Quite a number of books of interest to people in the Cashel area and beyond were published during the period coming up to Christmas.
‘The First 100: Talks on Tipperary History’ by Dr. Des Marnane was mentioned recently on this page and had two launches, one in Tipperary and a second at Cashel.
The book is a collection of radio pieces the author has been doing on Tipp Mid West Radio over the past two years.
Well-known Dundrum businessman, Peter Alley, has written a very lively autobiography, ‘My Way,’ which is outspoken on many topics.
The Boherlahan-Dualla Historical Journal Society have produced their 16th volume and it’s as good as ever, stretching to over 200 pages of fascinating accounts of items of historical interest in the parish. One of the articles I found really interesting was Philip Ryan’s account of the shops in the parish.
In a similar vein is the much younger Upperchurch-Drombane Historical Journal 2013. This is the fourth year of this production by the parish Development Association and amongst the many interesting articles is one entitled ‘Our Local Pubs’ by Billy Clancy and Paddy Dwyer.
Sean Hogan from the parish of Kiladangan has produced a massive tome ‘The Black and Tans in North Tipperary: Policing, Revolution and War 1913-1922.’ A well researched account of the dramatic events and the people involved in the fight for independence in that part of the county.
At a more local level the Halla na Féile Committee have produced the fourth edition of the Cashel and Rosegreen Journal, a comprehensive compendium of pictures from the parish. Great credit is due to editor Eibhlín Ní Riain.
Earlier in the year the Cashel Rugby Club published their history and it’s still available. Produced by Seamus King and Peter Silke, it is a comprehensive account of the club since its foundation in 1919 and includes a wealth of photographic material.