Tipperary Archive

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

We have now launched the Poor Law Union Digital Archive, comprising Workhouse Minute Books from Borrisokane, Cashel, Clogheen, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles and Tipperary, 1839 – 1852.

Highlights

The below image details relief given to a man, Patrick Mulgrave, at Clonmel Union Workhouse. Patrick was entitled to relief, as a Chelsea Pensioner who returned from London having served in the 28th Regiment of Foot. The order was made by the Board of Guardians, 6 August 1846.

Chelsea Pensioner document

The Cashel and Clonmel PLU Minute Books, from February and April 1849 respectively, reveal details of the assisted emigration scheme for orphan girls, often referred to as the Earl Grey Scheme (1848-1850). The Clonmel details are very important in that the girls sent to Australia are specifically named.

Cashel female emigration document

Cashel female emigration document

Clonmel female emigration document

Clonmel female emigration document

Highlights