County Kerry Past And Present (1931)

Author: Jeremiah King

Book ID: 68027

Price: 250.00

County Kerry Past And Present. A Handbook to the Local and Family History of The County. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, [1931]. First Edition. Pp 338, with 16-page Irish-English dictionary by King at end. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. Rebound in maroon cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

Text printed in double columns on a poor quality paper.

An invaluable source for researchers of family history and local history in Co. Kerry. The author provides details on the origin of placenames and townland names, acreages, surnames of prominent families often with a full geneaology and descriptions of famous individuals and their exploits. He backs up his information with sources many of which are obscure and difficult to locate decades later.

A facsimile edition was published by Mercier Press in 1986.

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