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 TD who was too young to vote for herself

The extraordinary and dramatic story of the 1956 by-election in Kerry North and the candidate who was too young to vote for herself When the Clann na Poblachta TD for Kerry North, Johnny Connor (O’Connor) was killed in a road accident between Castleisland and Abbeyfeale just two weeks before Christmas 1955, it led to the only by-election ever held in that constituency. Connor, from Farmer’s Bridge near Tralee, had won a seat for the party

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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.