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Gleeson medal on display in Thurles

Monday, 14th May, 2018 8:00am
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Gleeson medal on display in Thurles

Pictured at the recent presentation, from left to right: Emer O’Brien, Tipperary Libraries; Cathy Gleeson; Councillor Roger Kennedy, Leas Cathaoirleach, Tipperary Co Council; Donough Gleeson; Mary Guinan Darmody, Tipperary Libraries; Shirley Gleeson. PHOTOGRAPH: TOM RYAN CASEY, THURLES

Gleeson medal on display in Thurles

Pictured at the recent presentation, from left to right: Emer O’Brien, Tipperary Libraries; Cathy Gleeson; Councillor Roger Kennedy, Leas Cathaoirleach, Tipperary Co Council; Donough Gleeson; Mary Guinan Darmody, Tipperary Libraries; Shirley Gleeson. PHOTOGRAPH: TOM RYAN CASEY, THURLES

Dermot F Gleeson, noted historian, author, solicitor and native of Nenagh, was awarded the ‘Gold Medal’ for Oratory by the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland in 1917-1918.   


This unique medal is now on display in Tipperary Studies, The Source, Thurles, during regular opening hours. It has very kindly been presented to Tipperary County Council Library Service on long-term loan by Donough Gleeson, son of Dermot. Donough and his family recently travelled to Thurles from their home in England to make the presentation to Tipperary County Council Library Service.  


Both the library service and the Gleeson family are very happy to see the ‘Gold Medal ‘return to Dermot’s native county at this, the centenary of Dermot receiving his prestigious award. Tipperary Studies is also home to many of Dermot’s literary and historical works.

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