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Marlfield’s rich and rare history will be preserved in new book

Bernard Lennon, seen here in front of St. Patricks Chapel, is appealing for memorabilia relating to Marlfield village for a new book being compiled on the history of the area, dating back to the great abbey of the 11th century.

Bernard Lennon, seen here in front of St. Patricks Chapel, is appealing for memorabilia relating to Marlfield village for a new book being compiled on the history of the area, dating back to the great abbey of the 11th century.

An appeal has been issued for memorabilia relating to Marlfield village, on the outskirts of Clonmel, for a publication that’s being prepared on the rich and varied history of the area.

The history will be compiled by Bernard Lennon, secretary of the village committee. It will cover the period from the great abbey in the 11th century to the present day.

“If you have any memorabilia concerning Marlfield and its locality we will gladly include it in our publication”, says Bernard.

“There are various existing publications covering many aspects of village life including Marlfield Hurling Club, St. Patrick’s Well, the Bagwell estate, St. Patrick’s Chapel, St. Patrick’s Well, the Gough military period, the 1798 rebellion, the Great War, the distilling industry, milling, toll roads, champion trees, the stunning nature reserve with its forest walks and the village school”, he says.

“However there’s much more to be compiled and gathered in a single publication”.

The task will be helped by the South Tipperary Development Company Tús scheme, which has sourced a worker to help in this venture.

Bernard will be glad to hear from anyone who has any documents, photos or artefacts relating to the area. He may be contacted on 086-2937220.

Meanwhile, the new Clonmel Municipal District Council, which has resulted from the amalgamation of North and South Tipperary County Councils, has also dissolved the former borough boundary administrative functions.

The result of these reforms is that Marlfield, which had come under South Tipperary County Council, is now part of Clonmel for all County Council maintenance and administrative functions.

The former Borough Council team will become familiar faces in the village as they cut grass, mend roads and footpaths and mechanically sweep the verges. People in Marlfield are looking forward to enhancing the village under this new arrangement.

The village also looks forward to playing a bigger role in the social and recreational life of Clonmel.

 

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