Thurles on Market-Day


“WERE it not the crowds of country-people who come into town to chapel, to market, and to hear the news, and the soldiers who fill the shops . . . and the officers and “heaps” of gentlemen who puzzle the waiters and one another at the head hotel by ringing all the bells at once — there would be no sign of insurrection in Thurles.”

Illustrated London News, August 26, 1848