Tipperary Archive

Welcome to Tipperary Studies.
Home of local studies research for Tipperary County Council Library Service.

The Local Studies Department is the primary resource for local history research in County Tipperary for historians and enthusiasts. It has a dedicated reading room with modern research facilities.

Browse Collections (75 total)

Co. Tipperary GAA match programmes and yearbooks

Co Senior Hurling Final 2021 replay.pdf

A collection of Co. Tipperary GAA material including county senior hurling and football match final programmes from 1949 to 2021, divisional final…

Fr Kennedy slides: Threshing event

Working the threasher 1975.jpg

Images of the old style threshing event held in celebration of the Abbey opening. John Butler of Beakstown allowed his oat crop to be cut by the…

Fr Kennedy slides: Thatched cottages

Dr Lee and Ellen at thatched shop in Ballycahill 1972.jpg

A selection of images of both old and new thatched cottages taken by Fr Kennedy of Holycross. 1970s

Fr Kennedy slides: Sports

Young riders with the hunt.jpg

Sports related images taken by Fr Tom Kennedy of Holycross Co. Tipperary including images of hurling, rugby, showjumping and fox hunting events

Fr Kennedy slides: Restoration of Abbey

Laying the floor in front of sedelia.jpg

A collection of photographs documenting the restoration of Holycross Abbey throughout the 1970s and the people involved in the project

Fr Kennedy slides: Religious ceremonies in Holycross

Young cross bearer beside the Suir_pilgrimage 1975.jpg

Photographs taken by Fr Tom Kennedy of religious ceremonies in Holycross Abbey and old parish church. Mainly 1970s

Fr Kennedy slides: The arts

Musicians at set party 1974.jpg

A collection of photographs relating to the performing arts. Covering traditional dancing, music and stage performances. Many of the images relate to…

Fr Kennedy slides: Parades

Young entrants in the Borrisoleigh parade 1973.jpg

Photographs of parades around Tipperary and further afield taken by Fr. Tom Kennedy during the 1970s

Fr Kennedy slides: Irish interest

Windy wedding day.jpg

Photographs taken by Fr. Tom Kennedy over the course of roughly twenty years both on trips home from his ministry in Alabama and from his retirement…

Fr. Kennedy slides: Tipperary interest

Young boy and milk cans in cart.jpg

Photographs taken by Fr. Tom Kennedy of Tipperary over the course of roughly twenty years both on trips home from his ministry in Alabama and from his…