Descendants of those involved in an ambush in Kerry during the War of Independence have met for the first time to mark the centenary of the incident.
War of Independence
Ballymacandy ambush descendants meet to mark centenary of incident
RTÉ Nationwide on the Ballymacandy Ambush of 1921
A feature from the RTÉ Nationwide programme on the Ballymacandy Ambush in County Kerry in 1921 which was broadcast on 30 June 2021. The report by presenter, Donal Byrne, features the research I completed for my book on the ambush and includes interviews with the descendants of those involved.
Appeal to find relatives of Killarney waitress who was last victim of War of Independence
A Killarney waitress was the last person to be shot in the War of Independence and an appeal has gone out to trace her relatives as her anniversary approaches.
How Hannah Carey became the last person killed in the War of Independence
As the clock ticked toward noon on Monday, July 11, 1921, which was the agreed time for the truce in Ireland’s War of Independence to take effect, Hannah Carey stepped on to the street outside the Imperial Hotel on College Street in Killarney where she worked as a waitress.
The story of the Ballymacandy Ambush – Talking History on Newstalk Radio
Civil War in Kerry
The Civil War and Its Toxic Legacy
From June 15th to 8th, University College Cork will host the Irish Civil War Conference, as part of the Government’s Decade of Centenaries Programme. Helen O’ Carroll of Kerry County Museum and historian Owen O’Shea speak to Jerry.
The Irish Civil War: How It Impacted Kerry
Returning to the subject of our most popular podcast, Dr Patrick Geoghegan discusses the events and impact of the Irish Civil War with a new panel of experts, focusing particularly on Co Kerry – joining him in this episode are Dr Mary McAuliffe, historian and Director of the UCD Gender Studies Programme, Owen O’Shea, historian and author of upcoming book ‘No Middle Path: The Civil War In Kerry’…
Talking History With Patrick Geoghegan
Irish Civil War: ‘Rather gruesome to talk of’ — Why the conflict in Kerry was so bitter and divisive
A wall of silence has long surrounded the scale and brutality of the violence in Kerry, not least the deaths of 173 people
‘In today’s terms, they were war crimes’: The ageing children of Ireland’s Civil War generation remember
The horrors inflicted during the conflict are still rarely spoken of but they continue to haunt an elderly generation
Descendants of two Kerry Civil War atrocities to be invited to commemoration
Five soldiers were killed by landmine at Knocknagoshel and eight prisoners were killed in retaliation at Ballyseedy
Extended: One hundred years on from March 1923 – The Civil War’s ‘Murder Month’
Shane McElhatton, Series Editor, Decade of Commemorations, speaks to Owen O’Shea, Author of ‘No Middle Path; The Civil War in Kerry’, Dr. Mary McAuliffe, Director of Gender Studies at UCD and Dr. Richard McElligott, Lecturer in Modern and Irish History, Dundalk IT, about the depths of violence in Co. Kerry during March 1923.
Civil War atrocities such as Ballyseedy served only to prolong the conflict in Kerry, historian argues
Author Owen O’Shea says Paddy O’Daly and other officers of the Kerry Command were given sanction for atrocities by their political leaders
What happened during Kerry’s ‘Terror Month’?
Donal Byrne has been looking at what happened at Ballyseedy, and in other parts of Kerry, during what became known as the “Terror Month”.
Tuairisc Nuacht TG4 ar chomóradh céad bliain na mbásanna agus ar Chnoc na gCaiseal agus Baile Uí Shíoda
Stories of Free State soldiers killed in Civil War in Kerry must not be forgotten, commemoration told
Deaths of National Army fighters have been overshadowed by atrocities committed against republicans by their superior officers
Calls to remember Free State soldiers from Kerry
Many of the Free State soldiers who died in the Civil War were from Kerry, but they are scarcely recognised or commemorated according to new research by a historian who is calling for greater recognition.
The Civil War and Its Toxic Legacy
The Mick Clifford Podcast: Owen O’Shea on the centenary of the Ballyseedy massacre
Neither political party which grew out of the civil war “covered themselves in glory” in how they treated those who were injured and damaged during the conflict, according to historian Owen O’Shea.
The Mick Clifford Podcast
The shocking story of the Ballyseedy Massacre and its cover-up
Murder, revenge and conspiracy; what exactly happened at Ballyseedy 100 years ago?
Have the Free State Dead of the Civil War Been Forgotten?
Historian Owen O’Shea from Milltown has identified at least 31 Free State soldiers from Kerry who died during the Civil War. He compiled a list of Kerry natives who died in combat or accidents while on duty as members of the Free State army in 1922 and 1923.