Category Archives: Tipperary

Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland

Cathedral of the Assumption,
Thurles,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) tells us “THURLES, a market and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of ELIOGARTY, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 24 ¾ miles (N.) from Clonmel, and 75 (S. W.) from Dublin, on the road from Tipperary to Templemore; containing 10,031 inhabitants, of which number, 7084 are in the town. This place, originally called Durlas-O’Fogarty…..” Also “The R. C. (Roman Catholic) parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church; it is the head of the diocese, and the mensal of the Archbishop.”

These photographs were taken June 2014.

Twomileborris Roman Catholic Church, Co. Tipperary

Roman Catholic Church,
Twomileborris,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

These photographs were taken June 2014

From-Ireland.net’s Ireland Church Index

Here you will find photographs, summaries, locations, and historical notes on each of the hyperlinked churches below as part of From-Ireland.net’s Ireland Church Index.

Co. Carlow

Co. Cork

Co. Dublin

Co. Kildare

Co. Kilkenny

Co. Laois

Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Co. Tipperary

Other

Couraguneen Old Roman Catholic Church, Co. Tipperary

Old Roman Catholic Church,
Couraguneen,
Tipperary,
Ireland.

This was one of the most unusual Church structures I have ever seen. Most of the side and all the back walls of the church have been knocked down leaving only the front wall standing. The tiles from the inside of the church can still be seen as can the whole original outline of the church.

The modern Church, St. Patrick’s stands right next door to this church and both, literally out in the middle of the country.

These photographs were taken in May 2013.

St.’s Michael and John, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Saints Michael & John Roman Catholic Church,
Cloughjordan,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

This Church was built in 1898 and renovated in 1993-94. The Holy Water Font from the Church of St. Kieran, Modreeny 1500 A. D. lies outside the door of the Church and I have included a photograph of that.

These photographs were taken May 2014.

St. Kieran’s Church, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

St. Kieran’s Church of Ireland,
Cloughjordan,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

St. Kieran’s was erected in 1837

These photographs were taken May 2014.

Borrisokane Roman Catholic Church, Co. Tipperary

Roman Catholic Church,
Borrisokane,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

The first stone for this Church was laid in 1973.

These photographs were taken May 2014.

Borrisokane Church of Ireland, Co. Tipperary

Church of Ireland,
Borrisokane,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

These photographs were taken May 2014.

Modreeny Church, Co. Tipperary

Church,
Modreeny,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us “MODREENY, a parish, in the barony of LOWER ORMOND, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Burris-o’-Kane, on one of the public roads from Nenagh to Parsonstown; containing, with the town and district parish of Cloghjordan, 4306 inhabitants.”

and of the Churches he says “The church was rebuilt in 1828…….In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Cloghjordan; the chapel of Modreeny, which stands on an eminence in the townland of Coolnamanna, is a handsome modern edifice.”

The unusual thing about this church is that the tower is within the area that used to have the body of an older church and right inside the remnant of the older church are found gravestones.  I’ve tried to get the image of the gravestones,plus I’ve photographed the broken windows.  Inside, one can see memorials on the walls.  I would describe this as a ‘sad’ church.

These photographs were taken May 2014.

Ardcroney Church Remnants, Co. Tipperary

Old Church Remnants,
Ardcroney,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

Lewis Topogtaphical Dictionary (1837) tells us “In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Modreeny, or Cloghjordan: the chapel is a small building on the townland of Ardcroney., “

and “On an eminence near the high road are the remains of the old church, forming a conspicuous ruin; and on the townland of Ballyluskey is an ancient castle, consisting of one square tower.”

I think that these photographs are of the ‘remains of the old church’ and would appreciate it if anyone from the area sees this page and could confirm that for me.  Thanks.  Jane

These photographs were taken May 2014.