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Tag: Country Tipperary

Reading From Writs to Riots

Saturday, 24 February, 2018 0 Comments

The hamlet of Kilross is located in the Electoral Division of Lattin in the Barony of Clanwilliam, Country Tipperary. In 1881, it enjoyed temporary fame when the tenants of the Brook Brasier Estate felt they were paying too much rent and refused to remit what the landlord demanded. Their revolt was one of the many violent incidents during what became known in Ireland as The Land War, and it is documented in great detail by Peter O’Grady in From Writs to Riots: The Land War comes to Kilross, which was launched last night in The Shamrock Lounge in Kilross.

Reading in Kilross

Stone Head by Viscount Lismore

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 0 Comments

What is now called Glengarra Wood is a part of County Tipperary that was granted by Charles 1 to Sir Richard Everard in 1640. In the ensuing Cromwellian wars, Sir Richard supported the royalist cause, which resulted in the confiscation of his property and its transfer to the Lismore family, who held the lands until 1940.

Glengarra head

In the latter part of the 19th century, Viscount Lismore built a hunting lodge in the wood and planted the banks of the river and road leading to it with many native and exotic trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Sequoiadendron, oak, spruce, laurel, birch, alder and Scots Pine. Today, Glengarra Wood is home to some 60,000 threes and the lodge, which is being refurbished as a youth hostel, is guarded by fearsome stone creatures.


Sunday, 5 January, 2014 0 Comments

The ancient Christian settlement of Toureen Peacaun in Country Tipperary dates from 650 AD. Near the stone cell where the hermit saint once did dwell there’s a holy well and water from it is said to provide a cure for burns and protection against drowning. To visit this other-worldly site, one has to cross a […]

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