A diverse range of articles is found in Journal 2021. These articles reflect the broad interests of the contributors. Many thanks to them for their dedicated research and willingness to have their findings published. It guarantees that a vast reservoir of historical material is available for future generations of parishioners and indeed for people further afield.

This year’s issue is the 24th volume to be published. It is a treasure worth having in your home for members of your family to read and enjoy. It is worth reflecting on the contribution of previous generations to the development of our parish and our community. It is also an ideal present for family and friends who are away from home. The following articles are included:

Tim Hyde: A king of the turf;

My memories of growing up in Ardmayle;

The aftermath of the execution of Paddy Grace;

William B. O’Dwyer: His involvement in the struggle for independence and his contribution to public life;

A new church car park: Uncovering relics from The Chapel and the discovery of a discreet re-interment;

Of parades and patriotism: Security, nationally and locally, 1940-45;

Part Three Thurlesbeg, 1856-1885: A time of consolidation, prosperity and conflict;  

The Rock of Cashel and its hinterland: the impact of pandemics;

Reflections and recollections of Dualla or a tale of two photographs;

Patrick Walsh, Ballydine: His brush with the law, 1890;

The Clareen road: Reminiscences from the 1950s;

Pat Bourke: The Bard of Monamoe;

The Great War: A long way from Tipperary, Part Seven;

Brigie Freagh’s homestead: A vanished haven;

Past links to the present time: Interpreting the stained-glass windows in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Dualla;

IRA Convention at Meldrum Hall, November 1919;

The Mannin records: an analysis;

1918, a remarkable year both locally and nationally, Part Two.

In accordance with Covid 19 restrictions, a low-key launch took place on Sunday 12 September. A Dualla man, Michael Sheridan launched volume 24. The Journal will be available from Friday 24 September. The cost remains at €10. It can be purchased at Hall’s Daybreak, Friar St, O’ Dwyer Butchers, Friar St., Elys, The Green and Texaco Filling Station, Dublin Rd., all in Cashel. In Thurles, it will be available at Bookworm, 1 Parnell St. The Journal can be purchased after Masses in Boherlahan and Dualla on 25 and 26 September. It can be purchased also from any committee member. Your continued support is valued and appreciated.