Historic Cashel photo collection to go online

Historic Cashel photo collection to go online

A historic photography archive from Cashel is to be launched online next week.

The Murphy Photographic Collection (Ballinamona, Cashel) includes photographs from the 1800s and into the 1900s.

Over 1,200 negative images taken between 1890s and 1932 by brother and sister Edmond and Kathleen Murphy may now be viewed on the Tipperary Studies website www.tipperarystudies.ie.

The Murphy Papers and Photographs were kindly donated by the Clifton Brown family of Ballinamona House and relate to previous owners, the Murphy family.

Most are of Ballinamona House, grounds and family, with images of social life, farm animals, horses and families in and around Ballinamona. Also included are images from various parts of Tipperary, Ireland and England.

The collection will be launched at 6.45pm by Tipperary Studies staff, just before this month's Tipperary People and Places lecture at The Source, in Thurles.

Dr Laurence Geary of UCC visits The Source on Tuesday, November 21, at 7.30pm, to explore aspects of the lives of the poor in Tipperary around the time of the great famine in this months lecture from the Tipperary People and Places series.

In his talk, Larry will discuss topics such as the living conditions of the people, diet, illness and disease and changes in population.

For further details contact 076 1066123 or see www.tipperarystudies.ie