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History of County Kerry, Ireland

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 County Kerry, Ireland

County Kerry (Irish: Contae Chiarrai) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and forms part of the province of Munster. It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county.

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  • 1580 - County Kerry - In 1580, during the Second Desmond Rebellion, one of the most infamous massacres of the Sixteenth century, the Siege of Smerwick, took place at Dún an Óir near Ard na Caithne (Smerwick) at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula.
    The 600-strong Italian, Spanish and Irish papal invasion force of James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald was besieged by the English forces and massacred.
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  • 1588 - County Kerry - In 1588, when the fleet of the Spanish Armada in Ireland were returning to Spain during stormy weather, many of its ships sought shelter at the Blasket Islands and some were wrecked.

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  • 1602 - County Kerry - During the Nine Years' War, Kerry was again the scene of conflict, as the O'Sullivan Beare clan joined the rebellion. In 1602 their castle at Dunboy was besieged and taken by English troops.

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  • In the 1640s Kerry was engulfed by the Irish Rebellion of 1641, an attempt by Irish Catholics to take power in the Protestant Kingdom of Ireland. The rebellion in Kerry was led by Donagh McCarthy, 1st Viscount Muskerry.

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  •  County Kerry, Ireland
    Eagle's Nest from Old Weir Quay, Killarney
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  •  County Kerry, Ireland
    Ross Castle, Killarney
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  • 1837 - County Kerry
    KERRY, a maritime county of the province of MUNSTER, bounded on the east by the counties of Limerick and Cork, on the north by the estuary of the...Read MORE...


  • Kerry was very hard hit by the Great Irish Famine of 1845–49.

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  •  County Kerry, Ireland
    Killarney House, Killarney
    Postcard
  • 1895 - County Kerry
    Ker'ry, a maritime county in the S.W. part of Ireland, in Munster, having N. the estuary of the Shannon. Are", 1852 square miles. Pop. 201,039, a...Read MORE...


  • Kerry was one of the counties most affected by the Irish War of Independence (1919–21) and Irish Civil War (1922–23).

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Eagle's Nest from Old Weir Quay, Killarney
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Ross Castle, Killarney
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Killarney House, Killarney
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  • 1580 - County Kerry - In 1580, during the Second Desmond Rebellion, one of the most infamous massacres of the Sixteenth century, the Siege of Smerwick, took place at Dún an Óir near Ard na Caithne (Smerwick) at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula.
    The 600-strong Italian, Spanish and Irish papal invasion force of James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald was besieged by the English forces and massacred.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1588 - County Kerry - In 1588, when the fleet of the Spanish Armada in Ireland were returning to Spain during stormy weather, many of its ships sought shelter at the Blasket Islands and some were wrecked.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1602 - County Kerry - During the Nine Years' War, Kerry was again the scene of conflict, as the O'Sullivan Beare clan joined the rebellion. In 1602 their castle at Dunboy was besieged and taken by English troops.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In the 1640s Kerry was engulfed by the Irish Rebellion of 1641, an attempt by Irish Catholics to take power in the Protestant Kingdom of Ireland. The rebellion in Kerry was led by Donagh McCarthy, 1st Viscount Muskerry.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1837 - County Kerry
    KERRY, a maritime county of the province of MUNSTER, bounded on the east by the counties of Limerick and Cork, on the north by the estuary of the... Read MORE...

  • Kerry was very hard hit by the Great Irish Famine of 1845–49.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - County Kerry
    Ker'ry, a maritime county in the S.W. part of Ireland, in Munster, having N. the estuary of the Shannon. Are", 1852 square miles. Pop. 201,039, a... Read MORE...

  • Kerry was one of the counties most affected by the Irish War of Independence (1919–21) and Irish Civil War (1922–23).

    www.wikipedia.org

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