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Podcast 1;Orphans to Australia

The first in a new series of podcasts, reading from Denis G. Marnane's publications The first hundred and The second hundred;  originally short talks, each no longer than four or five minutes, on various aspects of Tipperary History and Heritage broadcast on Tipperary Mid…

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Errington papers

With the library closed to the public I've been able to get stuck into working on some of our special collections; the papers of George Errington esq. an absentee landlord with an estate in the Barony of Clanwilliam near Golden in County…

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Tipperary Studies closure

All public libraries will close from 6 pm , Thursday 12 March, and remain closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Stay well everyone. Contact us at 0761 066123 or email

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March people and places lecture

March 24th @ 7.30pm Dr. Kevin McCarthy Tom Kiely: Tipperary's and Ireland's greatest champion. Dr Kevin McCarthy presents an illustrated talk on Tom Kiely, and presents the case for him being not only Tipperary's greatest sports star, but Ireland's too.…

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Bridge castle in Thurles

I've heard that Bridge castle (Barry's castle) in Thurles was built by the Knights Templars but Archdall's Monasticon Hibernicum credits the knights of St. John. Either version is just a tradition. There are no accurate dates for the construction of…

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February lecture online

The podcast and video for our February lecture is now available. Thanks to Dr. Brian Casey for permission to record and post and to Donal for getting it online.  

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Tipperary folklore; The Gobán Saor

The Gobán Saor was the greatest Irish mason and craftsman. Legend has it he had a hand in many historic buildings including producing the cat with two tails carving from Holycross Abbey according to this story from the Schools Collection …

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