Welcome

Welcome to the Cahir Social and Historical Society website. It should be of service to anyone who has an interest in the history of the Heritage Town of Cahir, in South Tipperary, and its surrounding District.
Our Society was founded in 1996.  Aside from activities such as lectures, conferences and field trips, the CSHS has established an archive and acted as an advocate for the preservation of the area's heritage.
Our Management Committee determines and organises the Society’s programme of events.

Recent Lecture "Witness to War Crimes" by Colm Doyle

The final lecture of 2018/19 season was "Witness to War Crimes" by Colm Doyle, retired Colonel, Irish Defence Forces. It was given in the Great Hall of Cahir Castle on Thursday, 2nd May.

Recent Lecture "The Problems With Plastic Pollution"

Senator Grace O'Sullivan gave a talk in Cahir House Hotel, on Thursday, 21st March on the subject of "The Problems With Plastic Pollution".

Recent Lecture "The Tobin Triangle: Famous Tobins from Reihill, Ballylooby"

This lecture, given in Cahir House Hotel on Thursday, 28th February by David Slattery, was on the subject of "The Tobin Triangle: Famous Tobins from Reihill, Ballylooby".

Recent Lecture "Willie Brennan, Highwayman (His Last Days in Cahir)"

Our first lecture of 2019 was by Seánie Lonergan on "Willie Brennan, Highwayman (His Last Days in Cahir)". It was held in Cahir House Hotel on Thursday, 7th February.

Recent Event-"A Nation Once Again - the First Dail Meets"

Cahir Social and Historical Society presented "A Nation Once Again - the First Dail Meets" in the Great Hall of Cahir Castle at 3.30 pm on Sunday, 20th January last. Mini-lectures on Marian Tobin and the Rise of Sinn Fein and the IRA on the Cahir area were given.

Recent Lecture, Comdt-Gen Ernie O'Malley, Rebel and Author, (1897 - 1957), O/C 2nd Southern Division

Cahir Social & Historical Society held our final lecture before the summer on Thursday, April 19th, 2018.
Cormac O'Malley was the guest lecturer and his talk was on the life of his father, Ernie O'Malley, who was a well-known figure during the War of Independence and Civil War. Ernie spent a lot of time in the Cahir area during this period so there was good local interest in Cormac's talk.

Recent Lecture, "A Quiet Revolution: the Cahir Area and the Rural Electrification Scheme(1948 - 2018)"

Cahir Social and Historical Society hosted a lecture by PJ O'Meara on "A Quiet Revolution: the Cahir Area and the Rural Electrification Scheme(1948 - 2018)" in Cahir House Hotel on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.
Links - ESB Archives - Michael Sheil's book "A Quiet Revolution" - Interview with John A. Hally












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