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

Latest Article from my Blog

The Kerry TD killed in a road accident in 1955

The road surface was later described as having been ‘most slippery’ and ‘treacherous’.’ It was Sunday, 11 December 1955 and Johnny Connor, the Clann na Poblachta TD for Kerry North was driving a road in his constituency which was very familiar to him, the main route between Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. Connor was returning from a meeting of the party’s national executive which had been held in Dublin the previous day. Clann na Poblachta was, by

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On this day in History

Blog Articles

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.

Three Kerrymen and the Treaty

 The plenipotentiaries who signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921 did not include any Kerry men or women. But three Kerry political figures did make their own contribution and

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