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Podcast 25; The Hansard Family I

Today's podcast traces the origins of the Hansard family in Tipperary to the year of rebellion 1798.  The Earl of Derby raised a militia on his Irish estate in Tipperary to protect his interests during the rebellion. He brought in…

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Podcast 24: Lady Cleeve visits a creamery

Our podcast today tells about the enthusiastic reception in Tipperary town for Lady Cleeve when she attended a ball at the military barracks. Lady Cleeve, the wife of Sir Thomas Cleeve a Limerick businessman, was a noted philanthropist who was…

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A Day in the Life 2020

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 'Day in the Life 2020' archive project. We have some marvellous photographs of different aspects of the lockdown. These are now available to view at  

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Podcast 23; The Scottish King II

Part 2 of the Scottish King tells the story of Edward Bruce's army in Munster. From the Butler accounts we get a picture of military campaigning in the 14th Century as Edmund Butler raises an army in Tipperary to counteract…

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Podcast 22: The Scottish King I

Todays Podcast tells of the short lived reign of Edward Bruce in Ireland which brought him into conflict with Edmond Butler, Earl of Carrick and Chief Butler of Ireland, who remained loyal to Edward II of England.  Edward Bruce was…

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Podcast 20; Feis (1906)

Todays podcast describes the 3rd annual Feis in Tipperary Town in the early years of the Gaelic revival movement, music, dancing and competitions - best bootmaker anyone?

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