Yesteryears delves into the photographic archives of Tipperary in new book


They say a picture paints a thousand words and there are certainly thousands of stories in the myriad of pictures which appear in the latest edition of 'Yesteryears', published by The Nationalist and Tipperary Star. 

The pictures are diverse and span a huge period of history, from the early 1900s to the late 1990s, giving a rich flavour of life in County Tipperary during this time.

Nabil McNaughton from Dublin and Denis Leamy from Cashel, both of whom were students at Rockwell College in 1999. Denis was chosen to play for Munster and All-Ireland rugby teams, while Nabil was chosen to play for the Munster schools team. Denis would go on to have a famous international rugby career and was part of the Irish Grand Slam winning side in 2009.

This latest collection of photos affords viewers an opportunity to see the many towns and villages as they were decades ago and is a stark reminder of how the landscape throughout Tipperary has changed fundamentally over the years.

Yesteryears - A trip Down Memory Lane hits shop shelves on April 20.

Members of the St. Mary’s under 10 hurling team who had just won the Ballyduff tournament in County Waterford. They were presented with their medals by Donncha Fahey at a function in the GAA Centre in Clonmel. 
Front (from left): D. O’Meara, B. Ahearn, E. Kennedy, L. Moore, A. Lonergan, T. Cahill (captain), D. Hoyne, K. Ryan, D. Harvey, S. Scully, L. O’Donoghue.
Middle row: E. Connolly, D. Conway, C. Walsh, P. Burke, P. Ryan, P. Heverin, O. Lonergan, B. Costelloe, E. Harvey, A. Ward.
Back: E. Lonergan (trainer), Donncha Fahey, Liam Bolger (trainer), Tony Harvey.