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Tipperary Excel Heritage programme
The Tipperary Family Research Centre
The Excel is home to the Tipperary Family History Research Centre that provides genealogical search services using records from the Dioscese of Casehl and Emly. If you have family who may be from this Diocese our staff will be able to help you look for records and develop a family tree. For full details and some tips on searching for ancestors please go to our Family History Page.
Tipperary 1913 - 1923, War & Revoution
The Tipperary Excel's 2nd Floor is dedicated to Heritage, where visitors will find our permanent exhibition, Tipperary 1913 - 123 War and Revolution that recalls the legacy associated with Tipperary Town’s Military Barracks & World War 1, the decade of War and Revolution including the War of Independence. For more information about this exhibition please click on the link above.
Photographs of the War of Independence from Imperial War Museum © IWM
The Excel also hosted a permanent exhibition of photographs of the War of Independence from the Imperial War Museum , taken by British War Photographers in 2019. The Imperial War Museums has over 600 photographs most of which feature the activities of the British security and military personnel including the various Regiments of the British Army, the Royal Irish Constabulary & Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve or Black and Tans, and the Auxiliaries in various locations around Ireland between 1919 and 1921. In addition there are a smaller number of images that depict members of the Irish Volunteers – usually during and after round ups by the British forces. Other images are remarkable for the how they represent the rural nature of the conflict and how it was knitted into the fabric of the landscape and everyday life. The Excel has selected 17 images from this collection that illustrates this form of ‘guerrilla’ warfare that saw the Irish Volunteers dismantle and disable the considerably larger, more heavily armed and professional British Military Forces using ambush, underground networks and intelligence.
Excel Annual Heritage Festival
The Excel also hosts an annual Heritage Festival that look at the history of the town from an urban, industrial, architectural, cultural and social perspective since the early 20th century. The Festival runs over two days in early Autumn and include a range of events that explore and reflect on this legacy.