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

“A couple of tarts getting a few lashes”

A vicious assault on two sisters in Kenmare a century ago, as the Civil War came to an end, prompted a major political crisis and led to one of the most shocking cover-ups of Free State army brutality in Kerry A few minutes before 1am on Saturday, 2 June 1923, the MacCarthy family of Kenmare were woken by loud knocking on the front door of their home, ‘Erinville.’ It was the home of the local

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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.

Looting, kidnap, murder and mayhem

A dramatic and tragic four days in one Kerry village during Ireland’s Civil War Jeremiah Hanifin had no known involvement in politics or any particularly strong views on the Treaty

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