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Clonakenny Photographs, Co. Tipperary

Whenever I go anywhere my camera is with me and I’m always photographing everything, sometimes I end up with only 1-2 photos, sometimes I look at the photos and think to myself, who on earth wants to see this place, there’s nothing here worth talking about.


The thing is though, there’s always someone who wants to see some little bit of some place, someone whose family came from that place and who will never be able to get to see it for themselves by going there.  My one to a few photographs will always be worth something to someone.

Clonakenny is very small, I came across it one day when I was off over in Tipperary looking for Couraguneen church (and that was a church remnant which stood out!).  I was looking for Couraguneen because one day I was talking about where I had taken my dogs for a walk over near the railway close to Templemore I think it was and Ed said to me “That’s so close to where my family is from” AND that made me go hunting for Couraguneen.

Anyway I missed Couraguneen when I got there, ended up in Bourney and Clonakenny before I eventually got to Couraguneen.  Here are the few photos I took of Clonakenny

Clonakenny Roman Catholic Church, Co. Tipperary

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


Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us that Clonakenny is in the civil parish of “BOURNEY, or BOURCHIN, a parish, in the barony of IKERRIN, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 ½ miles (S. E.) from Roscrea; containing 4061 inhabitants This parish is situated between the mail coach road from Dublin to Limerick, and the public road from Roscrea to Templemore; and comprises more than 9700 statute acres. “

and “In the Roman  Catholic divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, which comprises also the parishes of Burrisnefarney and Corbally, and contains four chapels, all neat buildings, of which the principal is situated at Clonakenny, in this parish. “

These photographs were taken May 2013

Bourney Church of Ireland, Co. Tipperary

Church of Ireland,
Bourney,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.


Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us “BOURNEY, or BOURCHIN, a parish, in the barony of IKERRIN, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 ½ miles (S. E.) from Roscrea; containing 4061 inhabitants This parish is situated between the mail coach road from Dublin to Limerick, and the public road from Roscrea to Templemore; and comprises more than 9700 statute acres. “

Also “The church is a plain building, for the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £246. 8. 9.”

These photographs were taken in May 2013.