Denis G. Marnane (Des), a regular to the Tipperary People and Places Lecture Series has a PhD (UCC) in modern history. He taught in St. Anne’s secondary in Tipperary town. He is a founder member of the Tipperary Historical Society and an annual contributor to the Tipperary Historical Journal. His publications include Land and Violence, Land and Settlement and Cashel history and guide. He is a regular contributor to local radio and is very active in many other community events and committees.