Tragedies of Kerry


Tragedies of Kerry By Dorothy Macardle

Telling the horrific brutality and murderous campaign against Republicans carried out during the Civil War by the authorities of the British-founded state.

First published in 1924 Dorothy Macardle’s tense, restrained and true story of how men and women, boys and girls, fought for the freedom and honour of Ireland; and of how, despite almost incredible torture and brutality, they refused to admit defeat.

A tale of sorrow and glory

The book captures the sombre atmosphere that fell on County Kerry in those awful months of tragedy. Yet it also evokes the spirit of defiance among Kerry Republicans who were not broken by the violent oppression of the Free State. – Martin Ferris

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