An opposite attraction: Casement’s northern love affair

While Banna Strand in Kerry has commemorated his life, the 1916 hero’s greatest connection was to an area off the northern coast

24th April, 2016
Roger Casement

Banna Strand, Kerry, site of the commemorations on Thursday, may be the place that has traditionally felt the greatest connection to Roger Casement. But that feeling was not reciprocated.

The place to which Casement felt greatest connection was another small strip of coastline, 300 miles away at the opposite end of the country: Murlough Bay, on the north Antrim coast.

Casement’s connection with Kerry was fleeting. He washed up on Banna Strand in the early hours...

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