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Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 23rd December - Closing 4pm Tuesday 24 Dec - Sat 28th Dec - CLOSED Monday 30th Dec -Closing 5pm Tuesday 31st Dec - Closing 5pm Wednesday 1st January - CLOSED Thursday 2nd January - Normal Hours Happy Christmas from…

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Atlassel Abbey podcast now available

Thanks to Donal's hard work in the background and the kind permission of Salvador Ryan our October lecture is available online as a podcast or video Podcast: video available here

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December Lecture Tuesday 17th @ 7.30pm

The Castles, Tower, & Fortified Houses of Limerick, 1199-1703 This lecture - which includes the Butler Lordship in Tipperary - presents Joseph Lennon’s extensive research on Limerick’s castles and owners from 1199-1703. He spent 2010-2018 researching and compiling a photographic-survey…

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November Lecture with Salvador Ryan

Thanks to Salvador Ryan for his engaging lecture last night, he took us through some great stories about priests from the schools collection at www@duchas_ie and put them in context. He has also kindly given us permission to post the lecture…

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Holycross drawings

Some gorgeous drawings of Holycross Abbey taken from the 50th Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Works 1882.

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Sketches and prints of Tipperary

We have a large archive of prints, photos and postcards relating to Tipperary. Some of my favorite ones are the Bartlett and Hooper sketches. This one is of St. Marys, Thurles in a ruined state in 1793. The church was…

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The Earl of Normanton v tenants

Documents from the Irish Land War. The Earl of Normanton, residing in Hampshire, England, owned over 7,600 acres in Tipperary. His agent E.S. Rice paid the Property Defense Association for bailiffs to help carry out sales and evictions from the…

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November ‘People and Places’ Lecture

Our November lecture "You may want a priest yet": the portrayal of the Catholic Priest in Irish Folklore takes place on November 19th at 7.30pm in The Source, Thurles. Salvador Ryan is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth,…

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Priest and Folklore in Tipperary

'Priest's heads were very dear at that time' a #Halloween worthy story from North Tipperary about priest hunting in penal times and why the ghost of Harry Palmer is still 'going around' Ivy hall. Read more at or come…

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