@OwenOShea @PoliticsinKerry @KerryPolsDates
I am a native of Milltown, Co. Kerry and I am the author of several books on the history and politics of my native county. A former press adviser to the Labour Party and a journalist for many years, I am the author of Heirs to the Kingdom: Kerry’s Political Dynasties (O’Brien Press, 2011) and co-author of A Century of Politics in the Kingdom: A County Kerry Compendium (Merrion Press, 2018). I was co-editor of a history of Kerry and the Easter Rising in 2016 with Bridget McAuliffe and Dr Mary McAuliffe. I currently work as Media, Communications and Customer Relations Officer with Kerry County Council and I an Irish Research Council-funded PhD student at University College Dublin, researching electioneering and politics in Kerry in the decade after the Civil War under the supervision of Professor Diarmaid Ferriter.
|Areas of expertise||
Political history of County Kerry; the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the revolutionary period in County Kerry; elections and electioneering; political parties, party organisation and party competition.
University College Dublin – BA (2000)
University College Dublin – MA (2001)
University College Dublin – PhD (current)
Media, Communications and Customer Relations Officer, Kerry Council Council
Former print and broadcast journalist
Former press officer with the Labour Party
Heirs to the Kingdom: Kerry’s Political Dynasties (O’Brien Press, 2011)
Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A Centenary Record (co-editor, Irish Historical Publications, 2016)
A Century of Politics in the Kingdom: A County Kerry Compendium (co-author, Merrion Press, 2018)
Ballymacandy: the Story of a Kerry Ambush (Merrion Press, 2021)
‘Party organisation, political engagement and electioneering in Kerry, 1927 – 1966’ in Kerry: History and Society (ed. Maurice Bric, Geography Publications. 2020)