The Irish Newspaper Archive ( contains a vast database of newspapers and journals, including The Kerryman.*

This week we have been looking back into the archives from a century ago, when the country was embroiled in the War of Independence against the British. As it still does to this day, The Kerryman carried small articles from many towns and villages in the county, including Glenbeigh. Below are the “Glenbeigh Notes” from the edition printed 100 years ago this week.

It is interesting to see the mixing of the serious stuff about local developments regarding the struggle for independence alongside the pride in Mr O’Riordan’s potatoes! We will continue to review the Kerryman’s archives and will report back here when we find items of interest.


* Note that the Local History and Archives Department in Tralee Library, although closed at the moment due to the current health situation, also holds an extensive range of historic Kerry newspapers and journals, including The Kerryman, on microfilm.

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