1953 – Bullock On The Battlements

1953 – Bullock on the Battlements

The Nationalist, 30 May 1953; A few days before Edmund Hillary completed his famous conquest of Mount Everest, an adventurous Kilsheelan bullock conquered Poulakerry Castle. Hillary received several decorations from the Queen. The bullock got 4 inches in The Nationalist...

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1953 – “Home The Hero”

1953 – “Home the Hero”

Nenagh Guardian, 23 May 1953 Monsignor Thomas Quinlan was Borrisoleigh native who led a most remarkable life, spending the majority of it in turbulent and war-torn South East Asia. Born in 1896, he joined the Columban Missionary Society and first…

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1847 – “Guy Fall”

1847 – “Guy Fall”

Freemans Journal, 2 April 1847 Normally the likes of James Bond would undertake this type of thing on board the Orient Express, as it wound its way through the gorgeous scenery of the Swiss Alps. A terrifying Spectre unfolded when…

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1847 – “Broadsheet Bickering”

1847 – “Broadsheet Bickering”

Tipperary Constitution, 10 April 1847   The Tipperary Free Press and the Tipperary Constitution were contemporaries, both printed in Clonmel in the middle of the 19th Century. The attitudes they expressed in their columns, however, could not have been more…

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1847 – “Perfect Pandemonium”

1847 – “Perfect Pandemonium”

Tipperary Vindicator 21 April 1847 The Hon. William Edward FitzMaurice was the Conservative MP for Buckinghamshire during the 14th British Parliament. When, in April of 1847, he declared that the County of Tipperary was in a state of "perfect pandemonium"…

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1847 – “Turnip Bread”

1847 – “Turnip Bread”

Tipperary Free Press, 24 April 1847 April 1847 and Ireland's over-reliance on the potato as a staple had been tragically and horrifically exposed many months previous. Desperate attempts had been made to provide a substitute for the starving population, perhaps…

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