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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