Clonmel 1900 – 1932

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Dr Sean O Donnell

Dr Sean O Donnell

Clonmel 1900 - 1932

Clonmel 1900 - 1932

This book is a sequel to Clonmel 1840-1900: Anatomy of an Irish Town, an earlier work by the same author. A span of thirty two years is but an instant in history. Yet those years, 1900-1932, contain within them major developments in the social and political history of Ireland. Observing how these developments unfolded in a local society can assist an understanding of the wider setting.

Clonmel provides a favourable observation-point. It is the capital of a county which played a leading role in the War of Independence and Civil War. As a garrison town it had direct experience of the Boer War and World War One. It was the seat of local government entrusted with responsibility for new initiatives in health and social welfare. Its industrial development, with one exception, was conditioned by its agricultural hinterland. The cultural and sporting pursuits of its inhabitants provide an insight to society.

This book has eighteen chapters with more than 20 appendices and runs to 450 pages.


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1 pat connolly July 9, 2021 at 12:54 am

Hi I’m looking for info on the Sisters of charity laundrettes/orphanage that was on Morton street in the early 1900’s. My grandmother and sisters were there until they got separated later on when they went to Dublin/Waterford and she stayed in Clonmel. Their mother died and they were taken off their father and put into care, so i would love to be able to find information on when they entered the care of the nuns and how long they were there etc… if you have any info on this area of Clonmel’s history I’d love to find out more

Thank you


2 admin March 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

Hi Thomas, have just checked with Easons in Clonmel and they have the book in stock.

If you email them @ they will help you in any way they can.


3 thomas dwyer February 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I bought your book Clonmel 1840-1900 afew years ago,partly because my grandfather was born there,but I was
pleasantly surprised to see my great grandfather William Dwyer mentioned in the appendices and other parts of your book.I have tried for ages to buy your new book Clonmel 1900-1932 but with no luck.Can you help with a copy?
Yours Mr Thomas Dwyer


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