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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