Before Banna: politics, society & sport in Kerry 1912–1916

Published in Hedge School Recordings

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@ Seanchaí—Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel

Roger Casement’s landing and arrest at Banna Strand has assured Kerry a place in the narrative (and song) of the 1916 Rising. The county was equally prominent in the War of Independence and in the Civil War, which was particularly bitter in the county. But what was happening before 1916? Was Kerry always a bastion of republicanism (or of Gaelic football)? What was the level of support for the Irish Parliamentary Party or British Army recruitment? To discuss these and related matters join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in a lively round table discussion with:

Richard McElligott (Forging a Kingdom: the GAA in Kerry 1884–1934)

John Borgonovo (UCC)

Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc (OPW)

Tim Horgan (The Men Will Talk To Me: Kerry interviews by Ernie O’Malley)

and Tommy Graham

Opening address by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht


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