Category Archives: History

Book Launch – Tom Semple & The Thurles Blues

Tom Semple & The Thurles Blues The long-awaited biography of Tom Semple and his legendary hurling comrades “The Thurles Blues”, by author Liam Ó Donnchú, was launched to a thronged main hall in Thurles Sarsfields Centre, (beside Semple Stadium) Thurles, … Continue reading

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The Stained Glass Window’s Of James Watson

‘Leisure’ [Extract from the poem by William Henry Davies (1871 – 1940)] “A poor life this if,  full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” All too often these days, in the hustle and bustle of our … Continue reading

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Walk Our National Pilgrim Paths

Thousands of Irish people and overseas visitors are expected to tread our National Pilgrim Paths on April 4th, 2015.   Ireland’s National Pilgrim Paths Day, on April 4th next, is aimed at raising awareness of our country’s wide network of … Continue reading

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Replicas Of Archaeological Artefacts Exhibition

Executive Librarian M/s Ann Marie Brophy Reports; Thurles Library, The Source Complex, Cathedral Street Thurles is proud to present an exhibition of ‘Replicas of Archaeological Artefacts’. The exhibition will open on Tuesday 10th February at 7.00 p.m. and will be … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Researcher Stephen Neill Moves To New Pastures

Church of Ireland Rector, Canon Stephen Neill, the man who confirmed US President Barack Obama’s ancestral roots with Moneygall, has decided to pull up and relocate his own roots. The 45 year old has announced he is leaving his Cloughjordan … Continue reading

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