A three-day conference marking the centenary of the Irish Civil War, assessing its history, memory and legacy is taking place at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, County Kerry on 23/24/25 February 2023. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (U.C.D.), ‘Faith, Reason and Betrayal: The Irish Civil War’. The conference is being livestreamed at www.https://kerrycivilwarconference.ie/live/

Kerry County Museum curator Helen O’Carroll will present a paper on Saturday 25 February as part of the panel discussion Panel 4: Civilian and Socio-Economic Impacts of the Civil War, which will take place from 9.15am-10.45pm. Her paper will be on the museum’s forthcoming exhibition ‘Decade’: Ten Objects which Portray the Lived Experience of People in Kerry during the Turbulent Period of 1918-28′. The full programme of events is available on the conference website www.https://kerrycivilwarconference.ie

The conference is being organised and managed by Kerry natives, Dr Mary McAuliffe, Bridget McAuliffe and Owen O’Shea, who are a team of professionals with extensive experience in conceptualising, developing, presenting and showcasing history and historical events to a wide audience. The three organisers have comprehensive experience in research, writing, publishing, broadcasting, event management and public relations. Between them, they have written and published several books and articles on the history of this period in Kerry and in Ireland.