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 murder of 17-year-old Bertie Murphy

One of the saddest and most shocking aspects of the Civil War in County Kerry is the very young age at which many combatants and civilians met their deaths. Several of the anti-Treaty IRA members and the soldiers in the Free State (National) Army were in their mid- or late-teens when they died. One of the most shocking deaths of this dark period in Kerry was that of a seventeen-year-old Bertie Murphy from Castleisland. A

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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.