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Co. Tipperary


This is the homeland of the O'Dwyers of Kilnamanagh. There is an ancient church ruin which gave the name of Kinnamanagh to the Barony. Ballysheeda Castle is one of the O'Dwyers strongholds of ancient days. In the village of Annacarty stands the ruins of an R.I.C. barracks which witnessed brother fighting brother during the Irish Civil War.

According to local tradition, the Bell Well got its name from a little bell hanging from an old oak tree by the well. This was used to call people to Mass, which was held at a Mass-Rock during the Penal Days.

At Gortard / Carhue a Killeen site is located. This would be traditionally associated with the burial of children or the un- baptised. But that was not it's original purpose.

There is a hilltop cairn called Laghtseefin in Glencarbry townland. "Laght" refers to a grave, monument or tomb, while "seefin" means "Fionn's seat".

Parish Facilities

A parish G.A.A. sports field is situated in the village which caters for juveniles to Senior level. There is also a Camogie club. There is also after school care facilities, Youth Club, and Bingo (every Sunday night).