Failte Romhat Isteach Now that you have decided to visit, what can you possibly find of interest here?
Having spent quite a few years researching the history of my own hometown of Thurles, I intend to present some of this information,together with recent pictures, on my web site, for the benefit of the odd nostalgic expatriate or lost web tourist... the images and content being constantly changed and expanded.The image to the right is a reconstruction...1846... more on that later...
Manuscripts, pictures and narrative information from the early Ryan of Inch and O'Fogartys of Castlefogarty archives - formerly in my possession - are presented herein; the Ryan of Inch Papers were transferred to the Boole Library in Cork in late June 1997 for cataloguing and preservation while the O'Fogarty records are now in the U.K. in the possession of the present owner of the Castlefogarty propertyOf course, no story of this town would be complete without a word on the role of the Mathew family which assumed ownership of the local Butler holdings in the early 17th century and retained tenure until the last of that name, Elisha Mathew, died in the 1840s. The estates went to her French cousin, Count Chabot.
The links below will be changed or varied to show new selections, pictures or information as time allows. Since this is essentially a reference site some documents, files and images are large ... so be patient and wait for them to load ...
I would appeal to any overseas viewers whose ancestors came from the Tipperary/Thurles area and who have pictures which were taken in the last 100 years - of places or events in this area - to send them to me (as e-Mail attachments) and I will post them on a gallery on this site.
- Aerial 1966
- Rocque 1755
- Thurles Estate 1819
- Estate (Town) 1819
- Town Centre 1845
- Ordnance Survey 1841
- Ordnance Survey 1904
- Aerial Pre - 1978
- Reconstruction 1846
Note: You are welcome to copy any pictures or articles, but not for commercial purposes. If the data is to be incorporated into any publication, then approval must be requested in writing from Jim Condon, 4 Butler Avenue, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. Images/drawings created by me have digicodes embedded in them to protect my work.
Reproduction of the above timelapse photo of the Suir Bridge and Cathedral Street - in any form - requires the permission of Jim Troy of Fontenoy Terrace, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Beir Beo agus Beannacht go Foil