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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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Gleeson Clan Gathering

The Gleeson Clan Gathering runs from 19-24 August 2016 in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. There are tours & social events throughout the week and lectures on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th at the Scouts’ Hall on topics as diverse as chain migration, researching Estate Papers, DNA, the Ancient Annals, & the role of the Gleesons in…

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Silvermines Commemorates

A ceremony of comemmoration, took place on Sunday 8th May in Silvermines organised by the local historical society. As the congregation emerged from 11 o’cock mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Silvermines, they were greeted with the strains of a lone piper and as he played, three ladies in 1916 styles mingled with the…

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Thomas McDonagh Centre

On Monday 7th March a group of Silvermines Historical Society members paid a visit to the Thomas Mc Donagh Centre in Cloughjordan.  The centre has just launched a programme of events to commemorate 1916 and holds a marvellous collection of Thomas Mc Donagh memorabilia, aptly housed in the place that was his childhood home.  In…

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