The Restoration: Ormond and Orrery as Collaborators

Roger Boyle, first Earl of Orrery and founder of Charleville, is usually represented as an opponent of Ormond, the former being President of Munster, the latter Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Yet, in their correspondence of the 1660s when they held these offices what one finds is more a conflict of personalities and perspecives than any … Continue reading The Restoration: Ormond and Orrery as Collaborators

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