Youghal And The Geraldines, Containing Review of Gerald’s new book on the Earls of Desmond

‘We are surrounded by Fitzgeralds in Youghal – a crest in St. Mary’s dates back to 1464 when they built the College to provide priests for the church, the Boyles married into the Fitzgerald family as did the Villiers, the familiar X on the shield is everywhere – so this book is a welcome history … Continue reading Youghal And The Geraldines, Containing Review of Gerald’s new book on the Earls of Desmond

The Earls of Desmond, The Rise and Fall of a Munster Lordship, by Gerald O’Carroll (ISBN 978-0-9547902-3-3, paperback, containing maps, pedigrees and unpublished images and extensive bibliography). Cost? 15 euros when bought from this site.  “At last the complicated history of the Earls of Desmond has been unravelled into a readable format. Superbly researched and written, Gerald … Continue reading

New History of Tralee Anticipates Commemoration of the Town’s Charter

The anniversary of Tralee’s Charter, granted by King James on 26 September 1612, is marked by the publication of The History of Tralee, Its Charter and Governance (ISBN 978 0954790226). The book is a triumph of research recovery: there has been a kind of amnesia about urban history in Kerry, yet a number of gifted … Continue reading New History of Tralee Anticipates Commemoration of the Town’s Charter

Some reviews of The History of Tralee, Its Charter and Governance

The History of Tralee, Its Charter and Governance (ISBN 978 0954790226) Gerald, I received a copy of your excellent book on the History of Tralee. I enjoyed it thoroughly and read it through virtually with out stop – it is a fine read, amplified by excellent visual material and the numerous references. It is one of the best short histories I … Continue reading Some reviews of The History of Tralee, Its Charter and Governance

Mr Justice Robert Day (1746-1841)

Mr Justice Robert Day (1746-1841): the Diaries and the Addresses to Grand Juries (1793-1829), by Gerald O’Carroll, 2004, ISBN 978-0-9547902-1-9 ,  45 euros. Justice Robert Day (1746-1841) was the outstanding politico-judicial figure of Kerry at the turn of the nineteenth century. Born at Lohercannon, outside Tralee, he was the outstanding Dublin Kerryman of his day … Continue reading Mr Justice Robert Day (1746-1841)