After the 10th century the annals do not continue the story of this particular sept. But another family of the name came into prominence in the midlands.
They were one of the "Seven septs of Laios" and were kinsmen of the O'Mores. Their clan lands surrounded the famous Rock of Dunamase in County Laois and
their family seat was Dysart Enos, where they held sway until the time of Elizabeth. In punishment for their courageous battles for their faith and national
independence, the Lawlor chieftains who survived the infamous massacre of Mullaghmast in 1577 were, with the O'More, dispossessed and settled in County
Kerry where many of their descendants live today. However, many of the Lawlor clansmen managed to survive the Elizabethan, the Cromwellian and the
Williamite Wars and remained in the district of their ancestors. It is still in County Laios and eastward that the greatest number of LAWLORS are to be
found today. Lalor and Lawler are also common variant forms of the name at the present time.
The motto "Faithful and Loyal" to Ireland and the cause of liberty may be said to characterize their story on the pages of Irish history as well as in the
English speaking world. James Fintan Lalor (1817-1849), son of patriot father, was a noted revolutionary thinker and leader of his time. In Australia his
brother Peter Lalor (1823-1889), leader of the insurgent miners at Eureka in 1854, later became Minister and Speaker in the Legislative Council of Victoria.
In the United States Brigadier General Michael Kelly Lawlor (1814-1882) was a noted officer under Grant in the Civil War. John Lalor (1820-1901) was a
sculptor of international renown.