Tuesday 19 July 2022

Original Holmes Estate rental book goes on public display

An original Holmes Estate rental book has gone on public display for the first time at the Nenagh Heritage Centre.

This unique 19th-century book is full of historical and genealogical detail and maps, and has been donated to the North Tipperary Genealogy Centre (based in the Heritage Centre) by former State Solicitor Pat Treacy, who had owned it since the early 1960s. It will be on permanent display for the benefit of local historians and anyone with an interest or connections to Nenagh and its surrounding areas.

Nora O'Meara, the Centre's genealogist, has organised for copies of the original book and maps to be produced and will be passing these on to the town's branch library in Nenagh and to Tipperary County Council's Local Studies department in Thurles.

The Heritage Centre is open to the public (Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm) and free to visit.

You can find out more in the Nenagh Guardian's detailed report on the book's presentation to the Centre last week.

If you have ancestral connections to the area, you might like to check out an overview of the history of the Holmes Estate on landedestates.ie and search the digitised Encumbered/Landed Estates Court Rentals collection on either FindMyPast or Ancestry.