Fethard Town Hall

Map Reference: S208349 (2208, 1349)

"Fethard Town hall was erected in the early 1600s by the Everard Family as a Tholsel". I have recently been informed that this statement is not correct. This building was erected as an alms house for six indigent men. The tholsel stood in the main street in front of the alms house. In the later 18th and early 19th centuries the alms house took over the roles of town hall and tholsel. It is one of the largest public buildings of this period still standing in Ireland. Inserted in the wall is a fine mid-17th century memorial plaque with a Crucifixion. Many of the original window openings have hood moulds although some of the openings are now blocked.

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