Local historian Tom Walsh has published a history book about his native town.
It is a beautifully laid out book with large print and some outstanding old photographs of the town. The book details many historic events going back to the 15th century.
It is interesting to read that Carrickbeg was only formally included in the town of Carrick-on-Suir in the mid 19th century.
The book costs only €5 as Tom was able to get sponsorship from a large number of patrons, who are listed.
He intends to bring out a second history book in March.
Tom is well known locally as the guide on the walking history tours of Carrick run for tourists and locals during the summer months. He also gives lectures on local history and writes extensively on the subject.