Podcast: Eight Centuries of Local Government in County Tipperary by Dr Matthew Potter
Local government was introduced to Ireland by the Normans in the twelfth century and has been integral to our public life for 800 years. In this lecture, Dr Matthew Potter will examine its role in County Tipperary, including such institutions as grand juries, municipal corporations, boards of guardians and county councils, as well as lesser known aspects such as the liberty of the Butlers, Earls of Ormonde and the County of Cross Tipperary.
Dr Matthew Potter works in Limerick City Archives. He is the author of eight books and numerous journal articles and has a particular interest in the history of local government in Ireland.