Minister Deenihan launches 'Kerry People and Places'

Cillian Walsh

A NEW book researched by the staff of Muckross House Research Library, featuring snippets of life in Kerry over the past century, was launched on Monday evening by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan night at the School House at Muckross, House.

'Kerry People and Places 1860 -1960' started out as vision of the first trustees of Muckross House, which was to document and record the folklore and history of Kerry.

The book has been over four decades in the making, since the foundation in 1970 of the Muckross Research Library, which is managed by the Trustees of Muckross. Since then, they have actively collected material of mainly local Kerry interest. The library now houses collections of books, documents, maps and photographs, as well as audio and video recordings.

"This publication, by Patricia O'Hare, has captured in a fascinating 228 page landscape book the lives of Kerry people between 1860 and1960," said Minister Deenihan.

"Through the medium of photographs and prints, the publication portrays a century which witnessed a great deal of change within our county. It is a great credit to Patricia and her team at the Research Library,' he said.


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