Nunnery at Thurles

Nunnery at ThurlesMonks' SchoolDialogues on the RoadGrateful ReflectionsNocturnal AlarmAffecting IncidentA Gay ConsumptiveParting from True FriendsA Jolly CompanyLamentation on LyingWalk to RoscreaA Weariful WomanA CentennarianCharity SermonA Christian SisterA Poor HouseVisit to a Great BrewerA FuneralFather MathewRemarkable Vivacity of the IrishSelf DenialShort CommonsA Snug Protestant Farmer's HouseholdCool Reception

At eight o'clock in the evening, I was again by the table of Mr. B, in Thurles; and next morning entered a nunnery, and was shown all the apartments, the chapel, and the beautiful garden, which, as one said, "is all the world to us; here we live, and here we are as happy as we can be in this life." "I hope you will yet be a Catholic," said one kindly to me, as we passed out; "it is the only true church."

They appeared to be well informed on American affairs, and very intelligent. They have a school of girls, and many of them Protestants.

"What," I asked, "do you do about their religion?"

"Oh, we don't interfere with that."

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This book cannot be recommended highly enough to those interested in Irish social history. The author, Mrs Asenath Nicholson, travelled from her native America to assess the condition of the poor in Ireland during the mid 1840s. Her journey took her through the counties of Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Tipperary, Cork, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Cork, Kerry, as well as parts of King's County (now Offaly) and Queen's County (now Laois).

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