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FÁILTE! The County Tipperary Historical Society, founded in 1987, is a Society dedicated to recording and disseminating the history, culture, heritage, folklore and geography of County Tipperary.


The Tipperary Historical Journal 1994 is now out-of-print. We've uploaded all the articles and you can read them here: Journal 1994


At the launch of the Tipperary Historical Journal 2013 in The Source, Thurles, launched by Prof. Liam Kennedy, BSc, MSc (NUI), PhD (York), FRHistS, Professor Emeritus of Economic & Social History, Queen’s University (centre); Richard O'Brien, Chairman; Dan Finnan, Editor; Kitty Barry and Fr. Christy O'Dwyer, President.

October 2013: Membership Renewal
Membership renewals issued over the last two weeks for 2013 as the AGM approached and the official launch of the Tipperary Historical Journal 2013 - details of the Journal here. Due to substantial increases in foreign currency bank charges, the Society regrets that it can no longer accept foreign currency bankers’ orders, postal orders or cheques. As a result, the Society has established a Pay Pal account here where you can choose your location from the drop-down list – Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia or Rest of Europe – and also the Journal year you wish to purchase. Whilst this system has been set up to accommodate foreign currency purchasers of the Journal, Irish purchasers are also welcome to avail of the PayPal facility. Please note that all Euro bankers orders, cheques and postal orders, established with Irish banks, are still accepted by Tipperary Historical Society.We can accept personal cheques or bank drafts from Irish banks only, in Euros: please do not send cash or any other form of cheque [including Credit Union drafts]. Journals can be bought through PayPal above. Annual membership of the Society costs: Ireland/Eurozone: Euro €20.00 / United Kingdom: Sterling £20.00 (€23) / U.S.A.: US Dollar $30.00 (€23) / Canada: Canadian Dollar $30.00 (€22) / : Australia: Australian Dollar $40.00 (€28). For those not living in the above areas, membership costs the equivalent of €23.00 to cover the cost of the Journal and postage costs.

Details of a conference on the Butlers of Ormond which will take place in Cahir Co. Tipperary from 11th - 13th October 2013 can be found here.

JANUARY 29, 2013: Tipperary Historical Journal wins the Tipperariana Book of the Year Award 2012.
Fethard Historical Society marked the 25th anniversary of the Tipperary Historical Journal by deciding to award its annual Tipperariana Book of the Year to the 2012 Journal. The presentation took place in the Abymill Theatre Fethard on Saturday 26th January. The award, specially designed for the occasion by local potter, Doirin Saurus was presented to Fr. Christy O’Dwyer, President of the County Tipperary Historical Society, on behalf of all the committees, contributors and editors who have ensured the publication of the journal over the past twenty five years. The award will be on display in Tipperary Studies, The Source, Thurles. Congratulations to all involved and many thanks to the Fethard Historical Society who is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.


Pictured above: Doirin Saurus presenting the award to Fr. Christy O’Dwyer, President of the County Tipperary Historical Society; Dr. Martin Mansergh officially launched the 2012 Tipperary Historical Journal

NOVEMBER 2012: Membership renewals are being issued over the next few days to all Irish members. Due to difficulties experienced over the last year, our members outside Ireland have not been contacted in quite a while: we are issuing a letter, and membership renewals form, also next week. Please bear with us while we get our membership database back up and running. Meanwhile, the Tipperary Historical Journal 2012 is now available!


You can read articles online from ALL out-of-print Journals: just choose the Journal and the individual article. Over 2,000 pages have been scanned and uploaded, comprising nearly 190 articles and all Book Reviews.


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