Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A Centenary Record

The definitive account of tumultuous events in Kerry in 1916, how they impacted on the Easter Rising in Dublin and the subsequent shaping of Irish history. The book comprehensively details the roles played by Kerry men and women in national and local events, leading up to and including the Rising events in Kerry, Dublin and other parts of Ireland.

With contributions from academics, experts and local historians, the book portrays a county ready to play its part in the preparations for rebellion, the central role of many Kerry men and women in those preparations, as well as in the uprising itself on the streets of Dublin, in Kerry and other counties.

Including an overview of social and political life in Kerry in 1916 and an overview of the Rising itself, the book also has essays on the arrival of the Aud and the arrest of Roger Casement at Banna Strand; the drownings at Ballykissane; Austin Stack; The O’Rahilly; Thomas Ashe; Fionán Lynch; Thomas MacGreevy, the roles played by the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and the GAA in Kerry between 1913 and 1917.

Published for the first time—and drawn from first-hand accounts, witness statements and archival material— are biographies of over 100 Kerry men and women arrested for their activities, as well as stories of dozens of other Kerry natives who played a major part in the rebellion. Featuring a detailed timeline of events, extensive newspaper reports and previously unpublished photographs from the period, Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A Centenary Record sets the pivotal role of Kerry and its people in its rightful context of the wider revolutionary period in Ireland.