front cover of the book BonaneBonane: A Centenary Celebration.

Edited by Fr John Shine. Publisher: Fr John Shine,1992. 114 pages. Black and white illustrations.

Out of print.

This paperback was published to commemorate the centenary of St Feaghna’s Church, Bonane. Fr John Shine, PP, produced and edited this book with help from members of the Bonane community. The book recalls much of the history of Bonane, its archaeological and historical monuments, as well as local life in years gone by and local traditions.




front page of the book "Bonane, its people and the places we call home"Bonane: Its People and the Places we call Home.

Compiled by Eileen O’Leary. Publisher: Bonnán Buí Publications, 2003. 215 pages. Predominantly colour illustrations.

Out of print.

A photographic book produced following a photography course held by Bonane Women’s Group.



front cover of the illustrated map of the antiquities of the sheen river valleyAntiquities of the Sheen River Valley: An Illustrated Map.

Produced and published by Daniel O’Connor, 2003. Art/sketches by Karina and Linda O’Connor.

This illustrated map of the antiquities of the Sheen River Valley of Bonane in South Kerry reveals for the first time a sophisticated astronomical calendar, encompassing both lunar and solar cycles, with its hub in the previously undocumented stone circle at Dromagorteen, Bonane.  It encapsulates the relationship between some of the more important archaeological sites in the valley and may finally explain the origin of the unique Bullaun Stone (the Rolls of Butter) near Droum Fiachna cemetery, which has baffled antiquarians for centuries.




front cover of the book guide to the sheen valley heritage areaA Guide to the Sheen Valley Heritage Area.

Produced and published by Bonane Community Council, 2013. 120 pages. Numerous colour illustrations and fold-out map. Accompanying DVD.

ISBN 978-1-78280-096-5

This comprehensive, pocket-sized guide book covers the entire Sheen Valley and its features – from the Caha Pass to the beautiful town of Kenmare. Thousands of years of history waiting to be explored! The book features walking and cycling routes, local facts and stories as well as a detailed fold out map. Proceeds from this guide book will support local, non-profit community group projects and tourism development initiatives.