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1944 – A Lively Wake

  Irish Press, 16 March 1944 A Lively Wake When Clonmel man John Langley passed away in 1674, his last will and testament laid out the manner in which he wished to be waked. It involved whiskey and knives. The…

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1944 – “Ireland’s Answer”

The Nenagh Guardian, 18 March 1944 An impassioned plea to the readership of the Guardian of 18 March 1944 to maximise their efforts in increasing food production. The article floats the threat of another famine and makes reference to the…

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Lost works of Thurles playwright donated to library

Jim O’Brien, originally from Parnell Street, Thurles, and who is now based in Louisville, Kentucky, presented a copy of his book, ‘John O’Brien, A Collection of Plays’, to Tipperary Studies. John O’Brien died in 1959. He was Jim’s uncle and…

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