The Land and People of Maharees & Castlegregory
– A History 1560-1960


The Land and People of Maharees and Castlegregory is a truly extraordinary research achievement. It is not only a labour of love as well as a work of exemplary diligence and stamina, deserving intense gratitude for such devotion, but also a cornucopia of information on the fascinating and still often hidden history of this part of Kerry, reaching into the distant past but increasingly detailed and probing on more recent times including the Great Famine and the century following. Martin Lynch has explored  such a remarkable range of material on such a  remarkable range of subjects that The Land and People should become required reading for all those interested in probing beneath the surface not only of Kerry but of the Irish past.

Joseph Lee, Glucksman Professor of Irish Studies, New York University