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History of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Clonmel, the largest town in County Tipperary, Ireland, has a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. Located in the south of the county, Clonmel sits on the banks of the River Suir, which has played a significant role in shaping the town’s development. The Comeragh Mountains to the south and Slievenamon to the east provide a stunning backdrop to...

History of Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Castlebar, the county town of Mayo, is situated in the heart of Ireland’s West, approximately 44 miles southwest of Sligo and 125 miles west-northwest of Dublin. With a population of over 10,000 residents, Castlebar serves as the administrative and economic hub of Mayo. This bustling market town has a rich and fascinating history spanning centuries, attracting...

A look at Enniskillen in the 1840s

ENNISKILLEN, a borough and market-town, a parish, and the head of a union, partly in the baronyof Magheraboy, but chiefly in that of Tyrkennedy, county of Fermanagh (of which it is the chief town), and province of Ulster, 21 1/2 miles (S. E.) from Ballyshannon, and 80 1/2 (N. N. W ) from Dublin; containing, in the whole parish, 14,678 inhabitants : the borough and...

A look at Ballina in the 1840s

Ballina is a charming sea-port town, located in the Kilmoremoy parish, Tyrawley barony, Mayo county, and the province of Connaught. It’s situated just about 17 miles to the north-east of Castlebar and roughly 125 miles west-north-west from Dublin. Its current population is about 5,313 people. Originally named Belleek, or “Ford of the Flags,” the...

A look at Kildare in the 1840s

KILDARE, a market and post town, a parish, and the seat of a diocese, in the union of NAAS, partly in the barony of CONNELL, but chiefly in that of EAST OPHALY, county of KILDARE, and province of LEINSTER, 9 1/4 miles (W.S.W) from Naas, and 25 miles (W.S.W.) from Dublin, on the coach-road to Limerick; containing 2654 inhabitants, of whom 1629 are in the town. This...