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

Brother against brother: the Civil War in Kerry

The Irish Civil War has often been described as the war of the brothers. Families were sometimes split down the middle in disagreement over the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. The case of one south Kerry family illustrates how divisive the Civil War could be and how brother was often pitted against brother in the battle of Free State versus Republic. Thomas and Patrick O’Donoghue grew up on a small farm in the

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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.