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The Earl of Desmond’s piper: a County Kerry tradition

The Earl of Desmond’s piper: a County Kerry tradition

By Se├ín Donnelly The Desmond Rebellion of 1579-83, the suppression of which devastated the province of Munster, culminated in the slaying of Gerald Fitzgerald, 14th Earl of Desmond, at Glanageenty, near Tralee in Co. Kerry, in November 1583. The Earl’s extensive lands in the counties of Cork, Kerry and Limerick, […]