The Civil War was more violent, brutal and protracted in County Kerry than anywhere else in the country. 

New research published by University College Cork identifies the location and affiliation of the 185 combatant and civilian fatalities in County Kerry during the Civil War.

The Irish Civil War Fatalities Project, supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, seeks to identify all of the conflict-related fatalities in Ireland between the opening shots of the Civil War on 28 June 1922 and the ceasefire and dump arms order on 24 May 1923.

In this article, Owen O’Shea examines the course of the war in Kerry and discusses three examples of the fatalities at this time, including National Army, IRA and civilian deaths.

Irish Civil War Fatalities Project | University College Cork (

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