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 Political Studies Association of Ireland

PRO of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

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The Kerry MP who was Ireland’s first Olympic winner

As the Paris Olympics get underway, it is worth remembering that Ireland’s first Olympic winner had a close Kerry connection. John Pius Mary Boland was the Member of Parliament for South Kerry between 1900 and 1918 but he is best remembered as the winner of the singles and doubles tennis competitions at the very first Olympics held in Athens in 1896. John Pius Boland was a member of the famous baking and flour-milling family which

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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.