This New Wall Chart, with a history Time Line of 1155 to 1607, has much about the FitzGeralds

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  1. Thank you Gerald. I am interested in the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland. Pacata Hibernia, the Trinity lands dispersed all over Ireland, the Desmond Rebellion, the building of Ballymullen Barracks and the effects on Tralee’s social and commercial life, the Dennys, the Famine, the Industrial and asylum schools in Balloonagh, (any sources for same) Blennerville and emigration policies of the PLU/ Board of Guardians, the Baseline Reports for what may have been relative to Tralee, The activity of the Land League regarding evictions in Tralee and surrounding area between 1870 and 1900, the Royal Munster Fusiliers the original setting up of the Kingdom County Fair/ and any association with the first Orange Lodge for Tralee and in effect any works theses referenced or otherwise.
    I am a native of Tralee although living in Dublin for over 50 years and retired.

    1. You cover a lot there, Michael. Good to hear from you! Are you aware of the UCC web site CELT, which has original documents including the Desmond Survey? Much has been written in recent years on the Royal Munsters. Their depot was Tralee. Orange Lodge. Yes, I never quite got to the bottom of that. The County Club: the brass plate is still on one of the doors in Denny Street. Great that Tom Denny has been appearing at the recent 800 Conference and opening the archives at his home. There is a fine new book on the Mill families of Tralee. Are you aware of it? All the best for now. I am working on Charles Graves, who collected the Ogham stone inscriptions, and found a key to translate them. He did much else. Keep in touch. Gerald O’Carroll

      1. Thank you Gerald for the many pieces of information. I will keep a lookout for the Mill Families of Tralee. I’m particularly interested in Donovans Mill and its reason for closure. I assume it was a relation of his who owned the Jeanie Johnston. My Great Grandfather Padna ORiordan was a child Navvy on ‘Donovans Canal’ and helped dig it until he joined thr RMF. He returned to Tralee and lived in Urban Terrace. He was attentive to social issues like employment health and planning. I have many of his letters to the local papers.

        No doubt you are aware of the 7th Century? Fadden Mór psalter. It was found to have a ‘papyrus’ inlay and asks questions one such perhaps of what kind of Christianity St Patrick arrived in Ireland with? I once heard of an ancient stone found in Cork with either Ogham or Egyptian inscription?

        I once read the Kingdom County Fair was set up to offset the costs involved in the purchase of the new Orange Lodge in Edward Street. As usual I cannot find the source.

        Once again many thanks

      2. Sadly I was only made aware of it after it was sold out on what I believe was its opening launch in the Meadowlands. My main interest relates to 19th C social history and both of my Tralee great grandparents. One was Patrick O’Riordan 1855 to 1946 who started working on the canal scheme at age 10, along with many other navvies. Later he joined the RMF in Ballymullen and wrote to the papers about the closure of Donovans Mills and its devastating effect on employment and the poor. So this book would be very important to me. The other specific interest relates to my other g. Grandfather born 1844. He appears to have been the only survivor and the youngest. He may have been orphaned and may have been sentenced to one weeks hard labour for failing to obey his master. This suggests he was an apprentice and served his time to harness making. Apprenticeships on leather based trades were selected by the Board of Guardians as the orphans sent to farmers from the Workhouse usually learned nothing and were exploited. So they returned to their towns / places of origin to beg steal or whatever it took to survive. Thus the decision of the Board of Guardians to apprentice these lost boys and girls. Sadly the records are uncatalogued and it would be a big undertaking to sift through the mountain of paper in Kerry Library. It probably would not reveal much other than the inventories of monthly costs of fuel bedding etc. The only time childrens names were mentioned was in the event of being bold and the punishment given. So chances of connecting to any significant piece of information would be slim. Any tips Gerald?

        1. Good to hear from you again, Michael. These days I research one of the Limerick (which includes Kerry) bishops of the late nineteenth century: Charles Graves. Unlike the information you search for, his life is ‘already out there’, and so also that of his talented family, many of whom wrote books. It is a while since I worked to uncover the lives of the poor and those forced to emigrate. Leave this with me. There are better authorities than me, but I hope to be back with more.

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