Owen O'Shea: Author, Historian, Researcher

Owen O'Shea

Author, Historian, Researcher of Irish Politics and Irish History

Member of Irish Association of Professional Historians

Member of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

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The Kerry MP denied the right to speak Irish in the House of Commons

Thomas (Tom) O’Donnell, who served as the member of parliament for West Kerry from 1900 to 1918, was born on 30 November 1871. A native of Ballyduff near Castlegregory, he and his family were evicted from their farm during the Land War. O’Donnell became a vocal advocate of land reform and joined the Land League in 1879. He qualified as a teacher and taught in Killorglin national school for eight years. He married Nora Ryan

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Occasional meanderings and insights into Kerry’s past with a focus on electioneering, election results, key political figures, political culture, and the dramatic ups and downs of politics in the county over the past century.