Talk Given By Gerald O’Carroll at Charleville, Co. Cork, Friday, May 2 2014

  The Geraldines, participants in the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland 1169-72, were aristocrats and connected by blood and shared aspirations with the monarchy. Henry I had progeny with Nesta, the princess of Wales who was the mother of the invader Maurice, first of the Irish Geraldines. The Angevin monarchy of England had a European and … Continue reading Talk Given By Gerald O’Carroll at Charleville, Co. Cork, Friday, May 2 2014

Author’s Address at Book Launch of The Earls of Desmond, October 7, 2013

When Trinity College Dublin recently hosted a conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of the Great Earl of Kildare in 1513, the conference gave due recognition to the Munster cousins of the Kildare Geraldines – the Earls of Desmond.  And deservedly so; it was, after all a conference about the Irish Geraldines … Continue reading Author’s Address at Book Launch of The Earls of Desmond, October 7, 2013

Volunteer Tour Guides: Talks at the Grand Hotel, 2011

Thursday 19 April. Fergus from the IT gave a talk. Wednesday 29 February. Eamon Browne spoke about the GAA clubs of the town. Wednesday 22 February Dick Carmody spoke about the Tralee IT. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Kathleen Browne, former County librarian and President of the Historical Society. Wednesday 1 February. Cllr. John Wall addressed … Continue reading Volunteer Tour Guides: Talks at the Grand Hotel, 2011