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

Latest Article from my Blog

“Castleisland swam in porter … and drunkenness prevailed”

The extraordinary tale of bribery and booze during the County Council election of 1908 When proceedings began at the courthouse in Castleisland at one o’clock on a warm summer afternoon in 1908, the room was described as being ‘packed to suffocating point and the windows had to be thrown open.’[i] A large crowd, including several journalists, had gathered to hear a series of dramatic and sensational charges against the recently re-elected county councillor, John Kerry

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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.