The Lamberts of Athenry is a book on the Lambert Families of Castle Lambert and Castle Ellen, Co. Galway, a study of the townlands associated with them and their Edward Carson / Oscar Wilde Connection, plus much more. It was published to commemorate the first Lambert Symposium which was held in Athenry during June 1999. It was produced by pupils of The Carnaun School under the supervision of Editor Finbarr O'Regan.
Containing some well researched forty chapters, comprising over 250 pages. The book is of great interest to anyone trying to understand the complex history of Ireland. For members of the Lambert family, it is an invaluable source of information. No Lambert home should be without at least one copy. .
The above (slightly enhanced) image shows The Lamberts of Athenry book and the grounds of Castle Ellen where the Lambert Symposium took place by kind invitation of Michael Ó Cionnaith the owner of Castle Ellen and where the book was launched. Many of the Lamberts attending including my brother Geoff in the picture took the opportunity to visit the Lambert Tomb in Moor Park.
Note: I am sorry to say that since the page was produced the Book has long since gone out of print and is only available second hand if you hunt for it (5-1 2008). Price seem to be between £20 to £50 depending on condition. This website does get offered them from time to time and keeps a list of people (usually dealers) offering it. So if you cannot find it on line send me an email and I will let you know if anyone has one and if not put you on a waiting list for when one does come up. Likewise if you have a copy you wish to sell please contact us and we may be able to put you in touch with a buyer