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Podcast 64; Denis Treacy in Court II

In 1875 despite having won his legal battle with his brother over the lease on the family farm Denis Treacy was back in court. This time suing a local doctor. The court case brought to light many unsavory details of…

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Borrisokane 18th Century fair charter

A recent donation to Local Studies is this copy of a charter from the reign of George 1st. The charter grants to Edward Riley of Borrisokane the right to hold four annual fairs on the 15th of April, June, September…

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Podcast 54; Bridewell II

Around 1842 a new Bridewell was built for Tipperary which still stands today though it hasn't been in use for a century. The Bridewell had twelve male and four female cells and two cells especially for drunks. The new accommodation…

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Podcast 53; Marcher Lords

A sixteenth century Tipperary manuscript now in the British Library contains elegy's on five marcher lords of the area, Archbishop John Cantwell, Philip Hackett, James Purcell, Tadgh O'Carroll and Piaras Butler. All noted warriors who spent their lives, including the…

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Podcast 52: New Ireland

In our latest podcast we look at A.M. Sullivan's New Ireland. published in 1877, it is a chronicle of some major aspects of 19th century Ireland. Owner and editor of 'The Nation' Sullivan covered many Tipperary themes in his book…

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Putting Clonmel’s History on the Map

OpenStreetMap want your help for Heritage Week. They want to map all the history of #Clonmel by adding buildings, plaques, memorials etc. The possibilities are almost endless in what to add, even old street names, old uses of buildings, architects for buildings…

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Podcast 23; The Scottish King II

Part 2 of the Scottish King tells the story of Edward Bruce's army in Munster. From the Butler accounts we get a picture of military campaigning in the 14th Century as Edmund Butler raises an army in Tipperary to counteract…

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Podcast 2; Faction Fighting at Cappawhite

Our second podcast in the series. This one is taken from Denis G. Marnane's publication, The Second Hundred. A contemporary newspaper account of the ongoing problem of faction fighting in post-famine Tipperary. listen to podcast no.2 here   

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