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Turf Cutting during the emergency

Remember those summer days getting the turf in..I know its probably going to be banned and we might see the last generation to spend summer on the bog, but there was a time (1943) when getting the turf in was…

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Maps collection in Tipperary Studies

Tipperary Studies holds copies of some of Tipperary’s earliest maps, dating from the 17th Century, through to the OSI’s modern maps of the 21st Century. One of my favorites is this little gem of the area around Thurles in 1755. So impressed was…

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Launch of 2018 Tipperary Historical Journal

The 2018 Historical Journal is now available from Tipperary Studies, The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The journal was launched by Dr. David Butler of U.C.C. and includes articles such as a bibliography of the GAA in County Tipperary, The rise of…

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1949 County Hurling final

The Tipperary Star report on the 1949 County Hurling  Final between Borris-illeigh and Knockavilla covers an entire page of the paper on November 5th. Refereed by Con Murphy of Cork the outcome was never in doubt with Borris leading all…

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County Tipperary Historical Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the County Tipperary Historical Society will be held on Saturday June 9th at 2.15 p.m. in The Source, Thurles. The launch of the Tipperary Historical Journal 2018 by Dr. David Butler, U.C.C. will also take…

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Digitisation project update

The digitisation team at Tipperary Studies have added yet more county final programmes to their website. A remarkable run of sixty-six county hurling final programmes from 1949 to 2017 is now available to view online at   These are in addition to…

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Historical Field Trip Sunday May 13th

The Arra Historical and Archeological Society will be hosting a field-trip of some of the historical places in the Portroe / Newtown area on Sunday May 13th. It will begin at 11am outside Newtown Church where people can car-pool if…

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