The Cistercians of Mount St Joseph, Roscrea, County Tipperary

The Cistercians of Mount St Joseph, Roscrea, County Tipperary

The jury is still out as to whether or not the corridors of Mount St Joseph became any noisier after Vatican II. The return of the voice had to be weighed against the ever diminishing number of monks walking through the monastery every passing year. ‘Very few enter...
Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge

Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge

John Toler (1745-1831), 1st Earl of Norbury, was the most feared Irish judge of the Georgian period. Among the numerous men and women he sentenced to hang were Robert Emmet and the 1798 leaders Henry and John Sheares. He rose to become Chief Justice. Become a member...
Notes on Templemore, County Tipperary

Notes on Templemore, County Tipperary

The Saint   In 1920, a teenager named Jimmy Walsh claimed that the Virgin Mary had visited his cottage after a deadly gun battle in Templemore during the ongoing War of Independence. He then produced three statuettes of the Virgin that, he maintained, wept blood from...
County Tipperary – Choose a Topic

County Tipperary – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Tipperary’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Tipperary people)   The Cistercian monks of Mount St Joseph’s, Roscrea (namely Fathers Laurence Walsh, Ciarán Ó...