Hidden Kerry

The Keys to the Kingdom

Breda Joy

A wonderful collection of quirky characters, colourful stories and lesser-known sites that captures the spirit of Kerry
Date Published :
November 2019
Publisher :
Mercier Press
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ISBN : 9781781174616
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.25 inches
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The magnetism of Kerry lies as much in its people as its landscape. 'Hidden Kerry' takes you on the less-travelled paths of the kingdom and is peopled with a varied cast of characters with colourful stories.
Open the covers and lose yourself in the story of Lord Kenmare’s forgotten mansion, which hosted royal visits until it was consumed by fire in 1913. An amazing edifice of towers, marble and art, it was reduced to a pile of ashes in hours. You will also meet vibrant characters, such as Lily of the Valley: Lily van Ooost, the Flemish artist who made her home in the Black Valley where she embarked on wildly creative textile projects, including knitting a jumper for Dublin’s Halfpenny Bridge. As well as this 'Hidden Kerry' will tell you where to find the county's unknown natural beauty spots concealed just minutes off the beaten track.

About The Author

Breda Joy is an author and journalist based in Kerry. Breda has been a journalist with 'Kerry's Eye' newspaper since 2000 and prior to that worked with 'The Kerryman' for thirteen years. Breda is also the author of The Wit and Widsom of Kerry and her latest title Hidden Kerry The Keys to the Kingdom. She has been awarded Provincial Journalist of the Year and was given a Certificate of Merit in the Justice Media Awards. She has also been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition and the RTÉ/Penguin Ireland Short Story competition. She has lived most of her life in Kerry with brief interludes in Dublin and Cork.

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