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Education in Tipperary; Online exhibition

With schools reopening shortly why not take a look at alternate types of education in Tipperary over four centuries. Read about the history of some notable Tipperary schools such as the Clonmel Grammar School. Listen to the podcast on the…

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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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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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Private acts of parliament

We hold a small collection of local interest private acts of parliament ranging from 1695 to 1905. An individual (wealthy, influential & male) who wanted to undo some family arrangement about property or who wanted a divorce for example, had to finance…

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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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