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Around Our Town Ep. 12 – George Victor Du Noyer and Leacht na Francaí The first ordnance survey of Ireland was completed in 1846. Today Shay explains and interesting connection between one of the surveyors, George Du Noyer, and a hill above Clonmel. Around Our Town is a project being undertaken by Clonmel Library and...
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Around Our Town Ep. 11 – Lt. Fredrick Close & Anna Grubb Clonmel’s Romeo & Juliet In 1826 Lt. Fredrick Close of the 86th foot fell in love with a local girl, Anna Grubb, daughter of a well-to-do quaker merchant. The affair was frowned upon by the girls family. On the evening of 26th February...
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Around Our Town Ep. 10 – Monuments, plaques and street signs The everyday things around us often have a story to tell. Today we take a look at a selection monuments, plaques and street signs around Clonmel, each of which tells us a lit bit about our past. Around Our Town is a project being...
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Around Our Town Ep. 9 – Harry Clarke’s The Adoration of the Maji (Old Saint Mary’s Part 3) This stained glass window in the south aisle of Old Saint Mary’s was donated by Mrs J.F. Read (née Tinsley) and installed by Harry Clarke studios in 1946 to commemorate the Tinsley family. The design was executed...
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Around Our Town Ep. 8 – The Siege of Clonmel The Siege of Clonmel in 1650 by Oliver Cromwell is one of the most well known historical events in the history of Clonmel. Today Shay visits Short Street where the breech of the town walls occurred and where so many men lost their lives. Around...
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Around Our Town Ep. 7 – Old Saint Mary’s (Part 2) – The East Window The East Window in Old Saint Marys is a stunning example of a Gothic Stain Glass Window. S. Watson in his book A Dinner of Herbs (Page 100) tells us that the window was installed late 15c. Dismantled and reassembled early...
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Around Our Town Ep. 6 – Old Saint Mary’s (Part 1) Lying just inside the North West corner of the town walls Old Saint Mary’s Has a history dating back to the 1200s. Today we take look at it’s stunning interior. Around Our Town is a project being undertaken by Clonmel Library and local Clonmel...
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Around Our Town Ep. 5 – Footpaths and Street Furniture Around our town is a project being undertaken by Clonmel Library and local Clonmel man Shay Hurley. Over the coming weeks we will take a closer look at some of the town’s historical places of interest Today Shay is at the junction of Peter Street...
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Around Our Town Ep. 4 – The West Gate Around our town is a project being undertaken by Clonmel Library and local Clonmel man Shay Hurley. Over the coming weeks we will take a closer look at some of the town’s historical places of interest. Today Shay is examining the West Gate which separates Irishtown...
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Around Our Town Ep. 3 – Laurence Sterne Around our town is a project being undertaken by Clonmel Library and local Clonmel man Shay Hurley. Over the coming weeks we will take a closer look at some of the town’s historical places of interest. Laurence Sterne was born in Clonmel in 1713 and went on...
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