Old photo of Roscrea, County Tipperary

Travels in History Tipperary Then and Now

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Tipperary Then and NowZoom in on Tipperary with a tour through Ireland's past

Tipperary is known as Ireland's Premier County. Its foundations were built on what is widely regarded to be the most fertile land in Ireland. This piece looks at how the people of Tipperary developed those foundation, not in dates and statistics, but through pictures of their recent history. Take a look at how some areas have transformed over time and at the lives of its people - Then and Now.
Vintage photographs of Tipperary - Zoom in and take a closer look.

Scene #1 Main Street, Cashel

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Old photo of Main Street, Cashel by Lawrence Studios
Main Street, Cashel (ca. 1884-1900)
Main Street, Cashel, Today

Scene #2 Dillon Street, Tipperary Town

This photograph captures construction taking place on what was to be known as 'New Tipperary'. The scheme was thought up by Fr. David Humphreys and William O'Brien to house the tenants of local landlord Arthur Smith Barry who had been evicted for withholding their rents in solidarity with Smith Barry's tenants in Co Cork. An agreement was later reached and the tenants returned to 'Old Tipperary.' Source: NLI

Old photo of Dillon Street, Tipperary Town
Dillon Street, Tipperary Town (ca. 1890)
Dillon Street, Tipperary Town, Today

Scene #3 The Square, Cahir

This image shows everyday life in Cahir Square before the advent of the motorcar. Men tend to their merchandise while jaunting cars pass up and down. Mysteriously, a boot unattached to a foot, crosses the road between two jaunting cars in the centre of the photograph. Use the magnifier to have a closer look. Source: NLI

 Old photo of the Square, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The Square, Cahir (ca.1902-1912)
The Square, Cahir, Today

Scene #4 Main Street, Roscrea

A smartly dressed man walks up Main Street Roscrea in April 1961. This picture captures a time when tobacco advertising was a lot more prominent, there are signs for Gold Flake cigarettes both behind the man and across the road from him. In the background, at the end of the street, a man is delivering merchandise from a horse drawn carriage to a local merchant. Use the magnifier to get a closer look. Source: NLI

Old photo of Main Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Main Street, Roscrea (1961)
Main Street, Roscrea, Today

Image Rights and ownership

Ireland Then and Now is a living history of Ireland, presented by My Ireland Tour. The historical images used have no known copyright and are used with thanks and due credit to the Irish National Archive and their online community. Modern day images of Cork are copyright My Ireland Tour 2016.