Tipperary Town

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The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Behind this slick church conversion in the sleepy Co Limerick village of Ballyneety there lies a lifetime of labour – 27 years spent making this rural(...)

Sinn Féin leaders  1919. Thirty-six elected members were in jail. P Maloney on left in second row. Photograph: Hulton Archive

PJ Moloney (1871-1947), my great-grandfather, was elected for Tipperary South in the UK general election that took place just weeks following the end (...)

Solohead village outside Tipperary town.

In January 1950 a memorial was unveiled to those who carried out the Soloheadbeg ambush. It is situated in Solohead village outside Tipperary town sur(...)

A Skull in Connemara: Jarlath Tivnan, Maria McDermottroe and Pat Shortt in Decadent Theatre Company’s 2018 production of Martin McDonagh’s play. Photograph: Darragh Kane

On January 2nd, 1996, I hitched a lift from Nenagh to Galway. Thumbing was something I had mastered during my college years, but on this particular w(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

The late Grainne Pierse. “Grainne had a wonderful eye for jewellery and she was very generous with her knowledge,” says silver and jewellery expert Jimmy Weldon.” Photograph: John Searle

Tributes have been paid to antique jeweller dealer Grainne Pierse who died on November 24th after a short illness. Pierse was a well known figure in(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

Photograph for Rosita Boland story - Ballinasloe travellers. Martin Cawley on a  site at a rural location outside Ballinasloe,Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy. 1/11/2018

Sr Cait Gannon, a retired member of the Sisters of Mercy nuns who lives in Thurles, still works with Travellers following decades of involvement with (...)

People march through Tipperary town to protest neglect of the area.

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tipperary town on Saturday to protest over the area experiencing “decades of neglect”. Organisers (...)

The scene at Bridge St in Mallow   following the fatal stabbing. Photograph: The Irish Times

The priest officiating at the funeral of a young man who was fatally stabbed on the street last week has questioned why people carry knives when they (...)

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