1879 – Clonmel Corporation’s Machinery Frustrations
Tipperary Free Press, 10 & 24 October 1879
It must have been music to the ears of South Tipperary’s prisoners and workhouse inmates – in October 1879 Clonmel Corporation took possession of a steam-powered stone breaker. And its first trial was “an unqualified success”:
No doubt elder readers of that week’s Tipperary Free Press were shaking their heads and wryly passing comment along the lines of “They don’t make ’em like they useta”.