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Richard Thomas Moynan – The Tipperary Connection.

Well-known Irish painter, Richard Thomas Moynan (27th April 1856-10th April 1906) was born in Dublin at No.1 Eldon Terrace, off the South Circular Road. He was the fourth of eight children; three sons and five daughters, born to Mr Richard … Continue reading

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Irish Nationalist Supporter – Thomas Croke Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

Sunday last, July 22nd 2018 marked the 116 anniversary of the death of Archbishop Thomas William Croke (D.Div.) [28 May 1824 – 22 July 1902], the second Catholic Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand (1870–74) and later to become the Irish … Continue reading

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Visit St. Cualan’s Bell in Borrisoleigh Co. Tipperary

The ancient art of Handbell Ringing is largely unheard of here in Southern Ireland; first Handbells having being developed by brothers Robert and William Cor in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, between 1696 and 1724. Now on Friday next two simultaneous Hand … Continue reading

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Thurles History – James Leahy Statement – Bureau of Military History

Over the past number of weeks a building on the south side of Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; last known as Griffin’s News agency and previously, during the 1920’s, Hickey’s pub, has now been demolished to make way for a … Continue reading

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Littleton Co. Tipperary – World War II

One minute after Britain formally declared war against Germany, which took effect on September 3rd, 1939, a Blenheim IV of No. 139 Squadron took off to fly the first sortie of the war for the Royal Air Force. Same was … Continue reading

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