Kennelly spent 44 years of his life in Dublin, but Kerry has always been his homeplace.
By way of illustration, he recited a verse from Sigerson Clifford’s poem I Am Kerry, in which the poet, though seated on an office chair in Dublin, proclaims his undying Kerryness.
Radio Kerry - Your Voice in The Kingdom Radio Kerry is the local radio station for County Kerry.Furthermore, Dublin City fm is the only special interest arts and cultural radio station in Ireland.Broadcastingon 103.2 seven days a week, programs include current affairs, documentaries, Dublin issues, the arts, literature,business, health, media matters, sport, nature, leisure activities, women’s topics, special interests, Irish andworld music. Website: based programs with up to the minute information on weather, travel, and interesting items from the day’snewspapers, plus Local/National/International News presented by a member of the Highland Radio News team. Website: West Radio, established in 1989, one of Ireland's most popular and best-loved local radio stations, havenow introduced a brand new Internet service called "Mid West Irish Radio" exclusively for Internet listeners.Anglo-Normans founded the town in the 13th century, which became a stronghold of the Earls of Desmond, who built a castle.John Fitz-Thomas Fitz Gerald founded the monastery of the Dominican order and was buried there in 1260.The medieval town was burnt in 1580 in retribution for the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth I.Elizabeth I in 1587 granted Tralee to Edward Denny and it was recognised in 1613 by Royal Charter.So it was that Ryan was in Ballybunion last night and met a man who told him that the poet Brendan Kennelly was living nearby. – the next thing you know, the great poet is sitting in front of him, ready to let Ryan know all about his enduringlove for Kerry.“The Dubs always called me a – that’s a new one on me – apparently it’s a culchie Dubliner, someone who’s both from the country and from the capital.The station has been broadcasting to County Dublinand its surroundings from a studio in Merrion Square, Dublin since September 1993 (originally on the 102.2 fmfrequency).Now the station broadcasts on the 106.4 fm frequency, and some of the programmes can also beheard on the internet.