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 postal clerk suspended for having the wrong surname

Rosalie Rice worked as a sorting clerk and telegraphist at Kenmare Post Office when the Civil War began. She was a member of a family which was immersed in Irish republicanism. In 1916, she sent the telegram to the Valentia Cable Station – where her cousins Timothy and Eugene Ring – which, in turn, was sent to the United States to alert Irish America that the Easter Rising had begun. Rosalie’s brother, John Joe, was

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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.