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Mining the Past 2017 – Prize Winner at Listowel Writers’ Week

Silvermines Historical Society are  pleased to announce that their current publication Mining the Past 2017 has won First Prize in the Nilsson Local Heritage Writing competition at Listowel Writers’ Week..  The presentation of  the award will take place at the Official Opening Ceremony on Wednesday  31st May at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Congratulations…

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EASTER GREETINGS

Easter Greetings to all members and friends of Silvermines Historical Society. This year’s Easter dawn Mass was celebrated at 6 am on Easter Sunday in Dolla cemetery beside the old Church in Kilboy.  As dawn approached a large congregation made their way through the open gates and crossed the stream to the graveyard where an…

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Sonny O’Neill – Talk in Dolla

A Talk on SONNY O’NEILL will take place in the Eagle’s Nest, Dolla on Monday 27th March at 8.30 pm. Sonny O’NeillSilvermines   The presentation  will be given by John Flannery, President of the Ormond Historical Society (OHS), Nenagh. A small exhibition of photos will also be on display – this is a collection of images…

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Rural Electrification

Silvermines Historical Society will host a talk     RURAL ELECTRIFICATION BY MICHAEL HANLY (Dublin & formerly Kilmore, Silvermines) ON THURSDAY 9TH March 2017 At 8pm  Venue: The Eagle’s Nest, Dolla, Nenagh, Co Tipperary     All are welcome

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Visit to Tipperary Studies at the Source in Thurles

On Tuesday 14th February last a group of Silvermines Historical Society members visited the Tipperary Studies section at the Source Library in Thurles. As pre-arranged, the group met with Librarian, Mary Guinan Darmody who introduced them to all the resources available in centre.  The archives are an invaluable resource for historians, students and for all…

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Dolla Talk on ‘Rural Electrification’

Rural Electrification 1946-1975 Silvermines Historical Society is pleased to present an evening talk on Rural Electrification 1946-1975.  The talk will be given by Michael Hanly, a member of the SHS, and will take place in the Eagle’s Nest, Dolla at 8pm on Tursday 9th March.  All are welcome. The evening will consider how ‘Rural Electrification’…

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ohs lecture – Brendan Bracken

Ormond Historical Society Monday night, 6th February 2017 Lecture by Charles Lysaght on Brendan Bracken Charles Lysaght, author of best-selling biography “Brendan Bracken” will be the guest speaker at Ormond Historical Society’s next lecture on Monday night, 6th February 2017. Winston Churchill’s right-hand man and closest confidant for over thirty years, Bracken was a man…

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Gathering at Glenculloo

A week of hot summer days seemed on the verge of departure on Monday 10th June but that did not dampen  the spirits of the two parochial  groups who met at Clifford’s school house by the bridge in Glenculloo for a summer outing. In this year of the ‘Gathering’ it was a symbolic event. The…

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