During the 1800s, many people from the area emigrated to Australia. Boorowa, New South Wales (the Tipperary of the South) was settled by Europeans who were mainly Irish convicts transported from Clonoulty after political activity in 1815.
On the 12th of August, 1848, Thomas Francis Meagher was arrested on the road between Clonoulty and Holycross.
Seventeen years later, on the 12th of August, 1865 a single stone meteorite of 4lb 14.5oz was seen to fall and was recovered from John Johnson's potato field.
It was the home of Eamon Ó Duibhir, the IRB member and officer of the Irish Volunteers. Sean Hogan of the Tipperary 3rd Brigade was captured by the RIC on the morning of May 19th, 1919, after leaving a dance at his house. Hogan was rescued the following day at Knocklong railway station - two of his four-man RIC escort being shot.
On the 31st of March, 1920, during the War of Independence, an RIC hut here was attacked by the 2nd Battalion of the South Tipperary Brigade. The defense was successfully led by Sgt Patrick McDonnell who was subsequently assassinated on May 10th of the same year at Goold's Cross railway station on his way to the RIC hut.
The local Macra club also hosts the Miss Macra competition in the locality. This used to be held in Thurles town, but recent years has seen it move to neighbouring Dundrum.
Another event in the summer calendar is the Vintage Rally which raises valuable funds for the local hospice.
Recent years has seen a sponsored dog push take place, raising large amounts of money for both the redevelopment of the local GAA pitch and also the Irish Guidedogs for the Blind.
Mid Tipperary Bord Na nOg in the Butler Centra Dundrum Sponsored U14A Hurling Championship West Final Replay Played in Golden on Wednesday August 29th Last, Clonoulty/ Rossmore Made It Three Wins on the Trot and Their Sixth Win in Seven Years Following a Hard Fought Five Point Margin Victory over Their Great Rivals, Cashel KC.
Sep 08, 2012; While the game never reached the heights of the drawn game for out and out hurling intensity and commitment, both sides having to...