1942 – “Don’t Panic Puckane!”

1942 – “Don’t Panic Puckane!”

Nenagh Guardian, 1 August 1942 Fans of the BBC's vintage comedy "Dad's Army" will appreciate this report, as it summarises very well exactly the kind of capers Captain Mainwaring and his loyal platoon would have fallen into in one of…

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1881 – Clonmel Town Hall Overhaul

1881 – Clonmel Town Hall Overhaul

Clonmel Chronicle 2 July 1881 In 1881 the building that became Clonmel’s Town Hall, which dated from the mid 1600s, was given a make-over and dragged into the 19th Century. Below is a report from the meeting of the Town…

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1881 – Clonmel Sailor’s Heroic Last Act

1881 – Clonmel Sailor’s Heroic Last Act

Clonmel Chronicle, 6 July 1881  In late June 1881, Algernon Parkins Purchase died in tragic circumstances whilst serving in the crew of the H.M.S. Hercules. The Clonmel Chronicle reprinted the letter of condolence sent to his father, Nicholas Sampson Purchase,…

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