A new book – Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A Centenary Record – comprehensively details the impact of key 1916 events in Co. Kerry and features biographical details of almost 150 Kerry men and women – most of whom were arrested for their involvement in the rebellion – drawn from first-hand archival accounts, the Bureau of Military History and the Military Service Pensions Collection, among other sources.
Featuring extensive newspaper reports, photographs from the period, first-hand testimonies, and with a foreword by Kerry native and eminent historian Professor JJ Lee, the book sets the pivotal role of Kerry and its people in its rightful context of the wider revolutionary period in Ireland and is a book for everyone with an interest in national and local history.
Compiled and edited by Bridget McAuliffe, Owen O’Shea and Dr Mary McAuliffe, the 320-page book is available in bookstores and online via a dedicated website – kerry1916book.com (Ireland-only). The paperback version costs €25.
The Dublin book launch, a presentation and a panel discussion about Kerry's pivotal role in the Easter Rising will take place this Friday, 27 May, at Boston College, 43 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 at 7pm. All welcome.