Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Jennifer Musa,Kerry 1968, old ads and Pres. photos

Jennifer Musa, formerly Bridget Wren of Tarbert

Have you ever heard of this lady? I had never heard of her until Thursday last when I heard her story in St. Johns. Here it is for you in Kerry museum's website:

Her story is so fascinating, I can't believe that she has not been celebrated more widely in Ireland and particularly in North Kerry where she was born.

Here are the bones of her life from Wikipaedia.

Jennifer Musa (11 November 1917 – 13 January 2008) was an Irish-born nurse, second wife of Qazi Musa, is often often nicknamed the "Queen of Baluchistan"
Jennifer Musa was born Bridget Wren at Tarmons, County Kerry in 1917. She left Ireland to train as a nurse. In 1939 she met prominent politician Qazi Musa, brother of Qazi Muhammad Essa, a prominent activist in the Pakistan Movement while studying at Oxford. Qazi Musa was the eldest son of the Prime Minister of present day Kalat District. Jennifer Musa took the name Jehan Zeba and married Qazi the following year.
After his sudden death in a car accident in 1956, Jennifer Musa decided to settle permanently in her husband's home town of Pishin. She joined the National Awami Party and was elected to Pakistan's first Parliament in 1970. During that time she often clashed with the Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
She had five children: four sons and one daughter. Her son Ashraf Jehangir Qazi is a senior Pakistani diplomat.


I found the following photos on Terrace Talk website

Fitzgerald Stadium in the 1950s

The Kerry team 1968


Some more ads from 20 years ago

And from the same yearbook a few team photos

Ah! where have the years flown?


Listowel Community College is issuing a rallying call to all its past pupils. They want as many past pupils as possible to march with them in the St. Patrick's Day parade. NKRO is also looking for volunteers for its float.


Lovely photo of the Tralee to Blennerville steam train on REA North's website.


She is one of our own

It’s been confirmed that the Kingdom of Kerry has links to the future Queen of England.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is a descendant of the first Baron of Kerry, Thomas Fitzmaurice, who died around 1260.
Tourism Ireland unveiled the details at an event in the House of Commons in London.
Research carried out by genealogists shows that Kate Middleton has connections – through the Lupton family from Yorkshire – with the Fitzmaurices, a noble family from Kerry, who in turn had links back to Brian Ború, the first High King of Ireland.
CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons, says it’s great news in this, the year of the Gathering, and Irelands’ Family History Year.    (Radio Kerry)

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