Tarbert Prizewinner at Listowel Writers Week

Congratulations to Christopher Keane, Coolnanoonagh who was among the prizewinners at Listowel Writers Week last week. Christopher received the Nilsson heritage prize for his book ‘From Laois to Kerry’ which was launched in Tarbert last autumn. The book tells the story of the transplantation of the leading Laois clan families to Tarbert during the plantation era in Ireland. The continuing presence in Tarbert and surrounding parishes of Laois clan descendants through the centuries to the present time is also discussed. The clan names are Moores, Kellys, Dowlings, Dees, Lawlors, Dolans and McEvoys.The book is available in shops in Tarbert and surrounding towns, online at kennys.ie or directly

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