The Cormackstown Heritage Centre, Holycross, Thurles, Co Tipperary is without doubt one of the largest single private collections of rural memorabilia to be found anywhere in today’s Ireland. Spanning some three centuries, these rare and now almost forgotten “tools of our once rural trade,” used to develop rural Ireland down the years, are on display just five minute drive from the outskirts of Thurles town.
“A Passage Through Time.”
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In the Cormackstown Heritage Centre expect to find:-
- A unique large dairy collection including an old style Creamery Laboratory.
- Experience at first hand the history of the Traveller and the tools of the Tinsmith.
- Experience the old retail shop and meet Margaret the Shop Keeper.
- Visit the old Pub complete with Barmaid.
- Take a trip back in time to view the tools of the Carpenter, the Cobbler, the Wheelwright and of course the Blacksmith’s Forge.
- Call into the Old School Room complete with its Teacher and her School Text Books from the past.
- Enter that old style, warm and welcoming Farmhouse Kitchen of the last century.
All of this and much, much more will make your visit to the Cormackstown Heritage Centre both enjoyable and educational and to the elderly visitor, will bring back fond and emotional memories of the good and bad experiences of times past.
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Note: The centre is available to all individuals / groups; including the Educational Sectors, Pensioners, Active Retired Groups and visiting Tourists, all who are made to feel welcome.
This indoor venue remain open, both for daytime and evening visits all year round, with a trained Guide always on hand to talk visitors through the myriad of artefacts currently on display.
Group Tours are advised to contact the Cormackstown Heritage Centre, Tel: 085-7131584 to book their visit in advance.
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I am looking to find a book on Holycross graveyard. I am trying to find Richard Neely and his wife who were from Cormackstown, who died late 1800’s
Is this something you can help me with.
I will be in Thurles Sept 11 – Sept 13. I would like to meet with someone for guidance/ suggestions in researching my Tynan & Brophy ancestors in the areas of Holy Cross, Ballycahill, Gortnehoe, & Loughmore.
More info would be required in order to research your ancestors. Do you have names; dates, etc. of known family individuals in these areas?
Trying to trace the early Ryan ‘Agents’ known to have been tenants on land in Cormackstown, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary in 1782 and earlier. They appear in the Tithe Applotment Books of 1833.
Seeking contact with anybody who has knowledge of our early family and also information about the Black Castle in Cormackstown (remaining ruin demolished in mid 1960’s).