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The Castle Lambert Tapes


The “Castle Lambert Tapes” are an important part of the folklore of the Athenry Area. They were made as a video tape in Pat Kelly’s house, Castle Lambert in August 1990. The main speakers were Pat Kelly and his son Martin T. Kelly, Nora O’Brien (nee Egan) Paddy Kelly, his brother Jack and John “Mac” Kelly. Michael O’Malley interviewed the gathering and Frank Burke was on the camera.

While in itself it is not a full account of the happenings of the time it gives us a small picture of the efforts of the IRB, the “Old IRA” and the tenants in their fight for the land, in the Athenry Area, and of the hardship they endured.

Here are the tapes:

Tape 01 – Aughrim Park

Tape 02 – The Land

Tape 03 – The Shooting of Captain Lambert

Tape 04 –  The Road to Mass

Tape 05 – Tom Kelly

Tape 06 – The Assassination of Shawe Taylor

Tape 07 – The Murder of Tom Egan

Tape 08 – Tragedy at the Pavilion

Tape 09 – The Black and Tans

Tape 10 – Hurling and Songs and Things

Feature Photo: 3 Kelly brothers and their cousin Mac Kelly

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Written by Anonymous

Published here 08 Feb 2021

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