Quakers in County Tipperary - Honoured in their community

Tipperary People and Places

The SOurce

The Source, Thurles

The January lecture from the Tipperary People and Places Series  takes place next Tuesday, with Clonmel native, Mick Ahern.

On Tuesday, January 16, at 7.30pm a talk on ‘The Quakers of County Tipperary 1655 – 1924’ will be delivered by Dr Michael (Mick) Ahern, of Clonmel.

The January lecture from the Tipperary People and Places Series takes place in The Source, Thurles.

Although never exceeding five hundred members at any given time, Tipperary Friends produced many individuals who won an honoured place both in their own community and in the wider Quaker world. They contributed greatly to the economic life of the community. They aspired to live simply and plainly, be honest in their dealings and industrious in their ways.  They opposed violence of any kind and were always to the forefront in promoting charitable causes.

Michael Ahern admits to having a long obsession with the Quakers.   He holds an M.A and a PhD from the National University of Ireland . He is a retired vocational teacher and a regular contributor to various magazines and journals.  His publications include The Quakers of Co. Tipperary 1655 - 1924, Figures in a Clonmel landscape and Clonmel County Gaol.  All are welcome . 

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