineer of the Great Southern and Western Railway.

buy software online Above; 'The Metal Bridge' and railway line, one of Alfred Price's lasting legacies. Circa; 1885-90. (Photograph courtesy of the 'Lawrence Collection'). Alfred Dickinson Price, son of James Price, was born in...

William Lawrence 1840-1932. Entrepreneur and compiler of the Lawrence Collection.

William Lawrence (1840-1932) On the 20th of March 1865 at the age of 21, William Mervin Lawrence opened a photographic studio opposite the G.P.O. at Sackville St, (O'Connell St) Dublin. Over...

Timothy ‘Chub’ O’Connor, Politician and Businessman

Timothy 'Chub' O'Connor 1906-1986. Timothy 'Chub' O'Connor was born in London in 1906 but was reared at Meanus, three miles outside Killorglin on the Beaufort Road. His mother had brought the family...

Dromavallla Church

Above; Dromavalla Church and Graveyard. Dromavallla Church. Around the year 1205, the Augustine Order from the Abbey of O' Connell in Kildare had been granted 10 Carachutes of land (arces) at Killorglin, which...

The Killorglin to Valentia Rail Line, 1893-1960.

 Above; The railway line at Drung Hill, Kells, circa 1895. (Photograph courtesy of the 'Lawrence Collection'). In 1893 the Killorglin to Valentia branch of the Great Southern and Western Railway  line opened....

Fr. Tom Lawlor 1842-1916, Parish Priest, Humanitarian and Visionary.

Fr. Thomas Lawlor (1842-1916) Thomas Lawlor was born at Irribeg, Lixnaw in 1842. He studied for the priesthood at the Irish College in Paris and was ordained there in 1866. Upon returning...

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