Tarbert Historical Timeline

1450 Dermot O’Connor forfeits his lands in Tarbert

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1460 Tarbert Castle built

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1478 Lislaughtin Abbey founded

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1574 James Fitzmaurice–Fitzgerald takes possession of Tarbert Castle

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1583 Sir John Hollis unsuccessfully tries to dispose of 4000 acres

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1585 Kilnaughtin Church confiscated

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1587 Castle of Tarbert granted to Sir William Herbert

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1607 Chichester requests Tarbert granted to Patrick Crosbie

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1649 Sandes & Collis arrive

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1652 Lislaughtin Abbey atrocity takes place

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1653 Crosbie family sells Tarbert

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1659 Down Census information

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1697 John Leslie is granted the lands of Lord Clare

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1700 Work commences on the building of Tarbert House

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1751 8 men lose lives in boating tragedy

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1764 Construction of Listowel road commences

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1775 Sir Edward Leslie lays out the village

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1778 Protestant congregation moves to Steeple Road

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1779 John Paul Jones evades British warships in Tarbert Bay

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1782 New Inn leased in Tarbert

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1790 Tarbert's First School

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1794 Gun Battery Installed

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1798 Loyal Tarbert Fencibles Infantry Regiment

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1811 Tarbert to Foynes Road Commences

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1814 St. Brendan's Protestant Church Completed

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1818 Sir Edward Leslie Dies

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1829 Collis Sandes Marriage

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1830 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Opens

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1830 Work Schemes during Great Distress

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1821 Tarbert Bridewell Built

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1833 St. Mary's Catholic Church Completed

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1834 Tarbert Lighthouse shows first light

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1836 Tarbert's First National School

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1837 Works Starts on First Pier

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1839 The Night of the Big Wind

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1839 Patterson's Stores Established

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1841 Tarbert Corn Market Thrives

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1842 Thackery Describes Tarbert

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1845 Bianconi Car & Coach

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1846 HMS Madagascar stationed at Tarbert

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1846 Russell's Stores Established

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1850 Famine Workhouses

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1855 Public Market Established

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1857 Bridewell Attendance

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1859 Work Starts on Second Pier

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1859 Separate Ecclesiastical Parish

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1861 Population Declines by 30%

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1863 Coast Guard Houses at Tarbert Island

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1865 Tarmons National School opened

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1867 Robert Leslie marries Millicent Agnes Chute

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1869 Tarbert National School Relocates

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1872 Munster & Leinster Bank opens branch

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1888 Land League Members Imprisoned

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1893 Shannon Drowning Tragedy

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1899 Tarbert Magpies GAA Club Established

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1918 Tom Fitzgerald Imprisoned for Drilling Irish Volunteers

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1921 I.R.A. attack on Tarbert Barracks repulsed

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1922 Attack and capture of Tarbert Barracks

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1932 Tarbert Creamery opens on the Market Road

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1942 Construction of Fort Shannon

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1952 Shannon Cinema Opens

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1952 Construction of St. Patrick's Terrace

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1952 Tarbert Development Association Founded

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1958 Church Renovated & Shrine Blessed

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1962 AIB Builds New Bank

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1966 E.S.B. Generating Power Station.

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1967 Thomas MacGreevy Dies

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1967 Fr. Tommy O'Hanlon Ordained

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1968 Work commences on Doonard & Tieraclea Parks

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1969 Shannon Car Ferry Begins Service

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1970 Bridie Wren wins seat in Pakistan Parliament

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1975 Tarbert Comprehensive School Officially Opened

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1980 Tarbert Community Centre Opens

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1989 Bridewell Renovated & Restored

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1989 Kilnaughtin Church Renovated

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1992 Old Pier Restored

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1994 Estuary Credit Union builds a permanent office

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1995 New Fire Station for the town

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1991 Presbytery Restored

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Initial data supplied by P. Lynch

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