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The townland of Glendaloughin straddles the Comeragh mountains north of Clonmel overlooking the beautiful Nire valley. It falls within the bounds of county Waterford but is part of the civil parish of Saint Mary’s, Clonmel. It is a picturesque and serene place but 116 years ago it was at the centre of a bitter dispute...
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Our final stop on the Coleville Road is Greenpark (at times known as Greenville). This completes our look at the protected structures along the Coleville Road. Following the construction of the Gashouse Bridge in the 1820s the Coleville Road quickly became one of Clonmel’s desirable suburbs. Some the town’s wealthiest merchants and professionals bought and...
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Fairy Hill House is situated half way down the Coleville road on the riverside. It is in fact two houses. The larger and older structure was original named Springfield House. It is clearly identified in both the first and second edition of the ordnance survey maps of Ireland. This puts its date of construction at...
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Around Our Town Ep. 34 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 9) – Edward Burke, Mayor of Clonmel of Greyfort Greyfort on the south side of Coleville Road could be  considered more modest than some of its near neighbours. Built in the first half of the nineteenth century the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage describe...
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Around Our Town Ep. 33 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 8) – Glenam House, Strangman & Grubb Glenam House situated on the south side of the Coleville is intriguing for a number of reasons. Like many of the homes on the road it is steeped in the heritage of the Quaker community in Clonmel....
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Around Our Town Ep. 32 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 7) – Brookdale This week we continue our stroll down the Coleville Road to Brookdale. Like Glenview next door Brookdale was built on land owned by the prominent 19th century Quaker and miller Thomas Hughes. Pinning down a  precise date of construction for Brookdale...
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Around Our Town Ep. 31 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 6) – Glenview The evidence of Clonmel’s industrial past is clearly visible today. The apartment complex on Little Island known today as Hughes Mills was once a thriving flour mill operated by the Hughes Family. Thomas Hughes (d1775) came to Clonmel from the midlands...
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Around Our Town Ep. 30 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 5) – Roseville Roseville is the second Quaker mansion on the Coleville Road that was designed by the architect William Tinsley. Like its near neighbour Ashbourne it is in the Gothic revival fashion which was popular in the early to mid nineteenth century. Similarly...
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Around Our Town Ep. 29 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 4) – Ashbourne At the junction where the Coleville Road and the Mountain Road intersect are two old Quaker homes which have much in common. Ashbourne and Roseville were both designed by the much celebrated Clonmel born architect William Tinsley. Both can be described...
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Around Our Town Ep. 28 – The Coleville Road, Clonmel (Part 3) – Merlin ‘Merlin’ is one of the most prominent Quaker homes built on the Coleville Road (or Fairy Hill as the area was know in the 19th century). A newspaper report in the Nationalist dated 18/03/1950 references valuation records for newly built houses...
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