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Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out's Duagh, Co. Kerry Community!
The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
"DUAGH, a parish, partly in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, but chiefly in that of CLANMAURICE, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, on the river Feale, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Listowel; containing 3750 inhabitants, of which number, 210 are in the village. It extends to the confines of the county of Limerick, and comprises 19,129 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, a large portion of which consists of coarse mountain pasture and bog. A kind of brown flagstone is found in several places."
–A Topical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837
Steve O'Connor is host of Duagh parish. Steve is the great great grandson of Philip O'Connor and Johanna Doody, exiles from Duagh. Ironically he lives in the United States and is reaching out to Duagh. His goal is to connect Duagh to its exiles and connect exiles to Duagh.