For many centuries before its plantation by the English, and its subsequent renaming as Queens County, Laois was under the control of Seven Septs (Local clan families). Following many bloody battles with the Crown forces, the surviving members of the Septs, were transplanted to Co. Kerry, being under sentence of death, should they ever return to Laois. The Septs were established in Kerry, as tenant farmers under their landlord, Patrick Crosbie, and their descendants remain in the Kingdom to this very day.
Excerpts from the book; “From Laois to Kerry” by Michael Christopher Keane

To mark the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, seven torches, representing the Seven Laois Septs, carried by the Tarbert Historical Society, will return from Co. Kerry to Laois  to light up a Ceremonial Laois Sept Vessel, at a special Heritage gathering at the Rock of Dunamase in Laois.

For bookings & further details please contact Legends Vintage Cycle Club: Matt: 086 0537356 – Sean 087 1775651 – Mags 086 0570829 – Hugh 086 8694691 www.BulfinHeritageCycle.com – Email: hugh@bulfinheritagecycle.com – Facebook: BulfinHeritageCycle – Twitter @BulfinCycle

Dates – August 24th & 25th 2018


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