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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Local History

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...

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