Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland

Cathedral of the Assumption,
Co. Tipperary,

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.