TARBERT'S past will be on display for all to see from this Sunday when a pictorial history of the town is unveiled.
Twelve bronze plaques will be unveiled on the wall of the old Russell Store at 4pm on Sunday; each piece depicting a significant milestone from the history of the area in a remarkable act of heritage commemoration by the people of the town.
From the coming of St Senan in the 600s AD to the arrival of the ESB and the Shannon ferry, town history is captured in beautiful bronze artwork for posterity. One of the plaques, incidentally, celebrates the construction of the building on which it is erected - the six-storey high Russell Store that was built in 1848 as a major grain depot; at a time when five hotels operated in the then bustling centre.
"We're very excited about it all and it's a significant project for the town," Tarbert Development Association spokesperson Joan Murphy said. The TDA commissioned the work with support from North and East Kerry Development and they hope for a great turnout on Sunday for the unveiling.