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A photographic collection by Ed “Ned” O’Shea

Step back in time in Thurles through the lens of talented local photographer Ed “Ned” O’Shea. With a passion for capturing the essence of this charming Irish town, Ned’s photographic collection is a true visual treat.

From the streets to the people, Ned’s keen eye for detail and personality is evident. There are photographs documenting the demolition of the Market House and Turtulla bridge. Circus parades, local events, buildings and behind the scenes shots at the ‘New Cinema’.  The collection also includes a number of Michael Scanlan photographs of the R.I.C. evacuating the barracks on Friar Street in 1922.

Donated for digitisation by the O’Shea family, Ned’s work is dedicated to his daughter, Maureen O’Shea. In 1995, Maureen made Thurles proud by securing two silver medals for Ireland in the Special Olympics held in the USA.

View the full collection here

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