Charles Joseph Kickham (1828-1882)

Charles Joseph Kickham (1828-1882)

The son of a prosperous Tipperary shopkeeper, this celebrated 19th century novelist and Fenian pioneer was born at his mother’s family home in Mocklershill outside Cashel. The family later moved to Fethard Street in  Mullinahone, where he is today recalled by a...

Jack Judge (1872-1938)

Jack Judge (1872-1938) THE MAN WHO WROTE ‘TIPPERARY’ As the curtains parted in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on the evening of 27th August 1914, the audience must have craning their necks to get a better view of Jack Judge.[i] The Great War had been on for just under a...
Galvin of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary & Chile

Galvin of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary & Chile

Many years later, as he lay shivering on his deathbed in the hot, dry Peruvian sun, Frank Galvin must have thought back to the demise of his own father. The death of James Galvin thirty years earlier had almost destroyed the family. The old man’s demise was attributed...